Return to the BUILD
“With the front and rear frames installed into the body, you can now fix the left and right doors onto the main assembly. Then you’ll connect the switches from the doors to the circuit board. The parts supplied with this stage can be kept aside until they are needed later in this Pack.”
Materials: The Headlight Support is metal while the other non-electrical parts are plastic.
The parts supplied in this stage will not be needed until Stage 82, so keep them stored somewhere safe for now:
Attaching the Left and Right Doors
Retrieve your Chassis assembly from the previous stage and your Right Door assembly from Stage 53.
On the right side of the Chassis, note this recessed groove of the door opening – this is where the wiring of the right door Light Switch will go:
On the Right Door assembly, make sure the wiring of the Light Switch is passing through this part of the Door Hinge, as shown:
Feed the plug of the Light Switch through this hole of the Central Bodywork and out through the bottom, as shown:
Fit the Right Door into the door opening of the Central Bodywork, pulling the Light Switch wire through, and hold the door in place.
When closing these doors, you may find that the upper window lip needs to be manually tucked under the edge of the roof:
The Door Hinge should fit flush into the matching recess of the Central Bodywork, with the Light Switch wiring lying in the groove, as shown:
Secure the right Door Hinge into place with two (2) Type A screws (supplied with Stage 76).
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
I recommend checking the fitment of the door in the Central Bodywork opening. If needed, there is a tiny amount of adjustment when mounting these Door Hinges to help align the doors. Simply loosen the screws, align the door as desired, and re-tighten them:
Retrieve your Left Door assembly from Stage 06. In the same way as before, feed the plug of the left door Light Switch through this hole of the Central Bodywork and out through the bottom, as shown:
Similarly, fit the Left Door into the opening of the Central Bodywork, aligning it as needed:
Secure the left Door Hinge into place with two (2) Type A screws (again, supplied with Stage 76):
I believe I have figured out all of the connections to the Circuit Board and have created a full table on The Wiring page. However, for this stage, these are the wires/connections we are going to be working with:
|PCB SOCKET #||FUNCTION||PLUG COLOR||PLUG DOT COLOR||SUPPLIED IN STAGE|
|14||Left Door Switch||White||-||05|
|15||Right Door Switch||White||Blue||52|
Gently turn your entire Chassis assembly over and place it on a soft cloth. Locate the white/blue plug of the right door Light Switch and run the wires between the front of the Cockpit Floor and the Front Frame, as shown.
I recommend fully opening the doors before tucking this wire into place to make sure there is enough slack in the wire to allow the door to open. Be very careful when running these wires past the Accelerator Pedal Switch and Brake Pedal Switch connections as they are fragile.
Run this plug inside the Front Frame and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ’15’ (fifteen):
Then, locate the white plug of the left door Light Switch and run these wires between the front of the Cockpit Floor and the Front Frame, as shown:
Run this plug inside the Front Frame and connect it to the Circuit Board socket numbered ’14’ (fourteen):
With both Doors now mounted to the Chassis, I recommend using some low tack tape to keep them closed as we continue the build:
A fun fact some people may not know about the Lamborghini Miura is that when the doors are open, the car was designed to look like a bull’s horns when viewing it the front – a bull being the Lamborghini icon. I tried to capture this aspect in the picture below. This may also explain why the headlights have the ‘eyelash’ grilles around them.
Stage 80 – Front Body