Return to the BUILD
“In this stage, you assemble the right rear wheel and tire, fitting it to the rear axle.”
These steps are nearly identical to the first rear wheel from Stage 32.
Materials: The tire is hard rubber, the wheel is metal, and the Hub Cap and Center Cap are both plastic.
Right Rear Wheel & Tire
Fit the Outer Wheel into the center of the Right Rear Tire.
These steps are the same for of all the wheels:
When you are working with this wheel, take care not to break off the little plastic valve stem:
Turn this assembly over and place the Inner Wheel into the tire so the three screw holes line up:
Secure the wheel parts together with three (3) black CM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Retrieve your Chassis assembly. Fit this Right Rear Wheel assembly over the Brake Drum on the right end of the rear axle:
Fit the Hub Cab onto the center of the wheel, making sure this small hole goes over the air valve as shown:
Secure the entire wheel to the axle with one (1) LM screw, as shown.
If you tighten this screw too much, the wheel will not be able to turn:
Press the Center Cap into place at the center of the Hub Cap.
I always leave these caps off until the car is complete, just in case we need to re-tighten the screws or remove the wheels later. I barely pushed it into place for this photo.
UPDATE June 7, 2021: Mike Lane has released his Magnetic Wheel Caps mod to replace these stock Center Caps – check them out!
With this stage complete, I feel we have reached a notable milestone of the build: a rolling chassis! This thing is going to be huge:
I am excited to reach this point in the build! We only have one more stage coming that involves the Chassis, then we will be moving on to starting the interior.
Stage 35 – Battery Box/Covers/Bracket