just wanted to introduce myself a bit.
I'm 18 and from Germany. I'm a big car nut and always was fascinated by R/C cars... I bought a used TA02 (Mercedes C-Class DTM) when I was 13 and sold it about a year later.
Just a week ago I got back into R/C... I now own a real car and am very much in love with that. It's a '92 Volkswagen Golf MkIII and recently I stumbled upon a used FF01 with a Golf MkIII bodyshell on ebay. Seeing how the shell was painted in a similar color to my real car, I just had to buy it.
The car arrived about a week ago and I'm a bit dissappointed. The seller claimed the shell was - apart from some minor scratches in the front - in very good condition.
In reality it has a crack in the front, paint flaking of in some places, missing decals (though, there was a complete decal sheet included... still) and stuff. Maybe I'll keep it for bashing around or I'll try to restore it.
Anyway, I've already been bitten by the bug again - I'm watching two new Golf MkIII bodyshells on ebay right now and I fully intend to get both of them.
Also I want to get a second FF01 to bash around in, this one has a surprisingly good condition in comparison to the shell. I want to refurbish it into a shelf queen.
Depending on how things work, maybe I'll throw up a full documentation of what I'll do about the chassis in this thread.
Anyway, here are some pics of my new FF01 along with my real car (sadly a bit dirty and in wintermode... urgh, can't wait for summer).
This is the FF01's big brother in it's summer mode:
Sorry for the many pics, I'm just a small picture whore at heart.
Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself a bit and say "Hi" to you guys.
I'm looking forward to good times with you guys...