KIT 36

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“In this phase you will complete the assembly of the rear right wheel of your Eleanor Mustang model.”





Rear Right Wheel External Rim and Tire

Step 36.1

As before, I hit the tip of the silver valve stem on this External Rim Ring with my Black Sharpie to make it look like it had a tiny cap on it:

Retrieve your Rim Parts assembly from the previous kit. Fit the External Rim Ring to the assembly, aligning the screw holes as shown:

Steps 36.1-36.4

Secure these parts together with three (3) DS02 screws.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Step 36.5

Soak the Tire in hot water (+167°F or 75°C) for at least two (2) minutes.

Hot water can cause burn your skin, so be careful here. This water will soften the rubber Tire for easier installation in the next step:

Step 36.6

Remove the Tire from the hot water and stretch it over the wheel assembly until the tire ‘beads’ are fully seated on both sides.

Use tweezers, fork, or similar tool to extract the Tire from the water, we don’t want to burn ourselves. While the Tire is hot and soft, it is easier to stretch it over the wheel assembly:

Be sure to align the tread pattern of the Tire to the wheel correctly, as shown:

Step 36.7

Retrieve your Chassis assembly we last worked on back in Kit 34. Fit this wheel assembly over the rear Right Brake Disc Exterior.

As you install the wheel, line up this tab inside the wheel to the matching slot of the Right Brake Disc Exterior, as shown:

Step 36.8

Secure this Rear Right Wheel assembly to the Rear Axle with one (1) PS08 screw.

Tighten this screw enough that the wheel does not wobble, but not so much that the wheel cannot rotate:

Step 36.9

Retrieve your Center Cap from the previous kit and fit it into the center of the wheel:


With that, our rear drive train is finished. So far, so good!

Next Up

 Kit 37 – Rear Right Wheel Housing Liner

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