Remove wing from COT decklid???? | Diecast CraZy - Discussion Forums for True Collectors

Remove wing from COT decklid????

Discussion in 'Customizing 101' started by SouthGeorgiaCollectibles, Aug 17, 2020.


  1. SouthGeorgiaCollectibles

    SouthGeorgiaCollectibles CraZy Senior

    0   0   0
    Start a Conversation
    Create SaleCreate Trade
    Classified Listings
    Sale Agreements

    Name:
    Willie
    Fav. Driver:
    Kevin Harvick/Davey Allison/Tony Stewart/
    Location:
    America
    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    202
    20200817_181555.jpg
    Is there a trick to safely removing this wing????
     
    MOPARBOB likes this.
  2. MOPARBOB

    MOPARBOB MoPaROrNoCaR CraZy Admin

    Feedback Rating - 100%
    6   0   0
    Start a Conversation
    Create SaleCreate Trade
    Classified Listings
    Sale Agreements

    Name:
    MOPARBOB
    eBay ID:
    cuda360ci
    Fav. Driver:
    Richard Petty and the DODGE Boys
    Location:
    Souptown, WI
    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2005
    Messages:
    28,297
    From the backside of the deck lid overhang there should be two small holes where the spoiler is pressed in and mounted. A small punch or drill bit pushing carefully outward should do the trick.
     
    jim43fan, Mike KB-41 and rh1no like this.
  3. SouthGeorgiaCollectibles

    SouthGeorgiaCollectibles CraZy Senior

    0   0   0
    Start a Conversation
    Create SaleCreate Trade
    Classified Listings
    Sale Agreements

    Name:
    Willie
    Fav. Driver:
    Kevin Harvick/Davey Allison/Tony Stewart/
    Location:
    America
    Joined:
    May 21, 2013
    Messages:
    202
    ok thanks!
     
    MOPARBOB likes this.
  4. Oldtimer

    Oldtimer CraZy Senior

    Feedback Rating - 100%
    1   0   0
    Start a Conversation
    Create SaleCreate Trade
    Classified Listings
    Sale Agreements

    Name:
    Jim
    eBay ID:
    ibj40
    Fav. Driver:
    Tony Stewart
    Location:
    Texas
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,013
    There will probably be some plastic "flash" from where the two pieces were joined. Trim the flash off with an Exacto knife, and in most cases, the part (in this case the wing) will fall off.
     
    Mike KB-41 and MOPARBOB like this.
  5. Mike KB-41

    Mike KB-41 KB-972

    Feedback Rating - 100%
    37   0   0
    Start a Conversation
    Create SaleCreate Trade
    Classified Listings
    Sale Agreements

    Name:
    Mike
    Fav. Driver:
    Kurt Busch!!!
    Location:
    Forsyth Mo
    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2010
    Messages:
    16,162
    Be careful & go slow, the wing will come off if you don't force/rush it. On the inside of the deck lid remove the melted plastic where the wing comes through the lid all the way down to metal.. On the outside take an Exacto knife & work it gently between the square on the wing & the body. As you are doing this the wing should start to move outward. Do this until it's loose enough to pull off. The goal is to get it off with the two little pegs still attached. Check the picture...

    There are 100 ways to Sunday in doing something, do what works best for you. In this case, this is my preferred way. None of these tips are wrong or better than the other, it's just how someone feels comfortable doing.. Most of all, best of luck to you..

    8-19-20 136.jpg 8-19-20 137.jpg 8-19-20 138.jpg
     
    MOPARBOB likes this.
  6. VietnamVet67

    VietnamVet67 CraZy Veteran

    Feedback Rating - 100%
    4   0   0
    Start a Conversation
    Create SaleCreate Trade
    Classified Listings
    Sale Agreements

    Name:
    Edward Poplawski
    Fav. Driver:
    Kevin Harvick, Danica Patrick, Jeff Gordon
    Location:
    Macomb, Michigan
    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2017
    Messages:
    1,057
    I just did this today. I bought a Tony Stewart COT car and it came with a damaged wing. I had a Racing Champion Dodge Avenger with a good wing so I switched them and it worked great. On both cars I used a sharp knife to scrape away the melted plastic and then used a large paper clip to push out the old wings. Used a drop of super glue to put the new ones in.
     
    Mike KB-41 likes this.
  7. rh1no

    rh1no Mark Martin CraZy

    Feedback Rating - 100%
    4   0   0
    Start a Conversation
    Create SaleCreate Trade
    Classified Listings
    Sale Agreements

    Name:
    Mike McCall
    Fav. Driver:
    Mark Martin
    Location:
    Cincinnati, OH
    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2017
    Messages:
    603
    I've found that dollup or two of white glue is more than enough to re-adhere the wing to the decklid, and much more forgiving than super glue.
     
    Mike KB-41 likes this.

  • Loading...

    Share This Page


  •