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Old 10-14-2005, 01:14 PM   #1
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Default Body mounting trouble

I am having trouble mounting a body on my TC3 it seems as if the front bumper is too wide it wont let the body reach the posts should i cut some of the plastic back... thanks..The body is by HPI 200mm
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Old 10-14-2005, 02:47 PM   #2
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I am not familaiar with the TC3 but i can't see why trimming the bumper to fit would be a problem. Could anyone with a TC3 confirm please.
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Old 10-14-2005, 07:56 PM   #3
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In my experience the foam part of the front bumper can interfer with mounting the body. I simply used a dremel with a sanding wheel and shaved down the sides and "rounded" the front until the body fit properly.

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If you have the old style Kydex Bumper you will need to trim it. The foam shouldnt intefere with the body.
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What body is it? I know the HPI 350z has a tighter front,it even shows in the directions that the bumper might need to be trimmed.

Check out the directions and see if it might mention the same for your body.
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Old 10-23-2005, 06:15 PM   #6
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Not all bodies will fit exactly to every car. If the bumper is causing some mounting problems, shave and trim till it can be fitted well. Measure twice, cut once or trim to fit, bang inplace to secure ... lol

There's nothing wrong with modding the bumper to fit the body.
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