STAGE 74

 Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, you will mount the right door on the body structure of your K.I.T.T. scale model.”

The steps followed here are nearly identical to those we used in Stage 71 to attach the first door.

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Motor Bay Frame is metal and the Cable Fasteners are plastic.

Magazine

  • The Series – Buy Out
  • Build Your KI.T.T. – Step by Step
  • Secret Files – Map Locator

Build


Motor Bay Frame

NOTE: The parts we received with this stage will not be needed in these assembly steps. They can be safely stored until the next shipment arrives:

Step 1

Go to your Chassis assembly and disconnect the longer Right Door Switch cable (marked ‘B’) from the wiring at the Dashboard:

Step 2

Retrieve your Switch Cover (73I) from the previous stage. Fit the Switch into the Cover, orienting it as shown:

Step 3

Retrieve your Central Body Structure from Stage 71. Fit the Switch/Cover assembly into this matching notch at the front edge of the right-side door opening, as shown:

Secure the Cover to the Body with one (1) AM screw.

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

Step 4

Retrieve your Right Door assembly from the previous stage. Fit the posts of the Right Door Hinge into the matching holes at this location on the Central Body Structure:

Secure the Right Door to the Body from the inside with two (2) RM screws (provided in the previous stage), as shown.

As with the first door, there is a small amount of wiggle room at this mounting point. Take a moment to align the Door into the matching Body opening properly before tightening these screws:

With this Door now attached, I used a small piece of painter’s tape to keep it closed as we continue the build:

Thoughts


Both Doors are now mounted to our Body Structure. Check to make sure they both open and close properly, then safely store this assembly until the next stages arrive. I have to admit, I am excited to be building up the shell of our Knight Rider K.I.T.T. model!

Next Up


 Stage 75 – Right Support Rods, Hinge/Attachment Bases, Air Spring Piston Rod/Cylinder, Frame Connectors

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