STAGE 029

 Return to the BUILD


“With the wheel rim built you can now fit the tyre around it.

This Tyre is fitted in the exact same way as the first one from Stage 004, so these steps should be familiar.

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Tyre is PVC rubber and the Hub Cap is plastic.

Build


Fitting the Tyre

Step 1

Place the Tyre in a bowl of hot water for a minute or so to soften it. In the meantime, retrieve your chosen Wheel assembly from the previous stages.

Take care to not burn yourself with the hot water!

Steps 2-3

Remove the Tyre from the water and dry it off with a soft cloth. It should now be soft enough to wrap onto the Wheel assembly.

This is not tricky. Just slide the edge of the Wheel into the Tyre and gently pull it around the Wheel until it is fully seated on both sides:

Step 4

Fit the Hub Cab to the center of the Wheel assembly as shown. It should remain in place with a magnet.

I found that this Hub Cap does not stay in place very well, but this is likely because the Wheel is not mounted yet. The screw we will use to mount the wheel should provide enough metal for this Hub Cab to better stay in place later on. You can optionally store this Cap somewhere safe until then:

Thoughts


Store this completed front Wheel with the first one we assembled at the beginning of the build. They will be installed in a later stage.

Next Up


 Stage 030 – Rear Chassis

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