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“In Pack 8, you will add components to the main body roof, collect various tools, and start to assemble the platform. In the final stage, the fire-fighters seats will be installed into the cab.“
Materials: All of these parts are plastic.
NOTE: Save any spare screws left over at the end of each stage of this build. They may be needed in later stages!
Assembly Guide (Digital Version – Click to Download)
Components for the Roof, Platform, and Installing a Halligan Bar
Glue the pin on each Light Lens into the matching hole in each recess of the Warning Bar.
Use PVA glue here to prevent the lenses from fogging up. The extra wiring you see in these pictures is part of my Custom Lighting mod:
Retrieve your Body assembly from the previous stage. Push the two pins of the Warning Bar into the matching holes at this rear location on the Box Frame Roof Section, as shown.
You may notice that my Box Frame Roof Section is not fastened down in these pictures. As I still need to add more wiring for my Custom Lighting mod, I have not attached the roof yet. Without the mod, this roof would be fully secured by now:
Push the two pins of the Tarp Box into the matching holes at this forward location on the Box Frame Roof Section, as shown:
Retrieve your Tarp (Blanket) from the previous stage. Push the two pins of the Tarp into the matching holes of the Tarp Box, as shown:
Assembling the Platform
Slide the open end of Ladder Pipe Part B over this post of Ladder Pipe Part A, as shown:
Secure these parts together with one (1) Type B screw.
Do not over-tighten this screw, these parts should be able to rotate using the screw as a pivot point:
Push the two pins of this Ladder Pipe assembly into the matching holes at this location on the Platform Base:
The long end of Ladder Pipe Part B should overhang the edge of the Platform Base, as shown:
Slide the two tabs of a Platform Bracket into the matching slots at this location on the Platform Base until flush.
The tabs of these Platform Brackets are different widths, so each is specific to one side of the Platform Base. When using the correct part, this angled edge (arrow below) will rise up and away from the Platform Base, as shown:
Repeat this process with the other Platform Bracket on the opposite side of the Platform Base:
Slide the two Piston Pole parts into the open ends of the two Piston Outer Parts (cylinders) with the pegs, as shown.
Be gentle with these Piston Poles as they can be bent quite easily:
Push a Piston End into the opposite end of each Piston Outer Part, as shown.
On my model, these Piston Ends fit quite loosely, so I needed to use some super glue to hold them in place. If you need to do the same, make sure to temporarily remove your chrome Piston Poles so they do not accidentally become glued inside:
On the right side of the Body assembly, just rear of the Outrigger, open this compartment and slide out the Shelf:
Push the two pins of the Halligan Bar into the holes of the Shelf, as shown:
Slide the Shelf back into the Compartment:
This Platform Base will soon become the bottom of the ‘basket’ at the end of the extending aerial ladder of our FDNY Tower Ladder 9 fire truck! Keep all of these parts (and remaining screws) nearby as they will needed in upcoming stages.
Stage 51 – Cable, Reel Ends/Retraction, Bracket, Fairlead Rollers, Storage Compartment Base/Lid/Inner/Lock/Handle