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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

No Prep Drag Racing Body Guide

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As we enter into the New Year, the upcoming racing season takes over our thoughts. We think about the new gear we want to purchase to help ensure we are competitive as well as have that shiny new RC body to make the statement you mean business. The no prep drag racing scene is definitely one of the race segments where the body selection says a lot about you and your ride not to mention the effect on overall performance. To help you decide on your next drag lid, we put together this no prep drag racing body guide that features 22 killer-looking bodies from Pro-Line and PROTOform. It includes specs for each body so that you can match it up to the chassis you run.

No Prep Drag Racing Body Guide

BODY VARIATIONS

While you look over this no prep drag racing body guide, you will notice that some of the bodies are available in different variations. In other words, not all of the bodies come molded in clear polycarbonate. A couple polycarbonate bodies come pre-painted and pre-cut like with the 1985 Chevy Camaro IROC-Z. There are also some bodies that are not molded in polycarbonate, but rather a more durable material that Pro-Line developed named Tough-Color. The Tough-Color material comes molded in either gray or black. The notable advantage is that the color is all the way through the Tough-Color material so you won’t have to worry about painting the body or be concerned when your drag car has an impact because there is no paint to chip off. Once you trim out the body to get it mounted on your no-prep machine, you can apply the included high-quality stickers to finish it off.

Pro-Line 1972 Chevy C-10 clear body—#PRO355700

Truck fans…here you go! A classic looking 1972 Chevy C-10 clear body. Like the rest of these bodies, Pro-Line specifically designed the C-10 for the ever-growing no-prep drag racing scene. People who love the square body pick-ups from the 70’s and Bowtie fans will surely be grabbing this body to mount on the drag chassis. Pro-Line did a great job in capturing all the signature details of this classic truck. The body comes clear and molded in once piece so there is not any assembly to fuss with except for installing the included spoiler.

SPECS

  • Length: 22.0″ (559mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.1″ (282mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.5″ (292mm)
  • Height: 6.5″ (165mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.1″ (333mm)

Pro-Line 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z clear body—#PRO356400
Pro-Line Pre-Cut 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z clear body—#PRO360217
Pro-Line Pre-Painted/Cut 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z black body—#PRO360217
Pro-Line Pre-Painted/Cut 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z blue body—#PRO360213

Definitely one of the most well-known muscle cars from the 80’s is the 1985 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z. Here, Pro-Line knocks it out of the park by recreating the IROC-Z in clear polycarbonate so that you can have a piece of American nostalgia. Details like the flat sides and sunken-in head light buckets accurately capture the styling of this badass Bowtie ride. You have the option of running with or without the included molded rear spoiler or you can head over to the Pro-Line website and download a STL file so you can 3D print a Camaro High Rise Wing on your 3D printer at home.

Pro-Line offers this body in four flavors including clear, pre-cut and pre-painted/cut in either black or blue. The pre-painted/cut bodies are special editions that where created to commemorate Pro-Line’s 40th anniversary in creating aftermarket RC parts and accessories. Choose either metallic blue or jet black as the base color which is then completed with a cool retro ‘80s style neon gradient livery. These special edition Camaro bodies also include a commemorative limited edition coin.

SPECS

  • Length: 24.5″ (622mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.125″ (283mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.25″ (286mm)
  • Height: 5.5″ (139mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.0″ (330mm)

PROTOform Chevrolet Corvette C7 Pro-Mod clear body—#PRM157140

No Prep Drag Racing Body GuideIt is not surprising that the PROTOform Chevrolet Corvette C7 Pro-Mod clear body has been such a winner at the track based on its sleek aerodynamic design that allows it to cut through the air and provide the necessary downforce to keep the car planted. PROTOform developed and released this body when the short course drag racing class was in full swing back in 2019 when numerous people were converting their Traxxas 2WD Slash into a drag machine. The body has loads of scale detail mixed with performance features that will turn your drag ride into a scale 1/4-mile beast. PROTOform has molded the Corvette C7 in 1-piece and that makes it convenient to get mounted quickly and easily once you lay some paint down.

SPECS

  • Length: 25.5″ (647mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.125″ (282mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.25″ (285mm)
  • Height: 6.0″ (154mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.2″ (335mm)

Pro-Line 1978 Chevrolet Malibu clear body—#PRO354900
Pro-Line 1978 Chevrolet Malibu Tough-Color gray body—#PRO354914

We like the sleeper look on a car and the Pro-Line 1978 Chevrolet Malibu clear body has that feel to it. It is modeled after the timeless full-size Malibu from the 70’s and designed to perfectly fit onto the no-prep drag rides that are being utilized today. This specific Malibu pays tribute and captures the styling of the famed Mark Micke’s 4,7000hp, twin turbo, 200mph+ G-body Malibu. This one-piece body comes with an optional rear spoiler, hardware for the rear spoiler, window masks, overspray film and a detailed decal sheet. This is also one of the bodies that is available in Pro-Line’s Tough-Color gray material. Race this durable body with confidence and not worry about painting chipping for peeling off.

