low buck mod for beefing up SC bodies for savage

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low buck mod for beefing up SC bodies for savage

Post by vandodger » Sun Aug 04, 2013 3:38 pm

in the process of adding closed cell foam board to my body to reduce/eliminate flex on my proline silverado short course body (it flexes ALOT!). adding foam to a few strategic places so that the body still has some give but wont fold up and tear in the event of a rollover, contact with solid object, etc. going with foam because i cant bring myself to drop 300 bones on a ma1n5t cage that i know is going to break eventually anyways. had a 1/4 sheet of 2" left over in my shed from when i insulated my porch so this mod cost me effectively zilch! that and i can tell my wife i "cleaned up the garden shed a bit" lol jk. will post some pictures as soon as the gorilla glue sets up.

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Post by iwaslikedayum » Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:09 pm

This'll be cool to see.

I just totally screwed the pooch on my first paint job on a Pro-Line Flo-Tek body. I picked a pretty difficult body design to start with. I went for to much detail and basically turned my liquid mask into mortar.

I had some weather stripping with some adhesive backing that I was thinking I would strategically place inside the body so my IRC shock stand off brackets wouldn't punch through and maybe some where the roll bar may impact.

So anyway, in a fit of rage, I ordered an airbrush setup and three more bodies. The Pro-Line Chevy and Raptor short course and the hpi jeep unlimited.

One of them is bound to turn out ok.

I'll stay tuned.
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Post by bigbigbrig » Sun Aug 04, 2013 11:29 pm

I put aluminum duct work tape on the inside of the body anywhere the body tends to crack.

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Post by vandodger » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:29 am

I'm hoping to limit the flex before it turns into a crack. short course bodys look wiked on an xl but flop around like a headless chicken. post pictures soon, the misses took the camera with her.

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Post by vandodger » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:35 am

here's a few pictures, considering adding foam to the fender wells for a bit more impact resistance but 99% of the flex is gone now.

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cant tell anything has been done from on top
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here's the extra support, now the body can actually protect the truck like its supposed to because its not just flopping all over the place.

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Post by LeroyX » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:42 am

Good idea! I used fibreglass tape (for drywall) and shoe goo. Put a thin layer of shoe goo down, place the tape on top and then another layer of shoe goo. You can do certain areas or areas that are cracked already. I pretty much did the whole body. Flex was greatly reduced and I'm on about 5 gallons with the same body and I will probably be ok for 5 more.

I like your idea, I think I will add some foam as well.
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Post by vandodger » Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:22 pm

gonna end up adding some foam in the front wheelwells, figure WTH its just sitting in my shed so why not? you can see my gorrilla tape crack fix from when i accidentally tagged the neighbours cat. (Sorry Kitty! lol)

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Post by vandodger » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:32 pm

one fender insert down... one to go!

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Post by vandodger » Mon Aug 05, 2013 2:31 pm

all fitted, just gotta Gorilla glue them and it'll be ready to go!
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Post by jamalc6996 » Tue Aug 06, 2013 11:11 pm

I laid down fiberglass matting on the inside of my body and covered it in shoe goo.  Super strong and flexible.

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Post by vandodger » Wed Aug 07, 2013 12:04 am

yeah i gorilla glued these in. im thinking of calling it spongifying, because the foam "soaks up" impacts

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