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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hey guys.

I'm hoping someone can help here. I have a 1/12 AUTOart FIA GT MB CLK. I need to remove the whels and tyres from it. Has anyone done this? If so, what's the procedure? It looks like a very small nut, but I'm not really sure.

Any help is appreciated and thank you in advance. :cheers
 
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I just recently removed my chasis on a AUTOart GT2, while it was disassembled, I managed to make a mental note of the wheels assembly in case I had to disassemble is once more.

The wheels seem to be attached via a plastic axle and mounting screw. Removal and replacing looks to be very easy.

A small phillips screw driver will suffice n removing any of the screws.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
I'll take another look, but when I was looking down through the rear suspension, the half shaft looks to go directly into the back of the wheel w/out threads(prolly just ornamental). It also looks like there could be a very small bolt (1/8"or 2-3mm) on the spindle. :confused

I emailed AUTOart and they've so far just said that they're not supposed to come off and my reply was "I appreciate that, but I need to get into the left rear suspension to fix the breakage". So hopefully they'll give me some more insight. :waiting
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
I've never remove the wheels on mine. Sorry I'm not much of a help, Mike.

I'm guessing there's a tiny screw (a philip, perhaps?) behind the plug, in the middle.... :confused

BTW, why would you want to remove the rear wheel? Need to do some repair work?
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
DJD- er, uhmm don't ask. :lol

it actually showed up this way as a parts car. Ithought it was going to be a destroyed car, but it's perfect except for this. I want to fix it as I have plans for it.
 
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Discussion Starter · #10 ·
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Yeah, I had that problem. I look after it by using a tyre dressing/conditioner by Autoglym. It won't remove the lettering(at least not on mine) and keeps the tyres black. The only problem I'm having now is the letters have gone a tad dirty, but I think a mild soap and wtaer solution will clean that up.

The reason the tyres go white is b/c the silicone in the tyres is going off.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
that conditioner
is that like that stuff you use on 1/1 cars to get the tyres more black again?
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
Tire removal is easy - carefully pry them off.

Putting them back in is a royal pain.

Tried to remove the wheels on mine too, but they wouldn't budge.

My left-rear suspension is broken too.. the blue thing cracked right in the middle, so that side kinda 'floats' right now.
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
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yes, i hate those little things :ranting usually i try to use a pincet (is that a correct english word????) to place them back, but didn't had one nearby :pullhair

and, yes I AM a DIE-HARD 1/43'er
BUT, i got suckered into 1/12 back in 1997 when the F50 came out, big suprise there huh :wink :lol

and then the merc when it just came out, and now i got 5 1/12's and counting :shipwrecked
 
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