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Old 07-19-2012, 07:04 AM
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I got there Ferrari stickers and they are prity average in that they dont like any surface other than totally flat as they are quite thick and they were meant to be 2012 and they are really 2011 and some vital stickers were missing off the sheet as well.I complained and they did give me a partial refund but would rather have had all the stickers like they represented.
Here is the Body from ebay I was talking about. Says it is lexan? Just wonder if anyone seen it in person? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc

Also which bodies will fit the f104 pro? I see f104w bodies I like- That clean 90's look will they work?

What if the body only says f104?

Also if anyone has any painted bodies they want to sell pm me w/ pix

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Originally Posted by 5VoltDetonator View Post
Here is the Body from ebay I was talking about. Says it is lexan? Just wonder if anyone seen it in person? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc

Also which bodies will fit the f104 pro? I see f104w bodies I like- That clean 90's look will they work?

What if the body only says f104?

Also if anyone has any painted bodies they want to sell pm me w/ pix

if you're going to run the F104w body - then you need to change over the front suspension to the F103-styled one...the F104w have lower noses (to match the F103 suspension)

either the F104 Pro, F60 or McLaren (new one) will fit a F104 with the non-wide front end
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Old 07-19-2012, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by k_bojar View Post
if you're going to run the F104w body - then you need to change over the front suspension to the F103-styled one...the F104w have lower noses (to match the F103 suspension)
Here's a picture of a car build with F104 front suspension and F103 or F104W body... don't know the details but it should probably work somehow.
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Originally Posted by 5VoltDetonator View Post
Here is the Body from ebay I was talking about. Says it is lexan? Just wonder if anyone seen it in person? http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...vip=true&rt=nc

Also which bodies will fit the f104 pro? I see f104w bodies I like- That clean 90's look will they work?

What if the body only says f104?

Also if anyone has any painted bodies they want to sell pm me w/ pix

send a PM to BP SHADOW he does painted F1 bodies
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Originally Posted by dfx View Post
Here's a picture of a car build with F104 front suspension and F103 or F104W body... don't know the details but it should probably work somehow.
That's a sweet car

I just cut out for the 104 arms instead of the 103. Not as clean because no lines for reference but it works. And it looks pretty cool imo.
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Originally Posted by dfx View Post
Here's a picture of a car build with F104 front suspension and F103 or F104W body... don't know the details but it should probably work somehow.
yeah, guess you could do that but may not look as purdy once its done

but that DOES give me an idea on the F103 body I have that to mount on my F104 got some nice leyton house decals I wanna use - but planning on selling my F103
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I am trying to sell a F103 with F104 front end.

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...04-f1-car.html

pm me if interested.

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That's a sweet car
Yeah I had that feeling that it is from some of the locals here ...and I really like the look with modern rear spoiler and narrow wheels!
Is it on Exotek chassis? Are there any problems with clearance in the place of roll damper?
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That McLaren body doesn't look as well done as the Tamiya...Also looks like it might be plated on the outside which would scratch up when it flips and likely the plating will crack.
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Originally Posted by dfx View Post
Yeah I had that feeling that it is from some of the locals here ...and I really like the look with modern rear spoiler and narrow wheels!
Is it on Exotek chassis? Are there any problems with clearance in the place of roll damper?
Yes its my F1R. No problems with roll dampener. Did have to cut a little extra on side for the links but not a lot.
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Originally Posted by InspGadgt View Post
That McLaren body doesn't look as well done as the Tamiya...Also looks like it might be plated on the outside which would scratch up when it flips and likely the plating will crack.
Yeah I didn't think it might be painted on outside. I think the main turn off is the basic shape of the side paontoons is wrong shape..

Side note- I have a original f104 pro body coming with my new to me car. And it also looks odd to me. Anyone know what year this body is a copy of in real f1?

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Originally Posted by 5VoltDetonator View Post
Yeah I didn't think it might be painted on outside. I think the main turn off is the basic shape of the side paontoons is wrong shape..

Side note- I have a original f104 pro body coming with my new to me car. And it also looks odd to me. Anyone know what year this body is a copy of in real f1?

It's modeled after an early to mid 2000's car, it's actually pretty good
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Originally Posted by BP SHADOW View Post
It's modeled after an early to mid 2000's car, it's actually pretty good
In my point of view the 2005 McLaren MP4-20 was probably the main object of inspiration...


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Here's a picture of a car build with F104 front suspension and F103 or F104W body... don't know the details but it should probably work somehow.
then again those mclarens hav pretty high noses compared to stuff like the lotus 79, wr1, etc
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then again those mclarens hav pretty high noses compared to stuff like the lotus 79, wr1, etc
Have also used the Lotus 99t and 107 bodies with a narrow set up.
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