Few pics of the chassis cleaning I started, got rid of most duct tape
, placed ESC at the back and receiver box hot glued to the side. Now that's replacing a crappy mounting method by another almost as crappy lol but it is better than it was hahaha
And the magnets I hot glued to the body
they slide outside of the chassis rails, seems to be enough to hold the body in place!
Here the body is pulled off, I made a slot so the chassis hump slides inside of the bed. It helps lateral location of the body and locks in better. Also the drop bed mod has an additional styrene sheet so I did not have to go through the bed completely, the bed looks ugly from under, but intact from the top.
Also I painted the windscreen and rear glass trim black as well as the small vents in the doors. I used flat black, I think it looks a bit weird, maybe I'll redo them semi flat instead, or weather them a bit:
Also while working at a customer's place that does thermoforming and CNCing of plastic stuff I found about 3/4 of a 4'x8' sheet of black Sintra, cost me all of 32$! I was looking for Komacel but I think it is similar? It is black but it'll do just fine
I also bought a bottle of Gorilla Glue Gel (heard it works best for Sintra) and got started on a floor! First ever attempt at building anything plastic from scratch really
Oh and also I installed a rear bumper, I had this in the parts bin modded a bit to fit. Better than no bumper me thinks!