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· Gary Skipp
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Well, this isn't quite as good as one of Tamar's posts but I thought I'd make my contribution


These techniques are likely to be applicable to a number of Scalextric or Carrera shells with potential for use in GT3 racing. In particular this is relevant to the DiSCA GT3 Euroseries regulations as all of the mods here are allowed within those regulations.

The finished shell will of course require a polycarbonate interior with driver's head, bust, seat back and steering wheel.

Currently my Bentley body tips the scale at 19.2g, adding ~1.5g for the interior I should come in at less than 21.0g. That's still less than the factory issue bare shell by Scalextric, so there are gains to be had!

You could of course go to town, but the gains made vs. risk of fragility are not worth it in my opinion. I'm satisfied that this shell will be competitive on a grid requiring a 19.0g minimum body mass, so let's see how it goes in Manchester!
 

· Gary Skipp
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The scope of these discussions sure have gone beyond a 'crash diet' to something more intensive, that's clear! The OP was intended as a quick and easy 'most bang for the buck' in terms of effort. It also meets DiSCA GT3 spec, which several of the other lightening suggestions do not


Fitting my interior (with cage), my Bentley comes in at 20.5g. I'm more than happy to leave it there.

It is worth remembering that there are some very 'heavy' lexan interiors out there. I have fitted one of Charlie Fitz's RHD interiors for 1/24 cars, and it's nowhere near as thick or as heavy as some of the vac-forms out there. I don't have the Slot.it part, maybe theirs is just as good.

Tamar - love the foam insulation around the cage - the cage alone was just not good enough
 
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