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#1 Posted : 02 June 2019 16:17:04

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Just wondering if the issue i have is a one off or have other builders had the same problem?

Basically in stage 72 you press a chrome aerial top into a black "rubber" base.

This is then fitted to the hole in the side panel and secured with a screw.

Now my problem is i have 2 aerial tops - 1 in the correct chrome finish and 1 in black pastic making this part of the assemble impossible.

Asking because if this is a common problem requesting a repkacement pack will be pointless.

Sorry for the large picture size but not on my pc to be able to re-size at the moment.

Thanks for any advice

Tony
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#2 Posted : 02 June 2019 17:33:38

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The black part is meant to go inside the silver part but if you do, the whole thing sits very high and peculiar from the body.
I literally cut the black part down so that it was little more than a washer, then assembled it all.
Much neater...
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#3 Posted : 02 June 2019 17:54:22

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roymattblack wrote:
The black part is meant to go inside the silver part but if you do, the whole thing sits very high and peculiar from the body.
I literally cut the black part down so that it was little more than a washer, then assembled it all.
Much neater...


Roy

Thanks for showing your great update.

My problem is i have 2 antenna rather than an sntenna and antenna base so there is no hole in the base into which the peg on the silver sntenna fits.

I ewas wondering if it was a common issue because if it is there is hardly much point asking for a replacement as they send out a whole pack.

The official build looks ok and so does yours and scanning through some of the other posts i cannot see snyone else raising the issue.

Its little thing like this that niggle. I cannot think of any easy way to replace the part from scratch or i would try that.

Thanks again though for your update

Tony
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#4 Posted : 03 June 2019 15:50:38

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It sounds like you have a bit of a “mis-bag.” Give CS a ring, and they will get you the right parts.
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#5 Posted : 03 June 2019 18:04:56

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experten wrote:
It sounds like you have a bit of a “mis-bag.” Give CS a ring, and they will get you the right parts.


Many thanks.

Does appear to be a one off (lucky me) as no one else has said they have had the same problem.

I dropped an email to cs earlier so fingers crossed. Seems a shame to have to request a whole replacement pack just for a small piece of plastic but that apoarently is how they do spares repkacements.

Thanks for your help - much appreciated

Tony
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Just wanted to say a big thank you to customer services for sorting my problem out.

I emailed them monday this week, they replied tuesday and a new pack 72 arrived in the post today and happy to say the aerial base is the correct part this time.

I do feel terrible having taken receipt of the complete pack 72 when its just this one small pladtic part i had the problem with however.

Will follow your advice Roy and cut the part down as you did so it looks better when fitted.

Tony
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