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#1 OFFLINE   henry.will

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Posted 15 June 2018 - 08:42 PM

Hi All,
I would like to open the Autoart 1:18 Maserati Quattroporte to fix the trunk but i could not open the bottom.
I remove 4 screw behind the wheels and could not found any screw else. BUt when i take the bottom up it stuck at the middle, seen like it have sth or screw hold it.
Anybody have experience, please kindly help me.
Many Thanks.

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#2 OFFLINE   StratosWRC

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 09:42 AM

Sometimes there is a screw behind the bumper, which means there might be one hiding behind the license plate. Did you look under the exhaust? I have found screws there as well
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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:04 AM

Pictures, my friend. Always add pictures. :)

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Posted 16 June 2018 - 10:47 AM

 lateapex, on 16 June 2018 - 10:04 AM, said:

Pictures, my friend. Always add pictures. :)

Ditto

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 11:07 AM

 StratosWRC, on 16 June 2018 - 09:42 AM, said:

Sometimes there is a screw behind the bumper, which means there might be one hiding behind the license plate. Did you look under the exhaust? I have found screws there as well

i can pull up the front and behind but it stuck at the middle.
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 01:18 PM

If the side skirts are removable, they might be behind there then
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Posted 17 June 2018 - 03:03 PM

I'd be inclined to check to see if the exhaust system will lift up.  It is not unusual for last trimming components to be glued on as the final element of construction.

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Posted 17 June 2018 - 07:52 PM

 ibj40, on 17 June 2018 - 03:03 PM, said:

I'd be inclined to check to see if the exhaust system will lift up.  It is not unusual for last trimming components to be glued on as the final element of construction.
Thanks, i checked the exhaust, there is nothing there and i can pull up the exhaust. when  i pull up the front and the back it become like a boat because in the middle there is sth hold it, that why i need to find people who has experience for this car :)

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 12:29 AM

Autoart's usually have 6 screws so there's likely 2 hidden somewhere in the middle. I can only find a low quality picture of the chassis, are any of the pieces in the middle removable? Autoart love hiding screws behind trim.

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On less expensive brands sometimes opening the doors and pushing the floor helps but Autoart's aren't usually built this way.

You can also get something plastic like a credit card and pry between the side skirts and chassis, see if you can pop it open or pinpoint exactly where it's being held on.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 02:17 AM

sometimes they hide screws in the B pillar, like on the C63 amg, there is sometimes a small plastic round plug in there in the car color well hidden.

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 02:31 AM


 TK-Diecast, on 18 June 2018 - 02:17 AM, said:

sometimes they hide screws in the B pillar, like on the C63 amg, there is sometimes a small plastic round plug in there in the car color well hidden.

Bingo!

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Posted 18 June 2018 - 07:43 AM

 baseb8, on 18 June 2018 - 02:31 AM, said:

 TK-Diecast, on 18 June 2018 - 02:17 AM, said:

sometimes they hide screws in the B pillar, like on the C63 amg, there is sometimes a small plastic round plug in there in the car color well hidden.

Bingo!


Interesting.  Never seen one like that before.

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Posted 18 August 2018 - 04:50 PM

That is interesting, indeed. Never seen that either. Don't know if it solves the OP's challenge, but maybe that's how AUTOart does it with all of their sedans.



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