Minor/Repaint: Evasion Optimus Windshield fix

Discussion in 'Radicons Customs' started by artimus prime, May 28, 2014.

  1. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is just a quick mod I did to fix the only problem i have with evasion optimus. The reason that his Windows won't line up in alt mode is because the lower grill can't rotate flush with the rest of the truck. Here's what I did.

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    Took a Sharp blade and cut the tabs that stop the lower grill from rotating flush with the truck.

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    Last edited: May 28, 2014
  2. Stormvapor

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    This is great news!
    I need some pics though, as they are not showing up.
     
  3. artimus prime

    artimus prime Articulation Junkie... I'm a poser TFW2005 Supporter

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    Sorry added attachments.
     
  4. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    I figured this out over the weekend myself. I was hoping this would also fix the misaligned window frames but nada. Still, it does fix part of the problem so that is nice.
     
  5. Stormvapor

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    Thanks bro!
     
  6. Fiskone

    Fiskone Aerosol Artist

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    Awesome, excuse me while I grab a knife and my prime..
     
  7. Unicron9

    Unicron9 Fan and customizer of the TAWYS

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    Hmm, mine didn't have this problem to begin with.
     
  8. Anti Spark

    Anti Spark It'S DUB Or Nothing!

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    Cool!!
     
  9. Bigbot3030

    Bigbot3030 Well-Known Member

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    Same here, but now I'm going to go double check......
     
  10. OMEGAPRIME1983

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    Well that's a huge improvement. Nice job!
     
  11. ex dtw2003

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    Fix works killer but I'm always hesistant to play around with a knife at a pin point.

    Finally, anyone else with stress marks around the hitch halves tabs in alt mode?
     
  12. seali_me

    seali_me RIP January 2018

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    Transformed mine multiple times. No alignment issues. I'm wondering If mine has those tabs.
     
  13. TCJJ

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    I was going to do this, but thought the upper piece would need modifying, too. I didn't realise that shaving the lower part of the grill would also fix the upper part. Thanks for the info. Now to work on fixing the misaligned windows. Doesn't look TOO hard.
     
  14. ZedzDead

    ZedzDead decepticon sabatour

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    im actually just thinking about blacking out the red so you cant see them. they look horrible behind the windshields like that. but good mod
     
  15. archieboy

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    Thanks for the tip. I tried it, but my windshield is still misaligned.

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  16. MegaMoonMan

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    /\Looks like you didn't cut enough out, the front grill is still jutting out a little. The upper grill should sit flush with (or even a little behind) the lower grill.

    Did the fix and it fixed my window alignment issues too. They're still off by a hair but this improved it 90% at least.
     
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  17. Superquad7

    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Mod

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    This is really cool. Thanks for sharing this!
     
  18. archieboy

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    Okay, I'll cut out a bit more plastic. Thanks!
     
  19. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Same here... Mine sits in there nice, flush and even. Sometimes it takes a second of massaging, but it aligns on mine, just fine. (<--- some Dr. Seuss shit right there :lol )

    In fact, I'm thinking the main problem folks are having is with Primes head. If I don't get it in the space JUST the way it's supposed to be, the alignment issue pops up. But when done correctly, everything is lined up nicely.
     
  20. seali_me

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    ^ I tilt OP's head...