Customs: How difficult to disassemble Classics Bumblebee's arms?

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  1. yovnocrats

    yovnocrats Well-Known Member

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    I'm trying to swap parts between my Classics Bee, Classics Cliffjumper and Henkei Bee to make good Classics Bee and CJ, and a custom. But, I need to switch the red forearms from CJ with the gray ones from Bee. Which means, I have to remove the door pieces somehow. Now, I see the pin, but the piece looks fairly glued together. Anyone have any advice how to do this?
     
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    its simple. just pop out the elbow at the ball joint. and tap out the pin that you noticed. that'll leave you with the forear, door assemble and fist. No glue involved.
     
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    Alright, thanks a lot.

    Actually, looks like I need more help, I can't tell which side is more scored up by the pin, and the part itself is tiny and awkward. If someone could offer mroe advice about this, I'd be very appreciative.
     
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    Tap the pin out from the back of the forearm.
     
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    yovnocrats Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that's what I thought. My main problem is that I just don't have any solid surfaces to put this thing on and tap it out.
     
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    Rod No Silly Robot User Name

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    best thing to use is a piece of wood.
     
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    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    I use a cool tool from Vicegrip... Its like a portable Vice, has a pistol grip, and the clamps are covered in soft rubber. You squeeze the trigger to slowly work the clamp tighter and tighter. I love it.
     
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    ShadowStitch vectoring the hate plague

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    I will never understand people who enjoy taking hammers to their toys. I've broken more parts that way. Plastic + High stress impacts = not good. I always prefer to carefully heat the pin for about 20 seconds with a sharp-pointed 15w soldering iron, then gently push it out...

    But hey, whatever works for you!
     

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