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#1 OFFLINE   tmnt_ppn

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 12:56 PM

Hi all, I need help disassembling the door cards/door panel on a HWE F12.

I've just recently got a HWE F12berlinetta, but both doors are so loose that if I tilt the car to one side, the door will open itself. Disassembling both doors from its body is pretty straight forward but I haven't been able to remove the door cards. I've tried to pry it and it just doesn't seems to work. I've tried adding some force and it start to make some marks on the plastic parts. I really don't want to break anything so I thought I should just ask first. Should I just continue to pry and basically forced it? How is the door cards attached to the outer door? Is it glued?

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Posted 24 October 2018 - 01:02 PM

When I had that problem, all I did was got a screwdriver and lifted the edge of the door card. Then I shone a light inside and saw the attachment point. From there it was easier to proceed
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Posted 24 October 2018 - 01:14 PM

I've tried that and try to pry what it seems to be the attachment point (it is kind of a round hub) but still couldn't get it off. I've also try to lift the surrounding edges little by little, but it doesn't work.
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Posted 24 October 2018 - 01:28 PM

View Posttmnt_ppn, on 24 October 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

I've tried that and try to pry what it seems to be the attachment point (it is kind of a round hub) but still couldn't get it off. I've also try to lift the surrounding edges little by little, but it doesn't work.

Do you have a sharp hobby knife? What I've done before is slice that attachment hub right off. Then again, it's a question of whether the knife will fit into the opening
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Posted 24 October 2018 - 02:29 PM

View PostStratosWRC, on 24 October 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

Do you have a sharp hobby knife? What I've done before is slice that attachment hub right off. Then again, it's a question of whether the knife will fit into the opening

It's rather large hub. I'm guessing the metal door has a stub that goes inside the hub.
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Posted 24 October 2018 - 05:07 PM

View Posttmnt_ppn, on 24 October 2018 - 02:29 PM, said:

View PostStratosWRC, on 24 October 2018 - 01:28 PM, said:

Do you have a sharp hobby knife? What I've done before is slice that attachment hub right off. Then again, it's a question of whether the knife will fit into the opening

It's rather large hub. I'm guessing the metal door has a stub that goes inside the hub.

Yeah it's a problem. I had one autoart that did this. I never managed to pry the door card out
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Posted 25 October 2018 - 01:21 AM

Update: I've asked around and Rob gave me a very good insight about this matter when he made his custom HWE F12 (https://www.diecastx...ari-f12-custom/). Turns out, aside from a pin and a lug, it is also glued (Rob said he broke one of his) and from what I've tried, it seems very likely that mine will not got off without damage. I guess I'm gonna have to find another way to fix the problem.

Thanks to Rob for sharing your experience. :occasion14:

However, if anyone has ever succeeded removing the door cards, I'll be very happy to hear it.
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Posted 25 October 2018 - 09:11 AM

View Posttmnt_ppn, on 24 October 2018 - 01:14 PM, said:

I've tried that and try to pry what it seems to be the attachment point (it is kind of a round hub) but still couldn't get it off. I've also try to lift the surrounding edges little by little, but it doesn't work.

because it is glued with cyanoacrylate. I first cut a door card and then I entered with a screwdriver. The hubs are likely to break



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