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“In this [pack], you will attach the Engine Bay Panel and Hood Stand to your NISSAN GT-R (R35) model.”




Magazine – Issue 18

  • The GT-R Story: The Club Track Edition
  • Mechanics & Factory: The ‘For TRACK PACK’ high-grip seat
  • Racing Legend: The 2010 FIA GT Series Summary
  • How to Build: Model Instructions
  • Spotlight On: Nissan Sunny 1500SGL Extra Type HB11 (1982)


The Engine Bay Panel

Step 01

Fit the longer end of the Hood Opener Pin through this square hole on the underside of the Engine Bay Panel, align the screw hole, and secure the Hood Opener Pin to the Engine Bay Panel with one (1) GP screw, as shown:

On the top side of the Engine Bay Panel, ensure this raised side post is facing forward:

Step 02

Fit the loop end of the Hood Stand over the small raised post of the Hood Opener Pin.

The long straight end of the Hood Stand should be along the top of the post, as shown:

Secure the Hood Stand in place with one (1) IM screw.

Do not over-tighten this screw or we will not be able to rotate the Hood Stand into the upright position to support the opened hood. This is also your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:

It is not mentioned, but there are a small set of tabs to the right of this that hold the Hood Stand in place when not in use:

Step 03

Retrieve your GT-R Body assembly and carefully fit the Engine Bay Panel to the hood opening, as shown:

From underneath, secure the Engine Bay Panel to the Front Body with six (6) GP screws:


There is no complex hood spring mechanism on this model, just a hood stay rod like the real car. And, just like most modern cars today, the engine bay will mostly look like a sea of plastic molded panels and covers! Still, I enjoyed this simple pack.

Next Up

Pack 68 – Body: Right Headlight Cover/Holder/Base/Lens, Sidelight Lens

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