Hopefully these aren't too many "DIY" type of posts, not sure how into that kind of thing other people are but I'm all about making things myself.. if they work then great, if not then I learn something lol.. Anyways.. I have bought a handful of hondas that were headed for junkyard in the past to strip, chop up and sell any parts that are any good. Well, one of those I chopped up I kept a section that I could use to play around with fiberglass and carbon fiber rear lower pans and/or diffuser ideas.. maybe even make a jig or whatever to be able to make duplicated if others were interested.
I started last night by taking the cut up rear section I needed and scrubbed it down to get all the **** off of it and put it on a pair of saw horses and bolted up a junk bumper.. like this:
next step was to attach a muffler to get an idea of how much room it required under there and use cardboard to block off the places i didnt want the foam to end up..The plan is to get the filler about 1/4" below the lowest part of the bumper, sand it or grate is as smooth as possible and see if I can make a rigid, smooth transitioned carbon rear under pan that starts at the rear of rear wheel wells to block air in that area and keep as close to 100% of air from getting behind the bumper causing the parachute effect.
After work I'll keep messing with it.. My last rear lower pan was made of some pretty heavy metal roof material so even if the carbon fiber or fiberglass doesnt come out right, Ill just make an aluminum one. Not hating on the people who do the holes in the rear bumpers, I just want to make it as discrete as possible as the car will be seeing more street than track but I still want the low-key aero upgrades... cant be having all that race car look with a relatively stock zc vtec... lmao.
Side note: not sure if anyone else is into this kind of stuff but if anyone is interested in dimensions etc to make their own find me on fb "Knut Tveiten" and ill help ya out.
Thanks for checking it out and really curious what people think about these mods so far