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“Follow these instructions to put together the second of the four wheels for your DeLorean model.”

In this issue, we build the other front tire so it will be a repeat of Issue 03.



Materials: Like the previous wheel, the Rim is metal, the Tire is hard rubber, and the rest is plastic.


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The Wheel

Step 1

Push the Rim snugly into the Tire.

The Rim is metal and the Tire is made of flexible rubber with accurate tread detail. The position of the Rim within the Tire will affect how the Hubcap valve stem and lug bolts line up later on, so take note if this concerns you. The real car does not have this concern, so neither do I.

Step 2

Press the Hubcap into the Rim.

The Hubcap goes on the reverse side of the Rim pictured above, and will only fit onto the 3 screws holes in one orientation:

Attach with three (3) BP screws from the reverse side.

Step 3

Press the Hub into the Washer and then press both into the center of the Hubcap.

A few things here: the Washer did not fit *on* the Hub at all as per the instructions. It just dropped into the hole in the Hubcap behind the Hub and remains loose in there until the mounting of the wheel. Therefore, you may want to skip this step for right now as the Hub/Washer will have to come back out to mount the wheel on the car anyway.

UPDATE March 2019: After Issue 15, I came back and painted the Hubcaps on these wheels to be more accurate to the car’s original wheel color:


As simple as before, that completes Issue 09. We will not use these parts again until the next issue, so keep them somewhere safe.

Next Up

 Issue 10 – Frame: Main Chassis Frame

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