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Old 09-13-2003, 10:59 PM   #1
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Default Nitro TC3 Owners, please view - Alloy upper deck thoughts

To start out with I'm not exactly trying to sell these here, just looking to get an idea of what Nitro TC3 owners would pay for something like what my friend is able to produce.

Basically the pictures speak for themselves, its a polished upper deck that goes from bulk to bulk and fits into the nipples on the bulk points unlike the Hardcore racing upper deck so this deck mounts lower and thus lowers the CG 3/8" over the hardcore.

The peice is CNC Machined, then hand buffed (takes approx. 3 hours for polishing, hand sanded and then polished with mothers aluminum rim polishing compound).

The shine off this thing is person is incredible

We're thinking of pricing these at $60 for polished, and $30 for non-polished, again the difference in price you're paying for is the labor involved, you could always polish the raw one yourself and save some bucks, but its hard work!

Upper deck comes with the alloy standoffs, it replaces several stock peices and makes the car very rigid. A similar upper deck brace is in design phase right now for the engine side.

Also, we can CNC mill your stock chassis just like the one in these pictures for $35 plus you pay for all shipping costs. Takes a lot of weight off the car by doing the machining on that!

Anyways, long enough post, please let me get some thoughts on this upper deck/brace, again I'm not trying to sell any because I dont have any to sell. The guy who makes these has sold about 20 of them locally and everybody loves them, so I was asked to check what the internet thinks, if I were to sell these you will see them on eBay, not on this forum.

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Old 09-13-2003, 11:00 PM   #2
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pic 3, this shows the alloy post on the rear and how low this deck mounts, its a perfect fit, fully designed in CAD and cut on a CNC mill, also its really strong, chassis flex is practically nothing with this upper deck in place, even with the machined out lightened main chassis.
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pic 4, similar pic but this is the front end.
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Old 09-13-2003, 11:11 PM   #5
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Hey man,, how you doing??,,

maybe you can start with a 59.99 Offer, hehehhe,, well take care man!!

Cheerss,,,, good luck!!

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heh, whats up paul

you know me, always fooling around with new stuff...
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the thing i like about hardcore racings upperdeck is the recessed screws. Maybe you can add that design to your upper deck, if possible. 60 is a descent price. good luck
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the thing i like about hardcore racings upperdeck is the recessed screws. Maybe you can add that design to your upper deck, if possible. 60 is a descent price. good luck
Thanks, I mentioned that to the machinest today and he said he could easily add that to the design, it will show up in future runs.
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Upper decks are being sold now, they are updated and countersunk, include the standoff posts and all screws.

check your favorite auction site for ntc3 upper deck to find them
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Blind, what you are dpong looks great. One piece of advice ... get the upper deck as a piece by itself in that the front and back gear box braces are done seperately, just like the AE graphite deck. You will need to access to battery and servos often enough to make this worth considering. Each time you want to accecc to those areas you need to remove the shock tower and all. Think about it.
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I have a K Factory CF deck and I don't particulary care for it. It doesn't have very much support and my throttle/brake servo causes a lot of flex in it... I definitely agree with designing it like the origional...
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Old 10-27-2003, 08:40 AM   #12
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i gotta agree the original design
where you dont have to remove the shock tower
is much much easier to work on and deal with
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