Need help on my sideswipe!!!

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  1. irwinp

    irwinp Member

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    I am on my way on customizing my ROTF Sideswipe, but as I am still a beginner, I don't really get how to take of the rods such as

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    and this

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    can any of you fellow radicons help me?
     

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  2. Rotorstorm

    Rotorstorm OriginalRotorstorm Fanboy

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    Dormamu I am Broot.

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    I just started removing pins as well. The cheap thing to do is to follow that tutorial and remove them, or get a pin punch tool (which you can find at a hardware store) or I found using a pair of plumbers adjustable pliers and a nail of the same diameter as the pin also works. It takes some practice, but the video was my guide for it.
     
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    I take a small screw driver.. the rpecision ones and a hammer and carefully bang them out. Look for the side of the plastic that has a heat mark in it (one side will ahve a funny circle around the hole and the other side won't) that's usually the side the pin was pushed in towards.. So you want the pin to come out the way it came in (IE flip it over and hit the pin outward through the heat mark hole)
     
  5. fredpekker

    fredpekker Active Member

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    Do not, and I mean DO NOT remove the pin in the middle of the torso as that will destroy your sideswipe. The center is much larger than the ends. I destroyed a sideswipe trying to remove that pin.
     
  6. peaugh jr2

    peaugh jr2 I LIKE WAFFLEZ!!!!!!!!!!!

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    the car roof can easily pop off the part before the pin.
     
  7. Jbarb78

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    I've dismantled that Sideswipe 5 times now, the pin on the roof that you have circled is easy with a soldering iron, heat up the fatter end of the pin, then push from the smaller end. As far as the one you have circled on the doors, I'd leave those. You can acutally just pull carefully on the pin where the doors swing out from the main car body, there's just a little plastic retainer clip in there. His torso is tricky too, getting the ball joints out at the hips is diffiult, and you'll want to leave the accordian hinge that attaches it to the roof intact, like it was mentioned here before.
     
  8. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    additionally, you can just pop the hood halves and their arms off.
     
  9. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    I removed that pin, and I didn't have a lick of trouble with it at all.. Just need to be vewy vewy cawefull... because that area is kind of fragile.
     
  10. Hotwire

    Hotwire Pro-Customizer

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    None of those pins even need to come out. He's pretty easy to paint without pulling pins. Simply taking out the screws gets the job done. The biggest piece of advice I can give you is be VERY VERY CAREFUL with that clear blue piece that hold the tailpipes. Especially if you use alcohol to strip the factory paint. It will become brittle and fall apart.
     
  11. fredpekker

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    I'm talkin about the one that holds the gray and the black halves of the robot body together. The knurled part of the pin is 2 or 3 times the diameter of the rest of the pin. Trust me. I fought with it for like a day and a half.
     
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    Shouldn't this be in the discussion section? ???:( 
     
  13. irwinp

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    I am actually trying to mod my Sideswipe a little bit...

    Thanks for all the adbices given anyway :) 
     
  14. Superquad7

    Superquad7 We're only human. Super Mod

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    Yep, and it is now :) 

    However, instead of posting saying how it should be, please use the "report bad post" feature instead :wink: 
     
  15. tf7

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    ^ notes taken ;) 
     

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