Return to the BUILD
“In this stage, you fit the finishing part to the left front door and fit it to the body shell, as well as beginning to work on the left rear door.”
Materials: The Left Rear Door, Door Handle, Door Catch, Hinge, and Hinge Cover are metal – the rest is plastic.
Finishing the Left Front Door
Retrieve your Left Front Door assembly from the previous stage. Push the pins of the four Left Front Door Inner Skirting parts into the matching holes of the Left Front Door Inner Panel.
The Door Inner Skirting parts are designated 84A, 84B, 84C, and 84D in order from longest one to the shortest one. The pins on each part will only allow them to be installed the correct way. Attach them into the Left Front Door Inner Panel as shown:
Press the D-shaped pin of the Left Front Door Lock into the matching hole under the Left Front Door Handle, as shown:
Retrieve your Body assembly from Stage 79. Fit the Left Front Door Catch into this slot of the Body, as shown:
Secure the Left Front Door Catch into place with one (1) BM screw.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Carefully turn the Body assembly upside down on a soft cloth. Fit the two posts of the Left Front Door Hinge into the matching holes at the front edge of the left front door opening:
Secure the hinge from the inside with two (2) JM screws.
There is a small amount of room to adjust the door alignment with these screws, if needed:
Our first door is attached! Here are some shots of it open and closed:
Fit the pin and post of the Left Rear Door Handle to the matching holes on the Left Rear Door, as shown:
Secure the Left Rear Door Handle into place from the other side with one (1) AM screw:
Lay the ‘bar’ of the Left Rear Door Hinge into the groove of the Left Rear Door with the ‘L’ on the hinge facing away from you.
Like before, there was debris on my hinge that made the ‘L’ hard to make out. Just be sure this angled edge (arrow below) is facing the outside of the door:
- Place the Left Rear Door Hinge Cover over the nearby posts on the Left Rear Door so it holds the hinge in place.
- Fit the two Washers over the same posts.
Secure all of these parts to the Left Rear Door with two (2) RM screws.
As I mentioned before, the tighter you make these screws, the more resistance the door will have to opening and closing. Adjust them accordingly:
Our first door has been mounted to the body and work has begun on the next one already. I have a feeling we are going to be spending a long time building these doors and attaching them.
Stage 85 – Left Rear Door Window/Top Trim, Door Side Panels, Lock Base/Pin/Spring