Return to the BUILD
“In this stage, you will assemble the brake drum and the parts that make up the rear left wheel.”
Materials: The Rear Left Hub/Wheel are metal, the Tire is hard rubber, and the other parts in this issue are plastic.
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Rear Left Wheel
Fit the Rear Left Wheel into the center of the Rear Left Tire, as shown.
While handling this Rear Left Wheel, be careful not to damage the delicate pre-installed valve stem (arrow below). Also, the Tire is the same on both sides, so it shouldn’t matter which side you start with.
TIP: If you soak the rubber Tire in warm/hot water for about 30 seconds first, it will be much easier to assemble this wheel:
From the other side, insert the Rear Left Wheel Rim into the Tire and align the three screw holes in both Wheel parts:
Secure the two Wheel parts together, capturing the Tire in between, with three (3) EM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Fit the screw holes of the Rear Left Brake Drum over three of the five posts inside the Rear Left Wheel Rim, as shown:
Secure this Brake Drum into place with three (3) EM screws:
Retrieve your Chassis from the previous stage. At the left rear corner, slide the center post of this Wheel assembly through the Brake Disc Base (installed in the previous stage) and onto the post of the Rear Axle as shown.
As with my Front Wheels, I also installed the Magnetic Hub Caps mod from Mike Lane Mods here:
Slide the Washer over the threads of one (1) OM screw…
… and secure the Wheel to the Rear Axle with this screw/Washer combination.
The tighter this screw is, the harder it will be to turn the wheel:
Fit the Rear Left Hub to the outside of the Wheel, aligning it to the five ‘lug nut’ holes:
Secure the Hub Cap into place with five (5) AM screws.
With the Magnetic Hub Caps mod from Mike Lane Mods, I did not install these screws on my model.
Now that we have three of our wheels installed, the Chassis is now fully supported by the suspension components of the model! The final Wheel will be arrive and be mounted when we receive the next shipment of parts.
Stage 38 – Right Lower Suspension Arm/Mount, Rear Right Shock Absorber. Brake Disc/Base/Oil Inlet