I feel that there are some milestones to be achieved while building the 1:8 scale Back to the Future DeLorean partwork.
For me, this is my first major milestone: a rolling chassis! At this point, the main frame, suspension, and wheels are all assembled which gives us a good base to continue the build upon. So, after all the paint work and Mike Lane’s fantastic Tyre Transfer Decals, I wanted to document this milestone with a few photos of the progress so far:
Even though I am only about 10% complete, this has been a lot of fun and I am excited for the future. As always, thanks for stopping by!
7 thoughts on “MILESTONE: Chassis”
Are you coating any of the paint and primer you’re using? Or leaving it exposed?
Really looking good by the way. I found a DeLorean restoration project online and your chasis looks just like the real deal.
Thanks! I am not coating the paint/primer as this will not be handled a lot once done. And touch-ups are easier if I need it.
So is that the colour of an actual frame? If so, what colour did you use?
The frame comes from Eaglemoss black. Most of the chassis components come black. My Issue 10 article details the new paint color and assembly of the frame.
I’m upto this point and unsure whether to put the wheels on or not and leave it till the end. As I’ve heard of suspensions breaking during the build due to the weight? Did you have this issue at all?
I put my wheels on when the instructions said to and never had any problems. I was just careful not to put any undue stress on the wheels or suspension as I finished building the car. It is likely other builders broke things when they were pushing down on the chassis to attach parts or while moving it and this overstressed the suspension. Even without the wheels attached, you can still damage the exposed suspension with unreasonable force. It is entirely up to you whether to attach the wheels or not, but either way, I recommend being careful around the suspension components.