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S13drifter 12-20-2012 09:02 PM

Custom building a body?????
 
<span style="font-family: Noteworthy; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 24px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(130, 98, 83, 0.0976563); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(191, 107, 82, 0.496094); ">Well after buying a Nissan 180sx hatch for china I was disappointed in it from quality and looks While searching for a new body I found this</span><span style="font-family: Noteworthy; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 24px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(130, 98, 83, 0.0976563); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(191, 107, 82, 0.496094); ">http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/blogs/turn_10s_forza_motorsport_blog/archive/2008/11/19/the-smallest-4age-engine-in-the-world-rc-drifting-and-it-s-detailed-community.aspx</span><span style="font-family: Noteworthy; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 24px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(130, 98, 83, 0.0976563); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(191, 107, 82, 0.496094); "> it got me inspired to build my own 240sx. Anyone know how to do it? Not doing the engine. Trying to stay away from the vacuum mold thing</span>

S13drifter 12-29-2012 05:38 AM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
Anyone???

Anthoop 12-29-2012 09:25 AM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
Vacuum formed lexan is the most used method for RC car shells these days.

tapkoote 12-29-2012 01:57 PM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
You casn do it out of fiber glass with a wood plug
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEQv-...g&amp;index=21

Kitsune 01-01-2013 03:35 PM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
Vacuum forming is still your best way of making the body. It's going to take a little work to make a vacuum forming table, but it's not all that hard.

S13drifter 01-06-2013 08:38 PM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
Are there any other methods I can use? I don't thing making a mold for the body would be easy

Anthoop 01-08-2013 09:34 AM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 

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ORIGINAL: S13drifter

Are there any other methods I can use? I don't thing making a mold for the body would be easy
Yes, you could cut some cardboard and tape it together to form a car shape, or, you could shape some chicken mesh and cover it with papier-mâché....if you want easy.
If you want a decent looking body then it will require some effort.

phmaximus 01-09-2013 03:45 PM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
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ORIGINAL: S13drifter

<span style=''font-family: Noteworthy; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 24px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(130, 98, 83, 0.0976563); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(191, 107, 82, 0.496094); ''>Well after buying a Nissan 180sx hatch for china I was disappointed in it from quality and looks While searching for a new body I found this </span><span style=''font-family: Noteworthy; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 24px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(130, 98, 83, 0.0976563); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(191, 107, 82, 0.496094); ''>http://forums.forzamotorsport.net/blogs/turn_10s_forza_motorsport_blog/archive/2008/11/19/the-smallest-4age-engine-in-the-world-rc-drifting-and-it-s-detailed-community.aspx</span><span style=''font-family: Noteworthy; font-size: 18px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 24px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(26, 26, 26, 0.296875); -webkit-composition-fill-color: rgba(130, 98, 83, 0.0976563); -webkit-composition-frame-color: rgba(191, 107, 82, 0.496094); ''> it got me inspired to build my own 240sx. Anyone know how to do it? Not doing the engine. Trying to stay away from the vacuum mold thing</span>
I've seen that before cool eh, u do know that's just a HPI Trento lexan body that's been cut and shunt

phmaximus 01-09-2013 03:59 PM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
Check this out

http://driftmission.com/rc-art-zx-aero-parts-for-s13/

phmaximus 01-09-2013 04:04 PM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
Failing that u could get a yokomoto 180sx and a s13
Cut the fronts off and swap them around.

Off cut of lexan to reinforce the join and some shoe goo to glue it, just don't forget to paint it before gluing it

Foxy 01-10-2013 07:11 AM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
Here ya go...

Completely scratch built large (1/4) scale Aston Martin DBR9, including body...

http://www.rcuniverse.com/forum/fb.asp?m=10565059

iexion 01-14-2013 06:16 AM

RE: Custom building a body?????
 
[link=http://www.abchobbyusa.com/nissan-180sx-late-model-body-set.aspx]Or just buy one of these[/link]


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