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Body Post Kit 3A
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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 philips 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.

Note:  The product you are currently viewing is Body Post Insert Kit 3a and 3b. 

  • 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)
  • Body Post Insert Kit 3a - 4 inserts pre-soldered into 3/16" tubing (phillips panhead - fits body posts with 5/32" O.D. )
  • Body Post Insert Kit 3b - 4 inserts pre-soldered into 3/16" tubing (phillips flathead - fits body posts with 5/32" O.D. )

To learn how to use these kits, read our detailed how-to article on the subject.

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