November 5, 2004
also been busy on 127. Martin, Andy, and I are fitting the
doors so they hinge perfectly with proper gaps. In between
Andy's body duties, he's putting the finish on the last mechanical
parts. These pictures show the steering column that has been
painted and now resembled. You can see we use Kluber grease
(der german stuff), to assemble all the parts.
setting up the brakes on the completed front suspensions.
cover inside structure is now being attached to the hood.
you have to use your imagination to make the bond a perfect
fit. The Dixie cups hold lead shot for weight. The container
on the right is also a 10 lb lead weight. These weights keep
the outside skin flush with the body while the epoxy cabosil
is curing. The picture on the right shows the hinges being
fabricated for the driver's door.
door is the weak link in the 906. We hinge this door forward
like a 910 because if the gull wing mechanisms are used, the
door loves to fly off. We will use the original gull-type
hinges on the passenger side.
noticed on Stegman's 906, the driver's door had this type
of hinge. This was done by Porsche or an energetic team that
was sick of the driver's door flying open and most often flying
off the car.
not aware that this car was delivered with a forward hinging
door, but I said it was OK, so it is! The picture shows Andy
opening the driver's door and I'm opening the passenger door.
proud of his handy hood work.
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