November 26, 2003
area on the firewall was opened up at Porsche to make a deeper
channel for air. There is an air box that I have to fabricate
from photos that utilizes the extra area to get more air to
and the dark areas have been modified from the original 904
firewall. In doing so, the workmanship (probably at a track
during a test) wasn't so good. The drips and the bonding of
the cloth left a little to be desired.
wants to keep the car original, but in some areas you have
to address messy glass work.
ground a complete surface layer off the firewall (got to keep
the weight down). Now we can
re-skin the surface with original materials. The surface will
look original but will be a little nicer and about the same
I are trying not to over-restore the needed areas, but they
all have to be addressed.
in front of the bulkhead gets a little messy so Jack is cleaning
the complete area with lacquer thinner. The picture on the
right is the brake caliper mount. There is a small hairline
crack that will be repaired before installation.
shaft retainer (inner bearing) was corroded beyond repair.
Luckily, I have made multiple parts for the 906 and 904s,
so we had this baby on the shelf to replace the old one. I
started painting the suspension parts today while Andy was
preparing all the new bearings and bushings for the suspension
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