April 11, 2007

DIY legal body side stiffeners

DIY legal side body stiffeners

Following the EFRA rule change earlier this year that placed a ban on body side stiffeners that are stuck or mounted to the inside of the body, some enterprising racers like John Ermen (above) have come up with a clever and unique way to overcome this ruling. Also seen on the car of Rob Kuijper at the first round of the Dutch Nationals last week, both drivers have mounted, formed, wire to the central radio plate mount that spreads out to touch the inside of the body shell which ensures that the sides of the bodyshell don’t flap about high speed or get caught up inside the car in the event of a crash. The end of the wire has been finished off with fuel tubing to ensure the vibrations dont put a hole in the side of the body. Clever thinking.

Image: John Ermen [jeracing.eu]


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