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“In this issue, you will fit a T-shaped panel into the roof of your DeLorean between the doors.”
I waited nearly six months to get this issue shipped to me. Apparently, it was *really* back ordered.
Materials: The Central Roof Panel is metal, but the Brackets are plastic.
- Drive Time: Model Instructions
- Production Diary: Showdown at 8 O’Clock
- A Time Traveler’s Guide: Burton Gilliam
Fit the pin on each of the Brackets into the forward holes on either side of the Central Roof Panel:
Both Brackets should be centered in the metal of the roof panel, as shown. If they are not, turn them around:
Secure these Brackets in place from below with two (2) AP screws, one on each side:
Retrieve your DeLorean body assembly. Fit the Central Roof Panel on top of the car, as shown:
Carefully turn the car over and secure the Central Roof Panel into place with two (2) NM screws between the doors.
From this point on, for any time the model is upside down, I highly recommend placing your model on a soft thick towel or similar so we don’t damage the roof Brackets. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Continue to secure the Central Roof Panel into place with three (3) NM screws at the rear edge of the roof:
After many months of waiting for this back ordered issue, it has finally arrived and is installed! I don’t know why this particular issue was so hard to get my hands on, but we can finally move on with the build.
Issue 76 – Body: Front Fender/Trim (Right)
2 thoughts on “ISSUE 75”
So, are backordered kits pretty common? I’ve been waiting almost a month for issue 7 and keep getting told when I email them that the kits are backordered and there is no timeline on when they may be sent out.
Out of stock issues are common, but not necessarily the fault of Eaglemoss. For a long time, people would buy up various issues to sell for a profit on auction sites and EM would run out. Or, a particular issue get damaged often and is replaced more than others. Today, the global logistics is a mess due to pandemic and getting anything from China is suffering huge delays. There are containers ships sitting in the sea outside ports just waiting to be unloaded, but there is a shortage of dock workers, truck drivers, postal workers, etc. This is going to affect everything, including our partworks.