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Old 12-04-2013, 11:25 AM   #16
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I also set the camber to zero and widen the car . Sometimes I center the wheelbase between my max adjustments
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Old 12-04-2013, 11:37 AM   #17
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If the body is painted I use a strong light like my pit lamp or a decent torch and shine it under the shell so I can see where the body posts come out. Also cutting the posts down as short as possible or even using a spare set cut down further can help getting the holes in the right place.
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Make the holes and cut the shell out before getting it painted. Makes the job 100 times easier.
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Wow, first I heard of the wheel spacer idea. I like it! Thanks!

I usually use an old body as a template and keep it around for future bodies.
Use a combination of these 3 techniques, and you can't miss. Take your perfectly mounted body and cut off the sides and the front and rear fascias to make a template once the body is thrashed beyond repair. Just remember to start from square 1 if you change body posts, since they tend to distort over time.
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I always cut out and drill my bodies before painting them. It ensures they are alligned properly and doesn't scrape the paint if you hit it with scissors.

I line up my body and mark with a sharpie where to drill when clear.
If there is paint already on the body and I still need to drill holes, I put a dab of grease on top of each of the body posts and lower the body onto the posts as straight as possible. Just ream where the grease is.
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I always cut out and drill my bodies before painting them. It ensures they are alligned properly and doesn't scrape the paint if you hit it with scissors.
That's the best way.
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Lots of good feedback on here. Thanks!
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What body? If the LTC-R take mine and run a sharpie around your new body to copy.

we have been mounting the LTC-R way forward outside of the wheel wells for the VBC

I have and use the linked spec-r magnet mounting set for the post location, you can borrow it if you like
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What body? If the LTC-R take mine and run a sharpie around your new body to copy.

we have been mounting the LTC-R way forward outside of the wheel wells for the VBC

I have and use the linked spec-r magnet mounting set for the post location, you can borrow it if you like
I have two bodies that I haven't mounted yet. Sweet paint jobs, so I don't want to ruin them. The one I'm using right now is mounted all caddywompass
Maybe I'll just bring them to the track, next time I see you....
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I always mount my TC bodies before paint. Once I have the body lined up how I like it I mark it on the outside with a sharpie. Then drill a small hole (1-2mm) and send it off to paint. When I get them back I cut them out using an exacto knife to score the edge, then just break off the scraps. Last just ream the holes and done.
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I like to use a step bit to drill out the holes. Cuts easily and you can feel it go to the next size until you get to the size you need. Then if you need a little wiggle room you can then use your reamer!
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