RE: Coming soon, the next project... here's a teaser. :)
Sigh...once again I'm reminded never to buy second hand, even if the stuff is new. Grrr. [:@]
the car is indeed brand new, the previous owner has started to assemble it but never got around to finishing it. Unfortunately, in the time in between, he's kept it in a damp basement and there is surface rust on almost eveything made of steel which is a lot on an xray). I will change out the screws, but I don't know what I'm going to do about the driveshafts. I might be really anal and buy just the replacement shafts (as opposed to entire CVDs) and keep the rusty ones as spares, but that's still gonna be a fair few bucks.
More pics tonight when I get it out of the box and inspect it properly. Probably more bad news too...we'll see. Never again second hand unless I know hte seller well enough to complain when it isn't as described!! Under normal circumstances I would have sent this back to the seller and asked for my money back, but its such a hard car to find over here, I'm not going to push my luck. It was a good price as well (if the rust is the only bad news), I paid $400 shipped for it, so it's not all bad...
Still waiting for my RC Monster chassis, but when that arrives, it shouldn't be more than a couple of days til its running, everything else is ready and waiting.