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Hi everyone. My first post. I have a Vanquish which I’d love to restore as a runner. I’ve stripped it down completely and the only parts broken (unfortunately) are: - Rear section - final two screw holes - of the main chassis tub missing (broken off). - missing rear bumper (for above reason probably) - front bumper is toast - link pins bent - shell and wing broken and cracked I think my only two options are : 1. Rebuild it with out the bumpers (no point IMHO), with TBG body and MCI decals 2. Go Carbon, maybe even go Page 28 upgrade in the manual. 😃. But I don’t have the HiCaps ☹️. Anyone want to give a view on this one? Thanks! Paul.
Evening, Over the last few months I've been buying all the rolling chassis' of the cars I wanted when I was a kid but couldn't afford. These included a TA01, TA02, TA03, M01 and an FF01. The TA's and M01 I have eventual plans for, but the FF01 I bought to turn into a speed run car. I already own another FF01 Ford Mondeo but it's a shelf queen and I don't want to run it. So for the last few months I've been desperately keeping an eye out for another FF01 that wasn't extortionately expensive or completely knackered. I eventually got bored of waiting and paid over the odds for one from Italy It arrived last week and looked like this.
Evening Some of you may remember my FF01 speed run car I've been slowly building. It's not quite finished although the finish line is certainly in sight now, so I thought it was about time I started my next project which I've had in mind for a while. For the last couple of years I've had an old TA01 Chassis kicking around. I've never used it but it's always sat on my desk in the hope I might build it into something one day. Well, that Chassis still isn't being used but it provided the inspiration for this build. It all started off with me spotting a brand new TA01/02 FRP Chassis kit on eBay a few weeks ago. I stuck it in my watch list expecting it to get snapped up before I had the money to buy it myself. Surprisingly as pay day came around three weeks later it was still sitting there. So I bought it, and plenty of other bits to go with it. Anyway, today those bits arrived Not one to stand on ceremony I got straight on with building the chassis. Now I've dismantled plenty of TA01 and TA02 chassis' to be able to do it with my eyes shut, however despite my FF01 being FRP the chassis came pre-assembled so I've never actually built one. After staring at the parts tree and pile of screws for a while I decided to get the FF01 down to use as a reference for where it all went. That worked and before I knew it I was underway You'll notice the FF01 doing a bit of life modelling in the background. A very useful reference. I figured as I'd got this far (reasonably quickly) I might as well attach the gearbox casings as well. Im still waiting for a rear diff to arrive so I could only attach the main rear housing, however because I'm running this as RWD I carried out getting the empty front casing screwed together and onto the chassis along with the FRP top deck I then had to figure out how the carbon front body mount bracket went together and onto the chassis. It took a bit of googling to find a decent picture but I think I got it right haha! I'm still waiting for plenty of other bits to arrive but I'm happy with the start I made this evening For the body I decided on the Mercedes 190E from the TT01E kit. After lots of searching I managed to find someone selling the body, sticker set and wheels but after adding it all up with shipping it was coming to nearly £70!! I did a bit of googling and found Tower Hobbies were selling the whole kit for £93 delivered! So I bought the whole kit! Ive taken out the body, stickers, wheels and tyre's and I'll advertise the chassis kit on eBay as I've got no interest in the TT01. Thats about it so far. Not bad for the first night
Totally forgot I even had this, but going through some R/C stuff etc and found it. As can be seen its a used set of FRP chassis plates for the shorter TA03F/S,R/S chassis cars, along with almost everything for the conversion. I will also include the plastic parts that the steering arms attach to (it is currently on a shelf queen) and also the lower gearbox plate for the R/S chassis (not pictured as its currently being cleaned and degreased) . Also included is a Tamiya aluminium 15T pulley for the TA03 and some sort of after market green alloy damper stay. The battery holder parts are slightly damaged, one of the posts had snapped and has been glued and the battery end plate has also been cut slightly. The chassis plates are showing signs of use as it was used on a runner so they are scraped and scuffed. Also not pictured but I will include as much of the counter sunk and normal screws as I can. Ideal for someone looking to convert a runner into the FRP chassis. No idea whats its worth so say, £35 posted? James