ISSUE 52

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue you will continue the assembly of the interior by following these step-by-step instructions.”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • World of Tomorrow Part III: Shooting Continues on the Univeral Backlot
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Casey Siemaszko

Build


The Interior

Step 1

Secure all of the Cables (52C, 52D, and 52E) together with two Cable Ties.

I did not want to use the supplied Cable Ties (they are out of scale and ugly). Instead I started by taping one end of the Cables together:

On The ‘A’ Car, there cable ties are white and black and there are some strips of colored tape on the wires:

Using a combination of white and black Mini Cable Ties from Mike Lane and some small strips of colored electrical tape, I did my best to recreate the look of these wires. I also included a length of my custom CAT hose I created back in Issue 49:

Step 2

Place these Cables along the floor next to the driver’s seat:

Step 3

The front ends of the Cables should pass through this hole below the Dashboard:

Step 4

Secure the rear end of the Cables to the floor using the Tab and one (1) AP screw, as shown.

The Cables should pass about 1/4″ (6 mm) past the end of the floorboard. I also ended the CAT hose right where the Bulkhead will be:

Step 5

Remove the GP screw (on the right) from this Tab on the Dashboard and rotate it down:

Steps 6-7

Fold the ends of the new Cables down between the posts (with the existing wiring) and replace the Tab and GP screw.

I recommend only securing just enough cable to hold this in place. The more you have to work with inside the car, the better:

Step 8

Before I started this step, I installed the carpet on the Door Sill using the Carpet Set from Mike Lane. I have written more detailed instructions on my Carpet Set page. This is the completed result:

Insert the pin and post of the Hand Brake into the matching holes of the Door Sill:

Step 9

Secure the Hand Brake to the Door Sill from below with one (1) AP screw:

Step 10

Fit the Door Sill to the driver’s side floor, aligning the three posts to the matching holes:

Step 11

Secure the Door Sill into place from underneath with three (3) FP screws:

Step 12

Adjust the Cables to fit between the Door Sill and the Hand Brake.

The instructions say the Cables should pass between the Hand Brake and the seat. But, my cables are too thick and, on the real car, they cover up the brake handle anyway:

Thoughts


After a couple of issues to complete the seats, we are back to installing wiring! The next issue includes even more. Everything in this issue is plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 457

Next Up


 Issue 53 – Interior: Decorative Wiring/Silver Pipe (Right Door Sill), Right Door Sill

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