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Old 08-19-2017, 06:49 PM
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Glad you guys are running this, I'm just trying to finish mine. I put the front wheelwell in line with axle.

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Are you guys using included stiffeners?

If so, any pics and are you guys using all of them?
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Old 08-20-2017, 07:44 PM
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Stock stiffiners can definitely be used. Cut them so you have 6 total stiffiners place them just behind front wheel, in front of rear wheel and behind rear wheel. If you use the stock screws just know that they use a 1/16 head not a 1.5mm. Alternatively, you can use double sided servo tape if you don't want to use the screws but I like the security the screws provide.
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Originally Posted by Cant drive View Post
Stock stiffiners can definitely be used. Cut them so you have 6 total stiffiners place them just behind front wheel, in front of rear wheel and behind rear wheel. If you use the stock screws just know that they use a 1/16 head not a 1.5mm. Alternatively, you can use double sided servo tape if you don't want to use the screws but I like the security the screws provide.
Gotcha. Screws could be ugly. I'm gonna see if 3m uhb will do. I see two larger supports and 4 smaller. Where do the larger ones go?
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Old 08-21-2017, 12:07 AM
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Large ones go behind the rear wheel where you need the extra support.
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Originally Posted by Cant drive View Post
Large ones go behind the rear wheel where you need the extra support.
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Double sided tape is not enough. First time I tried this and after one practice session, 8 minutes, I had 1 left.
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Originally Posted by GrandeGixxer View Post
Double sided tape is not enough. First time I tried this and after one practice session, 8 minutes, I had 1 left.
It should be enough, I'm using automotive permanent grade 3m tape. What did you use?
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Black servo tape. Cleaned everything with rubbing alcohol first.
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Originally Posted by GrandeGixxer View Post
Black servo tape. Cleaned everything with rubbing alcohol first.
Cool.

There a few grades of servo tape, I use the 3m uhb on high heat and difficult areas; let's hope it holds.

I'm waiting for paint to dry to continue the process. I've got a few coats and colors left. I tried rushing, but masking was coming off like shit, so I just slowed down. I learned a lot, my next body will be nicer for sure.
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Here is the progress.. far from done. I hope I like the end result.
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A lot of guys use pop rivets for the stiffeners as well. They make some plastic ones or you can use the small aluminum ones.
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Originally Posted by GrandeGixxer View Post
A lot of guys use pop rivets for the stiffeners as well. They make some plastic ones or you can use the small aluminum ones.
I use the plastic pop rivets from Xceed to secure my body stiffeners. Works very well.
Serpent-Dan and desotoracing like this.
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Originally Posted by dan_vector View Post
I use the plastic pop rivets from Xceed to secure my body stiffeners. Works very well.
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never mind, i found them on serpent america's site.
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Almost done with my body. Two more colors and a backer are all that's left.
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