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Old 03-08-2017, 06:58 PM
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I just got my taigen stug III metal chassis in from Germany. Is there directions or a video on how to install the parts to mount the upper hull onto the chassis? I know they mount on the upper hull, just don't know how they go. its the parts inside the red circle in the pic mount in the red circle in the other pic. thanks for any help.



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Old 03-09-2017, 02:32 AM
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The biggest piece (folded into multiple angles) screws into the center post on the front of the upper hull. It slips under the bracket on the front of the lower hull. The other two assemblies screw onto the rear posts that you circled. Two bent pieces come together to form a bracket. The flat piece with flanges slides between them. The flat piece has a flange (hook-shaped) that goes at the back or towards the centerline of the tank and pointing down (when the upper hull is right-side-up). The spring hooks to that flange. One of the bent brackets has a similar flange and goes towards the centerline of the upper hull. That's for the other end of the spring.

I have this hull on PzIII. It's a good latching system in that it is secure. But, I find it rather inconvenient when I have to open it to change the batteries. I'm going to replace the latches with magnets glued into the corners similar to what I did on my PzIV.
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thanks for the info, I'm really not understanding why they don't put directions with the chassis or have any kind of video on youtube explaining how to install this chassis to the upper hull. after having problems with 3 out of 3 items I have purchased that are taigen products, I'm reconsidering who to deal with in the future.
Old 03-11-2017, 06:00 AM
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Taigen makes decent stuff. But, I agree that directions would be nice.
Old 03-15-2017, 06:29 AM
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Originally Posted by philipat View Post
The biggest piece (folded into multiple angles) screws into the center post on the front of the upper hull. It slips under the bracket on the front of the lower hull. The other two assemblies screw onto the rear posts that you circled. Two bent pieces come together to form a bracket. The flat piece with flanges slides between them. The flat piece has a flange (hook-shaped) that goes at the back or towards the centerline of the tank and pointing down (when the upper hull is right-side-up). The spring hooks to that flange. One of the bent brackets has a similar flange and goes towards the centerline of the upper hull. That's for the other end of the spring.

I have this hull on PzIII. It's a good latching system in that it is secure. But, I find it rather inconvenient when I have to open it to change the batteries. I'm going to replace the latches with magnets glued into the corners similar to what I did on my PzIV.

Can you take a pic of one that you have mounted, that would really help to understand how this gets put together, thanks
Old 03-15-2017, 10:27 AM
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If you purchase from us in the US you get instructions Not sure why EU is not but we try to provide as much as possible for electronics. I have even myself been working on updates for some stuff. I know we are currently out of stock, we were supposed to get a big shipment of parts this time but it ended up being more tanks than parts. The next shipment is coming pretty soon and will have both tanks and a big parts order.
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the reason I had to get it somewhere else because of you guys being out of stock and and not knowing when you would have them again. I much rather have spent my money in the states. Thats why I was asking for help on this since it did not come with directions.
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I have the metal Taigen Stug III. I will take some photos and post it once I get home tonight.
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Originally Posted by philipat View Post
Taigen makes decent stuff. But, I agree that directions would be nice.
I've found that decent instructions seem to be completely AWOL in this hobby, especially for electronics. That was pretty frustrating at first, but once I came to grips with the fact that we're on our own it got a bit easier.


Sgt. P, I've got both the Stug and the PzIII with the metal lowers, what exactly do you need to see?



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I believe that both are the same but Ive got the stug III metal lower chassis. thanks for any help, just trying to find stuff to do until the paint dries on my tamiya leo so I can go to the next step. just needing a pic of the mounting hardware that is located in the rear of the upper hull. needing to see how the brackets mount and the location of the springs.

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Sorry, was watching rat patrol. Thanks for the pictures, those are perfect, thanks very much.
Old 03-15-2017, 04:48 PM
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heres mine, got some more stuff to do but this is what I have so far, putting on the side armor next.

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Old 03-15-2017, 05:16 PM
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looks like I will need 2 small washers on each side like you did on yours.
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Gary beat me to it . I have the same Stug as Gary and it is undergoing the same mods you are planning. Here are some pics.
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Old 03-16-2017, 10:43 AM
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looking good, wish I had the talent to make my own side armor, for now Im just going with a kit that I got on ebay.

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