Originally Posted by TRF415boy
Sorry i'd just seen that. Machining cost is £49 for the chassis itself, £12 for the battery strap and £7 for the motor guard. I've just realised you're in the US so it'll sound very expensive for you ($85 for a chassis i'm not sure you'd pay that, but hey, that's what we get to pay over here).
Actually, that's not too much more expensive than buying direct from Tamiya. Should you decide to do a small run, I'd be interested in picking one up.
And thanks again for the suggestions, guys.