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Old 03-22-2005, 06:35 PM   #1
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Unhappy I can never get this bit right....body post holes.....

unless pre-marked I can never seem to get that "it pops right on" fit. So thus far have always got bodies from the makers of the car I might have at the time.

Any tricks for getting the alignment correct when there are no points marked on the body?

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Old 03-22-2005, 06:43 PM   #2
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trinity makes some nice body post pokey things to make it easy...
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Just shine a bright light under the body. Should line them right up.
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Old 03-22-2005, 06:54 PM   #4
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Or... if you are using going to use the same style body as your last one, just put it right on top of the new one (make sure you don't have the wing on it )
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Old 03-22-2005, 06:55 PM   #5
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Thumbs up Cools thanks.....

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trinity makes some nice body post pokey things to make it easy...
found them with a google search.
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Old 03-22-2005, 07:51 PM   #6
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99% of bodies come with protective film on the outside of the body now. Mount the body before you paint it. Drill holes, cut out wheel wells and then paint.

Any overspray will be removed with the film.

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Old 03-22-2005, 08:21 PM   #7
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I do what jeff does, cut out the body, place it on the car align the wheel whells, left,right front,back, start reaming holes, as far as the antenna hole goes its basically a crap shoot!
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I had the same problem, but those no brainer body post markers are super dialed.
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:27 PM   #9
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found them with a google search.
what did you type in, in the google search???
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:32 PM   #10
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The Trinity product is called........ "No Brainer's"

I would only cut out the front wheel wells, then mount the body posts. Then mark the rear wheel well and cut. Followed by painting...

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1 Front Mounts....use bird eye view mark'em In the Exact Middle of Post make sure body is centered equal amount of space on each Front wheel.
2 Rear Mounts.... use bird eye view mark'em In the Exact Middle of Post make sure Body is centered equal amount of space on each rear wheel.
3 Antenna.....If anything (But I always) Cut the Hole full size Associated body Reamer Slightly behind the Mount use bird eye view don't act cool in front of your Wife looking at it with funky angles Closing one eye. When you Cut behind the mount it will Force the antenna to Slope Towards Back of Car ( Whatcha Want).
4 Body Height.....Start with Factory Door Lines and Slam Accordingly to Rules at your Track.
5 Front wheels.... mark'em about 3/16 bigger then your tire and round like your Tire.
6 Rear Wheels.... Same Stuff
7 I know the wheel Openings are a bit big and not Cool Looking but They won't hang up on tires and Chunk'em! Now do a Side Push test Push the Sides of the body all the way In, If the body Hangs up on the Tires make the openings A little bigger.
8 Sand the bodies Edges with 200 Grit For A Long Time Pay Special Attention to Wheel wells. Thats where Cracks Start First And they Started with the Scissors you used to Cut them, so sand the Cuts away. Rough Bodies Can Snag the Carpet And Tick People Off...
8 Do all of this Before Paint And it is a "No Brainer"
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Old 03-22-2005, 08:57 PM   #12
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how about these form team Atlas
http://shopping.rcmodel.hk/product_i...579c20363ced24
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I like to do the rear wheel wells last also, and I use a dremel with a sanding drum for all edge work.
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You can mark all over the outside of the body (if it has protective film) with a Sharpie. I generally do so before painting my body to determine where the holes should go, then I paint, then I drill/ream.
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Old 03-23-2005, 08:52 AM   #15
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In TC I used to space out the wheels evenly till they pressed against the body and centered it. Then mark with a sharpy and drill the holes.
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