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“… add a detail to the right rear panel of your DeLorean.”

This issue is basically a duplicate of Issue 77, just on the right side of the car. I waited nearly six months to get this issue shipped to me. Apparently, it was *really* back ordered.



Materials: The Vent is plastic, but the Right Side Rear Panel and replacement Steering Column (not shown) are metal.


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Right Side Rear Panel

Step 1

Push the two posts of the Vent into the matching recess/holes of the Right Side Rear Panel, as shown:

Step 2

Secure these together from behind the panel with two (2) AP screws:

While that is the end of the issue, there was one unidentified part still in the bag. This is a replacement Steering Column. My understanding is that the original one supplied with Issue 47 was not shaped correctly and caused issues whereby the Steering Wheel could not effectively steer the front wheels. There is some debate online if this replacement part is actually any different than the original. That alone is enough reason for me not to install it.

But, there are two additional reasons I did not install this. First, you have to remove the entire interior of the car from the chassis to get the original Steering Column out and I don’t want to go through that again. Second, I have no intention of “steering” the car using the Steering Wheel. If I want to pose the front wheels, I can ‘steer’ them by hand. Therefore, this became just another spare part of my build:

UPDATE: Since I ended up not replacing the Steering Column in this issue, I totally forgot about installing the Steering Wheel Centre from Issue 47 until I started to build Issue 91! If you haven’t done so, you can install this now. It simply snaps into place and looks like this:


Just like the left side a couple of issues ago, this one went by quick. Can you believe we have installed over 700 screws into this model already? That’s crazy!

Next Up

 Issue 80 – Body: Rear Quarter Panel Vent/Trim/Lens, Power Coil Brackets (Right)

6 thoughts on “ISSUE 79”

  1. Any chance you could get me the measurement of the replacement steering column? I got a replacement one in and I’m not sure whether it’s the original or the replacement that come with this issue.

    1. You can kinda see the imperial size of it in the photo as the lines on my cutting mat are 1/2″ apart. For metrics, I just measured my replacement column and it is 116mm long and 20mm tall.

  2. JUST NOW got issue 79… and NO steeringwheel rod replacement!
    So I waited almost a year screwing the interior to the chassis for nothing!
    Will have to call customer support monday to find out if the steering wheel rod was replaced in the original run a year or so later

    1. I also just received stage 79 and no replacement. My interior is also set aside for a year.
      I will call too and I WILL post here if the original run was corrected in stage 47

  3. Well since nobody else is going to post their findings, I determined that the original steering shaft that came in my stage 47 was the correct shaft (for me anyway). The measurements of mine exactly match the new shaft posted in the picture above along with the dimensions posted in the comments by MarvelPhx. My stage 79 did not have a replacement in it so they must have corrected the issue at some point. Hopefully this helps someone in the future so you don’t have to wait a year to screw down the interior.

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