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Author Topic:   Body mounting
keithack@superior.net
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted April 13, 2001 11:58 AM
Is there a rule that says that modified bodies have to be rivited on or can they be fastened with dzues buttons?

bkap
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 30
posted April 13, 2001 02:45 PM
I just finished mounting mine; the whole right side with Dzus fasteners. I didn't do the left side because I didn't want a chance for that to fall off.
As far as I could see, there isn't anything in the rules to prevent doing the entire car that way.

KK17
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 75
posted April 13, 2001 05:37 PM
Dzus's are nice, but as the body gets beat up its harder to keep the springs from breaking and keeping every thing lined up. I tried them for a season and felt they weren't worth the hassle. It's nice when you wanna pull the tranny etc, but I never had to do that at the track.

Racer77
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 22
posted April 16, 2001 09:52 AM
Try using body bolts off of the front fenders of most cars (Escorts the metal clips are a little longer) We just drilled a hole all of the way through both the door and through the deck panel, then enlarge the hole in the deck panel to 1/4", then slide the clip on and bolt it tight.
The same was done to the fender straps.
This makes it nice to make changes or repairs, at the track. Both rear fenders can come off with a cordless and a 5/16 in socket.

wfoondirt
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 142
posted April 16, 2001 12:19 PM
i used dzus fasteners on the right side of a modified that had a fifth-arm. allowed for easier access to make adjustments. worked well but we kept a good body on it most of the time. If the body gets beat up alot you will encounter alignment problems over time. But as far as i know it is legal in most modified sanctioning bodies.

keithack@superior.net
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted April 16, 2001 09:23 PM
Thanks, I will be changing over to dzus button the next time I remove the right side.

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