R/C Tech Forums

Go Back   R/C Tech Forums > General Forums > Electric On-Road

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-01-2006, 10:32 AM   #1
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: May 2005
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 90
Cutting Chassis

Has anyone cut and glued a stock chassis?

Either making it longer or shorter.

My question is what glue was used? and How strong was the joint afterwards?

M2Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-01-2006, 12:08 PM   #2
Tech Fanatic
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Colorado, Above The Rest
Posts: 992
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)

Not a good idea
Team BSR
Team Power Push
Protoform Race Bodies
KSKT Racing - #1 in SK Racing Chassis
Darkside Motorsports - "WE ARE WHAT'S NEXT." - www.darksidems.com
THE DARKSIDE is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 10:55 AM   #3
Tech Apprentice
Join Date: May 2005
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 90

Any suggestions?
M2Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 10:59 AM   #4
Tech Master
XMSRacing's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Milwaukee
Posts: 1,013
Trader Rating: 11 (100%+)
Send a message via AIM to XMSRacing Send a message via Yahoo to XMSRacing

The suggestion would be dont do it.
XMSRacing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-02-2006, 11:08 AM   #5
Tech Elite
DaveW's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mobile, AL
Posts: 2,960
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

Originally Posted by M2Racing
Any suggestions?

I have done my share of composite chassis cutting... epoxy and CA are your adhesives of choice. Zap makes a great 5 minute epoxy (clear) that can be mixed with ground up composite to further strengthen it. CA of the slow variety should be used for working time, and your primary adhesive. The epoxy is a final adhesive/gap filler. Prep is most important... accuracy is key. It has been done in both on and offroad applications, so strength isnt a problem... as long as you dont do anything that would have broken the original chassis to begin with. Making your cut in an area that has alot of reinforcement will be better in the long run... but makes for a time consuming project. As far as woven graphite plate being cut... i wouldnt recommend it.

- DaveW
...you better run like im booger flickin...
DaveW is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cutting screw holes in chassis protecter film benben10 Electric On-Road 7 07-12-2008 02:03 PM
2.4hz cutting out??? wide_mouth_frog Electric On-Road 9 06-14-2007 05:01 AM
cutting BayArea101 Painting, Designs, Graphics and Photography 11 01-30-2007 01:37 PM
cutting Ti nitrothugg Nitro On-Road 6 03-30-2006 10:17 AM
cutting out??? Greenbox Onroad Nitro Engine Zone 3 09-25-2005 02:23 PM

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. It is currently 11:54 PM.

Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net

SEO by vBSEO 3.5.0