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Old 10-11-2013, 05:47 AM   #1
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Default How to cut a 1/8 Lola body

I have a lot of experience in TC bodyís but I find it really hard to cut a 1/8 body since Iím new to this class! I own a 977 and got some suggestions from other drivers but I already messed up two Proto bodies. How do you guys do it? Particularly around the motor Ė ins-box and Roll-bar!? Also a problem is the front body posts that lean forward!

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Old 10-11-2013, 06:19 AM   #2
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Most guys take & used top part of the body to use as a jig find someone that have an used one like the one your running
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Usually what I do when starting with a new clear body on my chassis is remove the roll bar and then work from the tallest item (engine head) down cutting holes in the body. It also best to remove INS and cover the carb inlet. Once you get the cylinder head cut then go to the next tallest item (usually the tank). The idea here is to step the body down over the items until it is mounted on the posts. Once I get the clear body down to the posts, then I sight over the top of the body and make sharpie dots where the rollbar mounting holes are and cut and trim to get the rollbar to fit thru. Finally with the INS still off, I make a rough sharpie outline of where the INS cutout should be and finish it up.
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Take off the tank rollbar and engine.

- locate and create the 4 mounting holes.
- mount the tank, create the hole
- mount the engine w/o cooling head, the tip of the glowplug can be pushed into the body to mark the center of the hole.
- cut a small hole so the 4 screw holes of the head are free.
- mount the head on the motor with the body in between. Now you can use a marker to mark the outline of the cooling head and cut it out.
- mount the insbox and start with a small hole to determ the outlining.
- unscrew the engine, determ and make the holes/slots for the rollbar.
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That's nice & easy also so keep in mind that mounting the body a mm forward or back has an effect on how the car handles
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Thanks for the input! I will give it a try again with your suggestions in mind
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