SPECS

  • Length: 25.5″ (647mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.4″ (289mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.6″ (295mm)
  • Height: 6.1″ (156mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.0″ (330mm)

Pro-Line 1969 Chevrolet Nova clear body—#PRO353100
Pro-Line 1969 Chevrolet Nova Tough-Color black body—#PRO353118

You will notice that Pro-Line has release two of these great looking 1969 Chevrolet Nova bodies; one is molded in crystal clear polycarbonate clear and the other one in Tough-Color black material. Both have that awesome retro hardtop sports coupe styling that muscle car fans are looking for. You can add your own paint scheme to the clear body and place the many included detail stickers to create one great looking drag car or go the Tough-Color route to benefit from the extra durability yet still have a stylish car once you place the included Pro-Line stickers. Each body is molded in one piece and includes a spoiler that you can add on to give it the extra touch of drag realism.

SPECS

  • Length: 22.1″ (561mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.1″ (282mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.5″ (292mm)
  • Height: 5.8″ (147mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.2″ (335mm)

Pro-Line 1967 Ford Mustang clear body—#PRO357300

No Prep Drag Racing Body GuideHungry for a classic Ford muscle car? Then you need to check out the Pro-Line 1967 Ford Mustang body that comes in Pro-Line’s crystal clear polycarbonate. Pro-Line took the time and faithfully recreated the iconic Mustang in 1/10-scale to exude the styling that makes this car so recognizable and also tuned it specifically for drag racing. The front end features the massively inset grill and headlights like what is found on the 1:1 car and is only made possible by Pro-Line’s proprietary molding technology. Along with the clear body, Pro-Line gives you a separate rear wing with mounting hardware that you can add to the body as well as window masks, overspray film and a nice detailed decal sheet.

SPECS

  • Length: 23.0″ (584mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.0″ (279mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.5″ (292mm)
  • Height: 6.0″ (152mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.1″ (333mm)

Pro-Line 1999 Ford Mustang clear body—#PRO357900

If the old-school styling of the ’67 Mustang does nothing for you because you like the more modern look, then maybe this Pro-Line 1999 Ford Mustang clear body will be the right fit. It features a much more aerodynamic shape complete with the iconic 1999 Mustang side scoops molded in, which also adds much-needed stiffness to the side of the body. The aero styling will help you knock down your elapsed time at the drag strip and look good while you are doing it. Just like with the other Mustang, the 1999 will comes complete with overspray film, window masks, a sticker sheet and a rear wing with hardware.

SPECS

  • Length: 23.0″ (584mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.0″ (279mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.5″ (292mm)
  • Height: 6.0″ (152mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.1″ (333mm)

Pro-Line 1972 Ford Pinto clear body—#PRO357200

Be a standout at the next no prep drag race event with this Pro-Line 1972 Ford Pinto clear body. In case you did not know, the Pinto was the first subcompact car that Ford ever produced that went on to become a competitive Pro Stock car in the ‘70s. When Pro-Line set out to make this body, they knew that it needed to retain to proper look when scaled down to 1/10-scale. This pushed Pro-Line into creating a subcompact drag class for 11.25” wheelbase vehicles like 2WD buggies. This new size opens the door to bring even more people into the world of drag racing using a chassis platform that many people already own. Pro-Line did a great job to make the Pinto into such a cool-looking drag car when mated to big drag tires. Up front and to match the full-size coupe are giant undercut details like the classic hexagon-shaped headlight bezel. Add you own paint job to this clear body, place the stickers, mount it and hit the track.

SPECS

  • Length: 20.0″ (508mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.0″ (279mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.125″ (285mm)
  • Height: 5.75″ (146mm)
  • Wheelbase: 11.25″ (286mm)

PROTOform Nissan GT-R R35 Pro Mod clear body—#PRM158500
PROTOform Nissan GT-R R35 Pro Mod Tough-Color gray body—#PRM158514

Last year, PROTOform added to its drag race lineup with the Nissan GT-R R35 Pro Mod bodies. One that comes molded in clear polycarbonate and one that is made from Tough-Color gray material. These bodies come from a partnership between PROTOform and Nissan so they are officially licensed. If you are looking for improved performance for your no prep machine, the aerodynamic design that PROTOform build into this body will definitely yield results at the track. It is ideal for the Losi 22S No Prep Drag Car as well as other chassis with a 13.2” wheelbase. Notice the signature wide-mouth front grille, side vents and aggressive stance of this GT-R body which is nicely mixed with some stretched, pro mod drag racing proportions and a built in rear spoiler.

SPECS

  • Length: 25.1″ (637mm)
  • Width (Front): 11.0″ (280mm)
  • Width (Rear): 11.25″ (285mm)
  • Height: 5.85″ (148mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.2″ (335mm)

Pro-Line Octane clear body—#PRO352400

No Prep Drag Racing Body GuideAlthough the Pro-Line Octane clear body is not modeled after a full-size car, it still oozes that classic 70’s muscle car vibe that is so popular. Pro-Line took their time with the Octane and gave it some nice styling cues. For instance a raised hood scoop, a wide aggressive stance, large curved wheel wells, coupe cockpit styling and a classic-looking grill. Add to the body a nice set of drag wheels and tires and you will have a no-prep drag car that will not only look good, but will perform as you send it down the track.

