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Old 12-25-2014, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Christmas 2014 ff03 build

Decided to post as I build. Any tips are welcome. Box stock ff03.. Here we go
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:29 AM   #2
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Default 1) ball diff

Pretty straight forward except tricky turn upside down part I seen people mention.
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:42 AM   #3
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Default 2) Idler gear

Just like the picture
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Old 12-25-2014, 11:46 AM   #4
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Default 4) gear case

Decided to try and upgrade any Phillips head screws with socket heads, button heads or tappers if I can
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:00 PM   #5
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Default 4) Motor plate

Socket heads soooo much better. I dont have 48mm screws all I have on hand are 50mm's so I may have to shim or grind the two motor plate bolts.
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Old 12-25-2014, 12:19 PM   #6
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Default 5) Spur gear Attachment

I think I going to find better differential drives and the spur gear hub is cheesey. I trimmed the bolts I had to 48mm for clearance.
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:46 PM   #7
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Default 6) damper stay

Lots of pieces just for a damper mount.
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Old 12-25-2014, 01:56 PM   #8
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nice build. I have always liked the ff series cars. what body is that? i don't recognize it.
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:16 PM   #9
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Default 7) Steering Linkage

Wonder if this steering rack will hold up? Put some ag grease on the bushings. Feels nice and tight.
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:48 PM   #10
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nice build. I have always liked the ff series cars. what body is that? i don't recognize it.
Thanks. Its kit number 84228 HKS Opel Vectra jtc. My girlfriend found it on eBay. My son and I liked an old fwd tamiya I had so much we said we were both going to build fwd for the spring. I've got a head start on him.
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Old 12-25-2014, 02:54 PM   #11
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Default 8) front suspension mount

I used the 1XD just like the manual shows. I'll be running this on asphalt tracks and parking lots we can find that are smooth.
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:05 PM   #12
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Default 9) steering linkage mounting

Really wish I had more tapper head socket screws for the flush mount. I'll have to get more screws after this build.
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:27 PM   #13
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Default 10) front arms

Think I got them in the correct orientation. I didnt think it was necessary to widen the droop screw holes with a 3mm drill. At least I think that's what those grub screws are for.
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:40 PM   #14
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Default 11) Mounting a-arms

I don't think these pivots will last.
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Old 12-25-2014, 03:55 PM   #15
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Default 12) gearcase attachment

Starting to look like something. Really really wish I had tapper head socket screws and an electric screwdriver.
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