October 2, 2002

Here we reassemble the car so we can get the final fit on the headlight covers, headlight buckets, inner fender wheels, front hood, and doors.

The side pods will be adjusted for a perfect fit and then we'll see about repairing them or replacing them.

Work begins on the doors and like the rest of the car they are in terrible shape.

This car, like a few of the Carrera 6's that were raced a lot, had a hinged door to replace the gulwing style door (drivers side).

The hairy looking surface is something we have never seen before, it is defiantly not factory installed.

The surface is a foam layer with some sort of material glued to it???

This is the hinge that is pop riveted to the window frame.

Here are the same old yellow, green, and red paint.

This is Jack's artistic grass shot.

Now that the frame has been bead blasted, you can get a better look at the hinge pivot.

Now the foreign surface has been removed from the inside of the door. It weighed about four pounds.

The little bump and the mark to the left are bondo filled holes. These probably represent where a number marker light was.

This is the passenger door. It has the same hairy surface, but does retain the original 906 door latch.

These are the original gulwing hinges.

The original door latch should be silver zinc plated. It now has ten coats of paint on it.

What you are now going to see are really trick titanium parts.

We have never seen titanium front uprights and spindles.

This picture shows the two holes on the left for the engine cross brace. The 906 only uses one depending on the engine configuration. The hole on the left is for a 906 E (injected) and the hole in the middle is for a standard carbureted engine.

Here is a better shot showing the left corner of the engine bay. The reason we are showing these pictures is because we believe this car to be 906 E. The reason we took these pictures was to send them to Jurgen Barth at Porsche AG to identify these Werks (trick) parts.

The plate with the holes in it represents the fuel make-up tank for an injected 6 or injected 8 cylinder motor.

Here is the factory Werks oil tank filler cap. The customer car filler neck was a third smaller, the big filler represents quicker oil tank fills during the race. If you look at some of the other pictures on this projects page, like the double round headlights, these normally represent a factory Werks car or a special customer car.

We have never thought this car was chassis # 906138. 138 was delivered new to Bill Bowman in Palm Beach, Florida. The car that we are restoring for Tom Stegman was purchased at Porsche in late 1966 by Pitty Block and delivered to Peru, this we now know. What we don't know is what chassis # the car really is. Jurgen Barth is going to help us, knowing that this is a very special 906.

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