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Thursday, February 29, 2024
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Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build – Body Mounts, Wheels and Tires

Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build
Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build

The Build – Part 7
In this step we attach the tire/wheels to the car as well as the body mounts. We also top the LM-1 off with one of the most amazing bodies I’ve ever seen. Thanks to Brad Palmer over at F1 RC Lab for the extraordinary paint work.

Build Notes:
Nothing odd or crazy for this step.

Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build - Part 74 - Rear Pod
The first step in Part 7 should already be done but if it isn’t, you’ll want to build up the other roll damper.

Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build - Part 75 - Rear Pod
Attach the assembled roll damper to the ball studs mounted on top of the front suspension arms.

Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build - Part 76 - Rear Pod
Attach two of the body mounts to the front, fiberglass bumper. Using the diagram in the manual, push a pair of body clips into the holes shown. These are preset to work with the LM-1 body.

Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build - Part 77 - Rear Pod
Attach the fiberglass front bumper assembly to the chassis.

Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build - Part 78 - Rear Pod
Attach the remaining 2 body posts to the rear of the chassis as shown. Again, using the diagram in the manual, push the body support clips into the holes shown.

Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build - Part 79 - Rear Pod
Press a pair of 10x5mm bearings into each front wheel. Slide 2 of the 0.5mm PET shims onto the axle, followed by the tire assembly. Secure with the 4mm locknut. Do not overtighten; you want the tire to spin freely once secured.

Speed Passion LM-1 LeMans Build - Part 80 - Rear Pod
Attach the rear tire onto the axle and secure with the 4mm flange nut.

Part 8 – Installing the electronics and body.

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