STAGE 58

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, you will mount the driver’s seat backrest and attach the seat to the interior floor panel.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Backrest Front is soft PVC, the Backrest Padding is foam, and the other parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • The Series – The Ice Bandits
  • Build Your KI.T.T. – Step by Step
  • Secret Files – Hemometer

Build


Driver’s Seat Backrest

Step 1

Fit the Backrest Padding inside the center of the Backrest Front.

Two corners of this Padding are cut at an angle. These angled corners should be at the top, as shown:

In the same way, fit the Backrest Frame into the Backrest Front, again resting underneath the tabs.

The soft PVC of the Backrest Front can be spread apart to wrap the tabs around the Frame, as shown:

Step 2

Secure the upper section of the Backrest Front to the Frame with two (2) MP screws:

Secure the lower section of the Backrest Front to the Frame with five (5) LP screws.

Do not over-tighten these screws as they can twist the Backrest material and make it bulge out of position:

Step 3

Retrieve your Driver’s Seat Base from the previous issue. Fit lower left corner of the Backrest Front assembly to the upright tab of the Seat Adjustment Lever, as shown:

Align the screw hole and secure these parts together with one (1) BP screw:

Step 4

Fit the Backrest Back to the rear of the Backrest Front, as shown:

Secure this Backrest Back into place with two (2) BP screws:

Firmly press the two pins of the Backrest Back Cover into the matching posts of the Backrest Back, as shown:

Step 5

On the right side of the Seat, press the two pins of the Seat Attachment into these matching holes of the Backrest and Base.

The thinner pin fits into the upper side hole of the Backrest, while the thicker pin fits into the Base:

Secure the Seat Attachment to the Seat with one (1) BP screw:

Step 6

Peel the backing paper from the PMD Logo Sticker and adhere it to this position on the Backrest Front, as shown:

This Sticker should be placed in the center of the seat horizontally and on the middle seam line vertically:

This is a great time to add the highly-detailed PMD Seat Badges mod from Mike Lane to our K.I.T.T. build:

These metal badges faithfully reproduce the PMD logo found on K.I.T.T.’s front seats. They are smaller (accurately sized) and more detailed than the stock badges. To install them, we need to peel the backing paper from the adhesive strip to expose a small section:

We then press a PMD Seat Badge onto the adhesive:

Carefully pulling the Badge up will bring adhesive with it. We can then place it on the seat in place of the stock PMD Logo Sticker. It looks great!

Step 7

Retrieve your Interior Floor Panel assembly from Stage 53. Fit the four pins and two posts of the Driver’s Seat Frame down into the matching holes at this location of the Floor Panel, as shown:

Secure this Frame into place from below with two (2) GM screws.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Thoughts


The throne of Michael Knight has been installed into our model! There is some limited movement in this Seat – you should be able to slide the Seat Base forward and back along the Frame and also be able to fold the Backrest forward and back.

Next Up


 Stage 59 – Passenger Seat/Base, Seat Padding

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