September 22, 2004
the nose is installed, all the inner fenders are glassed to
plus gray paint
is easier while the body is off.
putting the finishing touches on the rear under tray.
preparing the nose for lamination to the fenders.
are still our best friend. They hold the floor to the underside
of the nose.
laminating surface gets sanded before the mat straps.
in the extreme corners with a long burr on a die grinder.
Porsche never went to these extremes. While we do, it does
make the body bond to the frame a lot stronger, hence creating
more safety in case of an accident.
clamps are holding the inner fender so the bond is perfect
between the two parts.
all these straps laid out so he and Jack can bond the inner
nose to the floor.
it is easier to paint the gray while the headlight buckets
to look like a finished product in the inside.
now gluing the dash pods in. We use epoxy cabosil, which is
stronger than polyester.
roof apron is being attached to the firewall. The tape and
sticks keep accurate measurements in the door opening.
are primed and will be installed tomorrow, just after the
brake ducts are installed.
I am going
to go ahead and use these original brake ducts.
can see, the part numbers are still visible on the parts.
are separated into halves, a little bodywork and primer...
Jack will wax them and make molds. These brake ducts are dead-nut
original and a little different from the ducts we have been
using for many years.
find really cool parts that are original, you've got to make
molds while you've got them.
now made the molds and the original parts are being glued
back together. These original ducts will be installed tomorrow,
just before the headlight buckets.
the gauge holes before installing the gauge housings. It was
a lot easier this way.
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