STAGE 2

Return to the BUILD


“In this issue, we will connect the parts of the front right wheel: the tire, the rim components, and the hub.”

 

Contents


Parts

Materials: The Front Right Wheel Hub and both Rims are metal, the Tire is PVC Rubber, and the other parts are plastic.

Magazine

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R: The GT-R’s Specialized Body
  • Fast & Furious Tales: The Nissan Skyline GT-R – A Good Investment
  • The NISMO Story: Prewar Races
  • Nissan Sport DNA Collection: The Skyline – A model with Sports Traits
  • Assembly Guide: Model Instructions

Build


Front Right Wheel

Step 2.01

Slide the Front Right Wheel Outer Rim into the side of the Front Right Wheel Tire marked ‘RIGHT’.

The ‘RIGHT’ marking is only on one side of the Tire and looks like this:

We want the lip of the Outer Rim to sit flush against the outer ‘bead’ of the Tire:

Step 2.02

Fit the Front Right Wheel Inner Rim into the opposite side of the Tire, and align the tabs of the two Rim parts together as shown:

Step 2.03

Fit the Front Right Wheel Hub to the outside of the Outer Rim, aligning the three small posts of the Hub to the tabs inside the Rim, as shown:

Step 2.04

Secure the Hub and Rims together from the inside with three (3) BM screws.

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

Thoughts


On the real film car, the Tires were Toyo T1R Proxes 285/30/19s and the Rims were 19×10″ HRE 446Rs and I think Fanhome did a fantastic job of replicating both parts of our model in exquisite detail! Make sure to safely store the unused Front Right Wheel Cover and Wheel Bolts until we need them in a later stage. I can’t wait to keep going, let’s go!

Next Up


Stage 3 – Front Bonnet/Lock, Washer Nozzles (Coming Soon)

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