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“In this phase you will complete the assembly of the rear axle and fix it to the chassis of your Eleanor Mustang model.”
Magazine – Issue 8
- Step-by-Step Assembly Guide
- The Beautiful Eleanor: The Story Behind the Name, Toby’s Adventures
- The “Gone in 60 Seconds” Universe: Movie Secrets (Part I), 60 Seconds Files
- The Cars with Women’s Names: Ashley, Angelina
- Classic Mustangs: The 1968 California Special
Rear Axle 2 and Springs
Retrieve both parts from the previous kit. Slide the two posts of the Differential Housing Cover into the matching slots of Rear Axle Part 1.
Make sure you install this cover the right way up. The wide end of the T-shaped hole in the Differential Housing Cover (arrow below) should be facing away from the Rear Axle Part 1, as shown:
Once this is in place, we can screw these two PS08 screws all the way in to hold the parts together better:
Fit the Rear Axle Part 2 over the Rear Axle Part 1, aligning the screw holes as shown:
Secure the two axle halves together using four (4) PS05 screws.
Start at one end and add screws towards the other end to reduce stress on the parts:
Slide the two Springs over these long posts of Rear Axle Part 2:
Retrieve your Chassis assembly. While holding the Springs in place, fit this Rear Axle assembly to the underside of the Chassis, aligning the two long posts to the matching holes of the Chassis, as shown:
Secure the Rear Axle assembly to the Chassis from above with two (2) PS11 screws, as shown.
These flanged screws allow the spring posts to slide up into the car, allowing the suspension to compress a small amount:
I am a bit surprised that the Rear Axle is all plastic. This thing has to support the weight of a fairly heavy model, so I hope it holds!
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