ISSUE 107

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“In this issue, you will fit the power coil grilles over the LEDs and filaments on the left side of your DeLorean.”

NOTE: I am installing the EL Light Mod from Model Modz as I build my model. You may notice some differences from the stock LED/Filament lighting elements in this issue. I will mention any notable changes.

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Power Coils are plastic, but the Grilles are photo-etched metal.

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: George DiCenzo

Build


Power Coils

Step 1

Before you fit any of the Power Coil parts, be sure that your Filaments/EL wire on the left rear of the car are positioned correctly in the brackets. Take care not to crush any of the Filaments/EL wire as you continue this issue.

Here, I have painter’s tape holding my EL wires in the correct position:

Step 2

Fit Power Coil (107A) into the brackets along the top of the Filaments/EL wire.

The two pegs on the top end should fit into the Junction Box, as shown:

Step 3

Press Power Coil (107B) into the end of Power Coil (107A) and fit it into the brackets, as shown.

There is a pin on 107B that fits into a matching hole of 107A to hold these together:

Step 4

Carefully remove Grille (107E) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place, as shown.

The Grilles arrive on photo-etched metal sheet. Each piece has an engraved part number near it. Simply give these a little twist to remove them from the sheet one at a time as you need them:

Secure Grille (107E) onto the bracket at these holes with two (2) AP screws.

While it is personal preference, I first thought the black screws would look wrong. So, I was going to use chrome/silver eyeglasses screws for all of these flux band attachment screws. However, I noticed that the real ‘A’ car used black hex bolts to attach the bands, so I am OK with using the stock black screws on my build. You should do what you think is best for your model:

When installing these Grilles, take note that each of them fit best in only one way. If it feels wrong, flip the Grille over and try again:

Step 5

Continue to attach this Grille using two (2) IP screws here:

Carefully bend the Grille down and attach it to the Power Coil using two (2) more IP screws at these locations:

Step 6

Carefully remove Grille (107F) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place as shown. Secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) AP screws.

I tucked this under the previous Grille, but you can put it on top of it if you want:

Continue to attach this Grille to the Power Coil below with two (2) IP screws:

Step 7

Ensure your lighting Filaments (or EL wires) are seated nicely into the slots of these three brackets:

Step 8

Push Power Coil (107C) into these brackets over the Filaments/EL wires, as shown.

There is a pin on 107C that fits into a matching hole of 107B to hold these together:

Step 9

Push Power Coil (107D) into the remaining brackets, slotting the end posts into the Support Bar, as shown:

There is a pin on 107D that fits into a matching hole of 107C to hold these together:

The rear Power Coils should look like this now:

Step 10

Carefully remove Grille (107H) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place as shown. Secure this Grille to the Power Coil below at these holes with two (2) IP screws:

Steps 11-12

Carefully remove Grille (107G) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place as shown. Secure this Grille into place at these outer holes with four (4) AP screws…

… and at these inner holes with four (4) IP screws:

Steps 13-14

Carefully remove Grille (107I) from the photo-etched plate and fit it into place as shown. Secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) AP screws.

This Grille is not straight. There is a slight bend to it, so make sure you test fit it before attaching the screws:

Step 15

Carefully bend and secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) more AP screws:

Step 16

Secure this Grille into place at these holes with two (2) IP screws:

Step 17

Finish bending and securing this Grille into place at these holes with four (4) more IP screws.

I did not want to flip the car over again, so I placed it at the edge of the table, sat on the floor, and screwed these in from below!

Thoughts


That was a heck of a lot of screws! But, we now have the left rear corner of the car finished. We will do this again on the right side next.

Next Up


 Issue 108 – Body: Rear Power Coils/Grilles (Right)

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