STAGE 43

 Return to the BUILD


“In this stage, you fit supports to the dashboard, as well as installing the speakers.”

 

Contents


Parts

Magazine – Issue 13

  • Model Instructions
  • Statue of Liberty: How ILM Brought Lady Liberty To Life
  • Talk of the Town: The Lowdown on Cleanin’ Up The Town
  • The Ghost Shop: An Interview with Stuart Ziff
  • Scoleri Brothers Concepts: Benton Jew’s Early Illustrations
  • Ecto-101: The Tunguska Event

Free Gift #5 – Display Base

Build


Dashboard Supports & Speakers

Step 01

Fit the Left Speaker into the Dashboard Left Support Wall, aligning the two posts and locating pin, as shown.

All of these parts are clearly marked ‘L’ and ‘R’ so we know which are which. It is also worth saying that on the real 50s Cadillacs, these are not speakers but outside air vents. Eaglemoss got that wrong.

Secure the Left Speaker into place from the other side with two (2) EP screws:

Fit the Right Speaker into the Dashboard Right Support Wall, aligning the two posts and locating pin, as shown:

Secure the Right Speaker into place from the other side with two (2) EP screws:

Step 02

Retrieve your Dashboard assembly from the previous stage. Fit the locating pin on top of the Dashboard Left Support Wall to the matching hole on the left edge of the Dashboard, aligning the two screw holes as well:

Secure the Dashboard Left Support Wall from above with two (2) IP screws:

On the other end, fit the locating pin on top of the Dashboard Right Support Wall to the matching hole on the right edge of the Dashboard, aligning the two screw holes as well:

Secure the Dashboard Right Support Wall from above with two (2) IP screws:

Thoughts


I think this stage completes the construction of the Ecto-1’s Dashboard. I am looking forward to seeing it with the steering wheel. All of these parts are plastic.

Next Up


Stage 44– Front Inner Floor, Headlight Dimmer Footswitch, Gas Pedal

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