STAGE 57

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, you will mount the adjustment mechanism and the frame at the base of the driver’s seat.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Driver’s Seat Frame is metal and the other parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • The Series – Patricia McPherson
  • Build Your KI.T.T. – Step by Step
  • Secret Files – Bonnie Barstow

Build


Driver’s Seat Frame and Adjustment Mechanism

Step 1

With the textured sides of these parts facing down, press the large eyelet ring of the Seat Adjustment Lever over the long pin of the Seat Adjustment Mechanism and down onto the cross-shaped ribs, as shown.

When correctly fitted, the cross-shaped ribs provide friction to allow the Lever to rotate a few degrees in each direction, but with a slight resistance:

Step 2

Retrieve your Driver’s Seat Base assembly from the previous stage. Press the long pin and tab of the Seat Adjustment Mechanism into the matching holes on the left side of the Driver’s Seat, as shown:

Align the rounded tab of the Mechanism to the matching screw hole in the bottom of the Seat Base, and secure the Mechanism to the Seat Base with one (1) BP screw as shown:

Step 3

Fit the two outer posts of the Driver’s Seat Frame into the slots of the Driver’s Seat Plate.

This Frame can accidentally be installed backwards. To ensure you have the correct positioning, note how the posts of the Frame (circled below) are slightly closer to the ‘front’ end, as seen here:

Similarly, the ‘front’ end of the Plate is curved, as shown here:

Install two (2) DM screws into the Frame from the other side of the Plate.

These flange headed screws are used here to allow the Frame to slide back and forth in the slots. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 4

Fit the Driver’s Seat Plate assembly to the bottom of the Driver’s Seat Base, matching the shapes of both as shown:

Secure the Plate to the Base with four (4) BP screws:

Thoughts


With our Driver’s Seat Base now completed, we will move on to assembling and attaching the Backrest in the next issue.

Next Up


 Stage 58 – Backrest Front/Frame/Back/Back Cover/Padding, Seat Attachment, PMD Logo Sticker

One thought on “STAGE 57”

  1. Hi: When I receive these stages, I’ll paint the seats adjustment mechanism on tan color. all of it except the handles, to make it look more than the original car.

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