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Old 05-26-2011, 08:43 AM
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Default Earthquake 8e Shell trimming help

I just got the new body for the eq 8e.
The cut outs arent doe, which is fine since I am learning more and more each day.
IS there any special trimming too I should use for trimming the wheels and stuff?
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:05 AM
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I just got the new body for the eq 8e.
The cut outs arent doe, which is fine since I am learning more and more each day.
IS there any special trimming too I should use for trimming the wheels and stuff?
is this a STOCK replacement body? or is it an unpainted aftermarket body? unpainted bodies come untrimmed.
lexan scissors and a body hole reamer are used. look at pic. you can get them at most hobby shops and on ebay.
its really hard to cut a body with normal scissors. the lexan scissors have a short nose and they are curved as well.
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Old 05-26-2011, 09:12 AM
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Default RE: Earthquake 8e Shell trimming help

Thanks for the speedy response. Its an actual redcat racing eq 8e body.
Its all painted (stickers are on a seperate sheet for later)

Its all set just needs the holes reamed, etc and trimming and stuff. I'll look into the tools you mentioned. Thanks buddy.
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Old 05-27-2011, 10:56 AM
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This is what I got out of the box:

As you can see, I really trashed the original body. Was fun doing flips and stuff. Love this truck.


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i used just a regular pair of scissiors on mine took a bit took cut the lexan but i got the job done and it looks awsome too also used a exacto knife for fine triming
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body reamer and a dremel, the dremel will cut (use a drill bit attachment) then you can smooth off the cuts with the drum sander attachment, its one of the only uses i ever found for a dremel, cutting out bodies and screws on rc's.
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Thank you all for your answers and feedback. I am gonna pick up the tools mentioned by nitrosportsandrunner.

I will be doing this "project" over the weekend. Once finished, I will post photos.







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I spent some time this afternoon cutting and trimming the shell. came out good. I'll post photos asap.
Thank you all for your tips and help on this.
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