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I have a question about GG1 repair. I have a postwar Lionel 2332 GG1 that I can not seem to get apart. There is a large screw on the top of the body that screws into a threaded boss that is riveted or peened onto a sheetmetal brace that is bolted to the e-unit. Sound familiar? Well the peened threaded boss that is the female piece, is loose and just spins around. I have removed the other trucks/wheels and no luck.

 

So do you guys have any tips on this?

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated

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If you have removed the other main truck and horn sqwauk box, maybe try and get a pair of needle nose pliers down inside the shell to hold that boss.  I can visualize the part you speak of.  Another option ( last resort) might be to center punch the mounting screw and drill it out.  You can still obtain those screws, so it is replaceable.  Once apart you can re-peen that boss so it will not spin.

What will keep the screw from spinning since you can not 'grab' it from the side because it is a recessed hole?  I used some 'gap' filling "ZAP" cyanacrylic glue sparingly to hold the screw to the body cavity during drilling. Afterwards, ladies 'finger nail polish remover 'unstuck' the screw w/o damaging the finish.    'The Old Man'

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