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#1 OFFLINE   Mustangdude

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 08:45 AM

Hey folks,

I unfortunately got this BULLITT in the mail with two wheels snapped clean off.
Left wheel is hanging by the brake caliper, the other has the brake caliper snapped off as well and is completely separated.
I don't care much for fixing the brake caliper, but the wheels are a big issue.

I was wondering what might be the best way of fixing it.

Maybe someone has a broke 2001 BULLITT or 2004 Mustang GT that I could purchase off of them for a good price?
Maybe someone has got the rear axle/suspension assembly I could buy off of them?

Let me know, pic below to showcase the damage.

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Edited by Mustangdude, 15 June 2018 - 09:11 AM.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 09:34 AM

That's pretty bad damage... Are you sure you really don't want to send it back?

Anyway, if you really want to try and repair it, first thing is to take it apart completely so to estimate the extent of the damage and see if nothing else is broken.

The brake caliper you could glue it back, but the wheel, glue alone might not hold it for long.

You might have to drill a hole on the axle and the wheel, then use a pin cut to size so to reinforce the bond between both parts when you glue them back together.

There must be some tutorial somewhere on DX explaining that in detail.

Good luck (but I still think you should open a case and get your money back). :occasion14:

Edited by cwbs, 07 June 2018 - 09:35 AM.


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Posted 07 June 2018 - 10:15 AM

View Postcwbs, on 07 June 2018 - 09:34 AM, said:

That's pretty bad damage... Are you sure you really don't want to send it back?

Anyway, if you really want to try and repair it, first thing is to take it apart completely so to estimate the extent of the damage and see if nothing else is broken.

The brake caliper you could glue it back, but the wheel, glue alone might not hold it for long.

You might have to drill a hole on the axle and the wheel, then use a pin cut to size so to reinforce the bond between both parts when you glue them back together.

There must be some tutorial somewhere on DX explaining that in detail.

Good luck (but I still think you should open a case and get your money back). :occasion14:

That's some really great advice!
I will try to sort this out with the seller first, but if there's no other choice left, I'll try the pin idea!

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 11:05 AM

View Postcwbs, on 07 June 2018 - 09:34 AM, said:

The brake caliper you could glue it back

Hmm I do realise just now that the wheel kind of locks itself behind the brake caliper... I'm not sure how to glue that back in place, it must be glued after placing the wheel back.

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Posted 07 June 2018 - 12:20 PM

I would send it back, that looks like a difficult restoration
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 02:32 PM

Easy as pie. Me and other builders here attach wheels with glue all the time. Just glue it back in as original a position as possible and it'll hold fine
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Posted 07 June 2018 - 06:19 PM

IMO depends if you want to keep forever or if you'll ever want to sell on - i.e for your pension plan!! :nice:

If the former, then look to repair, if the latter, then get a sound replacement from seller.... :twocents:

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:02 AM

Best way to repair this wheel/axle?

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:09 AM

I don't think there is a way to do it without the wheel not spinning anymore.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 08:12 AM

The part that spins is inside the wheel still. If you take the wheel that's fallen off, hold on to the hub and try to spin it, does it spin?
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 10:36 AM

View PostStratosWRC, on 08 June 2018 - 08:12 AM, said:

The part that spins is inside the wheel still. If you take the wheel that's fallen off, hold on to the hub and try to spin it, does it spin?

Hmm, no, it doesn't spin.

View Postwill1066, on 08 June 2018 - 08:09 AM, said:

I don't think there is a way to do it without the wheel not spinning anymore.

I don't care so much for spinning wheels, I'd just like to keep it as a display model

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 11:54 AM

Then you should be able to just glue it back the way it was. Is there a part missing from the axle that's preventing you from re-attaching it cleanly?
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:42 PM

View PostStratosWRC, on 08 June 2018 - 11:54 AM, said:

Then you should be able to just glue it back the way it was. Is there a part missing from the axle that's preventing you from re-attaching it cleanly?

No, the axle snapped clean in half. The only problem is that it snapped off right where the axle assembly meets the wheel, meaning it's a very weak joint if I glue it back together. I could try it, but that would mean I will have to hold onto the model and not ship it back.
I'm still on the fence about it, as I also paid 30$ import fees which cannot be refunded. So it's either try to fix a broken model with the chance of screwing it up and not being able to send it back, or get my 80$ back and lose 30$ on the import fees.

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 02:51 PM

No no, glue it back. Trust me, it'll hold. Apply the first bit of glue and hold the wheel in the position you want it to be after a few minutes. When it grabs hold, set it on all 4 wheels and let it dry. After that you can add more glue
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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:43 PM

View PostStratosWRC, on 08 June 2018 - 02:51 PM, said:

No no, glue it back. Trust me, it'll hold. Apply the first bit of glue and hold the wheel in the position you want it to be after a few minutes. When it grabs hold, set it on all 4 wheels and let it dry. After that you can add more glue

You think that will be able to hold the entire weight of the car at the rear?

