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Post  daivideo on Sat Aug 03, 2019 5:24 pm

Any suggestions?
Is brass or plastic rods better.
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Post  reeft1 on Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:05 pm

Mark is probably your man but if you were accepting of less than perfection, I would say buy a partswork car of similar size and cut and shut it to fit perfectly, otherwise, brass rods.
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Post  brian on Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:51 pm

As has been mentioned, its easier to use a cage from a similiar shaped car and modify to suit your base instead of startig from scratch.

For my 1/18 DS3, I converted a road car and used the cage from a C2 s1600. When im working on a Sunstar Mk2, i prefer to add to the existing cage using plastic rods instead of brass. For me its easier to cut, glue and bend plastic than brass.

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Post  daivideo on Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:24 pm

How easy do the plastic rods bend?
Do they snap or is there a technique?
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Post  brian on Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:30 pm

Depends on the plastic rods you get. Some are more like garden wire, so have a metal wire running through the middle so bend easily.

traditional plastic rods would snap, but when heated over a tealight candle they can be softened and bend to shape easily.

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