PACK 17

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With this pack, we can actually use the parts from the previous pack. These steps will nearly complete our first wheel.

 

Contents


Parts

This image includes the parts for the entire issue. However, the parts included with this pack are:

  • Outer Wheel Rim
  • Wheel Rim Ring

Materials: The Outer Wheel Rim is metal, but the Wheel Rim Ring is chromed plastic.

Screws

This pack comes with a bag of unlabeled screws containing the following type(s):

  • Five (5) Type C – we’ve seen these before

Build


Wheel Rim Ring

We now have the parts to complete the Inner Wheel instructions from the previous pack, so we should do this first.

Clip the Inner Wheel (from the previous pack) to the Outer Wheel Rim.

There two locating pins on the Inner Wheel that are different sizes (the larger one is circled in red below):

Align these to the correct matching holes in the Outer Wheel Rim and press the Inner Wheel into place (the larger hole is circled red below):

Finally, secure these parts together with four (4) Type C screws.

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

Outer Wheel Rim

The Outer Wheel Rim clips to the combined inner wheel assembly. Don’t worry if these seem loose right now.

There are four pins on the back of the Outer Wheel Rim. These pins match holes in the Outer Wheel Rim. However, one of these four pins is thicker than the others. The ‘thick’ pin and matching hole are circled red below:

There are no screws here, so align the pins to the holes and just press these wheel parts together:

Tyre

Retrieve a Tyre from Pack 15 (or even Pack 05). The Tyre is pretty soft rubber, so just work it over the entire wheel assembly until the ‘beads’ of the Tyre are seated as shown.

I recommend pushing the wheel assembly through the tire with the outside of the wheel first. The process of inserting it can scuff the Tyre sidewall possibly leaving marks that you probably don’t want visible:

Thoughts


Well, this pack is a culmination of the last three packs worth of parts just to build one of the four DB5 wheels. It makes me wonder why this build is 86 packs with so many packs providing one or two parts at a time. It could easily be like 50 packs to complete.

Next Up


Pack 18 – Washer, Brake Disc (Left Front), Front Spinner

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