Posted on February 04, 2015
If you are in the RC world these days, chances are, you enjoy building your own RC models, maybe even modifying some of them to get both a different style and a different drive. From RC cars, helicopters, planes, boats, and any other RC options you can think of, modifying them can be a little tricky, but can also be very rewarding in the end. If you are looking to do a conversion to a stadium truck from a standard model, one of the best options is using the Pro-Line Racing PRO-MT model which has a great kit that can easily be used for more custom design to give you a great looking stadium model look. Stadium truck racing from the 80's can no longer be a thing of the past after some of these simple modifications and tweaks.
One of the first steps you will have to take to modify the PRO-MT model into a PRO-ST Stadium Truck model is using the 3397-00 BullDog Clear body RC car for the T4.2 model from Pro Line Racing. This could mean an additional purchase for you besides the PRO-MT kit, but it will be well worth it in the end if stadium truck racing is truly your end goal for the modification process. You will also need a set of 4 x 7852 wheels from Pro Line Racing's Team Association series. For your tire option, you will most likely want to go with the 8205-17 Suburbs T 2.2' MC Compound tires from Pro Line Racing. For the final addition to your stadium truck modification process, you will also need the back end of the Pro Line Racing PRO-2 Buggy Kit.
As you begin fixing the body with the chassis, make sure you are using a long M4 x 16 mm button head screw as it will be the best size and length to extend the Center Read body mount stud. Once you have done this, you will have to fit a 4mm washer spacer as to stop the body from touching the rear shock tower. You will then screw the M4 x 16 mm screw into the rear mount and then cut off the head of the screw. As an extra tip to cut down on weight, remove the side pod extensions for a more professional look.
As we move to the rear bumper, you will first have to remove the stock PRO-MT bumper as it is unnecessary to the finished stadium truck model.
There is your simple and basic rundown for modifying your own PRO-MT RC car from Pro Line Racing into a PRO-ST Stadium Truck. You are now ready to go hit the racetrack and show all your friends what an RC gearhead you are.