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“In this stage, you fit the trim to the left rear fender crown.”

The steps in this stage will be similar to those we did on the other side of the car in Stage 107.



Materials: All of the parts in this stage are plastic.

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Left Rear Fender Crown

Step 01

Fit the Lower Trim to the bottom edge of Fender Crown orienting it as shown, and then secure it into place with three (3) EP screws:

Fit the keyed post of the Outer Light Housing onto this matching hole of the Left Rear Fender Crown.

As on the other side, I recommend installing the Rear Tail Light LEDs before mounting the Light Housings. Jumping ahead to Step 01 of Stage 113, disconnect the Left Tail Light LED cable (66C – marked ‘Q’) from your Chassis assembly:

I then gently bend the leads of the LED on the very end of this cable to be at 90 degrees, and pushed the LED down into the Light Housing as shown. You may need to use a flat head screwdriver or similar tool to help press it all the way in:

With this cable seated in place, we can then go ahead and fit the keyed Outer Housing to the Left Rear Fender Crown as instructed. 

Secure this Housing into place from the inside with one (1) AP screw:

As before, the wires of this LED should be tucked down inside the Outer Housing as best you can. There is a small notch the wires will sit in here and the shrink tubing insulation is a bit too thick to fit very well:

Step 02

Fit the Central Trim to the center of Fender Crown, as shown:

Secure this Trim into place from the other side with two (2) EP screws:

Press the holes of Upper Trim onto these matching pins along the top edge of Fender Crown, as shown:


This should feel familiar as it is the same work on the opposite side of the model. Keep the unused Left Rear Fender Crown Rear Trim nearby as it will be installed in a later stage.

Next Up

Stage 112 – Left Rear Reflector Cup/Lenses/Housing, Left Rear Outer Light Lens

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