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Old 06-03-2019, 04:09 PM   #1
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anyone else interested in one of these?

anyone else interested in one of these? - the trucker I got this one from has another one - he thought it was sold when I got mine, but the sale fell through - $200 US - I want to use mine on the bus I get, but it would be good for other uses too - on a flat deck trailer to shield ATV's or snowmobiles while in transit, or some other load that needs protection - would likely be good for it's intended use on a semi trailer - imagination has no limits - it's in excellent condition
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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What're the dimensions?
I tried using the ladder in the background to scale it, assuming it's a 6-footer, (and not some wacky Canadian 2-metre ladder) adjusted for it's remove from the fiberglass dealy-bob's backside, allowed for depth of field, and arrived at it being a RCH over 7' wide.
Dang! Forgot about paralax error!
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:03 PM   #3
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What're the dimensions?
I tried using the ladder in the background to scale it, assuming it's a 6-footer, (and not some wacky Canadian 2-metre ladder) adjusted for it's remove from the fiberglass dealy-bob's backside, allowed for depth of field, and arrived at it being a RCH over 7' wide.
Dang! Forgot about paralax error!
it's about an 1 1/2" short of being 8' wide, but should be simple enough to make an adjustment to widen or narrow it slightly
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:38 PM   #4
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Which should ought let it perch on a bus...
So, maybe 3 - 3.5' tall?
(Don't have an immediate need for an air deflector, my plate is already slopping over onto the floor. But the idea has merit...)
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:45 PM   #5
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Which should ought let it perch on a bus...
So, maybe 3 - 3.5' tall?
(Don't have an immediate need for an air deflector, my plate is already slopping over onto the floor. But the idea has merit...)
I think it's a shade more than 40 " tall - a good deflector for what's being carried on the deck

my plan was to rid the bus of it's flat forehead, substituting the deflector for the forehead, AND have a deflector for things on the roof deck
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:52 PM   #6
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Yup, the idea DOES have merit!
I'm thinking this is plastic (fiberglass) surgery to lose, or at least hide, that embarrassing Neanderthal brow...
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:14 PM   #7
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Yup, the idea DOES have merit!
I'm thinking this is plastic (fiberglass) surgery to lose, or at least hide, that embarrassing Neanderthal brow...


my thoughts exactly - AND - a bus is not exactly aerodynamic and the Neanderthal brow doesn't help in the least - to gain a 1/10th of a mile per gallon at Canadian prices for fuel, $200 seems like a good investment towards saving in fuel costs and a better appearance, and it should make the transition for a roof raise much simpler to accomplish
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Old 06-03-2019, 06:27 PM   #8
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0.1 MPG improvement might be optimistic, or not! Let's think Happy Thoughts while awaiting results from the wind tunnel tests.
Hadn't considered the RR transition, might just be a boon.
At the very least, the more dainty items up there could be tucked in for protection from the wind and rain.
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