Originally Posted by 2wdrive
Looks really nice. What parts did you use to make the front suspension?
Except for two carbon plates everything are AE TC6 parts. You will need:
1. two tc shocks
2. the suspension parts for a front axle, TC6 style suspension mounts preferred
3. two bearing caps that carry the shock tower
4. M3 screws, nuts and ballstuds
5. a sheet of carbon fiber 2-3mm thick or similar
Measure everything to achieve the wanted width and wheelbase. Based on this cut the cfk-sheet and drill the holes for the suspension mounts. I recommend a paper model to check geometry before cutting the final shape. Make sure this plate will fit on the front between servo and front wing of your F104. Drill two 3mm holes in the middle part. These holes are used to attach the new axle to the car and to mount the bearing caps that later will act as mounts for the camber links and as shock tower. So make sure these bearing caps will sit in the right position to allow the shocks to work properly and to prevent great angles for the camber links. The shocktower will also be the mount for the camber links. Therefore again take measurements to achieve the wanted geometry before cutting. At this point it is important to position the holes for the shockmounts perfectly to match your shocklength and tire size! Get the screws ready and check what needs to be sunk. Don't forget the holes in the F104 chassis plate.
First attach the little shocktower to the bearing caps, add the shockmounts and ballstuds. Align the holes of the plate and the chassis and push two screws through them. Hold the screws in place and push the bearing cap-shocktower-unit over them. Now secure everything with the nuts. Attach the suspension mounts, arms and shocks and everything else.
Depending on your parts choice and shockangle you may need to remove material from your suspension arms.
That is in short how it basically works. If you want more info or detailpictures feel free to ask ...