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Old 11-19-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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Default Custom Made Lexan Bodies....

Does anyone know of a company that makes Custom lexan bodies or maybe how to build a lexan body if thats possible......

I'm not looking for a particular body style or year.

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You can have custom lexan or hard bodies made. Expect to pay any where from $80 to $200 for one offs. There were a couple of people on rccrawler who were making them. Go to the paint and body section and do a search in this thread, you will find what you are looking for...
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Sweet!
Thank you, I'll check it out.

Do you mean search on the rccrawler.com under the paint and body section?
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:22 AM   #4
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Majority of the cost would be in the mold that you have to make. For that alone, $200 would be cheap!

Now it would be even cooler if you get to keep the mold AFTER the body is finished so that you can always pull it out and not pay the NRE (non-recurring engineering) fee.
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Old 11-20-2009, 12:44 PM   #5
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Yes exactly...

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Sweet!
Thank you, I'll check it out.

Do you mean search on the rccrawler.com under the paint and body section?
I know there is a company in Canada that is producing 4Runner bodies for $80. Crawler guys have been going crazy for someone to make one. Spending up to and over $200 for an original Kyosho 4Runner body. Now that someone is producing it you have guys whining about not enough detail or that $80 is way too much. What they don't understand is the time and fabrication it takes to produce molds, etc. From a business stand point as I own my own business - it will be nearly impossible to to make EVERYONE happy...

Good luck on your search..!

EDIT: There was a link but I couldn't find it on rccrawler that showed how to produce a mold, etc. using an oven to produce lexan bodies.
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You could make your own. Carved form made from wood. take a 2 liter soda bottle and a heat gun and melt the bottle over the form and let dry
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Check
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Wish i could sculpt, i'd be all over that.
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Sculpt it with Clay, then let it dry.
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How much new technologies like 3d printing can do to reduce that price tag?
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