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“In this stage you’ll attach the hinges for the front and rear of the body. You’ll also add a small detail to the bonnet reinforcement structure for holding the bonnet grille in place. The parts supplied with this stage can be stored away until they are needed later.”




Materials: The Front Grille Support is plastic and the Front Grille is metal.


The parts supplied in this stage will not be needed until Stage 87, so keep them stored somewhere safe for now:

Attaching the Bonnet Hinges

Step 1

Retrieve your Front Body assembly from the previous stage and place it upside down on a soft cloth. Note these two recessed mounting points:

Retrieve your left-side Bonnet Hinge assembly from the previous stage, which looks like this:

Fit the flat surface of the Bonnet Hinge into this recess on the left side of the Front Body and secure it into place with one (1) Type A screw.

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

Repeat this process with your right-side Bonnet Hinge from the previous stage, using another Type A screw:

Step 2

Retrieve your Bonnet Reinforcement Structure assembly and Internal Frame Detail from Stage 81. Press the tab of the Internal Frame Detail down into the matching slot at this location on the Structure, orientating it as shown:

Step 3

Retrieve your two Rear Bonnet Hinges from Stage 81. Note how these two parts are different. These raised circular areas will face the center of the car once mounted:

Retrieve your Chassis assembly from Stage 79. At the left rear corner, fit the ‘left’ Rear Bonnet Hinge to this eyelet of the Rear Frame as shown, then secure it into place with one (1) GM screw.

Do not over-tighten these screws as these are the pivot points for the rear bonnet and need to be able to move:

In the same way, at the right rear corner of the Chassis, fit the ‘right’ Rear Bonnet Hinge to this eyelet of the Rear Frame. Again, secure it into place with one (1) GM screw as shown:


We have now laid the groundwork to connect our front and rear body sections to the Central Bodywork!

Next Up

 Stage 85 – Bonnet Upper Grille/Fixed Upper Grille, Headlight Eyelashes, Fixing Spring

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