November 25, 2003
getting ready to weld up the roll bar, but we're waiting for
final approval from the owner. The rules in Europe are different
than America and we want to make sure that this roll bar meets
the F.I.A. rules.
the base plate that has to be welded to the tower.
joints are all just tack welded.
happy to be finished with another one. He is actually sanding
the bar so I can paint it.
a close up of the weight that we'll add to the car. The scale
says 27 lbs. but you can deduct the weight of the original
wimpy bar. Andy and Jack are now rebuilding the suspension.
The following photos are the disassembly of the very original,
but also very rusty parts.
tagged the important pieces for identification.
all the spacers so they get back to the original location.
for 904-067, 068, 090, and 119 are already stamped with numbers
so they match their car. We don't need to mark 906-001 because
it is the only suspension not rebuilt yet.
components actually have low mileage, but have been sitting
too long without a proper coat of paint. Rust, rust, rust
these joints have to be soaked with a special rust reducer.
easy separating these parts without hurting them (a lot of
pounding going on). We don't want to hurt the part so we will
wait for the rust solution to help with the part separation.
on the parts is our special rust removal solution.
the parts are separated, Jack bead blasts them, applies a
little bit of pit filling, then primer.
thing about getting these parts cleaned and blasted is that
you have a chance to inspect them for cracks and imperfections.
Sometimes you find small oddities such as; check out the washer
that is silver sodered to the right suspension arm. The left
suspension arm has no washer. It's just the way this car was
assembled. We know the car did have an accident in the rear
and maybe then a standard part was installed on the car instead
of the updated part. The washer adds strength to the suspension
bolt so we are going to silver soder a washer on the other
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