R/C Tech Forums

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-16-2012, 05:02 PM   #1
Tech Apprentice
touringcar's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 60
Default Mounting bodies PROPERLY...

Hello to all!

I don't know if this post belongs here.

Aside from having a good chassis, I would like to have a realistic body too but it seems that I can't get it to fit properly.

are there any pointers can you give me to make it fit like a pro.

thanks again.
touringcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 05:37 PM   #2
Tech Elite
Skiddins's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Windsor, UK
Posts: 4,762

I think you need to explain to everyone what you mean when you say 'fit properly'
Xray T4'18, T4'14 (Wet Car)
Xray X12 2018
Xray X1'16
wlrc.co.uk (West London Racing Centre)
Skiddins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 06:56 PM   #3
Tech Champion
snoopyrc's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Tunnel Hill GA
Posts: 5,046
Trader Rating: 2 (100%+)

I like to trim the shell and cut the body post holes while the shell is still clear. That makes it a lot easier to get the location of the body post holes right.
www.battlefieldraceway.com Racing videos at http://www.youtube.com/snoopyrc
snoopyrc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 07:03 PM   #4
Tech Champion
RedBullFiXX's Avatar
R/C Tech Elite Subscriber
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Intergalactic Planetary
Posts: 6,542
Trader Rating: 34 (100%+)

Here's an entire thread with body mounting tips, it applies to all body types

--> 12th scale Information Source <--

"Men do not quit playing because they grow old; they grow old because they quit playing."
― Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.
RedBullFiXX is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2012, 07:26 PM   #5
Tech Apprentice
touringcar's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 60

thank you all of you. very helpful!
touringcar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 10:41 AM   #6
Tech Master
wingman2's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Tewkesbury, UK via Plymouth, UK.
Posts: 1,259

I tend to use a scalpel with a brand new blade to cut the excess from around the bodyshell (much better than using scissors!) but keep the wheel arches in place. Then, marry up the bodyshell to the mounts and mark them. Use a reamer to make the holes and set the ride height so that the bottom edge of the b'shell meets the lower edge of the chassis. Then, mark the centre point of the wheel arches (using the centre of the wheel nut within the arch) and use a compass cutter to get a perfectly round wheel arch cutting. I have used this method for many years and find it the easiest way of getting a good result. Hope that helps, cheers, Chris.
Sponsored by CML Distribution - http://www.cmldistribution.co.uk
wingman2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 12:00 PM   #7
Tech Master
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,906
Trader Rating: 9 (100%+)

Three tips:
1. make sure the body is just resting on the body post stops. I see lots of cars where the holes are not lined up properly so the body has a "tight" fit on the posts, bending them . This will affect the car's flex characteristics. The body should just fall on to the four body stops.

2. I elongate the rear hole just enough to create an escape zone for impacts.

3. put foam spacers on the front bumper to cover the space between it and the body. This will put better aerodynamic pressure on the front with the extra support.
Lost in RC limbo
inpuressa is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-17-2012, 02:47 PM   #8
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 6,240
Trader Rating: 1 (100%+)

On top of the foam spacers, I use traxxas body washers so the clips won't tear it up on impact... Also I cut my bodies enough so I don't get body tucks.....
bertrandsv87 is offline   Reply With Quote

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hot Bodies D8 Truggy Greg B Nitro Off-Road 10028 08-16-2017 06:44 PM
Hot Bodies Cyclone Frank McKinney Electric On-Road 19762 07-26-2017 11:42 PM
Hot Bodies D8/T pitan Singapore R/C Racers 675 07-09-2012 11:04 PM
durango dnx408 vs hot bodies cr8 Bear_ Nitro Off-Road 138 04-13-2011 10:21 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 07:28 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
Powered By: vBulletin v3.9.2.1
Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Advertise Content © 2001-2011 RCTech.net