30th Springer Crooked Window problem solved!

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Ravage101, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Ravage101

    Ravage101 Well-Known Member

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    The rotating arm panels are the problem!

    For anyone still having issues with Springers window alignment in car mode:

    Save the step that has you rotate the panels covering the front wheels as your last step.

    When I did this everything fell into place especially the windows!!!!
    No massaging, no bullshit!

    It seems the arm / wheel cover panels, when assembled with the rest of the sides before final completion of the car mode, will force one or the other sides to bow inward in such a way that it pulls the arm windows out of alignment with the slots in main central front window. Setting up these panels as the last step gives you the opportunity to have everything set up right without fighting the windows and also makes pegging in the rear wheel assembly easier work with.
    After you are happy with how the window looks and everything is pegged in correctly then rotate the panels to expose the front wheels as your final step.

    Try this the next time you transform Springer to Car mode.
     
  2. cliffjumperftw1

    cliffjumperftw1 I have no idea what I'm doing.

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    You are a wizard. :O
     
  3. Rexidus

    Rexidus Autobot

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  4. FirstandBest

    FirstandBest Cassette

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    That is awesome. can't thank you enough
     
  5. NotRamjet97

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    Good to see this, gonna do it when my Springer comes tomorrow.
     
  6. Cal

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    Works well enough I suppose. I have just as much luck by squeezing the windows into place when I peg the back wheels into the sides. It seems to hold together better.
     
  7. jru42287

    jru42287 Ass Möde is a way of life.

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    I will have to give this a try.
     
  8. Krommdor

    Krommdor The Penance Stare

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    thanks, I'll give this a go next time I transform him
     
  9. motorthing

    motorthing Just the Toys Ma'am

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    Thank you sir.
     
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    Can someone post a video or something? I just tried it this way, and the car windows are aligned no better than any other way.
     
  11. Ravage101

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    As I keep reworking the transformation I noticed that there are few times where the windows don't line up just right. Still a lot better than before but not to the perfection I originally got when I first discovered the panel trick.

    So I changed another step in the process...the LEGS!
    Hold off on pegging the legs together till the end.

    Basically after you got the other stuff aligned and pegged together then push the legs together and then the final step is the panels.

    The Process of discovery:

    What I am doing to discover the new arrangements of these steps is I start taking steps and parts out of the equation. First was to take the panel transformation out of the picture and the windows line up nicely.

    Then I discovered that when I tried to attache the foot / rear panel to the arms while holding the windows together, sometimes that whole convoluted step took my perfectly aligned windows out of place.

    What this told me was that the front end of the toy was fine. Somehow the back end would pull away the left car window assembly 1/16 - 1/8 to the rear creating that cracked look. Unpegged the legs and BOOM...all was right in the world.

    In dealing with the legs I make them as straight as possible then continue with the rear panel / foot connection to the arm / window assembly. Everything comes together fine. Then pressing the rear sides of the car in...the parts, that were the legs, peg together. Everything still holding in place, I set the front side panels.

    So far so good.

    When I have a solid transformation scheme, I will post a video. Till then, I'll keep re-working my new steps until nothing new comes up.

    When you guys try these new arrangements of steps, please post your experiences. It helps out a lot. Thanks!