December 1, 2003
chicken salad, sometimes chicken s__t. I am referring to the
roll bar on the left. Although, masterfully fabricated, it
won't work in an original 917. Carl special ordered this roll
bar out of Europe and I had to give him the good news...send
it back. The problem is that the left down bar hits the injection
pump. So, it's either the roll bar or the pump! The bar on
the right is an original roll bar borrowed from our Gulf 917.
The arrows point to the difference of where the two support
bars meet each other. On the original bar, the left down bar
is lower, which changes the angle. This allows clearance for
the injection pump.
picture you can see the difference between the bars. Even
the arch of the roll bar is different.
original, right bar not.
The European bar might fit an altered 917, but not an original
making a new bar for 037. After the bar is bent, we put tape
on it to protect it during the fabrication process.
to machine the ends. The picture on the right shows the Gulf
bar against the new bar to check the radius.
four pictures show what we call safety tacos. It is a 3mm
piece of aluminum bent in the shape of a taco, then it's welded
in the corner where the roll bar attaches.
uses these tacos on the aluminum frames such as 908, 917 and
bar is welded and installed for final fit.
it's 3:00 and 3:00 at Gunnar means Klondike break. um, um!
is finished and ready to be installed.
side doorsill is ready for the top section (this will be fitted
when the body is glued to the car). You can also see the wire
harness channel. Only the left side has this feature.
forget to keep checking Carl's website at www.pbase.com/917carl
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