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“In this stage you’ll attach the boot lid to the rear body using the hinges and brackets supplied in Stage 87.”
Materials: The non-electrical parts in this stage are plastic.
The parts supplied in this stage will not be needed until Stage 91 and later, so keep them stored somewhere safe for now:
Fixing the Boot Lid
Retrieve all of the parts from Stage 87 and your Rear Body from Stage 88. Place the Rear Body upside down on a soft cloth and note these two mounting points:
The Left Hinge and Right Hinge from Stage 88 are not the same, note the differences below:
Fit the thick pin of the Left Hinge into this matching recess on the left side of the boot opening, as shown:
Cover the Left Hinge pin with a Hinge Bracket, aligning the screw holes as shown:
Secure the Hinge Bracket to the Rear Body with one (1) Type T screw (supplied with Stage 88).
This Bracket is plastic, so do not over-tighten this screw:
In the same way, fit the Right Hinge into the same matching recess on the right side of the boot opening, as shown:
Again, cover the Hinge pin with a Hinge Bracket, align the screw holes, and secure the Bracket into place with one (1) Type T screw:
Turn your Rear Body right side and check the operation of the Hinges. Note the two pins on top of each Hinge, as seen here.
If these Hinges move too easily or are too stiff, adjust the tightness of the two Type T screws in the previous steps:
Fit the Boot Lid down into the matching opening of the Rear Body, as shown. Align it to the opening as desired:
Once settled into a good position, use masking tape to hold the Boot Lid in place:
Turn your Rear Body upside down once again. Align the pins of each Hinge to the matching holes in the Boot Lid, as shown.
Note the long thin angled rod near the right edge of the Boot Lid. Make sure this is positioned as shown:
Secure the Hinges to the Boot Lid with two (2) Type D screws, one on each side as shown:
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
You should now be able to open and close your Boot Lid. The small angled rod is used to prop the Boot open by rotating it and fitting the end of it into this small recess of the Rear Body:
To be honest, I did not realize the Lamborghini Miura even had a trunk, very cool!
Stage 91 – Rear Grille, License Plate/Frame/Trim