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Offline Jim Martin

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Dismantling the Farish GUV
« on: January 31, 2019, 01:14:25 AM »
Has anyone managed to dismantle a Farish GUV - the current version, not the old "printed body" one?

I've just bought a green one (catalogue number 374-131A) and I'm not really seeing how to break into it. The underframe seems to be fantastically well-attached to the body and I cant work out how to separate the two. The roof appears immovable, too. Any advice about how to get the thing into pieces would be gratefully received.

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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2019, 07:28:53 AM »
Hello Jim,

The body is clipped on in the usual way. There is some flex in the chassis and I found the easiest way to get a blade or whatever (steel rule in my case) between the body and chassis was to carefully pull a buffer beam down and slot the blade in the gap exposed below the body side. I've just re-tried it as I write this. It does work!

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Clive

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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2019, 07:42:47 AM »
Question is why you need to break in to it?? It's not like there's any interior detail to add...

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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2019, 08:19:22 AM »
It's his truck. It's his perogative. Let him break into it if he wants to! :) :) :)
Perhaps he just wants to be nosey.

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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2019, 08:43:29 AM »
Question is why you need to break in to it?? It's not like there's any interior detail to add...

You would be surprised...

I am grateful for this thread as I intend to make use of the frame / bogies from a new tooling GUV for an upcoming project.

I would be amazed if Jim is doing the same as myself, but GUVs were / are useful beasts.

Skyline2uk

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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2019, 08:59:19 AM »
Question is why you need to break in to it?? It's not like there's any interior detail to add...

Because I have A Cunning Plan...

Jim
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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2019, 01:42:23 PM »
Question is why you need to break in to it?? It's not like there's any interior detail to add...

Because I have A Cunning Plan...

Jim


.....so cunning you could stick whiskers on it and call it a fox ;)

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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2019, 01:45:41 PM »
Question is why you need to break in to it?? It's not like there's any interior detail to add...

Because I have A Cunning Plan...

Jim


.....so cunning you could stick whiskers on it and call it a fox ;)

Or put a tail on it and call it a weasel....

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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2019, 01:52:07 PM »
Question is why you need to break in to it?? It's not like there's any interior detail to add...

Because I have A Cunning Plan...

Jim


.....so cunning you could stick whiskers on it and call it a fox ;)

Or put a tail on it and call it a weasel....

Slyline2uk

It's not that cunning. A brief look through my posting history would probably reveal the truth.

Jim
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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2019, 05:06:04 PM »
If it is anything like the Autocoach, it has 6 clips, 3 each side. Good fingernails and very thin plasticard to stop the blighters reclipping when you get them apart! Good luck.

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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2019, 06:29:53 PM »
If it is anything like the Autocoach, it has 6 clips, 3 each side. Good fingernails and very thin plasticard to stop the blighters reclipping when you get them apart! Good luck.

Checks fingernails...
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Re: Dismantling the Farish GUV
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2019, 07:03:51 PM »
 :laughabovepost: I managed eventually! Persevere Jim!

 

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