|Build the Back to the Future DeLorean, Issues 011-014|
|Issue 011 contents|
I like this easy build. This one is pretty straight forward, and introduces a new screw.
|Assembled engine support|
Once the engine support is assembled, it gets mounted onto the frame. We will check on that towards the end. On to the next issue.
|Issue 012 contents|
This is a difficult one to tackle. There were many screw bosses that needed pre-tapping. Some screws just did not want to screw all the way down easily. Again, a quality screwdriver helps.
Screwing into the top linkage is quite a challenge. There is not a lot of area on the linkage to grip, and the hole, with paint, is very snug. For the inner drive shaft, there is virtually no grip and leverage to torque the screw.
Another area that needed attention, or modification, at least for me, was the caliper and disc. The registration holes were too small for the pins to fit into. I had to scrape paint, maybe some metal on the disc and modify the pin on the caliper to make it fit.
Most of this assembly is done on the frame. The rear springs, while awkward, were easier to work with than the front springs. Oh, there is a new screw introduced in this issue.
|Issue 013 contents|
Same method as the front wheels, this is pretty simple. Heck, you have done it twice before.
|Assembled rear wheel|
|Issue 014 contents|
Now that I have tackled the rear left suspension, the right side should be a little easier. Knowing what obstacles will be coming helped in this issue.
I think the rear suspension assemblies have been the must difficult, so far. This is based on fitting and torquing the screws.
The completed frame, up to Issue 014, looks like this:
|Frame with rear suspension and one wheel installed|
Note that I do not plan to make modifications unless structurally needed. As mentioned, there are many other builders that are doing excellent mods such as painting the frame the correct colour, and other modifications.
There are also two 'floating' pieces, the Inner Drive Shafts:
|Inner Drive Shafts|
Now the fun part, the extra screw count after 14 issues: 16-AP, 6-BP, 2-CP, 3-AM, 6-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 4-DM, 2-DP, 1-FM, 2-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM
to be continued...