TRIM THE BODY
Now that you have your body picked out,
you have to go through a few steps to get it
mounted. First, trim the body. It will come out
of the bag with extra Lexan that has been
left over from the molding process. You will
want to remove this extra plastic so it won’t
interfere with any parts of your trail truck.
Cut the body right up to the trim line.
The body has a lot of excess Lexan
that will interfere with parts on the
chassis and keep you from getting it
mounted correctly. Trim this off before
you get started.
ADJUST THE BODY
Place the body over the mounts, and adjust
the front and rear mounts as necessary to
get the body to sit level. If the body is sitting
at an angle it can throw off the location of
the mounting holes. At this stage it’s okay if
the body is sitting too high because we are
just trying to level it; you will lower it to the
correct height later.
Adjust the body mounts so that the
body sits level on the chassis before
marking the post hole locations. If
you leave it sitting at an angle like
this, you may have post holes that
are slightly off.
ALIGN THE BODY
Sit the body on the posts and align it from
front to back, making sure you get the
center of the body in line with the center
of the truck’s wheelbase. Or, you can mark
the center of each wheel well and align
those up with the centers of the wheels. If
your truck’s wheelbase is slightly longer or
shorter than the distance between fender
openings, just eyeball it until you find the
position that looks best and minimizes the
Now, look down at the body and align it
from side to side. Do the best you can by
eye, and then use a ruler or pair of calipers
to center the body over the truck’s body
posts. For example, measure from the
center of the body post to the edge of the
hood, and move the body until both posts
have the same measurement.
Align the body front to back(above), then side to side