Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

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    Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    OK, so I have had some questions regarding the parts of the Michell sweep arm that are used for Fett and how they interact with one another on the sweep arm. So lets start with the complete sweep arm.



    Now, I have stripped all the unused pieces and in the photos below show how the used pieces connect:



    The rocket pack stabilizer is the base of the sweep arm. The upper collar of the stabilizer is loosened and a single wrist dart is inserted and then the collar is retightened. The boot spike is hollow and has a threaded hole in the side of it. It is screwed onto the wrist dart, but once the threads on the wrist dart pass the threaded wall of the toe spike, the spike falls down and simply pivots on the shaft of the wrist dart. The toe spike will turn 360 degrees and has a considerable bit of ability to pivot up and down. That is pretty much it.

    In the photo below, you can see the head of the wrist dart inside the hollow toe spike.

    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails michell_sweeparm_01-jpg   michell_sweeparm_02-jpg   michell_sweeparm_03-jpg  


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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    Thank you Art! I was wondering where the guantlet dart came into the picture when viewing the entire piece.

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    Very cool!! Thank you indeed!

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    Cheers Art this clears up some issues...

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    That is cool. The things you learn on here!

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    So does the wrist dart portion of the sweep arm assembly actually have threads at the cone end not just circular grooves? It looks like there are threads, but it is hard to tell.

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    So does the wrist dart portion of the sweep arm assembly actually have threads at the cone end not just circular grooves? It looks like there are threads, but it is hard to tell.
    Yes, there are threads.

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    Good search Bro!!!!!!!!!!, thank you to give us to know this ART

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    Huh, thats really cool! I had no idea all of those parts were from a single entity. Is it still possible to get these sweep arms I wonder?

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    Joesprops said: View Post
    Is it still possible to get these sweep arms I wonder?
    Sure is...I just picked a vintage factory sealed sweep arm myself

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    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Sure is...I just picked a vintage factory sealed sweep arm myself
    Where Mojo, where did you get that sweet?

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    I know they come up on ebay.de now and again, a bit more infrequently on ebay.co.uk and very infrequently on ebay.com. I got the majority of mine through ebay.de and through the help of friends during the initial discovery process.

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    ART ANDREWS said: View Post
    I know they come up on ebay.de now and again, a bit more infrequently on ebay.co.uk and very infrequently on ebay.com. I got the majority of mine through ebay.de and through the help of friends during the initial discovery process.
    Exactly what Art said...

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    Thank you very much for the info, I will try to find one. And thank you for the breakdown Art

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    huh, cool, I will have to look out for one on there too, thanks guys

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    hi art, could you tell me how to get the rod off of the Toe Spike piece?

    thanks

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    Terrible Rid said: View Post
    hi art, could you tell me how to get the rod off of the Toe Spike piece?

    thanks
    Pull it off.. but do it carefully!! try rotating it in the cone by using some pliers, but take care not to 'wiggle' the rod as this will deform the end of the cone (thinnest point of the piece.
    it does come out, just be gentle... hope that helps.

    Gav

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    Very cool and informative thread. Thanks for sharing!

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    Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Pull it off.. but do it carefully!! try rotating it in the cone by using some pliers, but take care not to 'wiggle' the rod as this will deform the end of the cone (thinnest point of the piece.
    it does come out, just be gentle... hope that helps.

    Gav
    so Gav, the spike piece and the rod are threaded?

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    no, no threads
    It's just jammed in there very tightly.

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    Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown

    I think Art did a photo breakdown of the Sweeparm. Search for it and you'll see how all fit and work.

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    oh my....i think i'm gonna ruin the rod for this

    thanks for the reply guys

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