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Old 04-26-2018, 01:37 AM
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Default Cutting bodyshell for 1/8 serpent 977

Hello all

what is the best way to cut a new bodyshell , what I mean is so that the engine sits perfectly in shell.

when I last did one I ended up cutting such a big hole where engines sits and did not look that great

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Old 04-26-2018, 02:05 AM
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Remove tank, holding bar and engine.
Place he body on top of the body posts and determ the holes. (I use a magnet system)
Make the holes
Mount the engine and remove the engine head (leave the plug)
Mount the body and press the body on tip of the plug
Use a circel cutter to cut out the engine hole, in case of no circel cutter, cut a small hole arround the marked point and screw the head on it, use the outline of the head to draw the circel with a marker.
Place the tank and again the body start with a small hole arround the bump the tank cap is making on the body and slowly cut it wider until it fits
Airfilter is a bit tricky but start with a small hole next to the engine hole and cut it slowly wider until it fits.
For the wheels the same, start with a small hole on the wheelshaft and cut it wider using the tire as a guide.
Then mount the holding bar and determ the slots from engine and airfilter hole.
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Or, there are precut lids available.

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Thank you all for your advise
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Take the head off the engine
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