Return to the BUILD
“In this phase you will fix the nitro control switch and the gear lever to the front floor of your Eleanor Mustang model.”
Front Floor Elements
Before we start, I just wanted to say that I am excited to see that these interior floor panels are already pre-carpeted!
Press the tab of the Nitro Control Switch into the matching slot at this location of the Front Floor, as shown.
This is a press-fit and does not require any screws or glue:
Press the two pins of the Gear Lever Mounting Plate into the matching holes at this location of the Front Floor.
This is also a press-fit connection and can be fitted either way – it doesn’t matter:
Fit the post of the Gear Lever into the hole of the Gear Lever Mounting Plate, as shown.
Look at that, the ‘Go-Baby-Go’ text is on the shift knob!
Secure the Gear Lever into place from below with one (1) PS09 screw:
The iconic Go-Baby-Go shift knob with the big red button – how Eleanor is that!? These details are what make this model special. And, this is the first partwork vehicle I have ever built that came with the interior floor already pre-carpeted. What a perfect way to reach the halfway point in our assembly of the Eleanor Mustang!
TIP: I found that an old toothbrush does a great job of sweeping lint and hairs off the carpet keeping it nice and clean:
Kit 51 – Front Floor Kick Panels, Pedals, Switch Housing, Brake Light Switch, Engine Sound Switch