Friday, November 18, 2011

Body Parts

Since we had this project on go status, many things have changed, from the client, from the contractor and from us
The ride on the frame machine is over and now it's ready for the next one,  so in this amusement park the next big ride is us,  we have to make sure it is of the right height to ride the next one
The line is pretty ling but once it gets there, it will be rotated, rotated and shot,  but with soda, it may need a little heat too.
The body will be slow heated to melt all the undercoating and then blasted with baking soda.
Baking soda is the softest media to strip the body of all impurities without leaving any residue.

But all the ugliness that an old body will be revealed,  and donor parts are being collected, except for the fenders, two brand new ones have made their way from Germany to our location.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

It's alive !!

After a few rounds with two insurance companies and lot of intense negotiations,  the go ahead was given and the painful process begun.
We decided to fix the existing part because frankly we ran out of patience waiting for the fiberglass company to make us a new piece.  It took about 2 1/2 years to build this thing the first time, so now we are not in the mood to make our customer wait that long again.
The body has been regenerated and it will have its shiny new skin tomorrow.  The Boss has been busy building a new set of headers and all the plumbing.
And we also added a few little things,  just to make look pretty.

There is a big Porsche show in 6 days time,  our customer would like to show off this silver bullet.

It's all hands on deck, will we make it?  I have no idea, but I can tell you,  we will give our best shot,  If I can make it without cutting any corners.............I will be done.
Have to reinforce the engine bay

Friday, November 4, 2011

Light of day

Angel eyes........

It seems like everybody wants them, and they are available for a number of vehicles, but not for the air cooled Porsche.  For this application,  we have to make them ourselves.

It is my opinion, that angel eyes, only look cool if you have projection headlights.  After a few little experiments,  this is our version, it can still have some variations, as you can see, one headlight is black, the other one is white.  the inside of the light can painted, powder coated, chromed or just as it comes.
So far we have sold two sets, and I will continue to find other ways to work with.

Keep an eye on it.