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Old 03-19-2010, 08:41 PM
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Those pics need to be on the front cover of SI


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If you don't know, now you know! Great pics!
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Originally Posted by RobsPics View Post
This was in San Jose from 2008 I think
You can see that the front body-clips are inserted into the body posts a hole higher than than could have been in this photo - and I've seen it like this on other cars too.

Is it intentional? - Maybe to let the shell move upwards when the front touches the ground under braking? Or maybe there's another reason.

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Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
You can see that the front body-clips are inserted into the body posts a hole higher than than could have been in this photo - and I've seen it like this on other cars too.

Is it intentional? - Maybe to let the shell move upwards when the front touches the ground under braking? Or maybe there's another reason.

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that is interesting, i had not noticed that... Pro drivers care to chime in on this?

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Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
You can see that the front body-clips are inserted into the body posts a hole higher than than could have been in this photo - and I've seen it like this on other cars too.

Is it intentional? - Maybe to let the shell move upwards when the front touches the ground under braking? Or maybe there's another reason.

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Inquiring minds want to know....

that is interesting, i had not noticed that... Pro drivers care to chime in on this?

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You need a bit of play so the body can move a little.
Also make the holes for the bodypost's a little bigger so the body can move in all directions.
This way the chassis can move, flex and isn't tweaked by the body.
One of the first "tricks" I learned from the pro's when I started.
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Thanks for the feeback.

Here's some more nitro on road pics. As you can see from some of them, I took a little different approach by zooming back to get a wider angle...the image gets more of the track as well as other cars. I think getting other cars in the frame helps with the "racing feel" of the image.

BTW, my site is almost re-opened...you can see these images and others in higher resolution there http://www.RobsPics.com



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AWESOME pics Rob!!!
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Originally Posted by RobsPics View Post
This was in San Jose from 2008 I think
dam! who painted that body?
love the paint scheme and colors..i want one!!
amazing photography too!

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Anyone else have the urge to spend a helluva lot of money on a nice camera....

Awesome pics!
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Hey Rob !! Good to see ya posting your pics here. That's me in one of your photo with the green flag gettin ready to start the qualifier. Do you have a pic of my sedan ( Green/white/florencent yellow ) from the Rams 40th Anniversary race ??? I remember seeing it a long time ago when you posted it on another website. Thx man.
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Originally Posted by Kronos View Post
You can see that the front body-clips are inserted into the body posts a hole higher than than could have been in this photo - and I've seen it like this on other cars too.

Is it intentional? - Maybe to let the shell move upwards when the front touches the ground under braking? Or maybe there's another reason.

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that was a problem with the central body. there was not enough clearance for the upper arm movement when the front suspension compressed.

with the raised clip, the body would still rest on the arm under compression, but at least the body would be free to rise on the post
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Really nice pictures... what camera and len taken with >...would love to do these kinda pics.

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Most of us run the body with a little bit of ability to move. The force of the wind will always keep the body down. However, when you ride a berm or rub a wall for example, the body movement helps the driver to not get unsettled in the turn. It also helps save the life of a body as well. Running so close to the berms, flappers, etc. you see that the cars do not get caught up (most of the time).

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