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Old 10-19-2022, 05:11 PM
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Questions?? Body Reaming Holes?

Okay I know how to cut out a body and ream the holes for the mounts but i've noticed some bodies in the rear have a longer rear hole location. So my question is how do you guys ream the rear hole if it requires and longer hole? Because I rear far to many holes in bodies that it looks like a hack job. If your not understanding I will take a picture of a body that already has the holes reamed

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Those slots are there for the chassis to flex without damaging the body. There are a couple of ways I do it. One is to drill the proper sized hole at each end of the slot and use your hobby knife to connect them. The other is to drill a hole in one end, then use the drill bit like a router and pull it to the other end. Both work, it's up to you how you like to do it.
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Those slots are there for the chassis to flex without damaging the body. There are a couple of ways I do it. One is to drill the proper sized hole at each end of the slot and use your hobby knife to connect them. The other is to drill a hole in one end, then use the drill bit like a router and pull it to the other end. Both work, it's up to you how you like to do it.
never thought of using a hobby knife to connect the two holes. I've always tried reaming 3 holes but it just messes up body pretty bad but thanks for the tip
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If you try to use the drill bit like a router be aware it will want to go to the side. You have to be real careful to keep it going where you want.
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Use a dremel with a tiny cylindrical grinding bit.
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Originally Posted by Sir 51D3WAYS View Post
Use a dremel with a tiny cylindrical grinding bit.
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Old 10-20-2022, 07:00 AM
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Use a Dremel tool and a 1/8" carbide bit to connect the holes.
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going to do the hobby knife trick
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Which body are you talking about? Even if an oval slot is marked, it doesn't mean an oval slot is required.
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Old 10-21-2022, 11:35 AM
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well I tried my best with reaming a 2 holes and trying to connect them with a hobby knife but still ended up with a hack job because the first hole I reamed wasn't dead center and my hobby knifes are kind of dull (wonder if you can use a knife sharper on them?) plus the front hole was way off I should have used my body post location things (they are like magnets) but its not a bad as my stock truggy body
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Should have used a Dremel tool with a carbide bit. bit. No fuss just point and cut. slow and steady. You would have had more control than a hobby knife.
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Old 10-21-2022, 02:03 PM
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here are the two bodies one is a hack job (truggy orange stock body) the other is the buggy body I just missed centering the first hole I reamed

I will be upgrading the bodies to the Lead finger bodies if I can find a painter that also cuts out bodies as well (near future, kind of broke)


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