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#1 dalek

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 08:41 AM

I wonder if the following would be appealing to a lot of people.
 
What if a manufacturer sells bodies that have the mounting holes pre-punched.  You paint the body, cut it on the cut lines (even the wheel wells have cut lines) then snap it on the chassis.  You then turn adjustment screws (accessed from underneath) that independently raise and lower the front body mounts until you have the front bumper a couple of thou above the track surface.  The car now has a new body, it's adjusted perfectly in regard to the track surface, and it has taken you very little time to do it.
 
The manufacturer could also sell bodies that are already painted and cut out.  Take the body out of the package, snap it on the chassis, adjust the mounts, and go race.
 
Maybe the JK Cheetah 21 would be a good chassis to come with adjustable body mounts.
 

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#2 Dave Crevie

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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:07 AM

That would be fineif every chassis had the same mounting holes. Start a one chassis spec series and get someone to punch the

holes on a body mounting fixture.



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Posted 04 December 2019 - 10:49 AM

Perhaps just buy yourself a decent body mounting fixture and then there is no need to re-invent the wheel.


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