STAGE 03

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“In this next stage, you’ll assemble the Seagrave logo on the front grille, and the rear left cab door.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Outer Door Panel, Window Winder, Seagrave Logo, and Rear Grille are metal – the other parts are plastic.

Build


Front Grille & Rear Left Cab Door

Step 1

Apply a small amount of super glue to the back of the Seagrave Logo and fit it to the matching shape on the Front Grille, allowing the glue to set as shown.

Tweezers and magnifying glasses are extremely helpful with this step:

Fit the Rear Grille between the two tabs on the back of the Front Grille. Note the different-sized notches in the Rear Grille ensure it is fitted the correct way, as shown:

Step 2

Fit the post of the Window Winder into this hole of the Inner Door Panel and press it into place until it clicks.

Take care to only press on the Window Winder post and not the handle so we don’t bend it:

Inside the Inner Door Panel, fit the Gear onto the exposed square end of the Window Winder, as shown.

One side of the Gear has a raised circular center section – this side needs to face towards the Inner Door Panel:

Apply super glue to the insides of these three holes of the Inner Door Panel:

Align those three holes of the Inner Door Panel to these matching pins on the back of the Outer Door Panel:

Fit the Inner Door Panel to the Outer Door Panel as shown, and firmly press them together allowing the glue to set:

Apply super glue around these three pins of the Inner Cab Panel:

Fit the metal panel of the Outer Door Panel over those same pins of the Inner Cab Panel aligning it as shown, then press it firmly into place allowing the glue to set.

You may need to press this metal panel down onto the pins so it sits flush:

Apply a small drop of super glue to this D-shaped hole on the outside of the Outer Door Panel:

Firmly press the D-shaped post of the Outer Door Handle into the same hole and allow the glue to set:

Thoughts


This door was assembled in much the same way as the door we built in the previous stage. I do like the photo-etched metal parts of the Front Grille assembly – it really makes tiny details like this pop!

Next Up


 Stage 04 – Front Bumper/Speaker/Air Horn, Seat, Seat Support, Center Lightbar LED

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