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DIY wide body - Drift12345678 - 09-20-2017

Hello everyone I was wondering if anyone out there had made a diy body kit if you have how did u do it. I was using clay but then I wasn't sure how to make a mold. Does anyone know how to do this. Plus I think that your own body kit looks sick. =)


RE: DIY wide body - Woodsnail - 09-21-2017

No one in the RC industry has tried that - I know only some crazy people from Japan made that Rocket bunny kit to Tamiya's Ferrari 458, since that it has been quiet.


RE: DIY wide body - R.SOLO.W - 09-22-2017

A while back i saw a video of someone using the top end of a sprite bottle for over fenders. Lol.


RE: DIY wide body - C-Drift - 09-26-2017

^ Usually works, but the fenders are usually weak... I haven't attempted to make my own, but another method would be to use other kits to adapt for your specific shell or take a look at this. http://supergdrift.com/store/product/rocket-bunny-universal-fender-flares-widebody-demi-works-dwuni-rb/


RE: DIY wide body - R.SOLO.W - 09-26-2017

That looks pretty dope.


RE: DIY wide body - Tiger.T - 09-27-2017

Best bet is to use other kits from other cars.
You can also buy cheaper HPI bodies and cut fenders off to make over fenders out of them.
Demi Works make universal flares and top secret hobbies does as well.
I have done it using two of the same bodies too. Take an old one, remove the paint, cut the fenders, and use micro screws and done.
The best way to do it though is to adapt a kit from another car.
I have one coming up that I will do in that fashion. I will post pictures once I get to it.
Otherwise, you can buy sheets of lexan/polycarbonate and try yourself at making diffusers and what not.
Last but not least, you can pull fenders using a heat gun and a beer bottle.
Heat up the fender area after you cut the body and when the plastic start to feel soft bring in the beer bottle body within the wheel well and pull slowly towards the outside.
I've used that technique a looooong time ago and it worked but it was not consistent and only suit VIP style bodies, not so much S chassis and other long profiled bodies.

Hope that helps. Good luck to you


RE: DIY wide body - Drift12345678 - 09-27-2017

Thanks. That universal kit looks dope but why I'm doing right now is make a fender out of clay put it into a mold. Fill the mold with stone. And sand it. Once I'm done sanding them I will try to heat up some lean and mold it around the stone fender. Almost done just gotta mold the lexan hopefully that works


RE: DIY wide body - Drift12345678 - 09-27-2017

Lexan*^


RE: DIY wide body - Tiger.T - 09-28-2017

(09-27-2017, 04:09 PM)Drift12345678 Wrote:  Thanks. That universal kit looks dope but why I'm doing right now is make a fender out of clay put it into a mold. Fill the mold with stone. And sand it. Once I'm done sanding them I will try to heat up some lean and mold it around the stone fender. Almost done just gotta mold the lexan hopefully that works
To do that you will need to make yourself a vacuum forming machine. 
That's how bodies are made. 
Also your heat source has to be super consistent otherwise you will not be able to mold your shape correctly. 
I suggest you look at youtube as there is plenty of tutorials on how to make such machine. 
They can be made with plain MDF wood and a good shop vac. Then just heat your plastic in an oven and give it a shot.