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“In this stage, you assemble and fit the right hood hinge, as well as fitting parts for the lock and hood rim.”
Materials: All of the Hood Hinge parts are metal, but the rest of these parts are plastic.
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Right Hood Hinge & Lock and Hood Rim Parts
Match the hole in the end of the Hood Hinge Right C to this hole on the end of the Hood Hinge Right B, as shown:
Secure these together using one (1) BM screw, as shown.
Do not over-tighten the screws of this hinge assembly as they act as pivot points and the parts need to rotate about them. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Match the hole on the end (nearest the ‘ledge’) of Hood Hinge Right E to the other hole of Hood Hinge Right B, and secure these together using one (1) more BM screw, as shown:
Fit the hole at the end of Hood Hinge Right D over the open hole of Hood Hinge Right E, and secure these together using one (1) BM screw:
Fit this assembly to Hood Hinge Right A, aligning the open hole in Hood Hinge Right C to the matching hole in Hood Hinge Right A:
Fit one end of Hood Hinge Right F over the hole as shown…
… and secure these all together with one (1) QM screw, as shown:
Rotate Hood Hinge Right C and Hood Hinge Right D together, meshing the gear teeth so that these tiny arrows point to each other:
Swing the Hood Hinge Right F over, align its open hole with the matching holes in Hood Hinge Right A and D, and secure these all together using one (1) QM screw:
Stretch the Hood Hinge Right Spring over these two tabs, one on Hood Hinge Right C and the other on Hood Hinge Right D.
To make this easier (and have less chance of breaking the spring), pivot the hood hinge so the tabs are as close together as possible, as shown:
These are the two tabs the spring will be attached between:
The straight end of the spring should be attached to the tab of Hood Hinge Right D, as shown:
Then, using a strong tool such as needle nose pliers, stretch the other end of the Hood Hinge Right Spring over the tab of Hood Hinge Right C:
BE CAREFUL! This spring is under a lot of tension and if it slips, you may jab your finger… like I did. Don’t do that!
Retrieve your Hood assembly from Stage 1. Fit the Hood Inner Frame to the underside of the Hood assembly, as shown:
Secure the Hood Inner Frame into place with nine (9) SM screws:
Fit the Hood Lock to this location on the underside of the Hood assembly:
Secure the Hood Lock into place with three (3) EP screws, at these locations:
Fit the Hood Lock Handle to this location on the Hood Lock, align the locating pin, and secure into place with one (1) AP screw as shown:
Retrieve your Hood Rim assembly from Stage 1. Fit this to the front edge of the Hood assembly, as shown:
Secure the Hood Rim down using three (3) EP screws here…
… and two (2) more EP screws here:
Fit the Hood Hinge Right assembly to the right side rear of the Hood assembly, as shown:
Secure the Hood Hinge Right assembly into place using two (2) RM screws:
There is a square hole in the Hood Hinge Left A to allow you to get the screwdriver down to the rear screw. You may have to rotate the hinge a bit:
This is easily the most complex hood hinge of any partwork model I have built yet! It has a lot of moving parts and a strong, but very fragile spring. It is designed so that when the hood is opened, it slides forward a little at the same time. This appears accurate to the real car.
Stage 72 – Inner Roof Hatch, Hood Hinge Left Parts/Spring