The shifter cover was made larger, probably sometime in the
60's, because the shifting mount always broke and you had
to get in below it in order to reweld it. This was a factory
update on all of the early 904's.
was nobody ever refit the cover nicely. The finish was fiberglass
mat, but originally it was a gray plastic (abs type), so we
are going to make it look original.
the cockpit is just about ready for the splatter finish, after
3 days of sanding. Remember, someone thought this should be
fiberglass mat finish.
box covers were kinda right, but made of fiberglass which
is stronger than abs plastic. Although not correct, we had
to finish off both sides and prime it in urethane dark gray,
so that it looks original but won't crack in the future.
duty... The left headlight remained original while the right
headlight bucket had to be made and glued in.
was cut for the light to go through.
the fender brace could be glued in (the black painted part)
the headlight adjuster had to be installed on both sides.
is now glued in.
braces, all of the seams, and the final texture are all finished
in the front trunk and ready for paint. This concludes Kevin's
35 hour weekend!
is doing the final fit on the hood.
finalizing the inside rear fender wells.
making the battery cover look like the abs plastic.
had to be done on both sides, including patching the hole
by his fingers where the electric cut-of switch stuck out
(this will be moved because it is too low in the cockpit,
not driver reachable.) The boys in France will want it moved,
so we will do it!
have been installed.
finishing the hinge fitting.
arch is ready to be glued in.
is in a fixed position, so all of the final fabrication of
hinges, brake ducts, and wheel arches will be finished before
the tail comes off.
as if Andy is holding the catch of the day, but he is actually
holding the rear suspension which we are replacing and giving
a quick paint job to. We took this picture in the museum to
give you something to look at rather than the cluttered body
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