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“This stage is for building the regular version of the wheel rims for the DB5. Go to Stage 038 if you are following the easy-build instructions.

This wheel is assembled in the exact same way as the others from Stage 002 and Stage 027, so these steps should be familiar.

TIP: Agora Models has created a YouTube video showing how these wheels are built:



Materials: The Rear Wheel Centre and Spokes are metal while the other parts in this stage are plastic.


Building the Outer Wheel Rim (Regular)

Step 1

Retrieve your Jig from Stage 002. Firmly press the keyed socket of the Wheel Centre down onto the matching post of the Jig, as shown:

Step 2

Firmly press the Outer Wheel Rim onto the Jig as shown, aligning the alignment hole of the Rim over this locating pin of the Jig.

NOTE: The rest of these pictures are from the construction of my front wheels. Other than the different Wheel Centre (above), the steps are the same:

Step 3

Feed the angled end of a Spoke through one of the lower holes on the larger end of the Wheel Centre, as shown:

NOTE: Both bags of Spokes are the same, they are just separated into groups of 24 – one bag for each row of the Wheel Centre:

Step 4

Pull the Spoke through the hole until it can be laid in one of the angled grooves of the Outer Wheel Rim. The supplied Tweezers will help you in these next steps.

Note how the Spoke is angled once fully inserted. It will only comfortably rest in one of the matching angled grooves of the Rim, with the end of the Spoke pointing counter-clockwise as circled below:

Step 5

Feed the angled end of another Spoke through the next lower hole of the Wheel Centre, as shown:

The angled end of this second Spoke should rest two grooves over from the first, again pointing counter-clockwise, as shown.

TIP: If needed, you can slightly rotate the Wheel Centre to adjust the tension on these Spokes:

Step 6

Continue installing the remaining Spokes in the same way, until all twenty-four (24) lower row holes of the Wheel Centre are filled.

I found it quicker to insert all of the lower row Spokes first, then use the Tweezers to place them in their respective grooves:

Once placed correctly, the first row of Spokes should look like this:

Steps 7-9

Open the second bag of Spokes and feed the angled end of a Spoke through one of the upper holes in the Wheel Centre, as shown:

The upper row of Spokes is installed in the same way as the lower row. However, these Spokes need to face the opposite direction – the angled ends should point clockwise once fitted to the Outer Wheel Rim (circled below):

Step 10

Continue moving around the Wheel Centre, inserting and aligning the remaining upper row of Spokes.

You will likely knock other Spokes loose as you complete this step. Don’t worry, you can realign them again once they are all inserted:

Step 11

Fit the straight tab of the Spoke Retainer Ring into the matching slot of the Outer Wheel Rim (circled below), aligning the four rounded tabs around the edge to the matching slots in the Rim.

The rounded tabs of the Ring should angle up away from the Rim, as shown:

As you fit this Ring, ensure none of the Spokes are bumped out of their proper positions:

Step 12

Secure the Spoke Retainer Ring to the Outer Wheel Rim using four (4) PS01 screws.

I recommend loosely installing all four screws, then slowly tightening them a bit at a time in a circular pattern:


As the third time around, I feel we are getting much better at lacing these great looking wheels!

Next Up

 Stage 037 – Inner Wheel Rim, Spacer Ring, Spokes Type A, Spokes Type B

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