FV Side Intrusion Panels

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problemchild
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FV Side Intrusion Panels

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There was a thread on Apexspeed about side protection that had a lot of interest from FV drivers.
It got buried amongst some hotter issues. Here was my suggestion.
Great idea that needs developing into a concept into application!

"Spec" sized side pods are the only way that I see to add real side protection to current FVs. I expect generic foam-filled composite bubbles could be designed to fit on most FVs at reasonable cost. Establishing minimum frontal area/minimum width specs at the front and rear rollbar bulkheads would allow cars to be fitted with generic pods or built with expanded cockpits without penalty.

Look at pics of 76B March Formula Atlantics to understand the concept.
Greg Rice
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