ISSUE 53

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“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
  • Hooray for Hoverboards: Creating One of the Most Beloved Props
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: J.J. Cohen

Build


The Interior

Step 1

Join the two Pipe Sections together, as shown, with one (1) AP screw:

This hose was a little too ‘shiny’ for my taste. Therefore, I aged it a bit with some Oil Stain weathering powder from the Tamiya Weather Master D Set. It just rubs on to give it an appearance of use and abuse. I gave it some extra powder along the section where the passengers would drag their feet:

Step 2

Place these pipes next to the passenger seat as shown, aligning the two posts along the base with the holes in the floor:

Step 3

Push the lug on the front end of the Pipe Sections into this hole under the Dashboard:

Step 4

Secure the Pipe Sections to the floor from below with two (2) FP screws:

Step 5

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:

Fit the Door Sill in place on the passenger side by aligning the three posts to the matching holes in the floor:

Step 6

Turn the assembly over and secure the Door Sill into place with three (3) FP screws:

Step 7

Secure all of the Cables (53D, 53E, and 53F) together with two Cable Ties.

The first thing I wanted to do was add a little detail to the two smaller cables. On The ‘A’ Car, these cables have red and yellow tape on them:

So, using some small strips of red and yellow electrical tape, I wrapped the ends of these cables like this:

The next thing I noticed on the real car was that the wire bundle has its own zip ties:

Using more Mini Cable Ties from Mike Lane, I wrapped just this bundle a few times:

Finally, I taped all the Cables together at one end (with all the plugs) and wrapped them all with more Mini Cable Ties:

Step 8

Place these Cables along the floor next to the passenger’s seat.

The ends with the grey plugs should be towards the back of the car:

Step 9

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

Step 10

Remove the AP screw (on the left) from this Tab on the Dashboard and rotate it down:

Steps 11-12

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

I recommend only securing just enough cable to hold this in place. You will need the extra length towards the rear of the car:

Thoughts


Well, this issue represents the last of the interior decorative wiring. Some builders add more, change colors, etc. but I am pretty happy with my results. I am really ready for the next five issues where we begin construction of the rear bulkhead and everything on it. All of the parts in this issue are plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 463

Next Up


 Issue 54 – Interior: Lower Rear Bulkhead, Junction Box, Cylinder/Pipes

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