ISSUE 57

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“In this issue you will continue the assembly of the interior…”

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • Production Diary: Self-Lacing Nike Mags
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Ricky Dean Logan

Build


Bulkhead (Upper)

Step 1

Many of the parts in this issue can be improved a little. For example, I took some white paint and my metallic gold Sharpies to give the diodes on these Brackets a little more color:

This is to better imitate these heat sinks in The ‘A’ Car:

Push the two Brackets into this location on the Bulkhead (Upper):

Step 2

Secure the Brackets from behind with two (2) AP screws:

Step 3

Fix the Light Board (XMAS Tree SID) into place next to the Brackets, as shown.

This thing is terrible. The face of it has a etched metal screen badly glued to it and will be backlit by two green LEDs later on. I do have The XMAS Tree Mod from Model Modz, but I will install it in Issue 59 so I can show you how bad this thing looks when lit up. If you don’t have their mod, this is how we would install the stock XMAS Tree:

Make sure the end with the extra space below the holes goes towards the bottom:

Step 4

Secure the Light Board from behind with two (2) GP screws:

Steps 5-6

Like the Brackets above, I took my black, metallic silver, and metallic bronze Sharpies to this thing to give it some pizzazz:

Affix Pipe (57E) to the Panel (57D), pressing the pins into these holes on the left. Repeat the process with Pipe (57F) on the right.

I needed to use some super glue here to keep these in place:

Step 7

Attach the Panel (57D) assembly to this location on the Bulkhead (Upper):

Step 8

Secure the Panel (57D) from behind with two (2) AP screws:

Step 9

It is time again for a sticker from Decal Set II by Mike Lane:

This is a tiny ‘High Voltage’ label that belongs at the top of this box, as on the real car:

Simply peel and stick the decal onto the Panel:

Push the Panel (57G) into this location on the Bulkhead (Upper):

Step 10

Secure the Panel (57G) from behind with two (2) AP screws.

Note the small tab that fits into this slot:

Step 11

Push the Pipe into place between the Panel (57G) and the Bulkhead (Upper), as shown:

Step 12

Secure the Pipe from behind with one (1) AP screw:

Step 13

Push this Socket (57I) into the upper location on the Bulkhead (Upper).

The two Sockets are different from each other. Part 57I (on the upper right in the image below) is the one where the positions of the holes are in the shape of a diamond. I also added a little metallic silver Sharpie to the mounting bolts here for a contrast color:

Step 14

Secure the Socket (57I) from behind with one (1) AP screw:

Step 15

Push this Socket (57J) into the lower location on the Bulkhead (Upper):

Step 16

Secure the Socket (57J) from behind with one (1) AP screw:

Thoughts


This rear bulkhead is one of the most prominent parts of the Back to the Future DeLorean. As the home of the Flux Capacitor (coming in the next issue), it is also the backdrop for many scenes when the actors are in the car. We still have more to add to this bulkhead panel. Everything in this issue is plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 494

Next Up


 Issue 58 – Interior: Flux Capacitor

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