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#1 Pablo

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:19 PM

Help, please! This is a one-race 7 thou re-pop GTP race body. I learned my lesson, no more cheapie non-Lexan for me.

But before me it sits, trimmed and ready to mount. I didn't realize it was tweaked until now.

 

My cuts are perfectly straight, in other words, when the bottom all around touches the block the body is level and bottom edges are straight.

 

-Just mount it and force it into submission?

-Soak in hot water and bend?

-Hot blow dry and bend?

-Tape it to the block flat n straight, masking tape secure it, and blow dry hot?

 

or toss it?  :)  Thanks,

Pablo

 

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 04:24 PM

Repop?
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 05:59 PM

#4 has my vote.
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No fun in tossing it Pablo.

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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:49 PM

Place it in the microwave over a container of water and microwave in 30 second intervals. Give a twist between cycles. I've done this more than a few times to straighten out VFC chargers.
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Posted 11 September 2019 - 06:54 PM

Dom, mine is painted, is that OK for the microwave?


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 09:41 AM

Dom, mine is painted, is that OK for the microwave?

And you have a choice?  :)


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 10:24 AM

I've run this same body for many years and never had this problem. I use a cut gage though, not the cut lines. Have had this problem with other bodies and a loose twist held for 10 sec. once or twice will usually take care of it. 


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 12:12 PM

I have used a popsickle stick to go over and redefine all the body lines.  Sometimes it works and sometimes not.  I would pay close attention to the bubble try going around the base to get a sharp defined angle to the rest of the body.  I have come to find out that when stacked sheets of Lexan are pulled the defining lines on the outside sheets are not so defined.


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:44 PM

What chassis is it going on? If it's a one piece pan, just pin it flat!

 

Separate (independent) pans may require finagling a bit.

 

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Posted 12 September 2019 - 03:56 PM

I've run this same body for many years and never had this problem. I use a cut gage though, not the cut lines. Have had this problem with other bodies and a loose twist held for 10 sec. once or twice will usually take care of it. 

 

Red, what do you mean when you say "I use a cut gage,,,'? Is this a body template for this particular body? Or something that can be used for cutting most any body?


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 04:26 PM

Good question, Bill. I never heard of a "cut gauge". But like I said, this isn't a trimming issue, so it doesn't matter.

 

Thanks for all the good ideas, guys :)  This one is tweaked so bad, no amount of twisting by hand (other than ruining it) works. I tried taping it to the block in perfect position and blow dryed it on "Hot" for a few seconds

 

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Worked great

 

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Onward  :D


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:16 PM

What's that hair dryer for, drying your dog? :laugh2:


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Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:37 PM

Pablo, no problem if its painted.
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Posted 12 September 2019 - 05:47 PM

Won't my burritos taste like Faskolors?  :laugh2:


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 08:27 AM

Won't my burritos taste like Faskolors?  :laugh2:


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 11:38 AM

So your saying caving in the windshield "worked great" or did I miss the sarcasum? 


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 03:56 PM

Fred, your method did improve a couple spots, but wasn't giving me the overall results I needed. I'm sure your method would work for a body that I could identify exactly where the problem was.

 

The cockpit isn't nearly as "caved" as the photo makes it look.

 

To summarize:

-heating and correcting works

-no more knockoff race bodies for me, I feel like I shamed myself  ^_^


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 04:47 PM

Someone is knocking off O/S bodies? :laugh2: The Mercedes coupe would have been another good one. They both were designed by the same Canadian HS teacher, Wayne Halabrooda(sp?)


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 04:57 PM

Bill; The cut tool I use is home made that I can use for any body but RTR sells a plastic one that works for GTP.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 05:33 PM

Got pic's?

 

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Posted 13 September 2019 - 06:08 PM

Someone is knocking off O/S bodies? :laugh2: The Mercedes coupe would have been another good one. They both were designed by the same Canadian HS teacher, Wayne Halabrooda(sp?)

 

Halabourda  :) 


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:08 PM

I didn't have an O/S body right at  hand to read his name off of.  :laugh2:  :laugh2:  At our age, it's remarkable I remembered what his name was, say nothing about how to spell it. :)

 

 

Red, thanks for the body cutting gauge info.


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Posted 13 September 2019 - 07:23 PM

Got pic's?

 

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I think it's called "The Body Master" on Ralph's RTR website for $14.95. I'm not familiar with how, or how well, it works.


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