Notices
HPI Monster Truck Forum Talk about HPI monster trucks here. The infamous Savage 21, SS, .25 or any other HPI MT. You can optionally discuss HPI in our general MT discussion forum if you prefer.

Bodies for XL?

Old 08-18-2008, 06:24 PM
  #1  
GTRice
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Valleyfield, NL, CANADA
Posts: 707
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default Bodies for XL?

I would like to have a different body for my XL, other then the stock one. But it seems that there is not much big bodies out there. But I was wondering, the Pro-Line ones that were made for the MGT/LST/Genesis/TNX will they fit the XL?

http://www.pro-lineracing.com/p-399-...alade-ext.aspx
http://www.pro-lineracing.com/p-405-...rado-2007.aspx
http://www.pro-lineracing.com/p-396-dodge-mega-cab.aspx
http://www.pro-lineracing.com/p-500-...-cab-2008.aspx
http://www.pro-lineracing.com/p-379-ford-f-650.aspx

The bodies for those trucks should fit the XL since the truck is about the same sizes as them.
Old 08-18-2008, 06:27 PM
  #2  
black mamba
Senior Member
 
black mamba's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Hickory Hills, IL
Posts: 5,388
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bodies for XL?

Yes those fit. Look up BudBud's profile and check out his gallery.
Old 08-18-2008, 06:28 PM
  #3  
GTRice
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Valleyfield, NL, CANADA
Posts: 707
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bodies for XL?

Thanks, I'll check that out.
Old 08-18-2008, 06:35 PM
  #4  
BudBud
Senior Member
 
BudBud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 6,113
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bodies for XL?

My favorite for engine protection and running is the Dodge mega cab, the engine sits in the cab and the body posts do not need extending to run the body. It looks kind of like a big white turtle though. Bud




I like the looks of the 1972 C-10 the best, but then I am a classic Chevy fan.....




The MGT/LST sized bodies all should fit, the selection is not very broad though.
Old 08-18-2008, 07:56 PM
  #5  
GTRice
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Valleyfield, NL, CANADA
Posts: 707
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bodies for XL?

Thanks for the pictures Bud. I know what I'm getting now!
Old 08-18-2008, 09:54 PM
  #6  
BudBud
Senior Member
 
BudBud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 6,113
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bodies for XL?



What body did you pick?



Inquiring minds want to know.... Bud
Old 08-19-2008, 08:15 AM
  #7  
BudBud
Senior Member
 
BudBud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Salina, KS
Posts: 6,113
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bodies for XL?

They also sell a really nice Escalade body, that appears to have the same basic ability to protect as the Mega Cab, lets see, would that Escalade look good in Candyapple red, maybe black, or another big white turtle>>>>> I think maybe pearl white with artic white paint to back it, then silver inside of that.... maybe with some window tint.... the only thing I do not like about the Escalade is to keep it looking nice, I cannot cut the grill like the Dodge... Maybe I need a black Dodge with tinted windows and sun roof.... On my Dodge I did not cut any holes in the back for fuel or cooling. I drilled a small one in the back window for the radio antenna and another in the roof for a glow charger. Even in 100 plus degree temperatures, the engines seem to run cool enough in the body. I am not sure where the air flow comes from, unless it is just big and open and allows it to blow through the chassis... If I did a black Dodge, my botches on the grill cut outs would not be so obvious... decisions, decisions, and I do love that classic Chevy body..... [8D] Bud
Old 08-19-2008, 08:22 AM
  #8  
HerrSavage
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Irgendwo, GERMANY
Posts: 10,292
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bodies for XL?

Those are some nice lookin' pickups. Bu I'd still love to see a race-style bod on one - especially the CP2.0 large-size for the MGT and co.. If I had an XL I'd want a bod like I had on my Lightning GT.. I think lowered and black would look slick.. The larger size Desert Rat would be interesting too....


Old 08-19-2008, 11:35 AM
  #9  
GTRice
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Valleyfield, NL, CANADA
Posts: 707
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Default RE: Bodies for XL?

Nice Chevys! I like the Escalade body as well. Well, it should run find as with the body with no holes cut in for the engine.

Oh, the stock XL body is over 20 inches long and I found couple bodies that is the same length as it and it will be perfect for it. Some bodies that are 19 inches long also will fit well, but bodies over 20 inches will be very nice.

These:

http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTLJ6&P=0
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHPB8&P=0
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXHCF2&P=0
http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...&I=LXJUK9&P=ML
MGT 8.0 also works great as well: http://www3.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin...?&I=LXTZD0&P=7

I wish there was a Toyota Tundra body, I did found one, but it's too small, only for a T-Maxx.

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.