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\r\n Questions about some of the more common repairs seem to pop up on a regular basis. This isn\'t a bad thing, it\'s something everybody has to deal with eventually, & as long as we\'re getting new board members, there will be people asking. With the number of threads already on these subjects, it seemed to make sense point out a few & possibly save some time searching.
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A good tutorial on several common repairs.

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This is not an endorsement of any particular suppliers, simply a listing of related threads with member advice & suggestions.

\r\nStuck, Stripped, & Rusted Screws: (for backs & legs)
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\r\nT-Hooks: (aka j-hooks or pelvis-hooks)
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Supplied by Hasbro at the 2007 Atlanta GI Joe Convention
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    I read through most of these threads, great information! One question I saw asked, and one that I had myself, what is a suitable adhevise to reapply original stickers? I have a few that have dried up and fallen off. Rather than buying repros, I would like to clean these up and reapply them.
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      Stuck/Stripped/Rusted Screws, O-Ring & T-Hook Replacement, Rivets, Hose, Decals

      Questions about some of the more common repairs seem to pop up on a regular basis. This isn't a bad thing, it's something everybody has to deal with eventually, & as long as we're getting new board members, there will be people asking. With the number of threads already on these subjects, it seemed to make sense point out a few & possibly save some time searching.


      A good tutorial on several common repairs.

      This is not an endorsement of any particular suppliers, simply a listing of related threads with member advice & suggestions.

      Stuck, Stripped, & Rusted Screws: (for backs & legs)

      O-Rings:

      Zartan/Ninja Force O-Rings:

      T-Hooks: (aka j-hooks or pelvis-hooks)

      Accessory Hose

      Replacing Forearms/Arm & Leg Rivets

      Replacement Decals

      Decal Removal

      25th Anniversary Style Figure Construction
      Supplied by Hasbro at the 2007 Atlanta GI Joe Convention
      (click to view full-sized)

      This isn't comprehensive, just what a couple quick searches turned up. I'm sure there are many more threads on all of these topics, but between what's listed, it should be able to answer most questions about them. If you have a related question that you don't see an answer for, ask it here - with all the collective knowledge of all the active members, you should get an answer in no time.

      If anybody has tips, a list of o-ring or screw sizes & types, found a new supplier for parts, or anything else, please share them. Thanks.
      Last edited by CGC; 03-30-2008 at 05:58 PM. Reason: added a thread

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