STAGE 034

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“In this stage you’ll fit the rear left brake disc following the same steps as before.

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Pins are metal while the other parts in this stage are plastic.

Build


Fitting the Rear Left Brake Disc

Steps 1-2

Fit the Rear Hub through the Brake Disc Inner as shown until the hole of the Rear Hub (circled below) seats onto this matching pin of the Disc Inner, and then firmly press these two parts together as shown:

Steps 3-4

Align the Brake Disc Outer onto the Rear Axle Inside Plate, as shown:

Step 5

Fit the Brake Disc Outer assembly to the Brake Disc Inner assembly, aligning the four outer screw holes as shown:

Step 6

Secure these Brake Disc assemblies together with four (4) PS34 screws:

Steps 7-8

Fit the Rear Caliper to these two holes of the Rear Axle Inside Plate as shown, and then secure it into place with two (2) PS21 screws:

In the previous stage, I painted my Rear Calipers with Tamiya X-12 Gold Leaf acrylic paint to match my Front Calipers:

Once the paint dried, I secured the right Rear Caliper to the Inside Plate:

Step 9

Retrieve your Rear Axle assembly from the previous stage. Fit this Rear Brake assembly to the left end of the Axle, as shown.

The Pin coming out of the Axle should pass through the center of the Rear Brake assembly.

NOTE: You will see the Arms and Arm Holder are already installed in the following pictures. During the previous stage, I accidentally installed the right Brake assembly to the wrong end of the Rear Axle and completed the stage steps all on the wrong side, whoops! I had to go back and take the pictures over again for that stage but did not want to disassemble what I had done on this left end of the Axle. I apologize for any confusion!

Align the shape (and locating pin) of the Brake assembly to the shape at the end of the Axle so it sits flush, as shown:

Steps 10-11

Secure this Rear Brake assembly to the Rear Axle with two (2) PS14 screws:

Steps 12-14

Press the crossbar of the Arm Holder down between these tabs on the left end of the Rear Axle assembly as shown (red arrow below). Then, secure it in place by pressing the smooth end of a Pin through the tabs and Arm Holder from this side (yellow arrow below). You may need to use needle-nose pliers to seat this Pin fully into place (flush on both sides):

A spare Pin is provided if needed:

Steps 15-19

Fit the narrower ends of the Arms between these tabs of the Arm Holder, as shown (red arrows below). Then, secure these Arms to the Holder using two more Pins, again inserting the smooth end first (yellow arrows below) and squeezing them flush.

The Bottom Arm and Top Arm are actually the same, so they can be installed in either location. However, note the posts (circled below) on the free ends of the Arms –  these need to be facing away from the Rear Axle center, as shown:

Step 20

Fit the keyed post on the wide end of the Rear Axle Shock Absorber to this matching hole of the left Rear Axle assembly, as shown:

Step 21

Secure this Shock Absorber into place with one (1) PS11 screw:

Thoughts


We did all these same steps in the previous stage, so this process should have been quite familiar.

Next Up


 Stage 035 – Drive Shaft, Rear Transverse Stabiliser Bars/Connection/Holders, Stabilisers

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