October 2, 2002
reassemble the car so we can get the final fit on the headlight
covers, headlight buckets, inner fender wheels, front hood,
pods will be adjusted for a perfect fit and then we'll see
about repairing them or replacing them.
on the doors and like the rest of the car they are in terrible
like a few of the Carrera 6's that were raced a lot, had a
hinged door to replace the gulwing style door (drivers side).
looking surface is something we have never seen before, it
is defiantly not factory installed.
is a foam layer with some sort of material glued to it???
the hinge that is pop riveted to the window frame.
the same old yellow, green, and red paint.
Jack's artistic grass shot.
the frame has been bead blasted, you can get a better look
at the hinge pivot.
foreign surface has been removed from the inside of the door.
It weighed about four pounds.
bump and the mark to the left are bondo filled holes. These
probably represent where a number marker light was.
the passenger door. It has the same hairy surface, but does
retain the original 906 door latch.
are the original gulwing hinges.
door latch should be silver zinc plated. It now has ten coats
of paint on it.
are now going to see are really trick titanium parts.
never seen titanium front uprights and spindles.
shows the two holes on the left for the engine cross brace.
The 906 only uses one depending on the engine configuration.
The hole on the left is for a 906 E (injected) and the hole
in the middle is for a standard carbureted engine.
a better shot showing the left corner of the engine bay. The
reason we are showing these pictures is because we believe
this car to be 906 E. The reason we took these pictures was
to send them to Jurgen Barth at Porsche AG to identify these
Werks (trick) parts.
with the holes in it represents the fuel make-up tank for
an injected 6 or injected 8 cylinder motor.
the factory Werks oil tank filler cap. The customer car filler
neck was a third smaller, the big filler represents quicker
oil tank fills during the race. If you look at some of the
other pictures on this projects page, like the double round
headlights, these normally represent a factory Werks car or
a special customer car.
We have never thought this car was chassis # 906138. 138 was
delivered new to Bill Bowman in Palm Beach, Florida. The car
that we are restoring for Tom Stegman was purchased at Porsche
in late 1966 by Pitty Block and delivered to Peru, this we
now know. What we don't know is what chassis # the car really
is. Jurgen Barth is going to help us, knowing that this is
a very special 906.
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