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Hi Guys,

I am trying to remove the base on my 1:18 Hotwheels Ferrari F2001 which is held in place by 4 screws. I have removed the screws and still cant remove the base :confused :confused

The base still seems to be joined to the rest of the car where the radiators are (on both sides). So.......................for anyone who has done this before, how do I pry away the base from the car at these 2 points ???

Many thanks in advance.
 

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I apologize up front that I don't have a suggestion for your question. I'm sure in due time, someone ought to be able to provide you a knowledgeable answer.

That aside, welcome to the DX Forum ultramic!

 
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Welcome aoard and glad to have you


Hope you enjoy the forums :cheers

Sounds like there is still a screw in place there. I'm not sure if the engine cover comes off this particular model, but there is sometimes a screw holding the engine to the base.
 
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lemme doublecheck...I've pulled a few apart, and yes they can be a pain to separate from the chassis, even with all of the screws removed. The front of the side pods are plastic too, and are actually part of the bottom chassis, not the body, as very little of the Hot Wheels F1 car is metal.

However...if I remember correctly, where the chassis connects to the body (right about where the side barge boards are attached), and just about directly underneath the driver's seat) the model is actually "hot riveted"...not really a rivet, but the plastic is kind of melted together there. I used a dremel to drill that out. Like I said, I'll investigate the one I have apart a little further, once I find it, but I believe that is the case. It drove me nuts, too, when I first tried to take one of these apart!

And, of course...
Glad to have you aboard!
 

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ricallen said:
Maybe this particular diecast model just has really good tires that are gripping the base??

:lol :lol :lol

Sorry, I couldn't help myself! :giggle
Maybe if the safety car comes out for a few laps, Schumi's tires will get cold real fast like at Spa this past Sunday. :giggle
 

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StygianMax said:
ricallen said:
Maybe this particular diecast model just has really good tires that are gripping the base??

:lol :lol :lol

Sorry, I couldn't help myself! :giggle
Maybe if the safety car comes out for a few laps, Schumi's tires will get cold real fast like at Spa this past Sunday. :giggle
Exactly!!! :giggle
 
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Hi guys,

Thanks for all the replies. I'm glad I found this forum and glad to be apart of it.

I mainly collect 1:18 F1 cars (mostly Ferrari) and 1:18 gt cars. I only have a small collection of about 30 cars at the moment.
 

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ultramic said:
Hi guys,

Thanks for all the replies. I'm glad I found this forum and glad to be apart of it.

I mainly collect 1:18 F1 cars (mostly Ferrari) and 1:18 gt cars. I only have a small collection of about 30 cars at the moment.
What sort of GT cars do you have? :cool1 I'm up that alley too. :happy
 
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ultramic said:
I mainly collect 1:18 F1 cars (mostly Ferrari) and 1:18 gt cars. I only have a small collection of about 30 cars at the moment.
Welcome to my world! I mainly focus on 1:18 Ferrari F1, at last count, I had 42, I think. I definitely need to hit the magic 50 mark by the end of the year!
 
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