KIT 51

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“In this phase you will fix the front floor kick panels and the pedals to the front floor of your Eleanor Mustang model.”

 

Contents


Parts

Magazine – Issue 14

  • Step-by-Step Assembly Guide
  • The Beautiful Eleanor: Looking for an Audience, Toby’s Adventures
  • The “Gone in 60 Seconds” Universe: Donny Astricky – Memphis’ Best Friend, 60 Seconds Files
  • The Cars with Women’s Names: Rachel, Nadine
  • Classic Mustangs: The 1979 Ford Mustang II

Build


Front Floor Kick Panels and Pedals

Step 51.1

Retrieve your Front Floor assembly from the previous kit and turn it over. Fit the Front Floor Left Kick Panel (marked ‘L’) to this location.

It is worth noting that, like the Front Floor, these two Kick Panels are also pre-carpeted!

Be sure the hole in this tab is pushed flush onto this post. It may take some effort:

Step 51.2

Secure the rear of the Front Floor Left Kick Panel to the Front Floor with one (1) PS08 screw:

Then, secure the front of the Front Floor Left Kick Panel to the Front Floor with two (2) PS05 screws, as shown:

Once attached, this part forms the front lower left edge of our interior:

Step 51.3

In the same way, fit the Front Floor Right Kick Panel (marked ‘R’) to this location on the bottom of the Front Floor. Then, secure the rear of the Front Floor Right Kick Panel to the Front Floor with one (1) PS08 screw.

Again, make sure the hole in this tab is pushed flush onto the post:

Step 51.4

Then, secure the front of the Front Floor Right Kick Panel to the Front Floor with two (2) PS05 screws, as shown:

Once attached, this part forms the front lower right edge of our interior:

Step 51.5

Flip the Front Floor assembly right side up and fit the Pedals to this location on the driver’s (left) side, as shown.

When fitting these, make sure to press the Pedals panel down onto this post. It may take some effort:

Step 51.6

Secure the Pedals to the Front Floor with two (2) PS05 screws:

It is not mentioned in the instructions, but be sure the pins on the back of the brake and accelerator pedals are poking through these matching holes of the Front Floor. These pins are designed to activate the brake light/engine sounds switches we will install in the next steps:

Step 51.7

Fit the switch of the Engine Sound Switch (marked ’03’) to this location of the Switch Housing, as shown:

Step 51.8

Fit the switch of the Brake Light Switch (marked ’04’) to this location of the Switch Housing, as shown:

Here is a close-up of the switches placed in the housing:

Step 51.9

While holding the switches in place, fit this entire Switch Housing assembly to the Front Floor, behind the Pedals.

The Engine Sound Switch should be behind the accelerator (gas) pedal and the Brake Light Switch behind the brake pedal. The vertical slot in the Switch Housing presses onto this matching tab of the Front Floor, as shown:

Step 51.10

Secure the Switch Housing to the Front Floor with one (1) PS05 screw.

Thoughts


This is a good time to push down on the gas and brake pedals to confirm they activate the switches behind them (you should hear and feel the click). It is strange, however, that there are no pivots/hinges on the pedals. Operation of these switches relies on the flexibility of the plastic Pedals. While I don’t see myself pressing the pedals much after the car is complete, I do hope they last!

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 Kit 52 – Dashboard, Fuse Box Cover

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