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Old 06-17-2017, 11:51 PM   #1
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How to dis-assemble Minichamps McLaren F1 1/12 model

Need help.

I have started (sort of) my own conversion project to convert Minichamps die-cast into a static model
of LeMans 1995 winning car. And second step is to dis-assemble die-cast model. I've removed all
bottom screws. I've found 6 so far, 4 bigger and 2 smalls ones. However chassis and body don't want
to come apart still. Front is coming out, but it looks like something is holding the rear part. If anyone
knows, please explain me how to take it apart ? I suspect I'm missing something.

It looks like there could be 2 more screws at the top of rear wheel arcs. They are hard to see and impossible
to reach without removing rear wheels. Is there a way to remove rear wheels on this die-cast ?

Thanks a lot in advance for help.

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Re: How to dis-assemble Minichamps F1 1/12 model ?

I took one apart once and recall the same issue. It is not fresh in my mind, so I'll have to look at it again and try to get you an answer later.

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Re: How to dis-assemble Minichamps F1 1/12 model ?

Okay - yeah. Those rear wheel arch screws are the issue holding you back.

I carefully removed the tires from the wheels and was able to access them without removing the wheels themselves. You will still need a long and fairly thin screwdriver and it is a #1 Phillips head.

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Re: How to dis-assemble Minichamps F1 1/12 model ?

Thank you so much for helping me out. I have to remove wheels anyway, as I will need to replace them with racing ones.
So, I will try to carefully remove centre caps and then get stock wheels out.

How is your own project going ? Are you doing a conversion as well ?
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Re: How to dis-assemble Minichamps F1 1/12 model ?

No project here - it just needed a small repair.

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Re: How to dis-assemble Minichamps F1 1/12 model ?

Reviving this thread to ask if anyone has any suggestions regarding a missing passenger side mirror on a 1:12 Minichamps F1? Has anyone ever parted out a broken model?
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