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#1 Noose

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 10:31 AM

I did this article for Slot Cars Magazine as part of the trilogy where Tony P built a DHMI Coupe frame, then showed how to assemble and set-up the whole car. My part was last.
 
So, now that the magazine has been out for a bit, I am attaching my article for all you to use. It does work. Some have used it and commented on how fast they were able to get one done.

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Attached File  Body Mounting.pdf   1.4MB   546 downloads
 
Be sure to check out the magazine, too!
 
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Sometimes known as a serial despoiler of the clear purity of virgin Lexan bodies. Lexan is my canvas!
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#2 Pablo

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:24 AM

Excellent, thanks Noose. :good:

I've used Avery circles for years to mask the inside front wheel wells, but never thought of using them as a "template" to cut the wells. :)
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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:37 AM

You are welcome! 
 
I used this method, minus painting the clear strip of course, at our Enduro this past weekend. Had that baby mounted in no time and had no body issues for the six hours!

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 11:45 AM

Thanks Noose!

 

I have the Magazine great article helped me a lot on mounting bodies! I've only done one so far but it was easier and came out better then any other I've done. :good: 

 

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Posted 14 July 2016 - 02:23 PM

Fantastic; Noose! Thank you!!


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Posted 14 July 2016 - 06:03 PM

Awesome... Thanks, Noose. Mounting a body takes me next to forever. I can never seem to made the side cuts straight.


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Posted 15 July 2016 - 06:56 PM

Nice tutorial, Noose! I have been using the clear strip method but paint the strip with a very light coat of silver paint so that I didn't have to back and paint it after mounting. You can see the pin tubes through the silver paint with a bright light. Painted 15 bodies like this for the Caribbean Retro race.


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