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:56 PM

View PostMustangdude, on 08 June 2018 - 03:43 PM, said:

View PostStratosWRC, on 08 June 2018 - 02:51 PM, said:

No no, glue it back. Trust me, it'll hold. Apply the first bit of glue and hold the wheel in the position you want it to be after a few minutes. When it grabs hold, set it on all 4 wheels and let it dry. After that you can add more glue

You think that will be able to hold the entire weight of the car at the rear?

Once it cures, for sure. Plus the weight is distributed between the 4 wheels
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 09:34 AM

I'm not a mod or an admin here, but dude, you posted your situation in at least three separate threads.  :rolleyes:

I have a problem with this only because I responded to one of them and am being left unanswered while the focus is here. Not the best way to get started on DX.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:50 AM

View Postwill1066, on 09 June 2018 - 09:34 AM, said:

I'm not a mod or an admin here, but dude, you posted your situation in at least three separate threads.  :rolleyes:

I have a problem with this only because I responded to one of them and am being left unanswered while the focus is here. Not the best way to get started on DX.

Sorry man, but one post was in diecast disasters, explaining what had happened, and someone suggested fixing it.
Then I decided to post this post specifically in the repair forum to see how to fix it, as I can expect the best answers for that in this place.
The third time is on me, and was initially a test-post (which I aptly named "test post - please ignore" and was removed afterwards)

I also keep up-to-date every few hours with all my posts, as to not leave anything unanswered, or at least, unseen.

In regards to leaving your comment unanswered, you didn't post a question, but a comment which didn't need a response. Rather you answered someone's question, not ask one.

I'll be more mindful of it next time. Thanks for the feed-b

Edited by Mustangdude, 09 June 2018 - 11:13 AM.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 11:44 AM

View PostMustangdude, on 09 June 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

View Postwill1066, on 09 June 2018 - 09:34 AM, said:

I'm not a mod or an admin here, but dude, you posted your situation in at least three separate threads.  :rolleyes:

I have a problem with this only because I responded to one of them and am being left unanswered while the focus is here. Not the best way to get started on DX.

Sorry man, but one post was in diecast disasters, explaining what had happened, and someone suggested fixing it.
Then I decided to post this post specifically in the repair forum to see how to fix it, as I can expect the best answers for that in this place.
The third time is on me, and was initially a test-post (which I aptly named "test post - please ignore" and was removed afterwards)

I also keep up-to-date every few hours with all my posts, as to not leave anything unanswered, or at least, unseen.

In regards to leaving your comment unanswered, you didn't post a question, but a comment which didn't need a response. Rather you answered someone's question, not ask one.

I'll be more mindful of it next time. Thanks for the feed-b
If you want to be certain of a repaired wheel carrying weight, you would be best to drill a small hole in the axle and in the wheel and glue in a short piece of solid metal to bridge the two.

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 03:30 PM


View PostMustangdude, on 09 June 2018 - 10:50 AM, said:

View Postwill1066, on 09 June 2018 - 09:34 AM, said:

I'm not a mod or an admin here, but dude, you posted your situation in at least three separate threads.  :rolleyes:

I have a problem with this only because I responded to one of them and am being left unanswered while the focus is here. Not the best way to get started on DX.

Sorry man, but one post was in diecast disasters, explaining what had happened, and someone suggested fixing it.
Then I decided to post this post specifically in the repair forum to see how to fix it, as I can expect the best answers for that in this place.
The third time is on me, and was initially a test-post (which I aptly named "test post - please ignore" and was removed afterwards)

I also keep up-to-date every few hours with all my posts, as to not leave anything unanswered, or at least, unseen.

In regards to leaving your comment unanswered, you didn't post a question, but a comment which didn't need a response. Rather you answered someone's question, not ask one.

I'll be more mindful of it next time. Thanks for the feed-b

I responded to your test post likely. No hard feelings.

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Posted 13 June 2018 - 07:08 AM

View Postslartibartfast229, on 09 June 2018 - 11:44 AM, said:

If you want to be certain of a repaired wheel carrying weight, you would be best to drill a small hole in the axle and in the wheel and glue in a short piece of solid metal to bridge the two.

That's how I'd do it.
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Posted 15 June 2018 - 09:10 AM

Thanks all for the help,
I managed to return the item to the seller and get a replacement, one which is in even better condition (and even new in box!)
Will post soon.

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 02:04 PM

View PostMustangdude, on 15 June 2018 - 09:10 AM, said:

Thanks all for the help,
I managed to return the item to the seller and get a replacement, one which is in even better condition (and even new in box!)
Will post soon.
Good news!



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