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« on: June 15, 2015, 13:39:57 PM »

In my quest to un-pimp my new bakkie I took an angle grinder to it. I could not figure out how to remove a silly spoiler. I got a demo model for a goodish price, but it had all sorts of shiny things on it. The mags I swapped for normal rims with new tyres. I sold the rollbar and side steps for R1500. Without the spoiler, I can now drive the damn thing without feeling totally embarrassed. ][URL=http://s296.photobucket.com/user/Tweefo/media/2015-06-15%2010.18.30_zps8pxlcbwi.jpg.html][/url]
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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2015, 13:48:30 PM »

Some of the new bakkies dispense with an alternator. Are you 100% that wasn't a solar panel that you just grinded off there?
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« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2015, 16:29:09 PM »

Without before and after pics, I can't work out what exactly it is that you did - don't know a thing about cars. ;-)
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« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2015, 18:06:46 PM »

Without before and after pics, I can't work out what exactly it is that you did - don't know a thing about cars. ;-)
Silly spoiler is on the roof. The spoiler is supposed to push the vehicle down, but it is just for show on normal cars going at normal speeds, and I go normally only at 100.
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« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2015, 18:12:55 PM »

Some of the new bakkies dispense with an alternator. Are you 100% that wasn't a solar panel that you just grinded off there?
A solar panel would make sense on these electric cars, or better, a body made of a solar panel. I think they are still far too inefficient at this time to do that though.
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« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2015, 18:21:04 PM »

Tweefo, Naughty Man Rigil was pushing your starter button.

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« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015, 16:35:55 PM »

I don't think that was a spoiler, they usually plastic, that was a metal bar for some reason
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« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 09:47:36 AM »

It’s the petrol tank.  Definitely.  You’ll have to weld it on again.
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« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 09:52:01 AM »

That doesn't look much like a spoiler imho. But then we can only see a weeee bit of it.
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« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2015, 10:53:54 AM »

On second thoughts, maybe I've made a mistake. I should have left it there as a mounting base for on of these. Just for those times when I am in a hurry and need a clear road, or there is an offensive bumper sticker on the car in front of me. http://bmwmblog.com/electrically-driven-50-cal-gatling-gun-shoots-2000-rounds-per-minute/
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