two photos show a whole batch of parts that were sent off for zinc plating and
are now back, good as new. The plated parts get one of three different finishes,
known as black, yellow and clear. The zinc plating resists corrosion, in addition
to giving the parts a like-new look.
oil tank after masking and painting.
the rotisserie, the underside of the RSR continues to receive attention. Here
some previous (and rather crude) modifications to the foot pedal box have been
put right (you're looking at the underside of the cockpit footwell. The pedal
assembly mounts in the square depression you're looking at the underside of, and
the two forward-facing holes are where the master cylinders connect.
of carelessly-placed floor jacks has caused several areas of the car's bottom
to be caved-in, and those areas are all pounded out one at a time, and remaining
damaged areas are easier to repair by cutting them away, as this section of the
front crossmember has been, then pounding the metal back into proper shape and
welding the repaired piece back in place (see next).
is an example of the technique mentioned above. In this case, part of the lower-rear
of the left door jamb, near the jacking point for the left-rear, was so badly
bashed in it had to be cut out (Pic1) to be repaired. The cut section, seen being
held in place in Pic 2, was pounded back to its correct shape after being cut
off. The repaired part is welded back in place and ground down (Pic3), and will
look good as new after primer and paint.
front strut housings being reassembled
doors, which we saw being chemically stripped a few days ago, are getting closer
attention, including bead-blasting. As with the chassis we've seen already, imperfections
in the doors will be corrected, filled and primed.
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