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Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« on: November 30, 2013, 02:20:36 PM »
I got some inspiration a little while ago when i saw some home made body's made from plastic chemical containers. I started searching around my work and found some of these.
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2013, 02:22:23 PM »
I then got to work making some templates and cutting out some panels.
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2013, 02:24:45 PM »
Next thing was to make it look half decent. So I got some carbon fibre vinyl wrap and some yellow ribbon.
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2013, 02:29:49 PM »
And this is the final product. I think it has come up quite nice considering it only cost me $25.
I'll be racing it at Avalon this weekend which will be the test of durability.
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2013, 03:30:10 PM »
Lookin good Dean!
My next body I'm gonna do the same.
200 bucks for a body and 50/60 bucks in paint
Just puts a too big o dint in the pocket.
Money that could be spent elsewhere. 
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2013, 07:18:44 PM »
That's unreal, looks so good..... cant believe it was cut from a Chemical container....... *notworthy*
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2013, 07:28:28 PM »
Looks the goods mate, top job headbang
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2013, 07:35:21 PM »
Awwesome job mate! thumbsup

Cant go past a good ol home job..

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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2013, 07:59:11 PM »
Carbon looks mad!! Top job

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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2014, 08:27:51 PM »
Far out that looks good!!

I'd like to do something like that to my Bajas. Any suggestions on what I could use to build the frame with?
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2014, 08:31:19 PM »
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Far out that looks good!!

I'd like to do something like that to my Bajas. Any suggestions on what I could use to build the frame with?
Pipe cleaners and blutak thumbsup 1lma00!

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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2014, 10:18:08 PM »
clap1   That looks great   thumbsup    Body's aren't cheap and that looks just as good.
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2014, 10:21:31 PM »
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Far out that looks good!!

I'd like to do something like that to my Bajas. Any suggestions on what I could use to build the frame with?

Thanks mate. I've never owned a baja but ive seen these cages, a bit pricey though.
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Making a cage for it would be rather difficult id imagine.
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #13 on: May 14, 2016, 02:33:09 PM »
What did you use to cut the panels???
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And this is the final product. I think it has come up quite nice considering it only cost me $25.
I'll be racing it at Avalon this weekend which will be the test of durability.

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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #14 on: May 14, 2016, 06:17:04 PM »
I used straight cut aviation tin snips thumbsup
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2016, 06:33:43 PM »
... and its bed time now
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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #16 on: June 07, 2016, 03:52:51 PM »
Well made looks awesome

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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #17 on: October 03, 2016, 10:31:33 PM »
good job

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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #18 on: January 17, 2017, 12:15:32 PM »
Looks great!

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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #19 on: January 19, 2017, 06:54:21 AM »
excellent work

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Re: Do it yourself 5ive-t body.
« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2017, 09:35:26 PM »
That's awesome!!