SPECS

  • Length: 24.0″ (610mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.5″ (292mm)
  • Width at Rear: 12.1″ (307mm)
  • Height: 5.8″ (147mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.0″ (330mm)

Pro-Line 1972 Plymouth Barracuda clear body—#PRO355000
Pro-Line 1972 Plymouth Barracuda Motown Missile Tough-Color black body—#PRO355018

Arguably one of the most iconic bodies in this group is the Pro-Line 1972 Plymouth Barracuda body. As you can see from the photos, this ultra-scale body faithfully captures all the details that made the ‘Cuda so well-loved. Pro-Line provides two full stickers sheets with one that includes the famous Hemi quarter-panel livery graphics and the other gives you the other details like front grill, head and tail lights, marker lights, door handles and a bunch of others that will bring this clear body to life. Along with the body is an optional polycarbonate rear spoiler that can be bolted onto the rear end and the mounting hardware is included.

Besides the clear Barracuda body, Pro-Line also offers the ‘Cuda in its Tough-Color black material and it is also a fully licensed replica of the 1972 Plymouth Barracuda Motown Missile. It real car was secretly developed by MOPAR to be a key player in the Pro Stock drag racing world in 1972. Like all the other Tough-Color bodies, you don’t need to worry about paint peeling or chipping off. Once you trim out the body and place the high-quality Motown Missile graphics on the body, you will end up with one fantastic looking drag racing body.

SPECS

  • Length: 23.0″ (584mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.0″ (279mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.5″ (292mm)
  • Height: 5.9″ (150mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.2″ (335mm)

Pro-Line 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge clear body—#PRO358800

No Prep Drag Racing Body GuideJust for the GTO fans is this Pro-Line 1970 Pontiac GTO Judge clear body which is an incredibly well detailed recreation of the 1970 GTO Judge with drag racing flair. This 1/10-scale body was built to look the part and was also tuned specifically for drag racing. It comes out of the bag clear so that you can lay down the paint of your choice. Overspray film and window masks help you to end up with a stellar looking finished product. Thumbs up to Pro-Line for giving the GTO it’s highly recognizable split front grill and dual headlights per side to are found on the full size car.

SPECS

  • Length: 24.0″ (610mm)
  • Width: 10.5″ (267mm)
  • Height: 5.5″ (139mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.1″ (333mm)

Pro-Line Super J Pro-Mod clear body—#PRO352300

One look at the Pro-Line Super J body and you know it is purpose built for pro mod drag racing. This was the very first Pro-Line body dedicated to the short course drag racing class. If you are not familiar with full size drag racing, the Super J Pro-Mod body is based off of the ultra-successful “Super Henry J” door slammer sponsored by Kaeser Compressors. As you check out the body, you can see it was designed for drag racing from the slanted front end with massive raised rear deck that acts as a spoiler to keep the car planted when launching down the track. Along with the included detailed sticker sheet, the body comes with overspray film and window masks.

SPECS

  • Length: 24.1″ (612mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.0″ (279mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.25″ (285mm)
  • Height: 6.0″ (154mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.0″ (330mm)

Pro-Line 1995 Toyota Supra clear body—#PRO356100

Most of the available RTR drag car have an old-school muscle car body and if you want to go into a different direction, take a look at the Pro-Line 1995 Toyota Supra clear body which is a surefire way to drastically update the looks of your RTR muscle car drag car. The Supra body has been faithfully recreated with the rounded shapes and the other styling cues that are found on the full-size Supra. Pro-Line even includes separate headlight buckets to accurately replicate the 3-dimensional depth of the 1995 Supra headlights. This durable polycarbonate body comes clear and includes overspray film, window masks and a sharp-looking tuner-style rear wing that is supported by wing struts.

SPECS

  • Length: 23.0″ (584mm)
  • Width at Front: 11.0″ (279mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.3″ (287mm)
  • Height: 6.0″ (152mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.1″ (333mm)

Pro-Line Volkswagen Drag Bug clear body—#PRO355800

No Prep Drag Racing Body GuideCompleting this no prep drag racing body guide is this sweet Pro-Line Volkswagen Drag Bug clear body. The VW bug is easily the most identifiable car in the world in part to its unique shape and that it starting being produced back in 1938. This officially licensed body comes with all the style and performance you can expect from the crew at Pro-Line. It is modeled after the full-size bugs that compete in drag races worldwide. It has the iconic Bug body shape with rounded fender flares, rear engine detail and giant rear spoiler to keep your ride planted and running straight down the track. You will find that the Pro-Line Drag Bug has a narrower track width when compared to traditional SC bodies. The rear spoiler is composed of separate polycarbonate parts and gets held in place with the included spoiler hardware.

SPECS

  • Length: 20.5″ (521mm)
  • Width at Front: 10.8″ (274mm)
  • Width at Rear: 11.0″ (279mm)
  • Height: 6.2″ (157mm)
  • Wheelbase: 13.1″ (333mm)

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