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“Continue building the Front Left Suspension of your model NISSAN GT-R (R35).”
Front Left Suspension
Before we start, take a look at how the Stroke slots into (and locks into) the Upper Mount:
Slide the Coil Spring over this end of the Upper Mount:
Slide the Stroke into the open end of the Coil Spring. Align the tab of the Stroke with the slot in the Upper Mount and compress these parts together. Turn the Stroke slightly counter-clockwise to lock it into the Upper Mount, trapping the Coil Spring in place.
Retrieve the Left Lower Swing Arm assembly from the previous pack. Slide the forked ends of the Stroke over this section of the Left Lower Swing Arm, aligning the holes:
Secure these together with one FM screw and nut, as shown:
Fit this post of the Knuckle Base up into the end of the Left Lower Swing Arm, as shown:
Secure these together with one (1) NM screw. Once fully tightened, it should still be able to rotate slightly.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Many of these parts are free to move about (and are supposed to be). I appreciate the level of detail in this model’s suspension. It far exceeds the complexity of my other car builds.
Running Total of screws used so far: 280
Pack 43 – Suspension: Front Left Upper Swing Arm/Base, Hinge