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“In this issue you will fit the pontoons and rear wheel arches to the chassis by following these step-by-step instructions.”
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Assembling the Pontoons
Using two (2) DM screws, attach the Left Rear Pontoon (from the previous issue) to the Left Rear Wheel Arch.
Make sure you align this little pin on the wheel arch with the matching hole on the pontoon. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Fit this assembly to the left rear of the chassis as shown, and secure with three (3) DM screws.
There is a small pin on the Left Rear Wheel Arch that fits into a small hole in the rear chassis:
Like before, use two (2) DM screws to attach the Right Rear Pontoon (from the previous issue) to the Right Rear Wheel Arch, as shown:
Fit this assembly to the right rear of the chassis as shown, and secure with three (3) DM screws.
When I tried to fit this arch, I was able to get the rear screws installed fine, but the front hole was WAY off:
After a little research, it turns out most builders run into this and just have to put some force on the arch to bend it into position:
These issues have been really short lately! But, now we have all four wheel arches (fender liners) installed. Everything in this issue is metal.
Running Total of screws used so far: 332
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