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Old 01-12-2018
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Default New Top Fuel Canopy?

Brittany's new car:


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Old 01-12-2018
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Hard to know what the final product will be but looks a little big and square-ish??
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Looks like the same old thing to me. I think they just have things mocked up, and the canopy is cut out. Reason being, they can reach in and adjust things within the cockpit and not have to open and close it every time they need to work on/adjust something.
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wow, look how thick that lexan is. I dont think the square is a big deal, maybe just bringing the body line up higher to feed the hat. Would not be a problem on a front motor car.
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No difference. They are just constructing a new car.
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Looks like the same old thing to me. I think they just have things mocked up, and the canopy is cut out. Reason being, they can reach in and adjust things within the cockpit and not have to open and close it every time they need to work on/adjust something.

I think you are correct. The cutout is really jagged and since the canopy is to keep things from entering the drivers compartment it would defeat that purpose. I think the cutout also would sorta act like a parachute would too
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Old 01-13-2018
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The lexan is jagged, but I find it odd the two back corners appear to be holesaw cuts. Why go through that just for some mock up?
Corrected what phone thought I wrote.

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because its easier to cut the end with a holesaw than manipulating a straight cutoff wheel around a corner. But agreed, they could have done a nicer job instead of a hack
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Okay, after looking at a few other pictures I see where I got confused. In the picture above the flip top is not cut out yet. So yes as others have mentioned, they are in the fitting process so it is just unfinished.
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The lexan is jagged, but I find it odd the two back corners appear to be holes as cuts. Why go through that just for some mock up?
My inside informant says CAD windtunnel simulation modeling dictated those jagged cuts and funky holesaw cut-outs. Honest.
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