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Hi all. I have an Ertl Cobra that I wan to get the wheels off, but I don't want to damamge them. I normally don't have any probs getting wheels off cars but these just don't want to come off. They have a knock off (?) hub on them, but I'm not sure if that needs to come off to get the wheel off.

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First off, cool banner, My Friend!

Second, what are you doing molesting that Cobra I sent you?

Third, the wheels look to be a typical Ertl "fused" pin design, where there is an inner and out wheel, with pins on the outer, pushed into holes in the inner. I have had success with slicing the mushroomed end off the pins, and then there is a retaining on the inside.

Finally, there is a guy on the Scale18 Board, Frank Lemire, who is the Cobra expert, you should post this same question over there.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Hi Jim. Yeah, you caught me out! I thought that might be how I would need to get them off but its not easy to get in there. I want to see what it would look like with different wheels on.......
There is a Cobra replica in Christchurch and it has a Lexus 4 ltr V8 in and it sounds REALLY naughty! I followed it through town the other day and it honestly sounds like a racing car VERY nice. It has a kind of bronze colour body with black wheels. I was thinking of doing something similar to the Ertl as I don't have an engine for it. I would also like to see what the wheels would look like on my E-type Jaguar custom.......

Anyway, I will try Frank too.

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Peter
 
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