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“Fit the driveshaft, two rear axle guards and the battery to the back of the main chassis.”
- 29A – Driveshaft
- 29B – Rear Axle Guard 1
- 29C – Rear Axle Guard 2
- 29D – Battery
- 29E – Battery Holder
- 2 x CM screw (+1 extra)
- 4 x EM screws (+2 extra)
- 2 x GM screws (+1 extra)
- 3 x HM screws (+1 extra)
- 2 x MP screws (+1 extra)
The Driveshaft Axle Guards and Battery
Retrieve your Chassis assembly. Position long crossbar of the Rear Axle Guard 1 across the Chassis (in front of the rear axle) as shown, and secure into place with two (2) GM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
I took closeups of each end of this Rear Axle Guard 1 where the GM screws go, but I somehow didn’t take pictures with the screws installed. So, please pretend they are there:
From underneath, secure the bottom of the Rear Axle Guard 1 to the lower Chassis with two (2) HM screws, as shown.
After installing the top screws, the bottom mounts of this Rear Axle Guard 1 were a tiny bit towards the rear of the car:
This means, once again, I had to put some force on the Rear Axle Guard 1 to get the holes lined up. It wasn’t hard, just annoying:
Fit the central joint of the Rear Axle Guard 2 to the center of Rear Guard Axle 1 and secure it with one (1) EM screw, as shown:
Secure the three tubes of the Rear Axle Guard 2 to this large crossbar of the Chassis assembly with three (3) EM screws.
The two outer screws of this step were more difficult to install than the middle one, even with oil:
Place the Battery into the Battery Holder as shown. The screw holes will only line up it this is fitted correctly.
I used my metallic Sharpies to give my Battery some color. It probably will never be seen again, but it was fun anyway:
Here it is installed in the Battery Holder:
Secure these parts together from below with two (2) MP screws:
Fit the tabs of the Battery Holder to this location on the Rear Axle Guard 1 and secure it with two (2) CM screws, as shown:
Fit the pin on the rear of the Driveshaft into the hole at the front of the Universal Joint Block (23D) on the differential, then slide the front jaws of the Driveshaft over the end of the Front Drive Shaft Support (13D) on the rear of the gearbox. Secure the front end of the Driveshaft to the Front Drive Shaft Support with one (1) HM screw, as shown.
The gearbox and differential are offset from each other, so this Driveshaft will be at a slight angle:
I will be happier when this tubular frame is complete; the little misalignment are starting to bug me. But, you have to admit, it looks amazing! While the Battery and Battery Holder are plastic, the rest of these parts are metal.
Running Total of screws used so far: 191
Phase 30 – Body: Firewall, Wiper Pivots/Linkage/Transmission Arm