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“In this issue you will continue the assembly of the interior by following these step-by-step instructions.”
Materials: All of the non-electrical parts in this issue are plastic.
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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 Set D. 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:
Place these pipes next to the passenger seat as shown, aligning the two posts along the base with the holes in the floor:
Push the lug on the front end of the Pipe Sections into this hole under the Dashboard:
Secure the Pipe Sections to the floor from below with two (2) FP screws:
Fit the Door Sill in place on the passenger side by aligning the three posts to the matching holes in the floor:
Turn the assembly over and secure the Door Sill into place with three (3) FP screws:
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 colored 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:
Finally, I taped all the Cables together at one end (with all the plugs) and wrapped them all with more Mini Cable Ties:
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:
The front ends of the Cables should pass through this hole below the Dashboard:
Remove the AP screw (on the left) from this Tab on the Dashboard and rotate it down:
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:
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.
Issue 54 – Interior: Lower Rear Bulkhead, Junction Box, Cylinder/Pipes