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Savage flux XL body ideas

Discussion in 'HPI Savage XL' started by Mustang46gt, Feb 8, 2018.

  1. Mustang46gt

    Mustang46gt New Member

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    hey guys, looking for ideas on a new body for my XL. I know proline makes some that will work but a lil short. Thinking about cutting the door section out of one body and splicing into another one. (6dr f-250) Making a plaster mold and making my own. Just sucks there’s not more out there. Not even stock bodies. Which imo are junk anyways. Please post pics of what you guys are running. Making my own would be expensive.
     
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    I picked the raptor body up at a swap meep for dirt. Going to mod it a little and and see what happens.

    The black body is a MRC thuder king which is my body of choice. The paint job is a long story. But it works and I have 2 more new ones to get it right.
     

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    I'm not a sparkle kind of guy, but that body is a fantastic match for your dual engine savage! Did you do that paint job yourself?
     
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    madgadget_1 Active Member

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    If you like Ford's this is my goto basher body. This is almost the same wheelbase as the xl
     

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    Yes I'm guilty of painting sparkle.
     
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    If you really don't lime sparkle you hate this one!
     

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  7. Mustang46gt

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    Looks good. Love that black paint. I just paint the dodge ram 1500. Body actually firs pretty good.
     
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    Proline rat rod body on an xl
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    Anyone tried one of these bodies on a savage yet? Screenshot_20180226-164305.png
     
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    The savage is rockin that body with attitude!!

    I might have to do that
     
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    I know this is a sacriledge for some guys, but that exocage makes a big difference when you land upside down on the pavement
     

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    I have a t-maxx 3.3 body I intend on murdering a bit to put on my non-xl savage flux.

    For me, a body is a body. It serves a purpose and that's about it. However, the traxxas body is hella thin compared to the X body it's replacing... should buy some of that spray seal stuff and put a couple coats in it before I mount it up. That's supposed to help cracking.
     
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    My non XL savage also needs a new body. I would love to see a pic of your project when its done.
     
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    I haven't fussed with it yet, but it got me thinking, since your looking for an XL body, maybe an LST, MGT or genesis body would work for you? Those would be too big for my flux since it's not an XL, but might work ok on an XL since it's an inch longer.
     
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    I Put A Toyota Celica On A Savage
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  18. Xl-on-Trenchers

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    I have a slash body I'm going to mount eventually
     

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    I haven't seen a stool like that in years wow!
     
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    I collect old stuff that and rcs lol
     
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    I didn't even notice. Pretty sure they had those in my grade/high school 20+ years ago. Spring loaded wheels so it wouldn't roll when you sat on it.
     
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    Yep that's the ones lol you hit it on the head olds.
     
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    Lol I see that.
     
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    Yep! i had to do some metal fab to get the wheels to function and spring up but it works like new! You should see my 70s cooler lol
     
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    I'm sure it's pretty sweet.
     

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