Spectrum doodlebug

Discussion in 'Scratchin' & Bashin'' started by ross31r, Jul 10, 2004.

  1. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    how do i take it apart because i want to cut it down to make a full-mail shorty version out of it and mount it onto a switcher chassis so i can use the motor/bogie combination to power a more important box motor project.
  2. nalmeida

    nalmeida Member

    I had some dificulty tearing this one apart, if you want I cant take some pics of the one I dismantled. It is secured in four points, 2 each side and mine was also glued a bit, try to separate first the front or the back pushing the sides out.
  3. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    any help that can be offered would be appreciated!
  4. interurban

    interurban Active Member

    Ross most of these should come apart easly.
    As nalmeida suggested the sides might need a bit streaching out to release it.
    Do the couple screws go throught to the body to secoure the body to the frame?
    If so thats the way in take all screw out from underneath, and prize the body off.
    Let us know.
  5. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    It has two screws through the underframe but i have taken them out and the shell still wont come apart, think it may well be glued or tabbed together. will be ahing another go now!
  6. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    got the body off now. didnt realise the frame was solid metal. This is going to be more of a porblem to bash thatn i thought!
  7. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    well, ive done it, but it is a VERY short boxcab!

    expect to see a post up about it soon.
  8. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member


    It took me for ever to get the cab of my doodlebug off. I did it though, about 2 1/2 years ago. And I forget how it came off.

    But I did put a thread up about it. I can remember that bit. :):) :D
  9. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

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