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Old 05-31-2006, 02:10 PM
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hey guys im having trouble with my body clips through the body.
what should i do?!?!
Old 05-31-2006, 02:18 PM
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Default RE: body clips tearing through body

I always reinforce the body where the holes are with a small circular piece of lexan or thin plastic. I just cut them about 1 inch in diameter and drill a center hole the same size as the post. I just tape them under the body. I have repaired holes this way too.

if you don't have spare lexan from trimming another body you have painted you can use the plastic from packaging. You know... like from the type of clear package a walkman comes in..
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o0o thanks a lot!
my body clips are always bending too.
I keep going through packs and packs so now im using safety pins.
Old 05-31-2006, 03:02 PM
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Default RE: body clips tearing through body

Also get some beefy clips. If the holes on the post are too small for them you can drill them out to make them larger to accept the beefy clips. Don't go overboard though as making them to big will weaken the post. Just use some common sense and you'll be ok...

I don't know what you're running but
[link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXCAC5&P=7]These are the ones I use[/link] with the Du-Bro clip retainers
With [link=http://www2.towerhobbies.com/cgi-bin/wti0001p?&I=LXFRG0&P=0]Du-Bro Clip retainers[/link]. The clips that come with these are ok too.
Old 05-31-2006, 03:49 PM
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Default RE: body clips tearing through body

you can also put plastic washers on the post and then put the clips on it should work.
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Default RE: body clips tearing through body

How do you repair the body after the a peace has been ripped off. Do you use tape or a type of glue to to hold the new piece of lexan to the body? What type of glue of tape?
Old 06-03-2006, 02:57 AM
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You must be bashing it pretty hard to damage that stuff, even with strengthened post holes, my pins never fail.
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Default RE: body clips tearing through body

I had been using thin metal washers to prevent this, but no matter what I do, Bodies still rip to shreds when i land on my lid in -35 degree weather.
BTW I live in Canada. lol.
Old 06-06-2006, 02:52 AM
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Default RE: body clips tearing through body

FORGET body clips.... cut a piece of fuel tubing, about 4-5mm in length, slip it down your body post, it will hang on like no tomorrow and give a little should the need be... and its easier to take off if you don't have a starter system like a tiger drive or a roto start... I have completely sworn off body clips, the only things I use it for is to support the cushioning under the body...

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hey guys im having trouble with my body clips through the body.
what should i do?!?!

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