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  1. Community Founder Art Andrews's Avatar
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    Feb 13, 2009, 10:17 AM - Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #1

    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.

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  2. Admin Staff webchief's Avatar
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    Feb 13, 2009, 11:49 AM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #2

    Thank you Art! I was wondering where the guantlet dart came into the picture when viewing the entire piece.
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    Feb 13, 2009, 3:09 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #3

    Very cool!! Thank you indeed!
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    Feb 13, 2009, 3:54 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #4

    Cheers Art this clears up some issues...
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    Feb 16, 2009, 8:27 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #5

    That is cool. The things you learn on here!
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    Mar 25, 2009, 7:47 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #6

    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.
  7. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    Mar 25, 2009, 9:00 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #7

    Quote FettFanatic said: View Post
    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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    Mar 25, 2009, 9:12 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #8

    Good search Bro!!!!!!!!!!, thank you to give us to know this ART
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    Apr 10, 2009, 3:30 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #9

    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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    Apr 11, 2009, 4:12 AM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #10

    Quote 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
  11. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Apr 11, 2009, 4:47 AM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #11

    Quote 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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    Apr 11, 2009, 11:51 AM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #12

    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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    Apr 11, 2009, 1:07 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #13

    Quote 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...
  14. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Apr 11, 2009, 3:10 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #14

    Thank you very much for the info, I will try to find one. And thank you for the breakdown Art
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    Apr 13, 2009, 4:48 AM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #15

    huh, cool, I will have to look out for one on there too, thanks guys
  16. May 7, 2011, 1:06 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #16

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

    thanks
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    May 8, 2011, 5:11 AM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #17

    Quote 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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    May 8, 2011, 2:16 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #18

    Very cool and informative thread. Thanks for sharing!
  19. May 8, 2011, 3:17 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #19

    Quote 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?
  20. slave1pilot is offline slave1pilot
    May 8, 2011, 4:06 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #20

    no, no threads
    It's just jammed in there very tightly.
  21. KaanE is offline KaanE
    May 8, 2011, 4:19 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #21

    I think Art did a photo breakdown of the Sweeparm. Search for it and you'll see how all fit and work.
  22. May 8, 2011, 4:22 PM - Re: Michell Sweep arm parts breakdown #22

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

    thanks for the reply guys

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