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Thread: how hard will it be to rebuild an imperial shuttle?

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    how hard will it be to rebuild an imperial shuttle?

    more than likely the only way i can ever own an imperial shuttle is to find a fixer upper and buy parts for it.
    i have a lead on some guns but how hard will the rest be? also if the body isnt intact wha tdo i need to know about the wing mecanism?
    darkness rises and light to meet it!

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    Hard, real hard. Buying complete is always cheaper. In figures and in vehicles.

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    true enough but i cant afford 400$ or whatever it goes for so it will probably take a few years to build
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    Other than rebuilding the skiff, I think the shuttle is the toughest vehicle to rebuild. From an economic standpoint. The cockpit glass and ramp are wildly high just because you don't see them very often. Not to mention if any of the wing mechanics are broken or the motor doesn't work. It's definitely easier and cheaper to buy a complete one. Just put $5-$10 per week to the side and in a year's time you'll have enough to buy a very nice complete one.

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    motor? for what the wings? well crap didnt know it had a motor.. what else do i need to know?
    ill do my best to get a beater thats as complete as possible i know the ramp and side door are pretty rare as well.
    darkness rises and light to meet it!

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    Yeah, this is one of the most complex vehicles I our line. Through the years I have been restoring one. I have purchased a couple of these that were missing some parts . The trick is to buy them with the parts you are missing and look for ones In rough shape for the parts lot.

    All this being said. The most trickiest part is matching up color. These fade or darken. You don't want to piece together a ship with 4 different color tones to the shell. It's just like the cockpit cover for the falcon . Hard to match up .

    The gears on the wings were a bad design and break quite often. Too much weight on the wings and kids weren't the most gentle with them.

    I found a nice shell and then went parts digging. Mine is still in boxes, but I do have one complete. I could use a better ramp but I'm fine for now.

    Good luck
    Last edited by toyman941; 08-17-2019 at 10:24 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadesfire133336b View Post
    motor? for what the wings? well crap didnt know it had a motor.. what else do i need to know?
    ill do my best to get a beater thats as complete as possible i know the ramp and side door are pretty rare as well.

    No. The motor sits on the battery cover and just makes sound like the rest of the sound effects. Very simple set up and cheap motor. Mine works . Most of the motors work. They just need to run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toyman941 View Post
    No. The motor sits on the battery cover and just makes sound like the rest of the sound effects. Very simple set up and cheap motor. Mine works . Most of the motors work. They just need to run.
    oh ok its like th y wing probably then. my y wing didnt work but i watched the retro blasting video and i fixed it.
    toyman if you have any spare parts to offload let me know. while i wont beg or ask for handouts the more people donate the faster i could get this thing done.
    i really should to start with the body that way i could add things as i get them. discoloration is annpying and i would do my best i probably wouldnt mind slight color issues so long as it isnt a patchwork quilt ship.
    recently in gi joe my gung ho broke when i over tightened his screw. as it happened his back was greener than his chest and the new chest and back i got were much better colored than the last one.
    darkness rises and light to meet it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadesfire133336b View Post
    oh ok its like th y wing probably then. my y wing didnt work but i watched the retro blasting video and i fixed it.
    toyman if you have any spare parts to offload let me know. while i wont beg or ask for handouts the more people donate the faster i could get this thing done.
    i really should to start with the body that way i could add things as i get them. discoloration is annpying and i would do my best i probably wouldnt mind slight color issues so long as it isnt a patchwork quilt ship.
    recently in gi joe my gung ho broke when i over tightened his screw. as it happened his back was greener than his chest and the new chest and back i got were much better colored than the last one.

    My shop and storage area are completely upside down right now and all out of sorts .. looks like a mini tornado hit. Lol.

    I need a few weeks to get things back in order and I will go over my parts. I might have a few pieces so hang in there.

    From memory, I may have a spare shell or parts to the shell. I know I don't have extra doors or glass for sure.
    Last edited by toyman941; 08-18-2019 at 09:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toyman941 View Post
    My shop and storage area are completely upside down right now and all out of sorts .. looks like a mini tornado hit. Lol.

    I need a few weeks to get things back in order and I will go over my parts. I might have a few pieces so hang in there.

    From memory, I may have a spare shell or parts to the shell. I know I don't have extra doors or glass for sure.
    ok im in no hurry so far i have a lead on some guns but thats it.
    darkness rises and light to meet it!

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