the holes are drilled flip the chassis over and drill counter sinks in the bottom of the chassis using a 11/64” drill
bit…… Now be careful here that you do not drill all the way through
the chassis. Just do a little at a time and keep checking the depth.
the brackets to the chassis and mark the outside edge of the chassis. This is where you will start to make your first bend.
Make the bend to about 90 degrees and then slip the body on. You may have to stretch the body over the brackets.
can see the brackets are too tall. Now start cutting them back a little at a time until the body start to sit right on the
chassis.. Keep checking the fit so you don’t cut them too short.
the hard part J Take a pair of
needle nosed pliers and start carefully bending the brackets to fit the contour of the inside of the body. Keep checking the
fit until you have it right. This can take some time depending on how much of a curve there is to the inside of the body.
the important part of the mounting. When finished bending and fitting the brackets none of them must touch the insides
of the body.
You want about 1/32”
gap between the brackets and the sides of the body.
Why?? If the brackets are touching the sides of the body they
will be under tension from the body. And when you loosen the screws the body will spring back in and force the screw threads
into the sides of the screw holes causing them to catch on the threads and not allow the body to float freely.
prep the chassis now. Steal some wax paper from your wife and cut if to size
and then with some glue stick it to the top of the chassis. The wax paper will keep the epoxy from sticking to the chassis
when it runs down.. And it will run down. But this will be normal so don’t
the brackets to the chassis. Be sure they go on in the same position they came off.
the chassis over and tape the excess wax paper to the bottom of the chassis to keep it out of the way and from interfering
with the body.
Body mounting part 3
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