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Body Post Repair Kit

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Body Post Repair Kit

$4.34 $4.00
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How many of your slot car bodies see limited use (or can no longer be used at all) because of broken/damaged body posts like the one in the accompanying picture? You don't have to race 1/32 slot cars very long to experience some sort of problem with the body mounting posts. While in extreme cases they may break right off the body, more often they crack or split. Body post cracking and splitting can have many causes - some common examples include using the wrong screw (too large in diameter and/or the wrong thread), over-tightening the screw, or excessive screw insertion/removal cycles. Whatever the cause, repairs typically involve replacing all or part of the post, reinforcing the existing post or filling/retapping the existing screw hole. In all cases, there is a good chance the repaired post will eventually fail again. These specially designed inserts and accompanying mounting sleeves offer a fresh approach to repairing body posts. In fact, serious racers may want to consider using this approach to beef-up the stock body mounting posts and eliminate the stock body mounting screws and their limitations altogether.

Our inserts accept standard M2 machine screws (included in all kits) which will replace the stock body screws to secure the body. The inserts have a flange which makes them perfect for mounting inside a brass sleeve. This system offers another important advantage over plastic body posts and (metal) body screws. With stock body posts, even posts that are in good condition, body screws have a tendency to work themselves loose and in some cases, fall out altogether. In either case, the car's handling and overall performance is adversely affected (in extreme cases, the car may not be able to continue racing). Threadlockers (e.g., Permatex, Loctite) are one potential solution; however, ordinary threadlockers are not plastic compatible. In contrast, these inserts and the mounting screws offer a metal-to-metal mounting system - this allows ordinary medium-strength (removable) threadlockers to be used to keep the body mounting screws exactly where you want them.

PLEASE NOTE:  There are a wide range of body post configurations (O.D., length) for 1/32 slot cars.  Please see kit descriptions below for the recommended body post O.D.'s a given kit is designed for.  Body posts will often require preparation (e.g. cutting/trimming, sanding, shaping) prior to installation of tubing/sleeves. 

    • Body Post Insert Kit 1a - Includes 4 inserts & 4 body mounting screws (phillips panhead - this kit does NOT include brass tubing - you will need to provide tubing/sleeves to match your car's body posts)
    • Body Post Insert Kit 1b - Includes 4 inserts & 4 body mounting screws (phillips flathead - this kit does NOT include brass tubing - you will need to provide tubing/sleeves to match your car's body posts) 
    • Body Post Insert Kit 2a - Same as Kit 1a plus 1.5" lengths of the brass tubing (1 ea. - 1/8", 5/32" & 3/16" I.D. - fits body posts from 1/8" to 3/16" O.D.'s)
    • Body Post Insert Kit 2b - Same as Kit 1b plus 1.5" lengths of the brass tubing (1 ea. - 1/8", 5/32" & 3/16" I.D. - fits body posts from 1/8" to 3/16" O.D.'s)
 

To learn how to use this repair kit, read our detailed how-to article on the subject.

Combien de vos voitures restent sur la tablette parce que les vis retenant la carrosserie ne peuvent plus être utilisées, à cause d'ancrages cassés/craqués ou de vis trop «lousses» dans leur trou? Les ensembles d'ancrage de Slot Car Corner vous permettront de réparer toutes ces voitures et de retrouver le plaisir de les piloter. En éliminant le plastique et en le remplaçant par du métal, vous pourrez également «verrouiller» la vis sur son support avec des produits appropriés (threadlockers), ce qui n'est pas possible de faire avec des supports en plastique. Pour des courses de type «proxy», où vous devez vous assurer que les ajustements ne changeront pas en cours de saison, ça peut être la différence entre une victoire et le milieu de peloton.

Les ensembles de type 1 incluent seulement les vis et leurs réceptables alors que les ensembles de type 2 ajoutent en plus trois tubes de cuivre (longueur de 3" chacun) de différents diamètres (5/32", 3/16", 7/32") pour remplacer les supports originaux. Les ensembles de type A sont livrés avec des vis à tête ronde alors que les ensembles de type B offrent des vis à tête plate. Combinez les types d'ensemble 1-2 et A-B pour obtenir exactement ce que vous voulez. Chaque ensemble contient le nécessaire pour installer/réparer 4 supports.

Pour apprendre comment utiliser efficacement cet ensemble de réparation, allez lire notre article très complet sur le sujet.

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