08 Bumblebee - transformation problem

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  1. frenzyrumble

    frenzyrumble Banned

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    here's a reference pic:

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    basically, wondering if anyone has had this problem....

    The windshield peice of plastic is hitting against the hood on the front part (circled in red) when attempting to TF into car mode. I've dremeled and trimmed down where they contact each other, but it still sticks up a bit and isn't fluch on the hood (sorta like in pic above)

    is there a mis-aligned cog or is this just typical after much use?
     
  2. Lord Of Tetris

    Lord Of Tetris Well-Known Member

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    I've never had this problem, and to be honest (no offense intended) I'm not quite sure what the picture is showing.

    You might want to see the positioning of his arms, though. Depending on how bent the elbow is, you'll have varying amounts of "good fit" between the windshield and roof parts. There's more than one way to bend the elbows/shoulders and have it fit, but there's one specific angle that gets it just right.
     
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    you don't see the gap on the front part of the windshield?
     
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    frenzyrumble Banned

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    lemme try to remake that pic.

    edit: ok, pic updated. the part is popped up and not flush with rest of windshield.
     
  5. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    Mine has that problem. It's been like that from day 1, so I'm going to assume it's a mold flaw. Now that it's been pointed out, I think I'll call Concept BB the weakest deluxe in the line, at least in my opinion.
     
  6. RunaR

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    Never seen that problem. Where does the windshield part hit? On the other part of the hood or the cylindrical part underneath the hood?
     
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    the whole front edge. there's a lip.
     
  8. RunaR

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    The insides of both hood parts is smooth in my bumblebee. no lips here.
     
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    I understand that and realize that's the way it's supposed to be
    ...hense the reason for my post. :crazy: 
     
  10. EvaUnit13

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    Maybe a slipped gear or something? I dunno b/c mine doesn't have that problem
     
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    I was thinking a slipped gear. turns out, after some detailed dremeling and sanding it fits a lot better. Also, once I have the legs TF'ed into place, it fits even more tight and snug.

    I was hoping this was a common problem with a common solution.
     
  12. Lord Of Tetris

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    Are you sure the hood is fully in the "up" position? It's linked to the windshield piece by some gears, and (much like Blackout) even a slight variation will result in misalignment.
     
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    I've slipped his gear and messed up real bad before:



    Whatever you do, DON'T take him apart coz I did just that and screw up the springs. Just apply controlled force to the lil' bugger til' the gears slip into the correct positions again.

    Sorry I couldn't remember which way to re-align him...
     
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    you know I bought an extra BB and he was like that too, but mine also came up with the headlit piece and the fender dont align correctly either, which also makes the door misalign with the roof and windsheild... so be careful. Ive tried making sure that any of the BB's that I end up buyin arent misaligned thru the packaging as much as I could.
     
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    Mine got this issue too.
    For my case I believe the problem lies with the roof top pieces on the arms because if I didn't transform the roof part (arms) the bonet can still sit flat.

    Hence I took apart the roof top pieces from the arms and re-adjusted the length and angle slightly. (I know it sounds silly without a pic but once you took them apart you will know how to do the adjustment - there's a small screw in each arm holding the yellow pieces, just try tightened/loosen it)

    Well I would say mine looks much more "normal" after the surgery, hope that helps.
     

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