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    I just got an H&R Racing chassis. Also bought a hardbody Pontiac Grand Prix . The chassis came with mounting plastic pointing pins and round Velcro tabs. I m not sure how to use them. All new to me. Could I use strips of Velcro instead? Thanks for any help.

  • #2
    Never gave that a try, but why not ?
    Why not go for it, give it a try ?
    Half on the body, the other half on the frame. You decide how much and where it should go on the frame.

    Mike

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    • #3
      I would imagine the body will move around too much with regular velcro. Now if you use 3M's Dual-Lock that would be much better IMO.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by dinglebery View Post
        I would imagine the body will move around too much with regular velcro. Now if you use 3M's Dual-Lock that would be much better IMO.
        That sounds like a better idea. I will use the 3M. Thanks guys for your help.

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        • #5
          Velcro does not work well, 1 or 2 hits or crashes and you have to pit to reset your body. With the mounts that come with that chassis i found to use the Velcro to initially set the body position. Once you are happy remove the body and put some shoo goo around the post so it will not move ( leave the Velcro in place).

          Tim Snyder

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          • #6
            Absolutely! Velcro mounting also absorbs impact energy. We used Velcro to mount our 1/24-25 hard body cars to the PARMA FCR chassis, running Deathstar 16D motors. On commercial 8 lane road courses we were running average lap speeds in the 50 mph (actual) range. Many of those wrecks were heavy impacts, and the styrene plastic bodies held up well. The body would usually move or dismount before breaking. Plus, the Velcro mount is so simple to do, and it adds a built in "adjustability" to the design. Good luck, and... Enjoy! -- Ernie :>)

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            • #7
              Ok, so I went to the track last night and asked the owner "Fast Eddy". He said most of the guys used Velcro there. He even sells strips made for slot cars. Being as I'm a newbe and I don't like making holes in a new body I will go with the Velcro. Ran for about 45 minutes last night with no problems. And Hell yes, I crashed several times. Thanks for the input. Love this forum.

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              • #8
                With the plastic tabs and velco that come with the kit you do not need to make any holes in the body. The post on the tab actually goes into the side rail of the chassis. One part of Velcro goes on the tab, it's opposite part goes on the body. This allows a little playing around to get the body where you want it. By pressing the body to the chassis it allows enough stick so you can then detach the body from the chassis by pulling apart the body. I then Shoo Goo the tabs to firmly fix the tabs to the body (leaving it's Velcro in place). I have seen the post break after repeated offs.

                Some of our racers use Velco mounts on their cars where i race in Woodstock. For the most part it seems to be a reliability issue. Keep in mind there is a great variety of qualities of Velcro and generally the more contact across the side of your body to chassis the better.

                This being said i generally run Scholer, Scale Auto, and Plafit chassis which are mounted differently and are much more user friendly.

                Tim Snyder

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