Return to the BUILD
“For this stage you’ll follow the same steps as before to install the right rear shock absorber onto the frame.”
This stage will be a near duplicate of the previous stage, just over on the right side of the car.
Materials: The Lower Suspension Arm is metal, the Tie Rod is plastic, and the Shock Absorber is a mix of both.
The Right Rear Lower Suspension Arm
Retrieve your remaining Front Support for Lower Suspension from Stage 24. Fit this right Front Support (check the picture below) to the long end of the Right Rear Lower Suspension Arm, aligning the through holes as shown:
Secure the Front Support to the Lower Suspension Arm from this side with one (1) Type G screw, as shown.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Retrieve your Rear Frame assembly from the previous stage. Fit this Lower Suspension Arm assembly to the Rear Frame and secure the Front Support to the Rear Frame with one (1) Type A screw, as shown:
Then, align the free end of the Lower Suspension Arm to the matching Rear Support and secure them together from this side with one (1) Type G screw:
The Right Rear Shock Absorber
Fit the eyelet on the end of the Right Rear Shock Absorber with the silver ‘hat’ up through the right Upper Wishbone and over this matching post of the Rear Frame assembly (yellow arrow below). The lower eyelet of the Shock Absorber will eventually align inside the rounded tabs of the Lower Arm, as shown:
Secure the upper end of the Shock Absorber to the Rear Frame with one (1) Type A screw:
Slide one (1) Type E screw through the end of the Tie Rod with the larger hole, as shown:
Then, use this screw/rod assembly to secure the lower end of the Shock Absorber to the Lower Suspension Arm, as shown.
Do not over-tighten this screw. The Tie Rod should be able to firmly rotate around the screw:
I found some pictures of real Miuras and even the color of these Shock Absorbers is accurate. It is details like this that make our model so wonderful!
Stage 28 – Rear Drive Shafts, Rear Wheel Hubs/Plates