Overdue DeLorean Update

I’ve been chipping away every month at building out the model, but have neglected to post on my progress. I felt it was time, as a big box arrived yesterday. More on that later.

So far, the entire car’s chassis, frame, and engine are complete.

Front end.
Rear end.
Engine close-up

So, as you can see, a bunch of work and a lot of parts so far. All of this is the result of the first 34 issues. And, it looks like I’m just at the beginning of the electrical parts. There is a wire harness that connects to the battery compartment (which is mounted under the car in the front), but so far there’s nothing to plug the harness into.

So, what about this delivery from yesterday?

July 2020 DeLorean Box
A big mystery box from Eaglemoss.

Normal boxes from Eaglemoss are about the size of a sheet of paper and about 4″ to 5″ thick. Not this one, though. That’s a 12″ ruler laying on it. So, what the heck was in it, you ask?

Issues 35 through 38, plus a bonus. First, let’s talk about the issues. Issue 35 includes the wheel arches for the front of the car (some call these wheel wells).

Issue 35
Issue 35 front wheel arches.

Issue 36 includes the two rear pontoons.

Issue 36.
Issue 36 rear pontoons.

Issue 37 continues the trend of issue 36, by providing me the rear wheel arches (wheel wells).

Issue 37.
Issue 37 rear wheel arches.

And the final issue, number 38, adds new wiring to the rear of the car.

Issue 38.
Issue 38 wiring and brackets.

So, all of this is normal, but why the big box? Well, the display base arrived! And I love it.

DeLorean display base with the unfinished car (rear).
DeLorean display base with the unfinished car (front).

This thing is huge and looks great. But this isn’t the only surprise about the DeLorean kit. Oh, no, not at all. I also received the Eaglemoss Special Edition 1955 White Wall Tire kit.

The Special Edition 1955 White Wall Tires.

I’m not going to put these on just yet, but they’ll be stored away for a day when the car is complete.

Not enough for you? Well, I ALSO received a special shipment in to adjust the cosmetics of the car. Mike Lane creates some very impressive mods for the car. These include a lot of great cosmetic upgrades, as well as some helpful functions fixes. A few months ago I ordered several of his kits, and now they’re here:

Decal Set I includes options for the front of the time circuits, a TFC DRIVE sticker with corrected fonts and colors, corrected OUTATIME license plate decals, High Voltage stickers for the gold box, and a more accurate switch sticker.

Mike Land Mods Decal Set I.

Decal Set III includes various engine bay, trunk, and time circuit decals.

Mike Lane Mods Decal Set III.

The Tyre Transfer Kit allows you to fix the inaccurate Goodyear logos on the tires.

Mike Lane Modes Tyre Transfer Kit.

The Magnetic Wheel Caps replace the stock ones, which then to fall off a lot since they’re just barely fitted in place by pressure.

Mike Lane Mods Magnetic Wheel Caps kit.

And the final mod is the Magnetic License Plates. The Eaglemoss stock plates are screw-in (from behind the plate) which makes them particularly hard to swap out. This mod is magnetic, so the plates are easy to remove but hold fast.

Mike Lane Mods Magnetic License Plate kit.

Whew. Ok. I think that’s it for now. You’ll see all these items in detail once they start getting put on the car.

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