STAGE 40

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“In this stage, you fit the ammeter and clock to the dashboard upper panel, as well as the spotlight module.”

 

Contents


Parts

Build


Ammeter, Clock & Spotlight Handle

Look at the details on these little parts!

Step 01

First, take note of the keyed slots in each of these gauge holes. The gauges both have tabs that align each one correctly:

Fit the Ammeter into this left-side round opening of the Dashboard Upper Panel:

Secure the Ammeter into place from behind with one (1) EP screw:

Fit the Clock into this right-side round opening of the Dashboard Upper Panel:

Secure the Clock into place from behind with one (1) EP screw:

Step 02

Push the narrow D-shaped end of the Unity S6 Spotlight Handle into this matching hole of the Dashboard Upper Panel, as shown.

This was supposed to be a simple push-fit connection, but the angle is really bad and I snapped this part in not one, but two places at the same time:

Not to worry, I used some super glue gel to fix it right up:

Step 03

Push the two pins of the Hydramatic Quadrant into these holes of the Dashboard Upper Panel, as shown.

This was push-fit as well. Pay attention to the angle of the pins, when inserted, this should sit flush against the dashboard:

Thoughts


Oh boy, so many little parts! I definitely struggled a bit with finger dexterity to get everything installed, especially the Hydramatic Quadrant. Everything in this stage is plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 467

Next Up


Stage 41 – Radio Receiver, Instrument Panel/Box, Switches, Dashboard Trim, Radio/Display

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