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Old 12-03-2013, 09:29 PM   #1
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I've never really found a mistake proof way to mount bodies. I've always sort of done my best. In some cases I get it wrong and really mess up a body. I just recently had two TC bodies painted and am ready to mount them. I really want to make sure I get these right....

I'd appreciate if people could share some helpful tips on how to mount a body successfully. Thanks!!
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I like adding as many wheel spacers as in can to widen the car so it will press against the inside of the body centering it. Then just adjust it forward or back to line up the wheel wells. Then I use a pen to try and draw around the body posts on the inside (Removing the foam bumber helps in the front), sometimes its tricky to hold the car with out the body moving and mark the holes.

Also if you have a beat up body that lines up the way you want it to, you can cut it up and just use the upper part with the holes as a template.
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I like adding as many wheel spacers as in can to widen the car so it will press against the inside of the body centering it. Then just adjust it forward or back to line up the wheel wells. Then I use a pen to try and draw around the body posts on the inside (Removing the foam bumber helps in the front), sometimes its tricky to hold the car with out the body moving and mark the holes.

Also if you have a beat up body that lines up the way you want it to, you can cut it up and just use the upper part with the holes as a template.
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.
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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.
Indeed. Simple idea that sounds like it is on the money. Will have to try that next time around... thanks "b" for the suggestion.
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Start slow with the post holes. Go like 3mm, check it, 4nm, check it, etc. If you're off by a bit, you can move the hole if it's still small.

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Once you've got a body that you've cut and mounted perfectly, you could cut the top half of that car body off when it's trashed and use it as a diagram for your next car bodies. It's pretty much how I drill the holes for every single car I have now. I've got one diagram for each car and just use it every single time. It's quick, painless, and will always give you the correct mounting holes.
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Try these to help locate the body posts: http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...th-led-p-21961

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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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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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Spec R makes these nifty body post locators http://www.spec-r.com/default/index....roducts_id=535
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Make the holes and cut the shell out before getting it painted. Makes the job 100 times easier.
Yep. Sometimes I will put a little bit of grease on the body posts, and lower the body on slowely, and it will contact the posts, leaving a mark to reaM out.
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Spec R makes these nifty body post locators http://www.spec-r.com/default/index....roducts_id=535
Wow those are pretty trick, but I don't see what size posts they fit?
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Try these to help locate the body posts: http://www.rc-mushroom.com/product_i...th-led-p-21961

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Wow those are pretty trick, but I don't see what size posts they fit?
I think 3mm(?)
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I think 3mm(?)
I was guessing 6mm, I sent them an email and will repost the answer here when I get a reply.
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