STAGE 79

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“In this stage, you assemble the sun visor and fit it to the interior of your model.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Sun Visor Supports are metal, but the other parts in this stage are plastic. The Mirrors are stickers.

Magazine – Issue 22

  • Model Instructions
  • The Magic Factory: Interview with ILM’s Need Gorman
  • Eldo Rey Estes: Ghostbusters’ Red-headed Businessman
  • Ecto-1A Concepts: ILM Artwork of the Revamped Car
  • Celebrating the Ghostheads: Brendan Mertens on his Documentary
  • Ecto-101: Mayor Ed Koch

Build


Sun Visor

Step 01

Press the six pins on the Sun Visor Rear into the matching posts inside the back of the Sun Visor Front, as shown:

Remove both Mirror stickers from the backing paper and place them into the two rectangular recess of the Sun Visor Front, as shown.

Using tweezers here may help get these inserted better. Once these are installed, gently remove the clear protective from each Mirror:

Step 02

Fit the eyelet of the Sun Visor Support Right over the post on one end of the Sun Visor assembly.

These Sun Visor Supports are not marked left or right, so just match the shape as shown below:

Fit one of the Sun Visor Adjuster knobs over the Sun Visor post and secure these parts in place with one (1) EP screw:

Repeat the previous process on the other side of the Sun Visor using the Sun Visor Support Left, the other Sun Visor Adjuster, and one (1) more EP screw:

Before we install this assembly, it may help to rotate both Sun Visor Supports to be parallel with the Sun Visor, like this:

Step 02

Retrieve your Body Frame assembly and turn it upside down on a soft cloth. Fit the Sun Visor assembly to the metal rim just above the Windshield as shown, and secure it in place with two (2) GM screws.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Thoughts


I don’t believe this is the correct mirror for the Ecto-1, but it is a very minor inaccuracy. With this stage complete, we are going to spend at least the next fifteen stages building and mounting all of the doors.

Next Up


Stage 80 – Left Front Door, Rear View Mirror Support, Door Handle, Hinge/Cover, Ghostbuster Logo

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