Advice on Chevy Aveo Swerve issues

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  1. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    I did a trade with a board member in Canada for a the Chevy Aveo Swerve. Just got the item and the leg fell right off. It looks like the factory installed one of the pins in the legs at an angle so it took a chunk out of the plastic and my hopes for fixing it are slim. The board member is willing to let me ship my Swerve back to him and send me his but I'd feel bad because it's not his fault as the item was MISB. What should I do?

    1) Does anybody here have a spare right leg for Swerve?

    2) Should I just write it up as a loss? Or return the item?

    3) If I keep it should I just glue it back together as a display item?

    I'll post pictures when I get home in case somebody on the rads can suggest a way to fix it.

    Pic 1 is pin. It was forced in at an angle so the hole is double the size now.
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    Pic 2 is where the pin should go. As you can see, the pin was forced in at an angle and took out a chunk. I'm afraid that if I straighten the pin and force it in the hole will crack completely. Or if it doesn't crack right away, it'll crack later with repeat transformation.
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  2. jourdo

    jourdo TFW2005 Supporter

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    That is a tough one as I assume the Swerve was in package and the defect was not known. If he is willing to swap back, I would take him up on it. If you think you can make Swerve displayable and it doesn't really bother you... keep it.
     
  3. Razorwing

    Razorwing The Fallen Alternity.

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    it happend on my MISB Swerve aswell.. but I don't really care now. Aslong as he can stand on my shelf I"m greatful. I"m not going to drive 2 hours to get another one lol.
     
  4. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    Update with pictures. Any advice on any of the three questions is appreciated.
     
  5. Nemesis_Dirge

    Nemesis_Dirge Banned

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    If it was MISB then the guy that traded it to you is not really at fault...that is CLEARLY a factory defect and the person trading it to you is not at fault since he is not the one who assembled it ...and could not have known about it...
     
  6. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure I covered the fact that it was not his fault in the opening thread. I'm assuming that what you meant to say is:

    "Since it is not his fault, you should pass on his offer to exchange your broken one with his."
     
  7. ErechOveraker

    ErechOveraker I'm with Plowking.

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    Yeah, don't stick that guy with the crappy Swerve. Eat it, or try to fix it yourself somehow with some aves or something.

    That sucks though, good luck man!
     
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    I've heard that this is rather common. it might be fixable but I'm not sure.
     
  9. MegaMoonMan

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    Pull the pin, epoxy everything smooth again and redrill the pin hole.
     
  10. Nemesis_Dirge

    Nemesis_Dirge Banned

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    that is what i meant....:thumbs2: 
     
  11. videriant

    videriant Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for responding. What kind of tools would I need to do this?
     

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