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Building my own Back to The Future DeLorean [Parts 16 – 19 Build Blog]

You’ve seen the adverts on TV and in film magazines that say ‘Build Your Own [insert awesome thing here]‘ but it’s not often I take up the challenge but (along with huge love for Back to the Futurebuilding my own DeLorean was too good to miss and so with Parts 1-15 already down, we move on and get into the engine, transmission case, filters, air pipes, hoses and more intricate parts.

Last time out things started to take more of a specific shape, especially with the chassis and wheels on but this whole build has hundreds of individual pieces still ready to come together.

Part 16 offers us the transmission case which, in essence, is quick enough to build but can be a fiddly. In its defence, the metal casing is solid and is a fast one as you fit together the oil pump housing and lower pan. From putting those pieces together, it’s then simply the axle mounts and supports to eventually get this:

Part 17 takes it one step further with more of the engine that includes the bottom, front, rear transmission case and sump pan. Again, it’s all metal aside from the sump pan which is plastic. It really starts to get heavy here and so although it’s something that’ll form the base of everything, I’m hopeful in the long term it’ll give it a smart overall shape. These pieces are essentially just screwing together and adding heavier sections to the previously made part from 16. There’s a small 2-piece plastic starter as well that simply clicks together and screws into the engine. This sums up where we’re at here:

Next up with 18 is adding the filters manifolds and fixing the engine sides into place. Although simple separately parts, we’re still adding to the previous two parts and making something bulkier all the time now. In truth, Eaglemoss are really going for the specific sections and you could probably offer a little more for what you’re paying for but, yeah again, there is a shape coming together… and genuine weight, plus it looks cool.

For these four parts, 19 was more awkward, so patience is rewarded here as you screw into plastic parts but BE CAREFUL, as they look easy enough to break. You’re adding the water pump, hoses and pipes, followed by the auxiliary air pipe…which is tiiny. You can’t say they’re not being very visual with everything though, whereas smaller bits could be hidden away, they do get into the detail and when you place it all together, yeah, you like?

If you want to sign up now to Build Your Own Delorean, from Eaglemoss and Universal, it’s so simple and the promises of ‘ straightforward panels and parts that simply click or screw into place’ are true.

Follow my blog along the way as I endeavour to prove that anyone can do this and it can still be rewarding!

One thought on “Building my own Back to The Future DeLorean [Parts 16 – 19 Build Blog]

  1. Pingback: Building my own Back to The Future DeLorean [Parts 20 – 27 Build Blog] | critical popcorn

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