January 23, 2004
following pictures you will see certain areas that need attention,
even if it's just sanding and painting.
is missing because we steam cleaned it off.
the original brake duct that was actually glassed to the front
and rear air openings on the nose and in the fender.
ducting will be replaced with new, which is still available
in the trunk area is still really sound,
so we will do some small repair work and then repaint it.
see that the hardware has rusted. We will remove these wire
tabs and latch hardware
and re plate them black phosphate.
tabs have numbers on them, which will make it easy for us
to re-install in the original rivet holes. When the tabs are
removed, we will mark the back side with an electric buzz
are many tabs and for originality, we want to replace them
where they came from.
yoke mount has been wire wheeled and will be primered with
the rest of the trunk.
gray urethane primer to seal the fiberglass. Just before re-assembly,
we will hand paint the dark gray in the front trunk area.
Remember, most 904s are black, but this 906 prototype was
painted gray in the trunk area and in the engine bay.
the cockpit. The metal has to be de-rusted and the fiberglass
has to be free from paint before we can do any repair.
on the left shows a new mat patch that we replaced because
the old patch had delaminated (the shiny area). The other
picture is the shifter opening that has been cut open to re-weld
the shift mount. This was a common problem with 904s.
sure that the mount was secure (nicely welded) and then we
repaired and re-shaped the opening.
are other areas where there are holes and cracks.
These were repaired so the finish will look original.
stripped the paint off the pedal mount and is doing some of
the repair work around the seat area.
was another de-laminated joint that we repaired behind the
right front fender (inside the cockpit). Now I'm priming the
cockpit with gray duratech. Most of the cockpit gets a textured
pod area was weak from the tail hitting it, so we strengthened
this area with two layers of mat.
the bodywork is being done, Andy and Co. are finishing up
the last of the mechanical parts. This is the steering coupler
and yoke that will be disassembled and repainted.
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