This is a bonus multi-issue post. We last left off, exhausted, at Issue 091. Luckily, we found some 'time' to dive back into this project. So, quick build of last shipment of issues before we get to our current box of parts.
We start off with Issue 092 - Tail Lights
|Contents of Issue 092|
Ah, they tail lights. These boards kinda look like the PCB in my car. There are a bunch of LED to light up the tail lights. Want to know what is exciting? You get to dig up that rear fascia from Issue 001. For me, that was way back in September of 2017. Almost three years ago, and we are still waiting for issues to arrive. Anyway, you get to finally mount that first ever piece onto the car.
Note, the LED's that are mounted on the PCB may not line up perfectly with the holes on your rear fascia. Find out which hole is not quite fitting and shave a little with either a knife or drill bit. You may want to remove the tail light housing. Do not alter the LED bulbs.
Oh...also, you need to remove the rear bumper just to fit it on the car...then replace the bumper. Why do they do this? I bet since it was Issue 001, they wanted to make a nice display piece, a complete rear fascia for you to display. I am sure many have dipped their toe into this project, only to find out that it takes months...years to complete. Well, at least if you bought into it, you have something.
Here is where we need to jump into another box of shipments since.
|Issues 093, 094, 097, 098|
Between the last box and this box, we are just going to power through this.
Issue 093 - Front Fascia
|Contents of Issue 093|
Well, it makes sense that after we installed the rear fascia, we get to the front. I would have made more sense to ship us the rear fascia around this point rather than in the very beginning.
Anyway, here is something fun. The folks at Eaglemoss have captured an imperfection that exists in some DeLoreans. This is what is known as the 'eyebrow'.
To my knowledge, the A Car has a near perfect front fascia. No eyebrows. On a side note, I think the headlight sockets looks like koalas. I like koalas
Issue 094 - Grille
|Parts in Issue 094|
The photo-etched rock catcher is quite beautiful.
Issue 095 - Front Bumper
|Parts in Issue 095|
We go back to previous shipment for these parts. This is also the last of the flux band brackets, they go along the perimeter of the front bumper.
Like the front fascia assembly this is a quick and easy build. You may have a little trouble connecting the wires from the main body to the headlight wires from the fascia. But, this is nothing like the task from our last post.
Issue 096 - Left Rocker Panel
|Parts in Issue 096|
Issue 097 - Right Rocker Panel
|Parts in Issue 097|
Issues 096 and 097 are mirrors of each other. Just make sure when you stick down the door sill that the DMC is facing the correct way.
Issue 098 - Front Flux Boxes
|Contents of Issue 098|
Our first flux boxes! This is exciting. We also have some fiber optic tubes that will help those flux band glow. But first those flux boxes need to be mounted on the front fenders.
When you are done up to this point, it will look like this:
|Progress up to Issue 098|
I know, it has been a while since we posted a progression photo. Yes, I tape up the doors, hood, and engine cover so they stay closed. Otherwise, they will flop open when transporting or when there is a need to work on the underside of the vehicle.
|Progress of build up to Issue 098|
While we are missing some issues: 103, 104, 105, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 119, 120, 125, 126, 127, 128, 129, 130, 131, 132, 133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141 142 143, 144, 145, 146
We have another set of parts ready to assemble, that is it for now.
Screw count: 94-AP, 25-BP, 2-CP, 22-AM, 13-BM, 4-EM, 4-CM, 38-DM, 3-DP, 1-FM, 3-GM, 3-HM, 2-IM, 2-EP, 19-FP, 2-JM, 5-HP, 3-GP, 14-NM, 1-MM, 7-KM, 2-LM, 10-IP, 1-OM, 1-PM, 4-JP, 2-KP, 3-QM, 2-LP, 4-MP 1-RM
to be continued...