Originally Posted by authorjim
Will any car body from any car fit the other cars for this 1/10 scale?
Almost all of the electric touring cars are 190mm chassis. So if you are going to race TC then you need a 190mm shell. I suggest the latest protoform. Just watch the guys at your local track and ask the winner what shell he is using.
If you want to race Vintage Trans Am. The HPI shells are 200mm in the front and 210 in the rear. They are made to go with the HPI wheels and tires that are purposely offset to take the 190mm chassis to the required size.
You can use a 200mm shell on a 190mm chassis but you will have over lap unless you use a rim with an offset. Offsets to use a 200mm shell on a 190mm chassis should be 3-6mm depending on how wide your chassis and shell actually are. Some 190mm chassis are actually 187mm or 185mm and the shells have some variable in them as well.
Most lexan shells are not drilled for any particular pattern of body post. So you buy them blank and then drill holes in them for your body mounting post to fit through. HPI shells have tiny "divits" in them to show you where to drill, but thats only if you have an HPI car. The shells will fit any car but you will have to measure and punch the holes to fit your particular car.