STAGE 72

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, the hinge and its corresponding cover are fixed to the right door of your K.I.T.T. scale model.”

Many of these steps will be the same ones we followed to assemble the Left Door in the previous stages.

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Door Hinge and Hinge Cover are metal, the Self-Adhesive Strips are vinyl, and the other parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • The Series – Junk Yard Dog (Part 1)
  • Build Your KI.T.T. – Step by Step
  • Secret Files – The Bodywork

Build


Hinge, Gears and Right Door Window

Step 1

Retrieve your Right Door assembly from the previous stage. Fit the thin bar of the Right Door Hinge into the matching groove at this location inside the Door. Make sure it is facing the proper direction, as shown.

When I work with painted exterior parts, I place them down on a soft cloth to protect them:

Step 2

Fit the Door Hinge Cover over this pin and screw hole of the Door capturing the Hinge in place, as shown. Then, secure the Cover into place with one (1) NM screw.

The tighter you make this screw, the stiffer the door will be to open/close. Adjust to your preference (for me, a bit tighter is better). This also is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Steps 3-4

Peel the two Self-Adhesive Strips from the backing paper and apply them along the upper inner edge of the Door.

The purpose of these Detail stickers is to help prevent scratching the Windows as they are rolled up/down:

NOTE: As part of the Door Carpets, Badges and Rear Sail Panel Trims mod from Mike Lane, these vinyl Self-Adhesive Strips are removed and replaced by soft Felt Strips. A set of four is included so both sides of the door parts touching the Window are covered for even better protection.

Thoughts


Not much to say here, just working through the other Door! Keep the unused Right Door Window and Gears nearby as they will be installed in the next stage.

Next Up


 Stage 73 – Right Door Inner Panel/Profile, Door Control Panel/Release Lever, Arm Rest, Decorative Panels

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