November 19, 2004
saw how we did it on 090, 068 is no exception. The under body
on this car was used to make a mold so all these hinge attachments
were removed. We are now reinstalling new hardware.
were no hinges because the hood must have flown off in the
accident, so all these parts are re-made to exact specification.
What this means is, get the parts to look original and chop
em, stretch em, and bend em, so the hood actually opens with
the proper gaps.
ducts are removed and repaired, then we will reinstall them.
Remember, these original ducts are made of PVC and are very
delicate, you've got to be careful installing them.
the ducts with epoxy and 4 oz "S" weave. The resin
is colored with white pigment, when the sanding is finished,
the part still looks original without paint.
glued in the 8 mm receivers and is now measuring the hood
for the proper location for the hinge base bolts.
holes are established, they are tapped for 5 mm bolts. When
we make this hood, we install a 1/4 inch aluminum plate so
the threads are in a solid piece of billet aluminum. Porsche
only screwed 5 mm inserts into the fiberglass. One hit and
these pulled right out of the hood.
said, "cut, stretch, shrink, bend ..., fit".
hinges on (after two days of fitting)...
hood actually opens! Andy has installed the ducts with a borrowed
(068 still has no oil cooler), any help?
Andy is just fine tuning.
final work on repairing the ducts. These will not be installed
until the car is turned upside down. Next week is Thanksgiving
in America and Sharon's and I are celebrating our 30 year
wedding anniversary, so it will be a short week at Gunnar
Racing. We will still try to flip both 904's next week to
start the final preparations for silver paint.
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