June 4, 2004
process starts. . . detailing the remaining suspension components.
These pictures show un restored suspension radius rods. You
can see one rod undone and one rod done.
say tedious, it's hand sanding from 150-400 grit sand paper.
This means, first sanding with 150 for the big gouges and
then using 220, then 280, then 320, then 400 and sometimes
500. When the sanding is complete, the part is put on a scotch
brite wheel and then polished. We use two grits of rouge before
we get to a perfect part.
it or not, when the rods are perfect we will dunk them in
aluma-prep (phosphoric acid). This makes the aluminum look
new as compared to California shiny (remember I'm from CA).
Andy has assembled all the components which make the radius
rods. They won't be final assembled until next week because
we ordered all left hand thread heim joints when half of them
should have been rights, DUH!!
checked out other updates you'll notice the 904 shocks being
painted, but in this picture are the springs for 127.
and today, Andy prepared the Bilstein shocks for paint. When
we send them to Bilstein, they do a fantastic job rebuilding
them, but they do nothing to restore the outside body for
paint. Most often we have to do a little bodywork to prepare
them for paint.
look at the shock closely, you can see grooves machined into
the body. These grooves retain a snap ring which holds the
spring perch. Some shocks have one groove, but most have more.
These shocks have two grooves which is for two different lengths
of springs. The longer spring that would be used would be
a progressive spring, while the short spring would be a normal
now pulled out the electrical components to make sure the
parts are new or restored for the assembly. You can see the
wire harness is Y n Z's and Gene makes the best harnesses
for all Porsche's, race or street, better than anybody.
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