STAGE 85

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“In this stage, you fit the locking mechanism and side panels to the left rear door.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: Other than the metal Lock Spring, everything in this stage is plastic.

Build


Left Rear Door Lock and Side Panels

Step 01

Retrieve your Left Rear Door assembly from the previous stage. Fit the Left Rear Door Top Trim to the inside upper edge of the Left Rear Door and secure it in place with three (3) SM screws.

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

Step 02

Fit Door Side Panel 1 to this location at the front inside edge of the Left Rear Door, as shown:

Secure Door Side Panel 1 to the Left Rear Door with one (1) DM screw:

Fit Door Side Panel 2 to this location at the rear inside edge of the Left Rear Door, as shown:

Secure Door Side Panel 2 to the Left Rear Door with two (2) more DM screws:

Step 03

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 the side hole of Door Side Panel 2, align the pin and screw hole of the Lock Base to the matching post inside the Left Rear 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:

Thoughts


We have done these steps before on the first door, so this stage should feel very familiar.

Next Up


Stage 86 – Left Rear Door Window Frame, Window Frame Skirting, Sticker

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