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“In this stage, you fit the inner roof to the body middle frame and body rear frame.”
Materials: The only part in this stage, the Inner Roof, is metal.
Take the Inner Roof and place it upside down on your work surface. You may want to put a soft cloth under this part if your work surface could damage the paint.
Retrieve your Inner Roof Hatch from the previous stage. Place it into the matching opening of the Inner Roof, aligning the ‘arrow’ towards the front of the car, as shown:
The arrow is hard to see, but it should face the ‘square’ end of the Inner Roof:
Secure the Inner Roof Hatch to the Inner Roof using six (6) EM screws.
Unfortunately, on my model, the Inner Roof Hatch would not sit flush to the Inner Roof:
I needed to use my sandpaper sticks on all four sides of the Inner Roof opening to remove the paint and make space for the Inner Roof Hatch. I took care not to sand off any of the paint on the exterior surface of the Inner Roof:
I kept testing the fitment and sanding until the Inner Roof Hatch sat flush to the Inner Roof:
Now, we can secure the hatch into place. This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Retrieve your Body Frame assembly from the previous stage. Fit the posts of this Inner Roof assembly to the matching holes on top:
Secure the Inner Roof assembly into place from below with ten (10) EM screws.
Before you turn the Body Frame assembly upside down, I recommend securing the hood closed with painter’s tape or some other way that will not damage the paint:
There are four screws at the front of the Inner Roof, two on each side:
Next, there are four more screws at the middle of the Inner Roof, two on each side:
Finally, there are two screws at the rear of the Inner Roof, one on each side:
This thing is getting heavier and heavier! We have to be gentle flipping it over and upright and that is no simple task as we add parts to it.
Stage 74 – Front Left Fender/Inner Plating, Wire Covers