I FINALLY found a 1/6 new bright on ebay that wasn't asking $150 for it (seriously, many are asking $100 plus just for the bodies!)
I got a fully working one for $55 shipped
These are a huge disappointments, they really suck to drive. being so huge, you would think you could at least drive around the yard....Nope. They get stuck easy.
Anyway, after an hour I figured out how to pull the body and floor pan off of the main chassis.
I have a exceed 1/8 mad torque crawler. The 2 should go together well as you see from the pics. The tires look great with this body!
I recal someone on here had a 1/6 cadilac they did. Id love to see pics of the chassis. Even if it was a shaft driven crawler, it could still give me some ideas.
The underside is not smooth. The frame is almost sturdy enough I could just mount the links and shocks to it. But I think I will have to make a separate chassis and mount it to the body/frame.
Im sure a fair amount of dremel work will be needed as well.
Im thinking of doing a droop setup. so that at ride height it will have like .5 or 1 inch of up travel and a couple inches of down travel.