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Old 01-25-2009, 10:49 PM
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I want know if there are any street boddies that will fit the Baja 5B? Thanks
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:02 PM
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On-road bodies for HPI 5B? unfortunately not, at least not without cutting and modding the shell and/or the modding the 5B itself.

A Hummer or van body, or maybe a pick-up truck body might work, but for a pick-up truck I think you will have to cut a hole in the bed for the engine and roll cage to clear.
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Anyone with some good ideas, or links? Thanks
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There are several factors to consider before making the mods. The first thing to do is measure the distances of the mounting pins and the height those body pins. The next thing to consider is the wheel base.

So, lets say you have an on-road body that is a 535mm wheelbase. I do not know what the wheel base of the HPI 5B is, but it is considerably longer than 535mm. So, you will have to cut the forward wheel holes to be extended further forward and the rear wheel hols so that they are extend further back. But unfortuntaley, since the Baja 5B is is also a longer vehicle, so a 535mm wheelbase body will not cover the entire RC. So, you will still have exposed RC in front, and maybe in back of the shell.

If you are willing to have the car body sit very high on the 5B, you can simply put on higher body posts and have the car body sit down and tough the roof and roll guard.
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Old 01-25-2009, 11:57 PM
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there's a chap named Jake who makes alot of alternative bodies for the baja 5b......
but they arnt your normal touring car bodies lol
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i think he sells the ratrod as a kit

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=z0hn8P...e=channel_page
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Old 01-26-2009, 12:03 AM
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^^ Very nice find! Do you have a link to his store? I definitely want to look at the other bodies he has made.

The street rod concept is simply genius for working with the long HPI rail-like buggy.
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Innovative Hobbies sales a street body for the 5B. I don’t know if it’s what you are looking for but here is the link. [link]http://www.innovativehobby.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2162[/link]

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ORIGINAL: pwaicon

Innovative Hobbies sales a street body for the 5B. I don’t know if it’s what you are looking for but here is the link. [link]http://www.innovativehobby.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=2162[/link]

Score! Great job pwaicon, I knew some one would come up with something cool. That is a great looking car..
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ORIGINAL: da mad maori

there's a chap named Jake who makes alot of alternative bodies for the baja 5b......
but they arnt your normal touring car bodies lol
check them out


i think he sells the ratrod as a kit

http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=z0hn8P...e=channel_page
Awesome da mad maori ! I've seen those vids, that guy does some cool stuff, and I've contacted him through email.. That's the stuff that makes this hobby so fun.
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