Customs: I need help fixing G1 Eject's head

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  1. ArmadaSideswipe

    ArmadaSideswipe The underloved...

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    I don't know if this is the right forum for this, but the people here seem to handy and skilled, so I think I have a good chance of getting the help I need here.

    First, Eject is this guy: http://tfu.info/1986/Autobot/Eject/eject.htm

    In case it helps, he was repainted into Rewind: http://tfu.info/1986/Autobot/Rewind/rewind.htm


    Now for the problem I need help with. When Eject and Rewind transform into cassettes, their head presses down into their body. The shoulders push in toward the body and pin the head in place. Unfortunately, that's where my problem comes in.

    My Eject is about 20 years old, but that fact has little relevant to this situation. Since the 80s, his head has refused to stay down. Unless I hold the shoulders in with my fingers, the strength of the spring inside will always pop the head up into robot-mode position. I tried temporarily removing the head and putting nail polish topcoat on both sides of the shoulder, but it didn't work.

    Can anyone please give me some advice on how to make his head stay down in cassette-mode position and still enable his transformation?

    EDIT: Thank you two; I'll try that if I can.
     
  2. vader419

    vader419 Well-Known Member

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    you could maybe cut a few turns off of the spring with wire cutters
     
  3. tentagil

    tentagil Well-Known Member

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    I have the same problem with one of mine. Other then cutting the spring down to release some tension not much you can do.
     

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