September 15, 2004
remember from the other updates, the roof bars were fit, but
it this way, because it was easier to fit the firewall and
other glass panels with the bars out of the way. The welding
does burn the paint, so we'll repaint the joints and then
cover them with fiberglass when the body is bonded to the
is preparing the inner fender wells for attachment.
waxing the two piece mold for the door frames.
a pressure mold system that needs both sides of the molds,
one positive and one negative. When the halves are joined,
the part comes out smooth on both sides. This is the way they
were made at Porsche.
Andy and I have to do this job together because of the double
lay up. When the lay up is finished, both sides of the mold
are sandwiched together and then clamped with anything we
fitting the rear shock towers to accept the rear undertray.
Jack are doing the final fit. Many holes for suspension, axles,
air ducts and jack spurs have to be made while it's being
see the door frame in this picture being fit with the hinges.
Andy is attaching the firewall to the rear bulkhead of the
frame. The aluminum stick keeps pressure on the firewall.
"I've had enough and want to go back to work on the 904's".
I say "Tomorrow Jack, tomorrow!"
taped off where the patches will be applied. We're sure Porsche
never used tape to mark their patches, but Andy likes to do
it this way.
I don't mind working on the 906 Kev".
they're working on the back, I'm helping them with the front
on the left shows the door hinge in place and the picture
on the right shows the frame in place.
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