PACK 56

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“Now you will begin to assemble the parts that make up the Steering System of your NISSAN GT-R (R35) model.”

NOTE: The Steering Column Trim included in this pack is actually incorrectly marked. They do supply a replacement part in Pack 74, but if you wait until then, you will need to remove this interior from the chassis (mounted in Pack 62) and take this steering column apart again. The choice is up to you, but I didn’t even notice it was wrong, so I have left it alone.

Contents


Parts

Build


Steering System

Step 01

Fit the two posts of the Paddle Shift into the matching holes of the Steering Column Trim, as shown.

The long legs of the Paddle Shift should be towards to the top of the Steering Column Trim (where the indicator stalks are):

Step 02

Secure these parts together from behind with two (2) GP screws:

Step 03

Retrieve your Dashboard assembly from the previous pack. Fit this Steering Column Trim assembly into place here, as shown:

Step 04

Secure these parts together from behind with two (2) GP screws:

Step 05

Retrieve your Interior assembly from Pack 30. Slide the two lower pins of the Dashboard assembly into these matching holes:

At the rear center of the Dashboard assembly is a post that fits down into the console (not seen, but indicated below):

Step 06

Secure the Dashboard to the Interior with one (1) HP screw at the top center…

… and one (1) HP screw underneath, as shown:

Step 07

Line up the tab on the end of the Steering Shaft with this notched hole at the front of the Interior Base assembly and pass it through:

Rotate and pass the Steering Shaft up through the same notched hole in the back of the Dashboard:

Finally, turn the Steering Shaft once again to pass it through the notched hole of the Steering Wheel Trim:

Step 08

Fit the notched hole of the Steering Wheel over the end of the Steering Shaft, as shown:

Secure the Steering Wheel to the Steering Shaft with one (1) DM screw.

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

Step 09

Remove the backing paper of the Dashboard Panel sticker and press it into this location on top of the Dashboard.

This is basically used to cover the exposed screw. It is really nice quality and made of photo-etched metal:

Thoughts


With the Dashboard assembly mounted, we get a good look at how our interior is going to look. I’m very happy with it!

Next Up


Pack 57 – Interior: Steering Wheel Center Cap, Steering Console, Rear Speakers

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