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“Now you will assemble the mechanism for the Right Door Window and attach the Right Door to the Car Body of your NISSAN GT-R (R35) model. The mechanism can be a bit tricky, so take your time.”
This pack will be the same steps as Pack 86, just with the Right Door this time.
The Right Door Window
Press one Small Gear A into Small Gear B, facing the narrower internal rings together as shown.
The instructions say these are press-fit, but they do not stay together on their own. They will be secured soon:
Repeat this step with the other Small Gear A and Small Gear B:
Press the two pins of Big Gear A into the matching holes of Big Gear B, as shown.
The instructions also say this is a press-fit, but I did not want the Window String getting caught between them, so I glued them together:
Retrieve your Right Door Panel from the previous pack. Fit the three Gear assemblies onto the posts of the Right Door Panel, as shown.
The Small Gears go onto the posts circled in red, and the Big Gear goes onto the post circled in yellow (with the larger gear facing out):
Secure all three Gear assemblies to the Right Door Panel with three (3) IP screws, one for each as shown.
Do not over-tighten these screws – these gear need to be able to rotate:
Tie a knot at one end of the Window String, then feed the free end down through this lower hole of the Right Window, as shown:
Next, feed the free end of the Window String up through this hole of the Right Window and tie another knot near this free end of the Window String, as shown:
Bring this Window/String assembly to the Right Door Panel and guide the Window String around the two Small Gears.
As with the previous door, routing the Window String will be the trickiest part of this entire pack. First, be sure the grooves in the window are sitting on the ‘ribs’ of the Right Door Panel (yellow arrows below), then wrap the Window String counterclockwise around the upper Small Gear. Next, wrap the Window String clockwise around the lower Small Gear, as shown:
Next, wrap the Window String twice clockwise around the smaller, inner part of the Big Gear, as shown:
Make sure the Right Window is slotted onto the two ‘ribs’ of the Right Door Panel and pull the end of the Window String through the upper hole of the Right Window until it is taut around the gears:
Finally, tie two knots in the Window String as close to the window as possible, as shown:
To make sure the leftover Window String did not get caught up in the door, I cut the excess off:
You should be able to now test the window winding mechanism by using your thumb to gently rotate the Big Gear near the bottom of the Right Door Panel. Rotate it in both directions to roll the window up and down:
Retrieve your Right Door assembly from Pack 88. Fit the completed Right Door Panel/Window assembly to the Right Door, aligning it to the three posts inside the door:
Secure the Right Door Panel to the Right Door using three (3) GM screws.
This is your friendly reminder to try using 3-in-One Oil on all screws going into metal:
Make sure the window winding mechanism works as expected, then push the two pins of the Right Door Speaker into this matching location on the Right Door Panel.
Check your window mechanism still works by turning the Big Gear exposed at the bottom of the door:
NOTE: If your Hinge on this door is not installed upside down already, you may want to go back to Pack 87 and read my warning. Once this speaker is installed, it will be very difficult to remove:
Retrieve your GT-R Body assembly last worked on in Pack 86. Fit the two hinge posts of this Right Door assembly to this matching location at the front of the left-side door opening.
To make fitting the Right Door to the Body a little easier, I rolled the window all the way down and rotated the Hinge as shown first:
This helped fitting the Right Door to the Car Body, as shown:
While holding the Right Door in place, carefully turn everything upside-down on a soft cloth. From inside the Body, secure the Right Door into place with two (2) AM screws.
I used a few pieces of painter’s tape to hold the door in place temporarily before turning the car over:
Then, I could turn the entire car over and secure the AM screws as directed without worrying about the door moving out of place:
With the Right Door now attached to the Body, make sure you can open and close it as expected. You will need the Door Opening Tool:
Attaching this door the first time was a test in patience because the instructions were wrong back in Pack 87. Thankfully, I was able to use the tip of my hobby knife to carefully remove the Speaker from the Door Panel and turn the Hinge around. I hope you don’t run into this too!
Pack 91 – Body: Trunk Lid, Nissan Badge