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herman
2009.07.16, 03:31 AM
well... lately some bodies don't really sit well on some dummy chassis... (i'd love to call them dummy bodies, but i digress) i can visually see that there's a notable space between the tires and wheel wells... and it kind of irks me... but maybe that's just me...

so how do you lower your autoscales?
here's a before and after pic...

before
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/dbr/jet%20alliance%20lowered/IMG_0380.jpg

after
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/dbr/jet%20alliance%20lowered/IMG_0395.jpg

if you have a dremel and some time... it's pretty simple and straight forward...

take off the body, all the tires and rims, along with the axles leaving just the chassis
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/dbr/jet%20alliance%20lowered/IMG_0390.jpg

then with your trusty dremel... drill four extra holes just above the original hole... just make sure that it's above the original hole and isn't biased too far front or back...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/dbr/jet%20alliance%20lowered/IMG_0393.jpg

put everything together, and viola... a lowered autoscale... :D

herman
2009.07.16, 03:43 AM
other before and after pics

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/009%20dbr%20lowered/IMG_0507.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/009%20dbr%20lowered/IMG_0520.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/009%20dbr%20lowered/IMG_0510.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/009%20dbr%20lowered/IMG_0523.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/009%20dbr%20lowered/IMG_0512.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/009%20dbr%20lowered/IMG_0524.jpg

herman
2009.07.16, 04:14 AM
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/calsonic/2008%20calsonic%20gtr%20lowered/IMG_0473.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/calsonic/2008%20calsonic%20gtr%20lowered/IMG_0508.jpg

herman
2009.07.16, 04:15 AM
bleeehh...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0515.jpg
flinch...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0514.jpg
ooowww man... what the...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0513.jpg

just lovin it a whole lot more now...
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0594.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0596.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0605.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0599.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0600.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s11/hmc_jr/XANAVI%20NISMO%20GT-R%202008/xanavi%20nismo%20gt-r%202008%20lowered/IMG_0610.jpg

soulstice
2009.07.16, 08:07 AM
I have an alternate method that might save you a little time.

In the front:
Just put spacers between the dummy and the front body clip.

In the back:
Heat up the area between the rear pod with some heat until it's maleable.

I'll try to post some pics of this later today.

herman
2009.07.16, 09:27 PM
hmmm... silly me... yeah that could work too... :D