964 AS BACK DATE PLATFORM Our visit to SVD got us thinking about the Zuffenhaus 964-based RSR that is now in assembly stage, as shown here: (please excuse the shop rag – the dust bunnies of our industry) The 964 is the ultimate back date platform – body panels and lines that do not stray far from the original pen but mechanical system developments that provide for chassis rigidity, functional climate controls, antilock brakes, and effective drivetrain right out of the box. SVD puts their signature on the 964 chassis as is well documented in the press – a synthesis …
– for those times in life when a flare less than 14″ just won’t do. Shown with the narrow version, for mere 9-11″ applications… Have a great weekend, and if you’re lucky enough to be at the Techno Classica, have one for us!
Work continues on the Mary Stuart project @ Zuffenhaus. Technology is useful, but at the end of the day the hand (and eye) must be involved. This is the final handwork – contouring the quarter panel positive plugs, checking the shape where they will interface with the metal body, and correcting digital attempts to replicate flowing shape. Shortly, these plugs will be used to create molds to form the composite body panels.
Zuffenhaus Products’ 2.8RSR Calipers being assembled, QC’d, and prepared for shipping to Europe in time for the 2012 Techno Classica in Essen. Contact TwinSpark for details, ordering instructions!
RS. – the right way.
We thought we’d share a couple of pictures of QC checking during wheel pre-assembly on a beautiful Friday morning. Have a great weekend!
Zuffenhaus Products Fuchs-styled 3-piece Wheels and Ducktail are a perfect marriage for the 964 platform. (car shown does not actually belong to St. Valentine)
A quick image from today, showing Mary and her right hand rear quarter panel plug, in the shop for visual checking/verification of the shape/details before final handwork.
Test fitting of the 18″ RSR Center Lock Wheel center with the Porsche Center Lock Hub and corresponding nut. Everything looks good!
Work continues on the Zuffenhaus Products 18″ 3-piece RSR Center Lock Wheel center, as you can see in the video: if the video doesn’t show, click here Look for this product to debut on a handful of notable builds, including the Zuffenhaus Mary Stuart RSR project. In the meantime, here it is in digital format, followed by the prototype in process: