Pics. Here's what I started with at 11am.
Before by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
Assembled. $48 in aluminum and $8 in coroplast. Triangulated. Took some messing around to get it to bolt up, but it's bolted to the bracket I hung from the rear beam. Coroplast pieces overlapped so as not to catch the wind at speed.
Belly Pan, Assembly Required by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
Up and on. Took a little more trimming and tucking. The entire under body, bumper to bumper, is smooth now.
Belly Pan! by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
Looks kinda lumpy but it's a lot better than before and it's the best I could do today.
Underneath by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
From the side. Around 6pm. I also put the rear skirts back on, made a new front belly pan and made emergency runs for more zip ties (500 ct bag for $11 whaaaat) and bolts.
Anal Probe, Side by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
Again, the sides still need to be sealed up. I'll probably have to wait a week or more to put the boat tail on because I spent too much money on this.
Boat tail materials should cost upwards of $150. That's a lot on a $400 car!
Tomorrow I will install the new plugs, plug wires, cap and rotor that just arrived.
I have no more coroplast so it's time to go hunting. If anyone has some 2'x4' or larger campaign signs lying around lemme know!
Gahh keep thinking of things. I'd like to add an LED indicator to tell me when the rad fan is going so I can adjust the grille block to the correct aperture. Will have to look up some wiring stuff to make sure I do it right. A vacuum gauge would also be VERY useful in Driving With Load because gas engines are usually most efficient at ~80% load, aka 20% vacuum. Getting real-time feedback will help me hone my driving technique, shift points and throttle position. Anyone ever done a vacuum gauge install?