Body Mounting Options

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  1. Aug 15, 2009 #1

    Haulin CO2

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    I just got a body in form Norm and wanted to get it mounted on my chassis...

    2 problems though

    1. I dont want to drill any holes in the body
    2. the Bed is painted in chrome and I am afraid velcro would pull the paint of the body

    Anybdy have any suggestions? Yeah i know..Its not an easy one

    alfy

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    Here is out I make my velcro mounts. Very simple and very strong.

    Start with 3/8" OD Nylon spacers, holes size is one smaller than the screw holding it on, so you can thread it. For my CF terminator #6 hole. Then the second, outer one, has the correct size for the flat head screw I use to hold the 1 1/4" fender washer on. I lay the washer on the velcro, trim the perimeter, and drill out the clearance hole.

    Here was my shopping list.
    4 - 1" long 3/8" OD #6 spacers
    4 - 1/2" long 3/8" OD $8 spacers
    4- 3/4" 8-32 flat head allen screws
    4 - 1 1/4" fender washers with 1/4" hole
    Velcro.

    Just need to know the length you require and use a combination of spacers to get to that length. I've made them both for side mounts and top mounts.

    Here are some pictures.

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    Hope this helps.
     
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    Haulin CO2

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    My concern is the velcro peeling off the chrome off the body..


    Alfy

    Yeah i figured If I had no choice but to use the velcro it would have to be industrial strength...Cutting a large piece does make sense...A larger piece would allow you to have lots of room to work with and not have to worry about the chrome I would guess

    BTW,
    This would be the body that I am looking to put on it as you can see, Lots of chrome

    http://www.rcmt.biz/bd/showthread.php?t=12069


    Alfy

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    Alfy,
    I use the "fuzzy" side on the underside of the body. I buy the 4'x2" box of industrial strength velcro from Lowes. I cut a large length 4" - 6" and adhere it to the body. I never had a problem with it pulling off. As the directions state, allow 24 hours to reach maximum adhesive strength. DO NOT put the velcro on the body and then try to pull it off to reposition it. Another reson to use an oversized piece.

    Once I get my all chrome F250 body back I will be doing the same thing.

    Or you can always pop the holes in the top or side.
     
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    Haulin CO2

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    Thanks for the Help Fellas

    I had some nylon body post laying around and took a ride over to HD and picked up some washers

    thanks For the idea Stang





    Alfy
     
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    You might need to switch those pan head to flat head screws. Take a look at mine and see how they sit flush to the velcro. Those pan heads may create high spots, but put the velcro on the washer and find out.
     
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    Yeah, I had that tested already...the little bump that the panhead gives lets it go in a lil deeper into the other velcro piece

    Works well

    Alfy
     
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    Actually I have (Thanks For Asking) but I had to go a whole different route and made up another set but longer..

    Its been crazy the past few weeks preparing for my daughters first birthday that we celebrated just yesturday....

    Now that everything is back to normal, I can find the time to finish the rig and post some pics

    Will keep ya posted :tmb

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    Where did you find that wheely bar?? Looks awesome
     
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    That is a Etzler bar. They have not been made for a long time now. So if you happen to find one you had better buy it, they are sweet. I have 2.
     
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    hey Alfy,
    what tires are those?
    and what size wheels?
     
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    HPI Super mudders with HPI rims.. Stock size I believe




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    Adjustable Body Mounts

    I found that 1/10 scale plastic telescoping driveshafts can be made into very effective velcro body mounts. The rear ones on my truck came from a Losi XX and the fronts came off a Stampede. Just cut off the "ears" and sand them flat. I cut some circles from plexiglass and used two grub screws on each mount to lock them into place. They are really strong but don't weigh as much as you would think. Plus they will work with practically any body without needing to mess with spacers.

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    that is a great idea!
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    That looks like the ticket

    Man I was thinking that same idea after looking in to this idea.....yet I knew I didn't know enuff about over all rc parts to find something to do the adjustableness of it.:wish....YOUR THE MAN.
    I'll have to try some form of that....How well does it keep your body on?

    I just got done makeing a mod to my Rage kit I gave to my daughter Thanks to Brett at CPE ....If I knew how to post pic HERE I would....CARBONFIBER support running from Body mount to body mount.:shk:bling
     
  17. May 30, 2011 #17

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    These keep the body on great. It's actually really hard to get the body off even with my hands but I think that is because I'm using a hard clod body and I worry about cracking it. I think with lexan body it would be easier to get off.
     
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    Yeah U are proabaly right about the hard shell.
    Well It looks good!!! you got any pics with body on?
     
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    Thanks! The truck is posted in another thread but I'll add the pic here too.

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    Nice two tone paint job. Sometimes old school looks good still.
     

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