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Twisted2
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted December 05, 2005 04:42 PM  
Has anyone put a Lumina body on a Imca Stock car. How much do you have to change if any?? Any help would be great. Is there one body that fits better than the other. I have a 03 Jet Phantom and a 03 Thunder chassis.

racer17j
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Total posts: 5511
posted December 05, 2005 06:17 PM  
putting a new style body on has alot to do with how your cage is set some require to lean back front hoop and build shoud or use elect fan

eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 321
posted December 06, 2005 09:29 AM  
The rear hoop has to lean in at the top. You might have to clearance the roof bracing along the top sides. I left the upper door hinge bolt hole to fasten the shell to the chassis. Leave the package tray to keep the rear fender width. I would recommend Performance bodies nose and tail rather than 5 star. 5 star was too wide.

stockcar5
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 602
posted December 06, 2005 06:54 PM  
i got away with my rear hope at a perfect 90 angle but it was close. rear end is 4" shorter. 6 woulda been nicer. if you do your first one right it should be very easy to reskin a car for the next year. mine is a 90 cutlass.

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Twisted2
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 7
posted December 06, 2005 08:59 PM  
Would any of these car have a Lumina body, I have noticed that the Grand Prix's are shorter. I was hopeing the lumina was a better fit.

sjakes
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 269
posted December 07, 2005 05:13 AM  
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Originally posted by stockcar5:
i got away with my rear hope ........ mine is a 90 cutlass.



Hey Luke, shoot us some of those photos....

I was going to try the venture, but chickened out.... lol.

I had a gran prix, but was warned that clearances would be an issue, so I decided to go with the same 'ol, same 'ol.

Good for you, is it a new chassis too then?

Have a good holiday!!

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eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 321
posted December 15, 2005 09:40 AM  
Finally some pics of the Lumina built last year.

You can see the patches on the red car to make it look okay. Once painted it hid that stuff.

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ryan
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 786
posted December 16, 2005 07:34 PM  
Got a 91 Regal if anyone is interested.

Todd07
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 8
posted December 20, 2005 08:55 AM  
I hate to highjack this thread but I'm new to this forum and can't get an email answered. How do I start a new post ?? I can't seem to find it. Thanks


ARMallardSlayer
Dirt Maniac

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posted December 20, 2005 11:27 AM  
Look right below this post and it says Start a New Post.........

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john56h
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 76
posted December 20, 2005 07:49 PM  

 
I have seen 108" metric chassis re-skinned with the mid-80's Chevy Celebrity and Olds Cutlass Cierra bodies (the Olds is popular because you can get a polyethylene Cutlass nose and tail). They look pretty good. Most guys use the 4 door body, but instead of gutting the 4 doors out, instead they make a single sheetmetal door skin for each side and make a "b-pillar" relocated to further back so as to look like a 2 door body. I've posted a picture here of the front. The picture of the back is in the next post.

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john56h
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 76
posted December 20, 2005 10:44 PM  

 
Here is the back of the Cutlass Cierra body on a 108" metric chassis. FYI they are 7" wide wheels.
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eborcim
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 321
posted December 22, 2005 10:24 AM  
Did you make them smaller in inches or megabytes?

  

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