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Old 09-08-2009, 08:08 AM   #1
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Default J-Concept Painted Lids for Losi 2.0 Buggy and Truggy

Hello all,

I recently purchased matching JConcept lids for the Losi 2.0 B & T. They came to me uncut so there is no hole for the cooling head, the nitro tank, the body clips or the pipe exhaust. I guess I am supposed to cut them myself. Having never done this before I wanted to make sure I didn't screw it up.

Any advice? Things like:

1) Do I cut it at all? It seems like there are perforations - can I punch out the holes like you would a chad on a voting ballot?
2) If not, what do I use to cut it?
3) How do I stay in the lines?
4) What can I do to protect the paint so the racing affects it as little as possible.

Thanks.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:28 AM   #2
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place bodies on car and put an x or circles on spots where holes are to be. start out small and little by little you will see that they will exentually fit. can be a little time consuming although really wont take too long. on your buggy, the body clip holes make them extra long and put lexan squares over the body and under the clip(this will lenthen the life of the 8ight 2.0 body)so the body can flex w/out ripping the body up.
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Use a reamer for the holes. (or carefully use a power drill)

And cut the body with curved Lexan scissors.
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Old 09-08-2009, 09:47 AM   #4
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then dremel or exacto to get the hole perfect
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Dremel w/reinforced cutoff wheel and the "large" diameter sanding drum with a 'course' barrel on it.

Combine that with a reamer and lexan scissors; you should be able to knock one out in 45mins or less if you're not a perfectionist

All the "cut lines" for the wheel wells, engine cooling holes...just follow the lines.

I'm pretty sure JC molds in at least the front "dots" for the body posts. Look real closely on the body and feel it from the underside and you should find two very small little 'dots' they mold in so you can quickly ream the body post holes.
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