As I stated in another project, I had purchased several Dash Hot Rod bodies at a great price. So this is the second project using one of the bodies. In this project I thought I would take one of the bodies and build a Bonneville Salt Flats Lakes racer.
The first order of business was removing the solid interior. With that removed I could now lower the body on the chassis. The lowering included shorting the body mounts and carefully filing inside the side panels.
The next part of the project was to make a canopy for the opening created. I used styrene to accomplish this.
Next I made the wind deflector and used a racer head from the parts box. An finally I made the roll cage using styrene.
Now it's time to strip the paint off of the Dash body. If you are doing single bodies rubbing alcohol in a prescription bottle works nicely with Dash bodies. It takes around 36 to 72 hours. Then the paint and finish should rub off fairly easy. For the stubborn areas us a green scrubbing pad. And for the body seams you can use a toothpick to remove the paint.
Body is stripped... now comes the filling, filing, sanding, and polishing.
I added some bulk to the body between the wheels to lower the CG. Also added the pipe on the side. The body is filled, sanded, cleared, sanded and polished. I have decided I am going to resin cast this body and build some IROC cars. You can see that results here.
I take one of the resins I created and start sanding and polishing.
Next, lets put on a light gray primer.
Then some paint and decals.
Then finally I will paint the roll cage and put three coats of clear to seal the decals on the body.