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    Blog posts of '2012' 'November'

    6. Hubs and Uprights
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    OK - time available for another little spurt of activity. Our plan is to reshape the wheel arches so they fit tighter and further around the wheels to update the styling just a little. But, before that can happen we need to choose the wheels and tyres, But before that can happen we need to assemble the suspension. But before that can happen we need to assemble the uprights. But before that can happen we need to prepare the hubs. Phew !!!
    5. Gear lever housing modifications
    Comments (0) 5. Gear lever housing modifications
    The original Porsche gear lever housing is big, ugly and made of plastic. This picture shows an aftermarket conversion kit for replacing the nylon bearing housings with anodised aluminium ones. The theory is that the mod will reduce play in the linkage and make the lever action more positive and tight.
    4. Continuing the roof and tail chop
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    I've finally found a few spare hours to continue with the body mods and write a little about it. In a previous thrilling episode I cut and reshaped the roof and upper mid bulkhead panels to a more pleasing shape and profile. Time now to glue all the pieces back together. My trusty Powerfile was the weapon of choice for this job - 'V-ing' out every join, between the aluminium plates to at least half the depth of the panel. I then fibreglassed enough of the 'V's to hold it together and then removed the aluminium plates and glassed -up the remaining grooves.