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Old 03-19-2008, 08:03 AM
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Default Cutting body holes

Hi,
I need to enlarge a hole on my shell.

Whats the best way of doing it? What sort of drill bit should I use? Should the drill be fast or slow?

Dont want to mess up my newly painted body!

Cheers,

A
Old 03-19-2008, 08:25 AM
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What type of hole, body mount, antenna, engine, and how big?
Old 03-19-2008, 08:33 AM
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It the rear body mount hole on a hyper ST pro body - I think I need to enlarge it from about 10mm to 15mm (ish)
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[link=http://www.amainhobbies.com/product_info.php/cPath/1_89_139/products_id/2381]Get one of these.[/link] Just about any hobby shop should have them.
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Thanks alot!
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on the subject of body holes, what is the best way to align the body mount holes so that the wheel wells are positioned correctly with the chassis. Mine always seem to be slightly off so I get a lot of rub when I turn.
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Default RE: Cutting body holes

Make sure you mark the holes correctly by placing the body over the car and aligning it perfectly before painting. Mark the holes with a sharpie on the outside and drill them after painting. Depending on if the body is made for your car or if its a uni. then some extra trimming might be required to keep them from rubbing.
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body reamer all the way... once you have one you never want to miss it
Old 03-20-2008, 09:44 AM
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ORIGINAL: brett65

Make sure you mark the holes correctly by placing the body over the car and aligning it perfectly before painting. Mark the holes with a sharpie on the outside and drill them after painting. Depending on if the body is made for your car or if its a uni. then some extra trimming might be required to keep them from rubbing.
I have used the sharpie technique. I'm thinking my car might have a slightly different wheelbase. This is mainly an issue when I use Parma/Proline bodies. HPI bodies seem to be a better fit. My car is a Tamiya TA05. Obviously Tamiya bodies fit best but are more expensive. The rear wheels usually seem to be fine, just the front is the problem. The wheels are a little more forward than the standard wheel well location on the body. I didn't want to cut the wheel wells too much more or the shell will start to lose its original shape. Although on the race body I'll go ahead and do it.

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