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PostSubject: Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs   Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs Icon_minitimeTue Jun 03, 2014 6:31 pm

I have a BP EE which needs his legs replacing from the knee down. I have a spare pair of legs to do this but on first attempt they are stubborn buggers. Does anyone know of a guide or advice on how to replace the lower legs?
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PostSubject: Re: Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs   Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs Icon_minitimeTue Jun 03, 2014 6:37 pm

Replacing the lower legs on a bp is quite straight forward on a talker, but I'm guessing your talking about a standard bp?, I would suggest drilling out the knee peg, then replace the lower legs ??, You would of course have to find something to serve as a new peg (maybe a wooden dowel?).

I have never attempted this before, but that's what I would try, or maybe splitting the upper thigh joint, where they join the upper leg ball ? and replace the whole leg ?

I am sure tho that someone will know how to do this better, and hopefully with a guide  cheers 
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PostSubject: Re: Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs   Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs Icon_minitimeTue Jun 03, 2014 10:41 pm

Either of those two solutions is good. Personally I'd go for splitting the thigh replace the lower leg and glue the thigh back together.

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PostSubject: Re: Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs   Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs Icon_minitimeTue Jun 03, 2014 11:18 pm

Well.......................epic fail........!!!


I decided to try the splitting of the thigh but both lets split at several angles and broke off in several places.

I now need two new legs  lol! lol! lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs   Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs Icon_minitimeWed Jun 04, 2014 7:32 am

You need to use a sharp penknife, gently work the knife into the seam. Once a split has started along the seam twist the knife and it should cause the seam to split evenly. I'll have a look around and see if I have a set of legs spare for you.

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PostSubject: Re: Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs   Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs Icon_minitimeWed Jun 04, 2014 7:42 pm

Cappy wrote:
You need to use a sharp penknife, gently work the knife into the seam. Once a split has started along the seam twist the knife and it should cause the seam to split evenly. I'll have a look around and see if I have a set of legs spare for you.

I used a craft knife cause the blade is much sharper and thinner. I opened the first thighs up no problem to remove the lower legs i needed. But when i tried to open up the thighs the same on the BB EE that was a different story. They were far more stubborn and when i eventually got 3/4 way down they split off at the joint on both sides exactly the same. :-)
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PostSubject: Re: Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs   Tips of Guides for replacing BP EE lower lgs Icon_minitimeSun Jun 15, 2014 7:42 pm

Hi Fonnezz. A bit late for your problem but as others have said, open the seams on the thigh with a craft knife, as below:

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Should be able to prise it open, revealling the knee peg which no amount of tugging will shift without splitting as above.

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Knee and ankle sockets look like as below. However, the peg that comes down from the knee through the calf is hollow and the peg for the foot slides up into the opening. The footpeg is barbed/sprung so once in - it ain't coming out in one piece. You need some donor parts at this stage.

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But with a donor foot joint and a sprue for a dowel..

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You are good to go...

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