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Thread: HELP!!! My GI JOE Needs Repair!

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    Looks great!!! Congrats on doing it yourself!

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    I'll have to keep all of these methods in mind when I go to repair my Bulletman. Just picked one up for $50,minus his right arm. Left arm is in pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwyblejr View Post
    Thanks for the link. That was interesting. I did see those kits for sale, and wondered how they worked, so this video was useful. I do think you'll get a better range of movement in his arms doing it this way, but you have to break him open, which I don't like, plus the kit costs a little more than a the elastic cord method. Funny that he still used his own elastic for the head instead of the one provided in the kit.

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    More than likely he's use to doing that method from having to put back on Action Man heads. Plus with the restring kit,there's a little metal tube you have to pull the elastic through and then crimp it shut.

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    Giving this a bump to let everyone know I found another way to remove the elbow rivet. It takes a little bit longer but you can just use a long round metal file. I know in the repair kits that Cotswolds sells it says to use a pair of wire cutters and if they don't fit,file them down. Then I thought "why not just file the elbow rivet ?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwyblejr View Post
    Giving this a bump to let everyone know I found another way to remove the elbow rivet. It takes a little bit longer but you can just use a long round metal file. I know in the repair kits that Cotswolds sells it says to use a pair of wire cutters and if they don't fit,file them down. Then I thought "why not just file the elbow rivet ?"
    To be honest I have never been happy cutting the elbow rivet. I have removed rivet and just put it back. I have also used original Gijoe pegs cut a small narrow V slit and put onto existing rivet

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