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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #15 on: July 28, 2014, 10:04:23 AM »
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that tool will work, but I prefer this one:
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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2014, 12:54:49 AM »
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Well, did we really help the the starter of this thread with pictures of tools that will not answer the question ?

 First remove the fuel tank.  My approach on a tight shell is toothpicks.    Next I use an exacto blade to slim the toothpicks down  to a thin, flat edge and then insert two of them one each side of the loco so that the shell is pried open enough to no longer be bound by the retaining "bumps".   Then a firm grip on the shell and the bottom of the frame usually does the trick.


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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2014, 11:19:56 AM »
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someone posted a link to a video.
That answered his question.
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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2014, 03:43:30 PM »
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last time I checked, asshattery was a signature characteristic of this forum.

if you don't like it, go play at trainboard.  :RUEffinKiddingMe:
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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2014, 04:22:52 PM »
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I thought of a couple more tools that could be used.











Well those tools have always been helpful to me. Remember ,,Life's problems can be solved by the correct charge of high explosive.

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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2014, 04:30:59 PM »
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Explosives are tempting, but there's too much collateral damage. My preference would be:


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Re: I give up, how do you remove the shell from an Atlas GP7/9 (Classic)
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2014, 07:06:24 PM »
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Explosives are tempting, but there's too much collateral damage. My preference would be:



the jaws of life are nice to have, 2 tools in one, spreaders and shears, but I prefer a separate spreader and shear, you get a more focused tool when it has only one mission. Where the Jaws of life compromise a little from each for the ease of only having to deal with one tool.

Although:
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