Sunday, May 30, 2010

Memorial Weekend Rally Car Progress

Switched from the Porsche yesterday to the rally car today.  Finished up the rear bumper, reflector and trunk area.  I gutted the rear bumper, removing the heavy cast aluminum beam and hydraulic impact absorbers and mounts.  I pulled the bumper in to Euro-spec and mounted just the lightweight shell using 4 recessed bolts thru the top, allowing for easy removal when needed. Also removed the remote trunk latch mechanism and installed Terry-springs like the Werks cars.  I used some 3M reflector material to cover the original reflector with the 'COUPE' script.

Before & after:

Some details: