As I'm getting a lot of questions regarding the construction of the F104, I made some scans of certain steps in the manual. Enjoy!
The full manual is up on Tamiya.com:
Interesting kit. Are all the parts hopped up to the max?
No, there's the low friction front suspension parts, alu motor mount and battery holder, soft T-bar and titanium screws. Finally there's the alu servo saver but that's all for now... I have it nearly fully hopped up now, new pics are coming... When the body's done
After searching ebay, some F103 hop-ups may be used in the F104: Carbon Reinforced Uprights and Low-Friction Pads. Let us know if the F104 Diff. Housing Set will fit in the F103???
The carbon uprights are included (I think - at least the look carbon reinforced) and I forgot about the pads, which are the same as the F103 and I have too... Pics are just around the corner, body's coming along. Just need to paint the driver. As for the F103 compatibility: yes, the rear axle fits perfectly on my F103LM, but NOT on the F103GT: because of the GT's specific wheel mounting system, the wheelbase would be too wide and off-centre.