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    Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Looking to see if anyone here has tried on different manufacturers bodies on there backdraft 8e to see if they fit. I ordered a Xray 808e and an Ofna Ultra body to see if they will fit. I talked tot he place i bought them and they have the same with as the side of the chassis and seem to have a good length and plenty of room inside for electronics.

    Anyone try to fit another body to theres, if so what chassis was it from.

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Hey I would like to  know how those work out!!!  
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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Will do they should be in tomorrow. Had to pay for them to get them ordered. If they dont fit, ill paint them up and ebay them.

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Off to ebay they go. One with some work could fit but not worth the hassle, and you would have some spaces that stuff could get in. Hada kid up there with a losi eight 2.0 electric there and the body fit almost perfect. They got me one ordered and will play with that one later tonight. Got lucky that the LHS warehouse is only 3 hours away. So they have it on the order coming in tonight. Should have some fun with this tonight. Will post conclusion to my ventures.


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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Yea I went to my LHS and test fit a Losi 8 body a bit wide in the front, also my body mounts are just problematic and keep loosening and breaking off I am trying to think of a better soloution.
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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Did you try the electric or the nitro version, cause the electric one fits pretty good the nitro i noticed was a little wider

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    well..........how did the losi body fit? I'm dieing here. i love the backdraft but its so darn ugly, the body has been the only thing keeping me from getting a backdraft. any chance of posting pics? thanks.

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Took them back as the hobby shop pissed me off. I went with a Ve8 body for Hot bodies buggy. Im at work currently might be able to get a pic up tonight. Seems now that the weather is nicer i never get a moment to myself.

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e


    ORIGINAL: iluvny081

    well..........how did the losi body fit? I'm dieing here. i love the backdraft but its so darn ugly, the body has been the only thing keeping me from getting a backdraft. any chance of posting pics? thanks.
    Iposted a vid on a HPI Vorza Flux body and that looked a lotbetter then the losi.
    here it is again: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wQi8T2byTY
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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Seen that, hence why i went with the Ve8 body basic same design as hpi and hot bodies are pretty much the same company. The ve8 body is a little more streamline they also have jconcepts for the ve8.

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    ORIGINAL: JTuepker1

    Seen that, hence why i went with the Ve8 body basic same design as hpi and hot bodies are pretty much the same company. The ve8 body is a little more streamline they also have jconcepts for the ve8.
    i agree, the vorza body is nice but the ve8 body looks much better, IMO anyway. thanks you formula87 for takin the time to show everyone more info on the backdraft. yours looks very sharp with those wheels an tires that are on it in your videos. I am definitely looking forward to seeing how it looks with the painted vorza body on it.

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    ORIGINAL: JTuepker1

    Seen that, hence why i went with the Ve8 body basic same design as hpi and hot bodies are pretty much the same company. The ve8 body is a little more streamline they also have jconcepts for the ve8.
    My LHS had a painted Losi body offone of his cars and it was too narrow at the back and widened out towards the front. If the Hotbodies body looks good I will try that..... you say it is the same as the Vorza?? post some pics up with on the car before and after you paint it. How much are they? The Vorza was $21.00.
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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Update with pics, I went and got me a jconcept Ve8 body same as the hot bodies just a different look. Its the high flow version jconcepts number is 0100. No fitment issues really. I did copy the cut out up front on the right side to the left. This way when painted it will look even.
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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Forgot one of the best pics. The front little nose piece.




    Painted ones to follow this weekend. 5 colors and hopefully a good design.

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Looks good I've painted my HPI Body will post that up.
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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Im just waiting for one of my paint mask to come in to start mine. Will be about a 2 or 3 day painter with all the skull details ill be adding in. Have three of these bodies to paint. Other 2 ill post pics on also and might sell.

    Yeah would like to see the pics of yours.

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4imUXsSZxk

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Like the colors. Mine is going with Parma Key lime green metallic, silver, white, black and with a few neon green hints. Skulls, and a spash designwill layout and take some nice pics of the body during the process, if i had a camcorder probably would tape it for you all. No stickers other than one Jconcepts to promote the body. Going to get a full vinyl with products and sponser who will cut the vinyl to cover the body of chassis. Got him making me several since ill tear them up instead of majordamage to the bottom pan of chassis.

    Now if my parma order would show up, i could actually get started.

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e


    ORIGINAL: formula87

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4imUXsSZxk

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    Formula87 have you had any issues with that body with the rear suspension on lading and rubbing the tires.

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    ORIGINAL: JTuepker1


    ORIGINAL: formula87

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4imUXsSZxk

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    Formula87 have you had any issues with that body with the rear suspension on lading and rubbing the tires.

    Have not run it yet rain last couple days............. But I may be swapping the thing back to the Earthquake and selling it all to a friend and keeping the body but looks like it should clear all susp and tires with no problems..........
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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Ok had a friend asking me about it. he seen the video you posted and it shows the wider body and he was afraid of contact.

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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    few pics as the body is coming along. Took me almost 7 hours to mask and tape off all my sections for colors. Painting and peeling a section to expose the next section. Have a few items i didnt put on till after a few of the colors were down. Still a long way to go still.

    Colors used so far. Keylime Green, Faspearl flaming orange, satin silver, white, black, and a few drops of brown for the skull tinting. I dont have that photo up yet as did that last night before i passed out. Will get this finished off tonight and will hopefully have the completed photos up for you all this evening.
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    RE: Other bodies that fit backdraft 8e

    Wow.....! very colorful scheme, yep you have spent a lot of time on that it looks like.....keep up the good work
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    ORIGINAL: 1ofmyfuns

    Wow.....! very colorful scheme, yep you have spent a lot of time on that it looks like.....keep up the good work
    Thank you i come from an automotive background growing up so painting and masking is part but did have some thin line tape that bleed but hell water colors are easy to fix, small fine point stiff brush and remove the mess up and remask the area. Had to do that with the silver and the orange break. the front nose will be white on it with a little black bleeding into that to seperate the front nose of it. Will be about another 3 or 4 hours till completed tonight. But ill post the final results tonight hopefully.

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    Looks good.

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