Customs: would this be the place ot ask for help on repairing a transformer

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  1. uzi_the_klown

    uzi_the_klown Well-Known Member

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    im tryna figure out how to repair swoops beak
    and need to knwo do i need a metel pin to hold the 2 parts togethere hwen iget em or do they just snap together
     
  2. REDLINE

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    yes this is the place to ask. is there any way you can take a picture of the broke beak, so we can see exactly what's wrong with it? will make things easier :) 
     
  3. uzi_the_klown

    uzi_the_klown Well-Known Member

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    k trying to jsut cant get em to up load got soem taken thu
     
  4. Autobus Prime

    Autobus Prime Transit Former

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    Uzi:

    Upload the pictures to some online account, then copy and paste the link in your post. That's the easiest way.
     
  5. uzi_the_klown

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    I don't own Swoop, so I don't know how it's supposed to connect. Maybe someone else can help.
     
  7. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    The easiest way that I can think of repairing Swoop's beak - at least the clear plastic part - is to order a beak repair/replacement kit from transrepro.com (link here.)

    The repair is not difficult but it really is best to work with a beak that's complete and hasn't been broken. Trying to glue around the pin or just snapping the upper beak on will probably snap the pinholes.
     
  8. uzi_the_klown

    uzi_the_klown Well-Known Member

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    lol i think the pin holes are broken off the looks of it this my first swoop so im not sure that y im asking for help
     
  9. uzi_the_klown

    uzi_the_klown Well-Known Member

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    also how do u take the neck peace off to switch it if i need a new silver neck peice to attach the beak to?
     
  10. Ops_was_a_truck

    Ops_was_a_truck JOOOLIE ANDREWWWWWS!!!!!!

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    First off - when you're doing a repair, keep track of all the parts you remove!

    Looking at my own Swoop and the pictures you've put up, it looks like you might have to remove the head and neck assembly. See the location on the back of the neck assembly where the molded-black "spine" of swoop meets his chrome-plated "shoulders?" That pin holds the neck and head assembly together. You'll have to unscrew...dunno, looks like it could be either the four screws on the back of the wings or you might just have to undo the entire back and torso assembly.

    Once you've got the head and neck assembly removed, there are two pins worth worrying about:

    --the "rotate robot head" pin, which holds swoop's robot head and allows it to rotate inside when in bird mode, and...

    --the "bird beak" pin, which holds the two beak components together.

    (Now, honestly, instead of working with damaged parts, I think it's really worth it to order new beak parts from transrepro or get them off of ebay. )

    It looks to me like you'll only have to remove the "bird beak" pin, because both pieces of your toy's beak are missing. You can do this by applying a soldering iron to the pin and pushing on it GENTLY until it starts moving out of the hole. Then, grab it with plyers and pull it out. (You can use the same process, in reverse, to put the pin back in when you need to.)

    The upper and lower beak should match up with the pinholes in the molded silver neck joint. Once you've got all three parts lined up, slide the pin back in and begin reassembling.

    Here's a visual aid.
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    ...don't know what more I can give you. Hope this helps.
     
  11. MegaMoonMan

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    That Swoop is pretty messed up. Are you going to restore it? If not, I'd consider getting a new, unbroken one.

    As far as fixing it, I don't have one, so I don't know. Just take it apart as far as you can, it shouldn't be too hard.
     
  12. uzi_the_klown

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    ok looking at ur pick i need to find a new neck joint my pin holes is broke off and the robot head joint is the one i got to remove to fix the neck right?
     
  13. uzi_the_klown

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    trying to restore it less i get luky and find a swoop with out wepons cheap i jsut spent 30 on this one :(  wish i had seen this before ibought it
     
  14. uzi_the_klown

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  15. Ops_was_a_truck

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    If you get absolutely tired of trying to fix this one, just sell it on ebay and use the money from that one to buy a more complete one.

    I agree with MegaMoonMan; the hassle of fixing a near-complete Swoop (and getting the right parts to do it) is probably just as expensive as buying a new one.
     
  16. uzi_the_klown

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    lol i probly cant get what i payed ofr it out of it
     
  17. uzi_the_klown

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    fixing it not gonan be to hard if i can find the neck joint
     
  18. Soundblaster1

    Soundblaster1 The Heisenberg of Toys

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    buy a junker with a good neck/beak and work with that.
     
  19. uzi_the_klown

    uzi_the_klown Well-Known Member

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    lol im o n the look out for the junker with the good neck
     

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