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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Could you tack the cage in, then offer up the roof panel to check the panel gaps (as it were), and if all is well weld the cage in properly?

Are you going to tie the cage to the B and A pillars?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 09, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MisterCorn wrote:
infrasilver wrote:
I assume you are thinking the chassis may flex while the roof is off and once its back on the skin may not fit so well if the chassis is stiffer with the cage fitted?

Personally I think it should be fine either way?


That was exactly my thinking. I can't imagine it would flex but did consider it a possibility.

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It would only be affected if the car is jacked up at any one corner I would have thought?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In a most uncharacteristic burst of efficiency, I came to work this morning to find that the skin installation had been done on Saturday. A very nice job too.
The old sunroof-enabled skin is on eBay.









Cage fitting next, then some actual paint.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doing a bit of tidying up in the garage today, I had taken a spark plug out of the C4 engine for doing some work on measuring chamber volumes. I had thought when I took the plug out that it wasn't in very tight. On refitting it to the engine sure enough the threads are stripped. So it looks like the engine wont' be going back in until one of the heads has been off and this plug thread has been helicoiled. I'll check the others whilst I'm at it but hopefully only one head off for the job.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you not helicoil it in situ?




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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't like the idea of doing it in situ, you don't need much swarf to be in the cylinder to mess things up. I'd rather pull the head since the engine is out and it isn't a big job. Not like I need the engine back up and running in a couple of days by the looks of the bodywork.....

In the meantime, I've stripped both doors so that they can be painted. The plan is to run two standard doors for when not using the front cage, and have a pair of fibreglass lightweight doors ready for when the front cage is used and it is on the track. I have bought a pair of 986 Boxster doors to strip for the spare set of internals. This is what is involved in stripping a door. WARNING, if you don't want to strip a door this video is not for you.....


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