Just some quick shots of installation work on the Mary Stuart project: You’ve seen the rear quarter panel and flare (shown here from a couple of angles) – and the front is turning out very impressive as well! This is about how much sheet metal is removed when installing this front flare: And the same for the rear: Nice.
Old World Craft, Quality.
We were asked in class last night (you folks don’t take night classes to stay current on technologies and methods that affect your skill sets?!) if any of us were familiar with casting techniques. Of course I am, as a result of my background – but Zuffenhaus is as well. In addition to needing mold-making experience to design and execute the Zuffenhaus Mary Stuart RSR body panels, we also made the decision to base the Zuffenhaus 2.8RSR Calipers on castings, as per the originals. Although the alloy and post-pour techniques have improved over the years, the base process has been …
964 Backdate RSR
Just a quickie for Friday. This is the long overdue 964-to-1972 RSR build, on the rack for suspension rough-in. It’s the business, most assuredly. Initial rough-in is for ride height and rake decision-making, as well as creating a square and level base for hanging the front bodywork. Normally we’d set up a 964 nearly flat at the sills, but it just won’t say ‘911’ without some rake. This RSR is sans interior, trunk lid, fenders, fuel tank, and bumpers, but is respectably light even at this stage: Not bad for all-steel with sound-deadening. Completed project will have stereo, AC, and …
Mary Stuart RSR – milestone.
A milestone has been passed on the MSRSR. FINALLY, off comes the Close Encounters inspired construction! Like a carefully constructed Easter egg, the temporary Mary Stuart body work is cracked open and removed from the 911 underneath. The carbon body work, having been completed and deemed suitable for installation (understatement – these panels are extraordinary!) is replacing the mocked-up body panels on the 911 shell. The panels in question: First, the fenders are removed: A flange is left around the perimeter of the panel – this will be the bonding surface for attaching the carbon panel. The flange shown is …
1974 RSR Endurance Calipers!
Ever seen any 1974 RSR endurance calipers? In person? We’ve finished up a cosmetic resurfacing and crossover line replacement on these historic pieces, and I thought you guys would appreciate some pictures before they are put back into service. Here they are on the Zuffenhaus conference table, prior to packing: :thumbs up:
RSR Zuchs! (Zuffenhaus Products 17inch 3-piece Fuchs-style wheels)
It’s been a while since I first heard the term ZUCHS; coined by a modern-day Andy Rooney on the Pelican Parts porsche web forum to describe our 17inch 3-piece Fuchs-style wheels. I think it’s appropriate to bring the term back into the lexicon for 2013, as the product is now being distributed in increasing quantities and showing up everywhere! Here’s today’s batch, in fact – fully assembled and ready for sealant – being carefully guarded by our in-house security while in our possession: Developed in 2008 in collaboration with Jeff Alton (then Zuffenhaus Products partner and father of the original …
Mary Stuart RSR Update
A quick update. Followers of the MSRSR project will understand. – and one up skirt shot:
Yes, I know it’s a controversial subject. – And generally considered poor form and impolite to express opinion about the parenting efforts of others. In spite of that, I have to comment when I see examples of proper upbringing during a young person’s formative years. 😉 Have a great day Mom and Dad!
Backdate Oil Lines, anyone?
We thought you 964 back-daters and hot-rodders would appreciate this. These are back-dated hard oil lines for a 964, which allow relocation of the thermostat to clean up the lower rocker area and capitalize on the ’73 RSR look: Currently being fine-tuned for production, these will be manufactured in stainless and will have Kevlar-braided/PTFE lightweight hose crimped on each end. Proper metric female fittings will be crimped on the opposing end of the hose sections for direct attachment to oil coolers and the relocated 964 thermostat – less fittings for less potential leak points! The thermostat side of the lines …
Glamour Shot; DP 935/Street
Just a quick image sent to us by a client of his new Zuffenhaus Fuchs-style wheels on his DP: (courtesy of RPM Sports Cars, Houston)