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“You’ll now fix the rear frame assembly to the body, then attach the upper tie rods which were supplied in Stage 76. The parts supplied with this stage can be kept aside until they are needed later in this Pack.”
Materials: All of these parts are plastic.
The parts supplied in this stage will not be needed until Stage 81, so keep them stored somewhere safe for now:
Fitting the Rear Frame and Installing the Upper Tie Rods
Retrieve your Central Bodywork assembly from the previous stage and your Rear Frame assembly from Stage 36. Bring the Rear Frame to the rear of the Bodywork as shown, noting the four attaching points:
The upper two mounting points are inside the forward legs of the Upper Frame:
If we carefully turn the entire car over and place it on a soft cloth, we can see how the two lower mounting points are these legs (arrow below) of the Rear Frame rest on the Central Bodywork. It may take a bit of wiggling to get these legs past the rear triangular points of the Bodywork, as shown:
While holding these assemblies together to align the holes, begin securing the lower Rear Frame assembly to the Central Bodywork with two (2) Type A screws, one on each side as shown.
These Type A screws were supplied with Stage 76. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Finish securing the Rear Frame to the Central Bodywork with two (2) more Type A screws inside the legs of the Upper Frame, as shown:
Retrieve your two Upper Tie Rods from Stage 76 and take note that they are not the same in regards to their angle and bolt details:
Fit the small tab on the thin end of the RIGHT Upper Tie Rod into this matching slot of the Central Bodywork:
Press the large tab on the opposite end of the Upper Tie Rod down into this matching slot of the Upper Frame, as shown:
In the same way, slot the tabs of the LEFT Upper Tie Rod into the matching slots on the opposite side of the car:
On my model, there seemed to be a slight bend to these Upper Tie Rods once they were installed. As these Rods should be straight, I snipped off a bit of the small tab on each Rod to make them shorter:
This way, both of the Upper Tie Rods on my model fit nice and straight:
With this stage behind us, we now have the main Chassis of our Lamborghini Miura complete! This assembly has become quite large and heavy – I recommend handling it by picking it up at the sides of the Central Bodywork.
Stage 79 – Headlight Support, Headlight Housings/Lenses/LEDs, Support Plates