its a long shot but if anyone ever knows where to find one of these please hit me up

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    The California Designs Concepts ultimate aero cover. Its just a fancy gas tank cover.
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    and I know it looks funky to most people and not many would get it or even could get it with standard exhaust but I am not asking for opinions. Its great for helping to blend the lower side skirts on the side exhaust kits on the back end.
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    I only ever saw two on cars myself and they do not turn up all that often now because of it. I am good with needing to make repairs on it if needed as long as it isn't too torn up to be repaired. If I can't find one then I have been thinking of how I would go about making it but would really rather just do some minor repairs/paint and install.
     
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    Very different. Cant say i have seen this, would look really cool on your setup.
     
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    it always looks weird from the back and I think on bright colors as well it seems extra big(not to mention the mud flaps on the yellow one are really strange). Not so much on dark cars imo. But with out it the side profile of the car looks like it hangs down a lot lower.
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    Yes, i absolutely see what your talking about. Im liking this idea alot, those two pics above show what you are talking about perfectly. Would look sick on your setup. Maybe someone has the ability to fab some up? Ill keep my eye out for ya.
     
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    If I don't ever find one, its on my list of projects to make one myself. I have been thinking about it for a while now and it would not be too hard to build an aluminum C-shaped frame to go on the very bottom part of the bumper and then stretching some fleece over/around it to then fiberglass it to get the general shape. The other fun part of DIY on this is I will probably integrate a diffuser into it by adding some small fins while building the shape I want.
     
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    I like the idea of making one from scratch and redesigning it to incorporate a diffuser.
     
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    Hey now, mine came with mudflaps.....
     
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    the more I thought about it the more it appealed to me. Spent a good bit of time this morning looking at different pics/angles. By the time I get the thing shaped adding a few fins to it should be no big deal.... I also can't help but think that it could work against me and catch air like a parachute so I am considering adding a aluminum grill slot area to let air out if it does get behind it. Might look cool as well... Damn I just need to get the car finished and then this could be a good winter project.
     
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    Would be cool to see you do it but first I'm still waiting to see the paint finished!:headbang:
     
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    you and me both. Was out this morn sanding down the bad section of primer on the hood/fenders. Glad I stopped there or I would have been REALLY far behind. Its been killing me that work was slowed down this week by an unexpected visit from family and no matter how many times I told him I had extra sanding blocks and paper, he didn't want to block sand. Some people just don't know a good time....
     
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    its .... different ..... Porbably will act like a parachute. That would be my concern
     
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    I think this is cool and I too have never seen one before.
     
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    That was my concern also and why I am considering adding a slot across it with some grill material to match what I am replacing all the vents with. I am pretty sure if I stretch the fleece over the frame the way I plan on doing and glass it on the car it should allow for a tight fit up against the car/tank. This is really more form then function for sure though I am not expecting any performance gains or losses from it.
     
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    I want to make a complete under body pan system .... just for shits and giggles.
     
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    funny enough I was under my brothers mazda 3 yesterday changing his oil and notices his car has one. I thought about it for the mustang but I know the cooling system needs the flow from the bottom to work properly so it would probably cause more problems then it would solve.
     
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    Well you can add louvers the pull air out of the engine bay (that was my plan)

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    Damn Scott, you've been looking for one of these for at least 4 years now.
     
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    longer really. Only ever saw one for sale and it was damaged and went quickly.
     
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    Haven't seen one in person in over a decade and even online they are rare.
     
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    As I said in the title it was a longshot. I was actually thinking about how I would go about making it when I thought I would put it up here just in case someone knew of or saw one once lol. The more I think about integrating the diffuser and adding a small slot for the air to go through with mesh I am going to use in all the other vents and I am fine with it.