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  1. #1
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    Decoy's Ford GT and Mustang

    Just finished the GT body, the Fox Body I drove around last year and has a little wear. It's getting fresh paint and custom sticker job, they're both done with Plasti Dip.

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    Built it more for handling around a parking lot.... my alternate mounting for the GPM arms. Front braces are lower to clear 0 offset wheels (Or the foams everyone uses). Rear, I used short ball ends and the 3mm spacer in order not to change the geometry from stock.

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    Did you Plasti Dip the inside or outside of the body?
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    The inside, my plan is to "dip" the outside clear then peel the inside and repaint. Most of the decals on the mustang are on the inside too, just printed in reverse.

    I mainly want to redo the decals and fix where the paint rubbed off from control arm flex and backspacing issues which have been sorted.

    This was my first paint job and after I found out the price of hobby paint, dip was a no brainier, I wanted it white anyway. The GT is blaze blue backed in white.

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    hey decoy octopus where did you find fox body mustang that thing is sweet beans

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guitarman1984 View Post
    hey decoy octopus where did you find fox body mustang that thing is sweet beans
    Aplastics or on eBay

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    Over the past year I slowly tuned the suspension. I "modded" my GPM braces (upper a-arms), upgraded the shocks/springs and it handles like its on rails on 3S, with rubber tires. I've never tried foams, probably a must for serious speed runs.

    It will do a straight line rolling burnout at wot, with stock tires or cheap rubber ones. It honestly looks like the most controllable 4T2 I've seen on 3S power.

    I also filed away some material on the front hubs so there's at 1mm of clearance between them and the axle shafts, it makes the car way more driveable full throttle. I had to file the hubs because they would rip the oring on my traxxas cvd shafts. The anodizing on the CVD above rubbed off with the stock plastic hubs.

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    Can you post a video of said rolling burnout? That would be cool to see.
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    I need to invest in some decent vid equipment, but I might be able to get something.

    It's not making smoke like a hoontruck, but I can hear the tires scratching for a long distance from part throttle to WOT. Before it would spin out, sometimes into a fiery barrel roll.

    I'll better explain what I did the the GPM arms, they screw up the roll center out of the package. They almost had a perfect product with minimal hardware and mounting changes.

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