ISSUE 72

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“In this issue you will add the lights and the opening lower window panel to your DeLorean’s right-side door following these step-by-step instructions.”

This will be almost exactly like Issue 68, just with the other door.

Contents


Parts

Magazine

  • Drive Time: Model Instructions
  • Production Diary: Continuing OUTATIME – The Documentary
  • A Time Traveler’s Guide: Maggie McFly

Build


Door Lights

I changed out the middle LED on the Cable with a yellow one, so check out Issue 68 for details on this mod. However, I did take a moment to cut the notches in the vertical dividers of the Right Door before I started this issue. This mod is also described in Issue 68:

Step 1

Push the LED at the end of the Cable into this socket at the front edge of the door:

Steps 2-3

Push the next LED of the Cable into this socket at the middle edge of the door, and the final LED of the Cable into this socket at the rear edge of the door:

Step 4

Press all of the wiring into the door, then run the plug end of the Cable between these posts and up the channel in the door.

Step 5

Secure the Cable at the posts with the Tab and one (1) AP screw, as shown:

Step 6

Take the thinner small Wheel (gear) 71C and secure it to this post inside the door with one (1) HP screw:

Step 7

Take the thicker small Wheel (gear) 71E and secure it to this post inside the door with one (1) HP screw. The screw head should go down into the recess of the Wheel:

Step 8

Take the Large Wheel (gear) 71D and secure it to this post inside the door with one (1) HP screw.

Unlike the first door, these gears were much stiffer to turn. If yours are freely spinning, you may find out later that the lower window does not stay ‘rolled’ up. To fix this, refer to Issue 68 where I put a thin brass washer under the Large Wheel:

Step 9

Place the Right Window (Lower) onto the two vertical ‘rails’ so the toothed track aligns with the upper small Wheel.

There is nothing that holds this in place just yet, so it will fall out quite easily. Try not to scratch the clear plastic:

Thoughts


The second time doing this was much smoother. Live and learn, right? The solder work was cleaner and the wiring was easier. The Right Window (Upper) was not used this time, but it will be needed in the next issue. Everything in this issue is plastic.

Running Total of screws used so far: 637

Next Up


 Issue 73 – Body: Door, Upper Window, Side Mirror (Right)

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