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Old 01-23-2023, 07:44 AM   #101
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Long time lurker almost done this body on a VS410 builders bundle. Using 1.9 wheels and .185 hubs. Tires are Wildpeak RTs 4.19. Trying to keep the body as low as possible while clearing the big tires requires lots of trimming. Using the trimmed stock bumper for now but will probably throw some kind of steel bumper on it, scaler fab custom width I think. Paint is PS 63 bright gunmetal of course, backed with white- trying to match Toyota Lunar mist. Burned out a shift servo setting it up so will be working on that today as well as painting the body. I would like to post pictures. Anyone else working on this body? Cheers
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Old 01-23-2023, 09:38 AM   #102
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Long time lurker almost done this body on a VS410 builders bundle. Using 1.9 wheels and .185 hubs. Tires are Wildpeak RTs 4.19. Trying to keep the body as low as possible while clearing the big tires requires lots of trimming. Using the trimmed stock bumper for now but will probably throw some kind of steel bumper on it, scaler fab custom width I think. Paint is PS 63 bright gunmetal of course, backed with white- trying to match Toyota Lunar mist. Burned out a shift servo setting it up so will be working on that today as well as painting the body. I would like to post pictures. Anyone else working on this body? Cheers
Here's how I cut my body to be as low as I desired, for a 10.2 chassis but on 1.55 wheels and a bar front bumper. More cutting than I wanted but I wanted the body that low also.
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Old 01-23-2023, 04:21 PM   #103
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Yes that thing is sweet I did find your old thread and used it in my research. that thing must be a performer! I am using the amazon JX servo for shifting , just burned up the replacement for the first one. I thought my endpoints were fine but maybe one was off because when I inspected it, it was hot. New one on the way.
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Old 01-23-2023, 04:25 PM   #104
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Here's how I cut my body to be as low as I desired, for a 10.2 chassis but on 1.55 wheels and a bar front bumper. More cutting than I wanted but I wanted the body that low also.
Question for you. I am just about ready to paint the body (first lexan body for me) Should I make sure all my lexan trimming is done before painting or can I go back later after wheeling it and do final trimming after paint?

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Old 01-23-2023, 04:51 PM   #105
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Question for you. I am just about ready to paint the body (first lexan body for me) Should I make sure all my lexan trimming is done before painting or can I go back later after wheeling it and do final trimming after paint?



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Yes that is what I do, which is trim everything first and ream the holes. I mount it on the chassis and check my scrub radiuses on all corners up and down, and left/right turns. Before getting to this point, I've already decided on a wheel & tire combo, as well as hub size. After, I decide if I want to do more trimming, or adjust suspension. But seeing through it helps me for whatever reason whether I'm running the scissors or having to use a hobby knife. Good luck!
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Old 02-01-2023, 09:01 AM   #106
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Thank you Goro Majima. I trimmed everything up to clear the 4.19s and I painted. I am in the process of detailing the body and it is looking good. Does anyone have any suggestions for an easy lexan interior I could trim to fit in this body? Just looking to put something in to hide the electronics and be somewhat scale.
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Old 02-01-2023, 07:35 PM   #107
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Thank you Goro Majima. I trimmed everything up to clear the 4.19s and I painted. I am in the process of detailing the body and it is looking good. Does anyone have any suggestions for an easy lexan interior I could trim to fit in this body? Just looking to put something in to hide the electronics and be somewhat scale.
No problem man.

You can probably get away with this simple one for under $20 US. And just cut the back behind the seat off or leave tabs for glue etc. Idk the dimensions of this though.



https://www.ebay.com/itm/26576956404...51c4efdaf3409e
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Ah ha! That is exactly what I am looking for- and cheap! I will cut that baby up and fit it in there and going to install the light kit. Long term plans are metal front bumper, winch and offroad lights. I ordered it -$13 shipped. I will update when I get it, Thanks.

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