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Old 09-13-2010, 11:42 AM   #1
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Does anyone make a Short course style body that fits a 1/8 buggy with minor mods?

I'm talking one that encloses wheels completely?

My LHS has like 3 bodies on the shelves and they are all for on-road or 1/10.

Not looking for any specific class for racing, but the wife likes the looks of the desert racers....and a little more plastic cannot hurt as she could break an anvil with a rubber hammer
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That would make for some bad wheel rubbing imo. Not to mention it would look really aweful. Can you imaging a wing on the back of a short course body? I shudder at the idea
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That would make for some bad wheel rubbing imo. Not to mention it would look really aweful. Can you imaging a wing on the back of a short course body? I shudder at the idea
Well, one of the mods would be taking the wing off of course
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yes, the 1/10 scale short course bodies wil fit the 1/8 buggy. you have to make custom mounts. DE racing makes short course wheels with a 17mm hub for this purpose. Heres a pic of my mugen i converted a while ago, old pics so it doesn't have the short course wheels but you get the idea

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You sir should be arrested! That is a crime. I propose a jury trial. Seriously just buy a short course truck, they are 1/2 the price of any decent buggy.
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yes, the 1/10 scale short course bodies wil fit the 1/8 buggy. you have to make custom mounts. DE racing makes short course wheels with a 17mm hub for this purpose. Heres a pic of my mugen i converted a while ago, old pics so it doesn't have the short course wheels but you get the idea


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You sir should be arrested! That is a crime. I propose a jury trial. Seriously just buy a short course truck, they are 1/2 the price of any decent buggy.
They are 1/2 price of the buggy bought and paid for?

Do you study at the Washington school of Economics?

Don't use what you already own, buy new.
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You can do whatever you want with your stuff, i couldn't careless. Put a skirt on it and make it dance the hula if you want.
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You can do whatever you want with your stuff, i couldn't careless. Put a skirt on it and make it dance the hula if you want.
Wow. Cut the prozac in half next time.



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JW is a stand up guy to me. I think that was taken out of context...

By all means... it's your hobby do what you want with it! As long as it's fun that's all that matters!
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Does anyone make a Short course style body that fits a 1/8 buggy with minor mods?

I'm talking one that encloses wheels completely?

My LHS has like 3 bodies on the shelves and they are all for on-road or 1/10.

Not looking for any specific class for racing, but the wife likes the looks of the desert racers....and a little more plastic cannot hurt as she could break an anvil with a rubber hammer
just buy a jammin 4x4... its a buggy with differnt shock towers an mounts...
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