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Old 09-07-2005, 05:26 PM   #1
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Hi guys i got bought a tamiya evo2 second hand, and i wana take off the upper deck but its screwed in with allen screws, and the holes are stripped, how would i get them off?

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Old 09-07-2005, 05:32 PM   #2
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take a dremel and cut a slot into it and use a flathead to get it out
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Old 09-07-2005, 05:36 PM   #3
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nope. Take a 3mm drill and drill in the head until it falls off. Then, take a pair of pliers and unscrew what's left of the screw. Advantage : you won't make any slot in your chassis / parts. Inconvenient : none.
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if u dont wana dremel the chasis, take a drill with a bit the size of the head and start drillin into the head and when u can c carbon fiber take all the screws out of the upper deck xcept that one and carefully pull up on the uper deck, head will pop of and and just take out the rest of the screw with your thumb
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if u dont wana dremel the chasis, take a drill with a bit the size of the head and start drillin into the head and when u can c carbon fiber take all the screws out of the upper deck xcept that one and carefully pull up on the uper deck, head will pop of and and just take out the rest of the screw with your thumb
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That will work fine - if thread lock was not used to put them in - the first suggestion has a better chance of working.
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Try an old cheap L allen wrench that fits as well as possible. CA it into the hex in the head of the screw. Let sit. Unscrew. worked for me one time before.
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The title of this thread is hilarious! haha
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The title of this thread is hilarious! haha
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are they button head or flat head screws? if they're button heads use the dremel technic. If there flat heads, try getting an easy-out from Sears or what not, and drill a small hole and us the easy out. Best way I have found if they were locktite'd in. Later
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First i would ask what type of allen wrench are you using>> a standard l shaped one, or a nice torker style. the l shaped on do not fit as good, and it can seem like a screw is stripped.. I have seen guys come iton the shop i use to work at with the stripped screw.. i used my torker allen wrench, it fit tighter and came right out..

also if you are going to drill out the screw, be very carefull.. the screw will hest up. it can damage the plasic part it is in by melting it.. i have also seen damage done to grafite from the heat.. if you do drill it out, use some bearing oil, or shock oil to keep the screw cool while drilling..
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i'm not quite sure which part you guys are telling me to drill sorry i'm new to rc and all. yeh thought about the title pretty funny

anyway heres a pic hope it helps (it shows the screw and what type of allen key im using to open it).

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a dremel with a cut off wheel.. slit it and use a standard screwdriver..
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It looks like it is into Aluminum. You can also try adding heat. Grab a hair dryer or a heat gun, add heat and then try to remove the screw.
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