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Chops124
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Confounded trying to get this shell off this Rivarossi E8. There is a plastic tab on the stern, check. Two long screws hold the shell to the chassis: got the rear screw out after some considerable effort. It was almost as if it was glued in, but probably not. The forward screw locked tight. It is a flat head. After many failed attempts using all sizes of screw driver, finally gave up and attempted to drill the thing out. Drilled off the head, and probably part of the stanchion, but it still won't budge!!

Any ideas? Right now a lobster cracker seems like a good idea.

The flat head screw on the bogie holds the pick ups together, does not mate with the chassis, that I can tell. Whole bogie started to come apart and I tightened it back up before it went to Heck. That screw is held in place by a bolt that cannot be reached if I can't get the shell off, anyways.

Why, you ask? Because the flaming thing has some internal intermittent short, and I need to see if it is an obvious fix or just needs to be binned.



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The flat head screw on the front bogie does indeed connect the bogie to the chassis. It also conducts electricity to the chassis as well.

The shell, as you surmised, is held onto the chassis with two long screws. If you have removed those screws and the shell still doesn't come off, then I would assume the previous owned might have glued something(?). Hard to say. Proceed with patience and caution, see if you can determine exactly where the sticking point is. FWIW, the shell can be fairly secure with just one screw if you have to end up drilling out the entire stud.
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PS - the internals of the front bogie is riveted together. It's pretty easy to drill those rivets out to access it, then replace with a pair of 2-56 screws and nuts to put it back together.
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OK, thanks, will give it a whirl.
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