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“In Stage 72, you’ll attach the final storage compartment and add details to the roof.”
NOTE: Save any spare screws left over at the end of each stage of this build. They may be needed in later stages!
Materials: All of the parts in this stage are plastic.
Installing a Storage Compartment, Walkways, and Tools
Note the D-shaped hole at this end of the Large Raised Walkway:
Retrieve your Ladder 9 assembly from the previous stage. Press the pins of this Large Raised Walkway into the matching holes at this right-side location of the Box Frame Roof Section, as shown:
Fit the D-shaped pin of the Compartment Handle into this matching recess of the Storage Compartment, as shown.
If this fitment is loose, use a small drop of super glue to hold the Handle in place:
Press the two pins of the Medium Raised Walkway into the matching holes on top of the Storage Compartment, as shown:
Press the pins of this Storage Compartment assembly into the matching holes at this right rear location of the Box Frame Roof Section:
Press the pins of the Small Raised Walkway into the matching holes at this right-side location of the Box Frame Roof Section, just above the Stabilizer Jack as shown:
Open the Storage Compartment above the right rear wheel arches and slide out the Shelf:
Press the pins of the Hydraulic Ram Jack into the holes on top of the Shelf, as shown:
Slide the Shelf back into the same Storage Compartment as before:
On my model, I chose to reverse the position of the Axe on the lower shelf in this Compartment. The previous position was preventing the Compartment Doors from closing correctly:
All of these small details really do add up to make our Ladder 9 look much more authentic! Keep the unused Hubcaps and Type L screw for use in the following stages.
Stage 73 – Rear Tires, Rear Inner/Outer Wheels