STAGE 024

 Return to the BUILD


“In this stage you’ll build the left wheel hub and fit the upper left control arm, following the same process as the right side.

These steps will be nearly identical to those we did with the right front suspension in Stage 22.

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Left Wheel Hub and Upper Left Control Arm are metal, but the other parts are plastic.

Assembly Guide (Digital Version – click to download)

Agora Models consolidates the build instructions for Pack 4 (Stages 024 – 030) into a single digital PDF file:

Build


Building the Left Wheel Hub

Step 1

Fit the long post of the Left Wheel Hub down into the hole on the flat side of the Brake Disc, as shown:

Steps 2-3

The brake calipers on the real DB5 seem to be a golden zinc oxide type color. To replicate this look, we decided to paint this Caliper with some Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf acrylic paint. But first, we needed to sand off the visible ‘L’ molded into the outer Caliper surface:

Then, we could paint the Caliper:

Slide the Caliper over the edge of the Brake Disc, align the two holes of the Caliper to the matching holes of the Left Wheel Hub, then secure the Caliper into place with two (2) DS21 screws.

Do not over-tighten these screws as you can easily crack the plastic:

Fitting the Upper Left Control Arm

Step 4

Retrieve your Chassis assembly from the previous stage. Lay out the Upper Left Control Arm and the two Upper Control Arm Brackets at the right front corner of the Chassis, as shown.

Note how the Control Arm will be fitted (arrow below):

Step 5

Hold the Control Arm to this upper right location of the Chassis Front, cover it with two Brackets as shown, and then secure these Brackets into place with four (4) DS27 screws – two on each side.

This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

Thoughts


The second Upper Control Arm of our Aston Martin DB5 is just like the first, so nothing much to say here!

Next Up


 Stage 025 – Lower Right Control Arm, Shack Absorber Cylinder/Spring/Rod, Anti-Roll Bar Connection, Pins

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