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“Assemble and fit the left and right rear suspension shock absorbers, and install the rear central brake line.”
- 25A – Brake Line 3
- 25B – Shock Absorber Cylinders
- 25C – Shock Absorber Pistons
- 4 x LM screws (+2 extra)
- 1 x AP screw (+1 extra)
Materials: The Brake Line 3 is plastic, but the shock absorber parts are metal.
The Rear Suspension
Slide one of the Shock Absorber Pistons into one of the Shock Absorber Cylinders:
Fit the circular mount on the end of the Shock Absorber Cylinder over this post on the main chassis, and secure with one (1) LM screw.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Fit the circular mount on the end of the Shock Absorber Piston over this post on the left rear half shaft, and secure with one (1) LM screw:
Repeat the previous step for the right side shock absorber.
These shock absorbers should match on both sides:
Align the square end of Brake Line 3 under the square end of Brake Line 2 (from the previous phase) as shown. Make sure Brake Line 3 runs forwards and bends towards the top of the car. Secure these lines together with one (1) AP screw.
These lines are not flexible, so take care not to bend them. The free end of Brake Line 3 will be connected later, so I temporarily tucked it into the transmission connector to make sure I had it aiming in the correct direction. Since these are not mounted to anything yet, they move around a lot when you are trying to secure them together. Just take your time and it will go fine:
That should just about wrap up the rear suspension. In the next phase, we will add the final wheel!
Phase 26 – Wheels: Rear Tire/Wheel (Single), Brake Lines