STAGE 032

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“You’ll start to build the rear axle in this stage, starting with fitting the top and bottom parts together.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Rear Axle Bottom is metal and the other parts are plastic.

Build


Building the Rear Axle

Steps 1-2

Fit a Pin Cap into this recess of the Rear Axle Bottom, with the Cap hole facing out as shown:

Step 3

Slide the knurled end of a Pin through the end of the Axle Bottom as shown, and then press it firmly into the Pin Cap:

Step 4

Repeat the previous steps to install the other Pin Cap and Pin at the other end of the Rear Axle Bottom:

Step 5

Check that both Pin Caps can slide inward and outward within the Rear Axle Bottom, as shown:

Step 6

Slide the posts of the Differential Cover down into these matching slots of the Rear Axle Bottom, as shown.

The keyed post of the Cover is designed to match the keyed slot of the Axle Bottom as seen here:

Step 7

Secure this Cover to the Axle Bottom with two (2) PS11 screws:

Step 8

Fit the Rear Axle Top to the Rear Axle Bottom, aligning the screw holes as shown:

Step 9

Begin securing the Axle Top to the Axle Bottom with four (4) DS02 screws.

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

Step 10

Finish securing the Axle Top to the Axle Bottom with one (1) PS25 screw at this location:

Thoughts


I am happy to see that this Rear Axle assembly from Agora includes a solid metal component. This metal will support the heavy weight of the completed model well. In contrast, the ill-fated Eaglemoss DB5 had a plastic rear axle and I was always worried it might snap during the build.

Next Up


 Stage 033 – Rear Axle Plate/Shock Absorber/Arms, Brake Disc Inner/Outer, Rear Hub (R), Rear Caliper (R), Arm Holder, Pins