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Old 11-20-2005, 10:19 AM   #1
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what is a good strategy when making the holes for the body posts?i do not want to be making holes everywhere.....also,everywhere i check,my lhs is out of the trintyno brainer body maker posts....help! kittty
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Best way to do it is to mark the body before it is painted. Simply slide it over the car and using a sharpie mark where the posts are.

If the body is already painted, it is much more difficult. What I do in this case is to use a sharpie and actually cover the top of the body posts with sharpie ink. Then put the body over the car and try to press down a little. What you are trying to do is get a little of the sharpie ink to mark the inside of the body where it touches. You can't waste a lot of time as you don't want the ink to dry.

My guess is someone else has a better way, but that is how I do it.
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same as above but use twink it takes longer to dry
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Old 11-20-2005, 06:22 PM   #4
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how is the trinty body markers?
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Definantly do it before you paint, but if you forget line the body up on the posts and shine a torch below the car, you'll see where the posts contact the body and hence where to make the hole in the body.
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If the body is painted already you can point a flashlight from underneath the car and use a sharpie to mark the holes.
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thats a very good idea.............
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i use the trinity mounts and will never go back. they're a bit pricey, but testament to their usefullness would be the fact i was willing to buy them a second time around after someone must have 'borrowed' my first set.

it's like the difference between using a set of side cutters vs. a wire stripper. both will do the job, but the stripper makes life so much easier.
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For painted bodies, I recommend putting a dab of shock oil or grease on top of each body post and place the body on top. The oil or grease will indicate where the posts make contact with the body. Works well and is very accurate. Just be careful when placing and removing the body to ensure that the oil or grease doesn't smudge.
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According to their website, Tower Hobbies has them in stock.
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The main problem once the body is painted is making sure you get it positioned properly. If the paint is dark or heavily applied, the flashlight trick may not work.

I always trim the body posts near to there final length first. Next I plop the body on and stand over the car. I then align it fore and aft then side to side. once it's in a good position, I hold the body down and crouch down so I'm looking up at the wheel wells. It helps if the car is perched near the edge of a table and placed on a car-stand.

Taking a Sharpie marker I then mark an outline of the body posts where they make contact with the body.

Then you drill and mount.

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Old 11-21-2005, 10:20 AM   #13
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there is so many different ways to mount them...wow!
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If its not the first body that you paint for your car, and its the same model as one of the previously painted, then do this:

Just put the old body over the new one and mark in the holes
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If its not the first body that you paint for your car, and its the same model as one of the previously painted, then do this:

Just put the old body over the new one and mark in the holes
this would be my first body...
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