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“For this stage you’ll fit the front grilles into the body assembly. Take care when handling the front grille as there are sharp edges!
The parts supplied with this stage can be stored away until they are needed later.”
Materials: The Boot Lid and Hinges are metal, but the Hinge Brackets are plastic.
The parts supplied in this stage will not be needed until Stage 90, so keep them stored somewhere safe for now:
Installing the Front Body Grilles
Retrieve your Front Grille and Front Grille Support from Stage 84. There are holes in the Front Grille that match pins on the back of the Front Grille Support. Start fitting these holes over the pins at one end of the Support, as shown:
Next, align the center hole over the matching pin, as shown:
Finally, align the holes at the other end onto the matching pins of the Support, as shown:
When installed, there will be a slight bend to the Front Grille to match the curvature of the Support, as seen here:
Retrieve your Front Body assembly from the previous stage. Press the pins of the Front Grille Support into the matching holes at this location on the Front Body, as shown:
When fully seated, the ‘bumper’ of this Front Grille Support will stick out a bit from the front of the Front Body:
Retrieve your Bonnet Upper Grille from Stage 85. This is the grille with the indented center section seen here.
On the real Miura, this indent is actually the handle to raise the grille to access the fuel filler cap underneath:
Inside the right grille opening of the Front Body, locate the clip of the Bonnet Grill Support:
With the indent facing out, center the Bonnet Upper Grille into the opening and gently clip the thicker edge of it to the Support, as shown.
As I was adjusting this Grille, it snapped in half and had to be glued back together. Take care when handling this!
Check the Grille can be opened and closed, then place it in the closed position as shown:
These Grilles look great, but can take a bit of time to adjust correctly so they sit flush and straight in the openings.
Stage 88 – Rear Body