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“In this issue, the windshield washer fluid tank is fitted to the left wheel arch, which is then fixed to the shock absorber on the chassis. You will need the front left wheel arch from Issue 12 and the chassis assembly from Issue 11.”
Materials: Everything in this stage is metal, except for the plastic Top Mount 01, Fluid Tank, Tank Bottom, and Tank Cap.
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Front Left Wheel Arch
Retrieve your Front Left Wheel Arch assembly from the previous stage. Fit the Front Left Shock Absorber Top Mount 02 to this location on the Wheel Arch and align the three screw holes, as shown:
Secure the Top Mount 02 to the Wheel Arch with three (3) GM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Turn your Front Left Wheel Arch upside down and fit the keyed end of the Front Left Shock Absorber Rod into this matching keyed hole:
Secure the Absorber Rod into place from the other side with one (1) MM screw.
The key in the Absorber Rod will help keep it from turning as you tighten this screw. Once tight, the Rod will still be able to move a bit and that is OK:
Fit the Windshield Washer Fluid Tank Bottom onto the post at this location on the Front Left Wheel Arch, orientating it as shown:
Fit the Windshield Washer Fluid Tank over the Tank Bottom, matching the shape as shown:
Secure both the Fluid Tank and Tank Bottom to the Front Left Wheel Arch from below with one (1) CP screw:
Press the Front Left Shock Absorber Top Mount 01 into the matching hole of Top Mount 02, as shown:
Press the D-shaped pin of the Windshield Washer Fluid Tank Cap into the matching hole on top of the Washer Fluid Tank, as shown:
Slide the Spring over the Front Left Shock Absorber Rod:
Retrieve your Chassis assembly from Stage 11. Fit the Front Left Wheel Arch over the Front Left Wheel, sliding the Front Left Shock Absorber Rod into the Front Left Shock Absorber Body:
There is a locating pin on the Front Left Chassis Beam that aligns to this center alignment hole of the Front Left Wheel Arch:
Secure the rear of the Front Left Wheel Arch to the Chassis from above with two (2) EM screws:
Further secure the front corner of the Front Left Wheel Arch to the Chassis from below with one (1) more EM screw:
Finally, secure the Front Left Wheel Arch Support to the side of the Chassis with one (1) GM screw:
With this Front Left Wheel Arch now installed, we will immediately move on to the right-side Wheel Arch in the next stage.
Stage 14 – Front Right Wheel Arch/Support, Oil Tank/Cap