October 8, 2003
as clean as it's going to get before repair work and paint.
is in really good condition, but suffers from the "jack-under-the-rear-bulkhead
syndrome". This means that metal work has to be done
on the bottom of the chassis.
arrows point to dents on the center structure. We will metal
the area where it is easiest to get a jack under. The only
way to metal finish this panel is to cut it out, straighten
the metal surrounding the removed plate, metal finish the
plate, prime the inside cavity, and reweld the plate back
in place. The arrow points to the main rear brake line, which
comes from the master cylinder. While this panel is open,
we will replace the brake line with new.
the metal work is done, the part is ready to be welded in.
Mark continues to straighten the other metal structures.
welding little imperfections and cracks.
our forming die. Mark places this over the dented area and
bingo, a new looking part.
tail supports are getting a freshen up,
which means that Mark is welding and just tidying up a little!
was hit in the rear at one time, but only a little damage
occurred on the rear frame. This frame was strengthened at
Porsche, utilizing thin plate gussets to keep the structure
(a common 904 problem). I will prime the bare metal tonight
to keep it from rusting.
This will protect it while we metal finish the rest of the
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