ISSUE 71

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“In this issue you will be working on your DeLorean’s left-side door, adding various details to the edge, and a handle.”

This issue is a nearly identical to Issue 67, so a lot of this will be repetitive.

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • Production Diary: OUTATIME – The Documentary
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Doc’s Machine

Build


Door Details

Step 1

Fit the Lock (Front) into the hole at the front edge of the Right Door, as shown:

Step 2

Secure the Lock (Front) into place from behind with one (1) JP screw:

Step 3

Fit the Lock (Rear) post and pin into the holes at the rear edge of the Right Door, as shown:

Step 4

Secure the Lock (Rear) into place from behind with one (1) JP screw:

Step 5

NOTE: See Issue 67 for the Mod Zone where I repainted the center Red Lamp Lens to the correct orange color. We should end up with this:

Fit the a Red Lamp Lens into each of these holes in the Left-Side Door, as shown.

We are going to use the supplied Red Lamp Lens and Orange Lamp Lens here instead:

Step 6

The Lamp Fixings 71J and 71L look similar, but have the pin in different places. 71L has the pin centered with the hole and will used in the next step. Part 71J with the offset pin will be used in Step 10:

Step 7

Use this Lamp Fixing (71L) to hold the middle Lamp Lens in place, and secure with one (1) KP screw as shown:

Step 8

Fit the Lamp Fixing (71K) over the rear Red Lamp Lens to hold it in place, aligning the pin and hole, then secure with one (1) AP screw:

Step 9

Fit our new Orange Lamp Lens into this hole at the front edge of the Right Door.

Once again, see Issue 67 for details on repainting this:

Step 10

Use Lamp Fixing (71J) to hold this Lamp Lens in place, and secure with one (1) KP screw as shown:

Step 11

On The ‘A’ Car at the Petersen Automotive Museum, both door straps are missing. But, these straps existed in the movies, so I am going to install them on my model.

Push the Strap through the Handle as shown, with the glued end of the Strap to the left, and the D-ring underneath:

Fold the glued end of the Strap up and to the right, while bringing the loop end of the Strap over to the left and through the D-Ring, as shown:

Step 12

Pull the loop end of the Strap completely through the D-Ring, until it is flush against the Handle, as shown:

Step 13

Push this Handle assembly into the Arm Rest, as shown:

Step 14

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

Step 15

Fit the Door Controls into the back of the Arm Rest and secure with two (2) AP screws, as shown:

This issue is now complete. But, we can add a small decal included in Decal Set II from Mike Lane. This sticker has some door latch screws on it:

Installing this decal is a simple peel-and-stick process. Thanks again, Mike!

Thoughts


This issue was like looking in the mirror. Same steps, but with the other door. Everything in this issue is plastic, except for the small D-Ring on the Strap, which is metal.

Running Total of screws used so far: 633

Next Up


 Issue 72 – Interior: Door Panel LEDs/Lower Window/Drive Gears (Right)

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