STAGE 55

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, we will mount the fuse box, wiper motor and other accessories on the firewall panel.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: All of the parts in this stage are plastic.

Magazine

  • The Series – Knight of the Drones (Part 1)
  • Build Your KI.T.T. – Step by Step
  • Secret Files – Jim Brown

Build


Firewall Panel Accessories

Step 1

Retrieve your Firewall assembly from the previous stage. Fit the pin and post of the Firewall Panel Fuse Box into the matching holes at this location on the Firewall:

On my model, this Fuse Box sat crooked and it was making me nuts. Therefore, I snipped off the locating pin and aligned it manually:

Secure the Fuse Box into place from the other side with one (1) BP screw:

Step 2

Fit the Windscreen Wiper Motor onto the post at this location on the Firewall, aligning the locating pin into the matching hole as shown:

Secure the Wiper Motor into place from the other side with one (1) BP screw:

Step 3

Align the holes of the Heater Core Cover to the matching holes at this location on the Firewall.

This Cover can accidentally be installed upside down. Be sure it is oriented with the tiny pin at the top, as shown:

Secure this Cover into place from the other side with two (2) BP screws:

Step 4

Slide one end of the Firewall Wiring Sleeve onto this larger pin of the Heater Core Cover, as shown.

If you find fitting this Sleeve difficult, try first warming the end of it in warm water or by rolling it between your fingers:

Step 5

Fit the post of the Coolant Expansion Tank Cover down into the matching internal post of the Coolant Expansion Tank, as shown:

Secure the Tank Cover to the Tank from the bottom with one (1) BP screw:

Step 6

Fit the D-shaped screw post of this Expansion Tank assembly into this matching hole at this location on the Heater Housing, as shown:

Secure the Tank to the Housing from the inside with one (1) BP screw:

Step 7

Fit the Heater Housing assembly to the two matching posts at this location on the Firewall, orienting the Housing as shown:

Secure this Housing to the Firewall from the other side with two (2) BP screws:

Thoughts


The details we have been adding to this Firewall are not any kind of special K.I.T.T. parts, just items found on a typical Pontiac Trans Am of the time. Keep this Firewall assembly stored somewhere safe as it will not be needed for a while.

Next Up


 Stage 56 – Driver’s Seat/Base, Seat Padding

2 thoughts on “STAGE 55”

  1. I could not get the screw to bit with the coolant tank to cover, and had to file down the part on the cover to even get it to fit. Ended up glueing it, as its not structural.

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