May 5, 2004
can see, the first update on this new project (906-127) will
begin in the during stage. This car was obtained in pieces
and has been in our facility waiting for restoration for more
than ten years. During this time, various parts of the project
have been worked on, but none of the assembly had begun.
the glass panels have already been made and have been fit
to the chassis in these pictures. The chassis was actually
restored by Jim Weber but not painted. We have primed it black
and will be painting it in the following pictures.
easier to fit all the inside panels and glue them in before
the body is applied (remember our last 906 project).
are various shots of this work being done.
beginning of this week, we sanded the chassis for final paint.
is now on the assembly table and we will show the gluing of
all the inside panels next.
for this project is a factory original new tail. After time,
the gel coat spider cracked so it had to be ground off.
the gel coat has been removed, a skin coat of filler is applied
and then the complete tail will be primed with duratech. This
product is actually lighter but has the same surface consistency
as gel coat (great stuff).
are pictures of the inside of the tail, which are neat because
it's original, but not neat enough or strong enough to leave
in this state. We will apply one layer of cloth (german type)
to re-strengthen and make prettier.
contracted these parts to other companies and their consistency
to detail lacked. I have disassembled many racing Porsches,
some are better than others during the build process.
on the right shows one square of gel coat remaining, but it
will be ground off and re-primed.
runs are typical of early glass fabrication. Sometimes the
runs aren't quite as bad. We do like original character, but
to leave this is a little too much.
is now nearing the primer stage. This work was done at the
first of 2004.
to shine in one spray.
of this tail will indeed grow but not by more than 5-7 pounds.
will be a lot stronger for its remaining life (hopefully 200
pictures are after the tail is block sanded. The next primer
will be red because the car will be signal red. We will be
telling you the great history of 127, which includes the 1966
European Hill Climb Champion for 2 liter prototypes. At the
helm was Sepp Greger who is still alive and wants to drive
his old car again. Sepp is now 83 years old. If Paul Newman
at 79 can kick butt, we're sure Sepp can do the same.
a photo of Sepp Greger's visit November 24, 2002.
Left to right is
Otto Grossmann, Kevin, Sepp Greger, and Steve Johns.
am making the door seals. You remember the process.
the mechanical parts are being painted.
aren't great, but the 906 guys love them.
try to give you two updates a week on this project.