There's a way to fix this. First cut the small purple tab by his knee off. This will allow the side panel to spin all the way around. However it will still smack into the front grille unless you remove a small section of plastic at the bottom. Now shave a bit more and angle it so the panel lays flat against it. This doesn't effect transformation at all and you can't see it in alt mode. The trimmed bumper sections are hidden underneath the car.
Edited by Jin Saotome, 17 June 2012 - 10:35 PM.