STAGE 83

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“In this stage, you assemble the window lever mechanism and fit the inner and outer door parts together.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Window Lever and Gear 1 are metal and the rest is plastic. The Stickers are adhesive felt.

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Build


Window Lever Mechanism

Step 01

Push the D-shaped post of the Window Lever through this hole of the Left Front Door Inner Panel, as shown.

Note the arrow below indicating the lock indicator. This is delicate, so take care not to break this off:

On the back side, slide the D-shaped hole of Gear 1 over the exposed D-shaped post of the Window Lever.

The instructions show this Gear 1 installed with the small round ridge facing up, but I found it works better the other way, as shown:

Secure Gear 1 to the Window Lever with one (1) KM screw.

Do not over-tighten these gear screws – the Window Lever should be able to rotate all of the gears freely. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Fit Gear 2 over the lower post of the Left Front Door Inner Panel and then fit Gear 3 over the post to the right, as shown.

Ensure the teeth of all three gears teeth are meshing together:

Secure Gear 2 in place with one (1) HP screw:

Secure Gear 3 in place with one (1) UP screw:

Step 02

Push the D-shaped pin of the Window Vent Crank Handle into this matching hole of the Left Front Door Inner Panel:

Fit the keyed post of the Interior Door Handle into this matching hole of the Left Front Door Inner Panel:

Secure the Interior Door Handle in place from behind with one (1) EP screw:

Step 03

Push the two pins of the Arm Rest Top into the matching holes of the Arm Rest Bottom, as shown:

Fit the pin and post of this Arm Rest assembly into these holes of the Left Front Door Inner Panel, as shown:

Secure the Arm Rest assembly into place from behind with one (1) EP screw:

Step 04

Remove the backing paper from the two Stickers and stick them to these locations along the top inner edge of the Left Front Door Inner Panel, as shown.

As before, I tried to place these so the top edge of the Stickers would not be visible from outside the door:

Retrieve your Left Front Window from the previous stage. Fit the post of the Window Mechanism Arm up through the slot in the Left Front Window and secure with one (1) UP screw.

Make sure the Left Front Window is orientated the correct way, as shown below. Also, take care handling this assembly as the window will be free to rotate about this screw and could be scratched before it is mounted to the door:

And, here is the installed screw a little closer:

Flip this window assembly over and fit the two raised circular sections of the Window Mechanism Arm over the posts of Gear 3, as shown:

Secure the Window Mechanism Arm to Gear 3 with two (2) IP screws:

Step 05

Retrieve your Left Front Door assembly from the previous stage. Slide the Left Front Door Inner panel assembly up to the interior of the door, making sure the Left Front Window is tucked under this tab (circled below):

Begin securing the Left Front Door Inner Panel to the Left Front Door with one (1) IP screw here:

Finish securing the Left Front Door Inner Panel to the Left Front Door with three (3) DM screw, as shown:

Thoughts


We still have a few trim pieces to add to this door panel, but I already like it!

Next Up


Stage 84 – Left Front Door Inner Skirting/Lock/Catch, Left Rear Door/Handle/Hinge/Hinge Cover

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