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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 07-13-2008, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Side Skirts

I finally got side skirts installed on the truck to complete my undreside cleanup.

I'm struggling with the photos, but I did get one pic up in my gallery.

I used my old running boards and put an aluminum Z-section up to hold the ripstop conveyor belt in place. Clearance: 1.5 inches.

Testing starts tomorrow.

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sweet!
helped you with the pic


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Thats a lot of work and "stuff" youve added to your truck just to get a few more miles for a tank of fuel. Not my thing, but i do think it's sweet that you have stepped up and done this to see just how much you can do to squeeze the highest fuel mileage out of your truck.

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I finally got side skirts installed on the truck to complete my undreside cleanup.

I'm struggling with the photos, but I did get one pic up in my gallery.

I used my old running boards and put an aluminum Z-section up to hold the ripstop conveyor belt in place. Clearance: 1.5 inches.

Testing starts tomorrow.
Dave, why didn't you just drop the heavy rubber (like your air dam) down off the pinch weld? Would have thunk that would have been easier.

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Dave, why didn't you just drop the heavy rubber (like your air dam) down off the pinch weld? Would have thunk that would have been easier.
Probably wanted a step.....although not really necessary as low as it is.

Cant wait to see the results. Good work Dave!





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Re: Side Skirts

I thought about the pinch weld but the pinch weld would force are back toward the centerline of the truck. By modifying the running board I get more air running fair down the side. I do have to work on fairing the ends but I need to test to see if this is worth pursuing.

Thanx for the help, Slow Leak.

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Great work Dave.

How come you have not removed the towing mirrors and replaced them with the sport mirrors? I recall you saying you were going to replace them with cameras, but do you think they would help?

Keep up the milage.

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If I were made of money, I wouldn't have a weight problem.

Next order of business is a GV overdrive. CCTV will have to wait...unless of course if someone wants to subsidize me.

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So what's the use of the truck now? Can't imagine it tows anything, or does anything other then drive... like an economy car?

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Maintain posted:
"Can't imagine it tows anything, or does anything other then drive..."

Dave sez:

I hear this all the time and cannot for the life of me figure out where it comes from.

My truck tows anything I can hang on the hitch. Today. I towed a trailer with two tons of anthracite for my coal stove. I tow a Bobcat regularly. I've hauled/towed seven tons of building material through hilly country. The drive train will tow more than the brakes will stop.

Just because your engine isn't screaming doesn't mean you can't tow. These 7.3 engines are real low end torque monsters.

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