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ganon578
2013-09-10, 08:10 PM
Though this isn't a custom of my own, I figured I would post here for some help from you all who are better at disassembly than me:

I sold off Universe Ultra Class Powerglide, and the guy who received it has messaged me and told me the left wing has come off during shipment. He said he located a screw and a spring in the box but was unable to reattach the wing. I don't have this mold anymore, nor did I take it apart when I had it. Does anyone have a good picture of what this guy is asking? I also asked him to send a photo. From what I recall, there is a swinging hinge under the wing/arm that I believe screwed in, but I don't imagine there was a spring in there.

Any help would be great. Thanks.

Clay
2013-09-10, 11:50 PM
So you just need a picture of where the wing attaches?

ganon578
2013-09-11, 05:09 AM
Yep. I think what this buyer is referring to (IIRC) is the swivel joint that attaches the wing/arm assembly to Powerglide's main body. Thinking deeper on it, I think that's the only place a spring and a screw would be used; I believe that swivel joint was notched in one spot to keep it in place.

Clay
2013-09-11, 07:15 PM
It's made to detach at one joint - here it is both on and off. If you want, just give him the link to this thread and we can go from there.

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f303/claywyatt1982/IMG_20130911_140854.jpg

http://i50.photobucket.com/albums/f303/claywyatt1982/IMG_20130911_140932.jpg

ganon578
2013-09-11, 07:56 PM
Thanks for the photos! I'll forward them on to him, and see if it's what he's having problems with. I imagine the screw that has come off (spring too) has got to be the one on that socket going into the torso. These are really helpful.

ganon578
2013-09-12, 02:27 PM
Thanks for all your help so far. I couldn't find a feasible way to copy the images from eBay messaging, so after some finagling, PDF creating, and copy/paste into MS Paint, here are some photos of the breakage:

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i245/raistlin578/PG3_zps206ac5b2.jpg (http://s74.photobucket.com/user/raistlin578/media/PG3_zps206ac5b2.jpg.html)
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i245/raistlin578/PG1_zpsf761405b.jpg (http://s74.photobucket.com/user/raistlin578/media/PG1_zpsf761405b.jpg.html)
http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i245/raistlin578/PG2_zps3b7d811d.jpg (http://s74.photobucket.com/user/raistlin578/media/PG2_zps3b7d811d.jpg.html)

It looks like that swivel part that holds the entire arm/wing assembly to the body has broken off where the screw would normally attach. My best guess for a fix would be to back the screw out (if possible) and reattach the post to where it should be on the body with superglue (?) or maybe epoxy. Once dry, reattach the assembly to the body and take care with it. Ideas?

Clay
2013-09-14, 03:23 AM
It looks like that swivel part that holds the entire arm/wing assembly to the body has broken off where the screw would normally attach. My best guess for a fix would be to back the screw out (if possible) and reattach the post to where it should be on the body with superglue (?) or maybe epoxy. Once dry, reattach the assembly to the body and take care with it. Ideas?

That's exactly what happened :( Unfortunately, I don't think that's a fixable break. The post that's snapped has to support both the weight of the wing and the pressure of the spring that holds it in position. I think the problem must have come from the wing having pressure on it in the box, but not having enough room for the detachable joint to pop off. So, the pressure went to the next weakest part, and *snap*.

Blackjack
2013-09-14, 05:06 AM
Man, that's a bad, bad break. Looking at my own Powerglide, I have to echo Clay's sentiments... it's going to be near-impossible to fix a break there due to how the joint there is engineered.

ganon578
2013-09-14, 02:06 PM
Hmm. That's what I feared. Well I guess there isn't much to be done besides decide what to do for this guy.

Thanks for all your help guys, it was good to get a couple sets of eyes on this.