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Custom RedCat MT Bodies Who is In?

Discussion in 'Paint and Body' started by Slimneill, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Slimneill

    Slimneill Member

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    Hi Guy,

    I’m a current MT owner and I think part of the reason I don’t use it much is because I’m not loving the Chevy body and because it is junk.

    I have access to a large CNC which could potentially make Body molds for vacuum forming. My question to the group is if I were to go about this I would have to be able to pay for it somehow. Because time and materials are not cheap.

    My question to the group: If I were to create a body to fit the MT platform specifically, would there be interest?

    What body style would you buy? Scale with monster truck tires (Same as stock body) or Widened body that baja tires under fenders (like SC truck)?

    How much would you be willing to pay? (Initial estimates are that the thicker lexan sheet is about $50 per body + shipping) and I haven’t even figured out the Buck and machining center time.

    Would there be interest in a preorder of the initial batch, like Kickstarter for RC bodies?

    Feel free to post body pics and ideas! If there is a better place for this in the forum feel free to move it or tell me and I’ll repost it there.

    -Dan
     
  2. Chapel Hill fpv

    Chapel Hill fpv New Member

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    Stadium truck would be nice or perhaps a Ford raptor .
    Price I would say around $75 - 80
    More if you could have light buckets ready for leds.
     
  3. Goodie1975

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    I am interested! Beetle, chevy blazer, bronco or el camino. I would by them all if you had them. 75-80 bucks
     
  4. Chapel Hill fpv

    Chapel Hill fpv New Member

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    Oh, I like the El Camino idea.
     
  5. Ol' fart

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    I looked into the same thing and the biggest hang up was the CAD files. How do you plan to solve this problem? It can get very pricey.
     
  6. Slimneill

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    I have some CAD experience.
     
  7. Ol' fart

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    It is not too bad if you are making up a truck CAD but if you are trying to match a truck well, good luck.
     
  8. Slimneill

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    When I get time I'll probably try. My daily driver is a raptor so that will be my first attempt.
     
  9. Phill

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    I would be interested in a decent buggy body for the DR.
    Something like the Losi 5 B Buggy to keep all the crap out.
     
  10. G-Man

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    I would be interested in a body for my MT I like the raptor idea, Proline make one for the Xmaxx that fits. I am also with Phill and would like a body for the Dunerunner. Let me know
     
  11. Slimneill

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    I hear you on the dune runner body. Unfortunately I don't have a dune runner chassis so unless someone wants to order enough to cover my costs and has a cad model or would send me one to 3d scan it's likely not going to come from me. My next purchase is going to be a 5iveT or 5iveB
     
  12. fwybluz

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    Raptor body sounds good to me!
     
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