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Old 03-28-2014, 04:32 PM   #1
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just about to cut my shell for the btcc and clubmans and just want to clarify,do we need to adhere to the cut lines marked on the shell or just stick with the 115mm roof height? thanks in advance
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Nope, neither. Shell has to be on the list and the wing a legal size, that's it.

edit before the pedants catch up with me: no spacers between shell and wing either.

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Nope, neither. Shell has to be on the list and the wing a legal size, that's it.

edit before the pedants catch up with me: no spacers between shell and wing either.
And the splitter and rear bumper details still need to be present
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just about to cut my shell for the btcc and clubmans and just want to clarify,do we need to adhere to the cut lines marked on the shell or just stick with the 115mm roof height? thanks in advance
You could always ask one of the BRCA 10th On-Road Section Committee to make sure. We're usually pretty good. :-)

http://www.brca.org/content/committee/14282

Sadly I'm 12th Section so don't know the rules for this section.
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thanks for the replys
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You could always ask one of the BRCA 10th On-Road Section Committee to make sure. We're usually pretty good. :-)

http://www.brca.org/content/committee/14282

Sadly I'm 12th Section so don't know the rules for this section.
Or simply rear the rulebook.
The bodyshell rules have been reduced down so there is very little too them.

http://www.brca.org/content/section-rules-2014/23173

This is the section specific to bodyshells, and make sure whatever body you use is on the approved list;

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16.5.1 Touring Car Body Dimensions: Overall Wing size Inc endplates (WxDxH) 190x40x20Max (mm) Wings (excluding endplates) are to be of single moulded construction (no flat-packs/bend your own) and to be mounted directly to the body (no spacer between shell and wing), on the
mounts provided at the back of the shell. All features (front splitter / bumpers) from the original moulding must remain on the shell.
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Or simply rear the rulebook.
The bodyshell rules have been reduced down so there is very little too them.

http://www.brca.org/content/section-rules-2014/23173

This is the section specific to bodyshells, and make sure whatever body you use is on the approved list;
i only have last years handbook and that mentions the 115mm min roof height
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Last years rules are the same as this years, and there was no requirement to measure roof height.
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Last years rules are the same as this years, and there was no requirement to measure roof height.
Some people get confused by the Global Body Spec being included as an appendix, which does have all sorts of measurements in it. Not sure why it's included in our rule book in truth.
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I find the easiest way is just to cut it out to the upper cut line, then mount it up on the car, and then draw around the bottom with your sharpie to give you the final cut line.

Bodyshell rules are the most simple they've ever been (certainly for the BRCA, and arguably for the rest of the world too!) at the moment
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Dale, yes that is a fair point - maybe they shouldn't be there?? Although we need to find a way for manufactures to know that they still need to adhere to them??

Oli, yes
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Don't we need to keep the GBS rules in the handbook because the bodyshells need to comply to the GBS rules, but then can but cut out above some of the lines by us if wanted?
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I don't have a problem with it, as to me I can just read the text and see what the requirements are. However, if some find it "confusing" then who knows.
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i wasn't confused as skiddin's had mentioned to me before that the rules effectively didn't exist any more,hence why i wanted clarification before ruining a shell,its my first national in over 10 ys ,last thing i need is a disqual for a shell that's illegal
but as i said in last years hand book the height is in there,and its the brca handbook that's confusing because its not clear enough ,how are newcomers to the sport supposed to work it out?
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Have you downloaded the latest handbook from the BRCA site?
If you go to the 10th Electric Circuit section they have a link that gives the rules specifically for that section;

http://www.brca.org/node/115

The Electric Board is the section that deals with all motors and batteries etc.
I advise everyone going to a BRCA event to check this list before purchasing a battery or motor;

http://www.brca.org/content/electric-board/1396
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