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straight bodies!!!

Old 02-14-2006, 05:06 AM
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tablist56
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Default straight bodies!!!

man i cant seem to get my body lined up with my wheel properly.
ive bought three different bodies over the last couple of months and none of em line up properly.
the wheels are either far too back or too forward.


what are peoples methods to get a precisely lined up body?
Old 02-14-2006, 03:49 PM
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cut the shell BEFORE you paint it, then stick it over your car/truck, line it up "right", and mark the holes. then start with a tiny hole, check it again to make sure they are spot on, and then open them up with a reamer. stick some tape over the holes when you paint to prevent the paint from goin all over the place lol!
Old 02-14-2006, 08:00 PM
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Default RE: straight bodies!!!

oldshoolclod has a great idea. Here's another. Take your cut and unpainted body and fit it on the body. When it is absolutely perfectly lined up, make your marks on the top side of the body and ream. A lot of people try to ream from the bottom, but from the top you can actually use your reamer while the body is sitting on the posts. Sure fit!
Old 02-17-2006, 05:54 PM
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Default RE: straight bodies!!!

yeh its just practice i guess.

i have been putting the uncut body over my car so it sits nicer then i ream out the holes then cut around the body.




any other ways?

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