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  • Disassembly of Scalextric Dodge Charger Daytona

    Hi All,

    I just received this car, and I was in the process of taking it apart, when I found that the front won't come loose. Not wanting to break anything, as this wasn't a cheap car, but what is the secret to taking the body off this car? Does the nose simply pop off? It looks like it might, but I don't want to break anything. I've removed all 6 screws, but the front is still held on with something.

    Thanks in advance
    Scott

  • #2
    Scott,
    The nose is glued on - you have to cut the chassis in order to open it up. If you want one of those to mess around with I will give you mine and you can see if you can get it to work for you and then give me what you think is fair.

    Peter
    PetesLightKits

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    • #3
      Thanks Peter, I think I'll just park it.

      I don't know how Scalextric could be so stupid in designing something like this. Obviously quality control isn't a high priority for them.

      Stay safe
      Scott

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      • #4
        Holt crap, they didn't even attempt to make the nose fit flush with the body..
        Dave
        Saginaw Valley Raceway
        Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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        • Wobble
          Wobble commented
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          At the time I thought about getting one of these but that oversize nose put me off.

      • #5
        I think I had mine apart many moons ago when I bought mine. Could be wrong. I will have to check mine after work.

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        • #6
          Well at least they're fit correctly.
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          Dave
          Saginaw Valley Raceway
          Only Rule: Just enjoy who you are racing with.

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          • Wobble
            Wobble commented
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            Yes, I ended up getting one of these as well rather than the Scalex version.

        • #7
          Ok. Well here you go. With some gentle persuasion I got it apart. There is a dab of glue at the front lower part of the fender that glue's to the nose cone. I took a X-acto knife and very carefully put it between the nose cone and chassis (see pic) and pulled up on the body and it popped right off. I have the Carrera version also, but I couldn't pass on this one back when it came out. Being a fan of the winged cars , I find the poor execution being kind of charming/interesting. It looks fine running around the track.

          I had thought of picking another one up back when they were still available and converting it to a regular Charger 500. The wing will pop out. Add the Charger grille and bumper and fill the wing holes up and touch up the paint. They have gotten a bit pricey now. Wouldn't mine trying it though. 😊


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          • Macphee888
            Macphee888 commented
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            Thanks for the visuals. If I had known the car had the nose glued on like that, I wouldn't have bothered buying it. Pretty tough to get body float on this car, without butchering it.

        • #8
          I've got the #22 even though it's apparently not absolutely correct body but it's one of the quickest cars in our Nascar and stockers grid.
          Bram,
          CHCH NZ

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          • #9
            It would seem that Scalextric has found a way to totally screw up another American car. The tunnel window and hubcaps on the #22 car were colossal dummy moves, but that Bulbous Nose just has to be recalled. That's ridiculous.

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            • #10
              I forgot about the hubcaps, but those gold wheels do look the part on my '55 Chev Nomad wagon.

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              Bram,
              CHCH NZ

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              • dge467
                dge467 commented
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                Yes ,those wheels ended up on a few projects of mine too. Great looking Nomad by the way.

            • #11
              Lookin good Bram!!!
              Eric Foster
              Port Republic Va

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