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#1 OFFLINE   SamtheCat

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:20 PM

Hi everybody,
Years after I announced it,I'm finally gonna start two new topics with all the projects I've been and I will be involved in.
First of all, I wanted to ask for help here before starting a new JDM sacrilege project (yeah, sounds good, I'm already asking without giving in exchange)

Soooo... I was all hyped with my new pieces and the not-given-enough-rest-after-arriving-home-before-trying-to-open-it-alive Autoart Toyota 2000gt. All screws gone. Time to separate body and chassis... But nope. It doesnt come out. The front is still attached. How TF can I open it without breaking it?
Grazie Mille my friends. I promise loads of wips and pics soon
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Sooo... Here is the pic... I guess

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#2 OFFLINE   SamtheCat

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Posted 02 September 2017 - 12:29 PM

Ok, soooo... How do i post a picture? Yeah, I know... Best dx topic so far....

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:42 AM

Have you tried to gently pop it off with a screw driver ?

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 02:23 PM

^ yes, pry it open with a flathead screwdriver, under that silver panel. Chances are, that's where the final screw is. Some autoarts I've taken apart had screws under bumpers, panels, engines etc
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:15 AM

View PostStratosWRC, on 04 September 2017 - 02:23 PM, said:

^ yes, pry it open with a flathead screwdriver, under that silver panel. Chances are, that's where the final screw is. Some autoarts I've taken apart had screws under bumpers, panels, engines etc

View PostCraig, on 04 September 2017 - 09:42 AM, said:

Have you tried to gently pop it off with a screw driver ?

Sorry for dissapearing, guys.

I tried that long ago, but I was afraid of breaking it as it was just bending the whole front. I might try that again soon. Shame I live 2000km away from my workshop so I can only work on miniatures twice a year....

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Posted 30 December 2017 - 07:27 PM

I canít see the images, but there are two hidden screws under the louvred panel underneath the front of the car. The panel is plastic, and the tabs will likely break, but it will easily glue on
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Posted 30 December 2017 - 10:07 PM

Popping off plastic cover pieces is SOP.  Both AutoArt and UT are legend for hiding chassis mount screws that way.

And you are correct, usually you will have one mounting stalk that breaks or releases in a manner that will facilitate replacement once you are done.



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