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Old 07-16-2012, 04:02 PM   #1
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Default Mounting bodies PROPERLY...

Hello to all!

I don't know if this post belongs here.

Aside from having a good chassis, I would like to have a realistic body too but it seems that I can't get it to fit properly.

are there any pointers can you give me to make it fit like a pro.

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Old 07-16-2012, 04:37 PM   #2
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I think you need to explain to everyone what you mean when you say 'fit properly'
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I like to trim the shell and cut the body post holes while the shell is still clear. That makes it a lot easier to get the location of the body post holes right.
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Here's an entire thread with body mounting tips, it applies to all body types

How to mount a 1/12 scale body.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:26 PM   #5
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thank you all of you. very helpful!
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Old 07-17-2012, 09:41 AM   #6
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I tend to use a scalpel with a brand new blade to cut the excess from around the bodyshell (much better than using scissors!) but keep the wheel arches in place. Then, marry up the bodyshell to the mounts and mark them. Use a reamer to make the holes and set the ride height so that the bottom edge of the b'shell meets the lower edge of the chassis. Then, mark the centre point of the wheel arches (using the centre of the wheel nut within the arch) and use a compass cutter to get a perfectly round wheel arch cutting. I have used this method for many years and find it the easiest way of getting a good result. Hope that helps, cheers, Chris.
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Three tips:
1. make sure the body is just resting on the body post stops. I see lots of cars where the holes are not lined up properly so the body has a "tight" fit on the posts, bending them . This will affect the car's flex characteristics. The body should just fall on to the four body stops.

2. I elongate the rear hole just enough to create an escape zone for impacts.

3. put foam spacers on the front bumper to cover the space between it and the body. This will put better aerodynamic pressure on the front with the extra support.
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On top of the foam spacers, I use traxxas body washers so the clips won't tear it up on impact... Also I cut my bodies enough so I don't get body tucks.....
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