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“In this issue you will fit the fuel tank bottom plate and battery box lid to the chassis by following these step-by-step instructions.”




Materials: Everything in this issue is plastic.


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As I have done before for all exposed frame components, I painted both parts in this issue with Tamiya Fine Surface Primer in Light Grey. I also painted the screw heads with Tamiya XF-56 Metallic Grey acrylic paint:

The Fuel Tank Bottom Plate

Step 1

Fit the Fuel Tank Bottom Plate over the Fuel Tank under the car, aligning the six screws holes (it should sit flush to the front chassis):

Step 2

Secure these front holes with four (4) BM screws.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 3

Secure these rear holes with two (2) LM screws:

The Battery Box Lid

Steps 4-5

Insert the two tabs of the Battery Box Cover into the matching gaps and snap the cover closed.

After painting these parts, the cover did not fit very well. I needed to sand down the edges of the cover to make it fit:


Painting these parts took much longer than the issue itself. Just a few screws and a clip-in cover this time.

Next Up

 Issue 34 – Frame: Trunk Base, Washer Tank

3 thoughts on “ISSUE 33”

  1. If you go with power mod and don’t install battery pack how does battery cover stay in place?

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