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Team Associated B44.3 Build – Top Decks

Team Associated B44.3 Build – Top Decks
Team Associated B44.3 Build – Top Decks

The Build – Part 6
In this step we’ll be installing the front and rear top decks to the Team Associated B44.3 Buggy.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 64
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 64
Find the front top deck and attach both the front body mount and inner camber link studs to it. The top deck is directional and has a top and bottom side, so make sure you’re assembling it correctly.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 65
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 65
Attach the shock tower mount to the top deck.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 66
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 66
Now attach the antenna mount to the top deck. Notice the antenna hole is on the outside of the mount. This helps located the hole in the body that we’ll be putting in at a later time.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 67
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 67
Now attach the assembled top deck to the chassis. Add a light dab of threadlocker to the screws that go into the center bulkhead.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 68
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 68
Attach the front shock tower to the tower mount on the top deck.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 69
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 69
Find the rear center top deck and attach the inner camber link ball studs to it as shown. Again, this deck is directional and has a top and bottom side. Make sure you are building it correctly.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 70
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 70
Attach the rear top deck to the car. Apply a dab of threadlocker to the screws that attach to the center, aluminum bulkhead.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 71
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 71
Assemble the rear shock tower by adding the upper shock mount screws. The tower is not directional so it doesn’t matter which side you start with.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 72
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 72
Attach the plastic tower mount to the tower as shown.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 73
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 73
Attach the rear body mount to the tower.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 74
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 74
Now attach the rear shock tower assembly to the chassis.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 75
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 75
The rear wing mount is next, but note that the two pieces are not the same. Take the one with the ‘hex’ in it an press a locknut into place.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 76
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 76
Place both wing mounts into position and secure with the 7/8″ screw. I swung the wing mounts down to make them easier to deal with.

Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 77
Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 77
Now swing both wing mounts up and attach to the rear tower.

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Team Associated B44.3 Build Step 78
Finally, set the center bulkhead cap into place and secure. Add a dab of threadlocker to these screws.

Part 7 – Assembling the turnbuckles and driveline.

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