I recently had to alter a bobcat form - all four legs. In order to rotate the legs at the joints I needed to locate the rods. As I knew would be the case, I had to fish around to find them so I could remove them, bend them accurately before reinstalling them where they should have been in the first place. Below are two photos: 1. This is where the rod was cast in one front leg. 2. The black line is where the rod should have been aligned before the foam went into the mold. Most of us have or will experience this problem and have to cope with it... however. It's cause is poor training of employees, minimum wage employees, no inexpensive way to maintain supervisory inspections before the foam goes into the mold, .... and no practical way to detect an arbitrary misplacement before the customer (you) receives it. (X-ray?) It's a problem common to all supply companies who sell lifesize forms. This is not something done deliberately, or necessarily allowed to happen. But neither are suppliers likely to do anything about it unless or until they receive enough complaints, the kind which might provide an inducement to provide some additional training for production workers and some lead men on the line who understand what a problem this can be to those of us who have to do a lot of extra work to use an otherwise decent form. While this post may initially cause a conscientious supplier to get a tiny bit of heartburn which likely won't last long, a smart businessman will at least get a small flashback of - the customer is always right (even if he's not.) Nearly all suppliers will readily make an adjustment to an order you receive with some kind of damage or internal flaw, but the old adage, "Let the buyer beware" still holds true.