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“In this stage, you fit the window glass and locking mechanism to the left front door.”
Materials: The Lock Spring is metal, but the rest of these parts are plastic. The Stickers are adhesive felt.
Left Front Door Glass & Locking Mechanism
Retrieve your Left Front Door assembly from the previous stage. Fit the Left Front Door Top Trim to the upper inner edge of the Left Front Door as shown, and secure it in place with two (2) SM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Fit Door Side Panel 1 into the opening at the front edge of the Left Front Door, aligning the screw holes as shown:
Secure Door Side Panel 1 into place with two (2) DM screws:
Fit Door Side Panel 2 into the opening at the rear edge of the Left Front Door, aligning the screw holes as shown.
Make sure this tab is aligned inside the door:
Secure Door Side Panel 2 into place with two (2) more DM screws:
Slide the Lock Spring over the ‘long’ end of the Lock Pin, as shown:
Fit this ‘long’ end of the Lock Pin into the round end of the Lock Base, as shown:
While holding this Lock assembly together, slide the ‘short’ end of the Lock Pin into this hole in Door Side Panel 2 (arrow below), align the pin and screw hole of the Lock Base to the matching post inside the Left Front Door, and secure it all in place with one (1) DM screw, as shown:
With this installed, you should be able to push the end of the Lock Pin into the Door Panel 2. This pin is what will keep the door closed:
Peel the two Stickers from their backing paper and apply them to the inside lower edge of the Left Front Window Frame, as shown. These will keep the window from getting scratched as it is opened and closed.
I tried to place these so the top edge of the Stickers would not be visible from outside the door:
I do enjoy that they included the ‘striped’ window tint as found on the real car! We did not use the Left Front Window included with this stage, but it will be needed in the next one. Keep all of these parts stored safely until then.
Stage 83 – Left Front Door Inner Panel, Window Lever, Gears, Window Arm, Crank Handle, Arm Rest, Stickers