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“Fit the luggage compartment outer panel to the floor pan, then fix the floor to the main chassis.”
- 43A – Luggage Compartment Outer Panel
- 4x HP screws (+2 extra)
- 4x PP screws (+2 extra)
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The Luggage Compartment
Retrieve your Interior assembly from the previous phase. Fit the Luggage Compartment Outer Panel to the top rear edge of the Floor Pan as shown, aligning the four posts to the matching sockets:
Secure these parts together from below with three (4) HP screws.
Retrieve your Main Chassis assembly. Fit this Floor Pan assembly into the Main Chassis. To do this, first slide the front edge of the Floor Pan down under the Firewall, as shown:
Then, lower the rear end of the Floor Pan into the cavity of the chassis structure, as shown.
This is not an easy process. The fit on my model was very tight and it felt like I was going to break something. Just take your time here:
Turn the Main Chassis assembly over and secure the Floor Pan to the Main Chassis with four (4) PP screws:
Finally, make sure the Brake Pedal wiring passes under the Main Chassis assembly towards the rear of the car as shown. This will be connected at a later time:
Push the end of Brake Line 3 (from Phase 25) into this socket on the underside of the Floor Pan:
Getting that interior into the car was a bit difficult, but it does fit eventually. For the most part, we have completed the lower section of the 300 SL interior assembly! Soon, we will add the custom matching suitcase details. The rear panel in this phase is made of plastic.
Running Total of screws used so far: 260
Phase 44 – Frame: Firewall Support Struts