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Stealthy street rod

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posted on Jun, 15 2004 @ 12:20 PM
Faisca had a news posting about the US Army's new digital camoflage uniforms, which reminded me . . .

In high school, a group of friends used to get together and discuss building a stealth car for evading police and especially radar. The project never got off of the drawing board, but here were some specs we came up with:

1. Use a corvette; the radiator is the part of the car that most traditional radar beams reflect from best. This car's radiator is sort of staggered, which makes it more difficult to get a good read from, supposedly. The curved glass makes it harder for bullets to penetrate. (Like anybody is gonna test it on their new corvette!)

2. Paint the car "18% white above neutral gray." This light gray is purported to be the hue which is most difficult for the human eye to detect. Stir powdered mica into the paint, which theoretically should help refract laser and radar beams at wacky angles, and diffuse 'em. Apply the paint with a brush instead of a roller, to make even more diffusion.

3. Remove all chrome from the vehicle's surface, so it wont reflect sunlight.

4. Install a disconnect for the brake/tail lights, so the cops won't see your car when you step on the brakes if you're fleeing at night.

5. Take the high sheen off of the window glass and lights. One friend swore you get this effect by using a sandblaster about 15 ft from autoglass over a prolonged period. Happened to his own winshield. He said.

6. Our electronics expert said that putting a big tank of water in the trunk could be used to absorb the radar energy emitted by a police radar gun, if it grounded properly to the radiator, Some kinda capacitor or sumpthin? It was beyond me.

7. Install a straight shift transmission for racing getaways.

Any thoughts on all this?

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:20 AM
Erm so basicly you will have a dull looking corvette which doesnt reflect much light? Unless you create a chasis with all sorts of crazy angles like the F-117 radar is still going to bounce back and pick it up. Not to mention you would still be able to see the damn thing driving around.

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 06:49 AM
Well i don't know about it being the stealthy corvet but it sure would be the uglest corvet. lol

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 10:25 AM

Originally posted by SiRiNO

Unless you create a chasis with all sorts of crazy angles like the F-117 radar is still going to bounce back and pick it up. Not to mention you would still be able to see the damn thing driving around.

We were thinking solely of police radar, which is pretty primitive and one dimensional. It requires the police to get a fix on you for several seconds, while a computer does the math. If you can hinder the process, basically you've succeeded in avoiding a ticket. The other goal was evasion at night on deserted streets. Anyway, just a thought-experiment to pass the time.

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 11:10 AM
I have one more thing that you need to do for your corvette, depending on the year of course. (That being said, I'm hoping that your idea of sandblasting the windows, removing chrome, and brush painting it with grey textured paint, will not happen to a new one...)

YOU NEED A SMOKESCREEN! And the good news is, it's easier than you may think.

1. Ensure it's a carbureted corvette. Won't work with fuel injection.
2. Drain washer solvent tank.
3. Fill washer solvent tank with automatic transmission fluid.
4. Take the solvent jets from windshield/wipers and redirect them into the carburetor.
5. When you need to use your smokescreen, simply press your washer button.

For those who don't know, if you pour ATF (Auto tranny fluid) into a carburetor of a running engine, the result is IMMEDIATE thick, white smoke from the exhaust. Over time, the ATF will dry out the gaskets in the carb, but that's a quick rebuild anyway. It would take at least a year of REGULAR use before you had to replace the gaskets.

Damn, these are fun ideas. Anyone have any more???

posted on Jun, 17 2004 @ 02:04 PM
you just buy a radar jammer install it in front of the firewall and Bob's your uncle. (and you car still looks good) To defete lasers you need liscense plate cover and metal flake opalescant paint.

posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 11:11 PM
*dull dark blue paint
*radar jammer

posted on Jun, 22 2004 @ 11:19 PM
My uncle worked at northtrop on the B-2 Bomber. He worked on the skin of the B-2 and said that the people that worked on it always joked about coating a car with the R.A.M used on the plane. That would make one sweet stealth car

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