PACK 79

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“This [pack] contains the front axle and the suspension pins that connect it to the wheels. Later in this [issue], you can assemble this with the main frame. In the meantime, you can now fit the front doors.”

 

Contents


Parts

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

  • Front Suspension Pins (Screws)
  • Front Axle

Screws

While Eaglemoss calls them Front Suspension Pins in this pack, these are really just two 2.6×14 mm silver screws with partial threads:

Magazine – Issue 21

  • Your Car Parts: Parts Guide
  • Start The Car: Model Instructions
  • The Making of Skyfall: Billion Dollar Bond
  • Bond Actors: Ben Whishaw
  • Bond Actors: Naomie Harris
  • Scene: Supercharged Start

Build


NOTE: The parts that are included in this pack will not be used until Pack 81. However, we can install the doors right now.

The Front Doors

Before we install the doors, we should secure the Headlight wiring. The provided instructions pretty much leave the wiring out completely, so we are going to have to figure out on our own. First, retrieve your Car Front Body assembly and temporarily secure the hood closed (I used painter’s tape) as we need to turn the body upside down. Take care not to damage any of the details such as the side mirrors, antenna, etc. while this is inverted:

After turning the assembly upside down, press the two wires from the Left Headlight down between these sets of pins on the underside of the fender, as shown. If the wires don’t stay in place, you can use a small drop of super glue to help hold them down:

Repeat this process on the right side of the car in the same way:

Step 1

Retrieve your Left Door assembly (way back from Pack 41). Hold the door at a 45 degree angle to the body and fit the three posts of the Left Door Hinge into these matching holes of the Car Front Body, as shown.

The pins at the top and bottom of the door hinges are different sizes (with the smaller pin closer to the ground). If the hinge does not seem to fit into the holes of the body, you may have mounted the hinge to the door upside down. Don’t worry, it is easy to take the door panel off and correct this; check out Pack 41 where we built the door for details:

Secure the Left Door in place with one (1) Type M screw into the center post of the Left Door Hinge.

There is a small amount of wiggle room around the pins, so you *can* adjust the door fitment somewhat. Just hold the door where you want it lined up, and then tighten the screw fully. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

You should be now able to open and close the door smoothly. This is what we have so far:

Step 2

Retrieve your Right Door assembly (way back from Pack 45). Again, hold the door at a 45 degree angle to the body and fit the three posts of the Right Door Hinge into these matching holes of the Car Front Body, as shown:

Like before, secure the Right Door in place with one (1) Type M screw into the center post of the Right Door Hinge:

Here is this right door aligned into place:

Thoughts


The front suspension parts that arrived with this pack are metal. We did not use them, so keep them safe for now. As for attaching the doors, it was kind of tricky to hold the bulky front body assembly and the doors at the same time I was trying to get the screw into place. I actually found it easier to just rest the parts in my lap. There is not much in the way of door adjustment, so I hope these line up to the body/frame!

Next Up


Pack 80 – Main PCB (Printed Circuit Board)

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