Ralph Thorne Racing proudly presents the Body Master body cutting and pin hole alignment fixture.
The original fixture was made over a decade ago with help from James
Merriman. It has served me well, and I have used it to cut and mount
thousands of bodies.
I decided it was time for a much-needed
facelift, so I talked with well-known and respected racer Kevin VanPelt
and we came up with some ideas.
What you see is the finished result. It is designed to give you a cut
line and you can easily poke the pin holes without needing any other
equipment. It is very universal, and it will fit almost any body. It has
pin hole locations for all of the modern flexi style chassis. The
multiple sets of pin holes allows for over 1/4" of fore and aft
adjustment. Once pinned and mounted the rear body height is 1-5/8" at
.050" rear clearance.
The fixture is double-sided, and it is
laser cut in-house. I personally use this to cut and mount all styles of
bodies from NASCAR to GTP.