Topic: Mounting Hard Plastic Bodies on Pin Tube Chassis
For years I have had difficulty mounting hard plastic bodies on chassis using a pin/tube style body mounting system. Pin tube mounts work great for clear bodies before you paint them, but what if you are looking to mount or re-mount a body that is already painted? Or worse yet a model car type body you can't see through at all?
Through the years I've tried it all, careful measurement, a marking/cut out guide, marking the bodies on the inside while sitting on the chassis, even using a bright light from inside the body to try to highlight the tube positions. Well I think I have finally come up with something that works accurately, first time, everytime!
The key tool in this process is aluminum tape. If you don't have any of this stuff I suggest you get some. I use this tape for many different things, holding chassis pieces in place while soldering, marking and set up, repairs, and even for detailing to simulate aliminim parts. It is a little expensive, but the large rolls it comes in will last forever!