Sunday, 28 February 2010

Re-fitting

This weekend, we re-fitted the fully repaired front and rear bumpers, rear boot lid and spoiler section.
 

Previous owner has replaced the stock 17" Boxster Twist alloys with 18" Caymen replicas and spacers to fix the offset.  We found the spacers were bodged together using tape and glue, and only two long bolts per wheel fitted!! 
New spacers were fitted on the rear with genuine Porsche longer bolts, and the brake fluid flushed with ATE super racing blue to cope with the higher temps expect on track.
  
The car just requires an oil change now before our first track day.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Front radiator clean-up

Clean-up of the inner front bumpers to remove more dead leaves and check for any damage. Plastic air ducting has to be removed first.
 
The air-con condensers are located in front of the radiators on each side.  These will be removed, as they not needed anymore. Less weight and more airflow to the radiators.
Because the car is a Boxster 'S', it already has the extra central radiator fitted to aid engine cooling.

Monday, 1 February 2010

Repairing the rear-end damage

A lot of work was done this weekend to resolve the rear-end damage to the car.  Replacement parts were purchased (mostly off ebay) in anticipation.
  • Rear bumper cover
  • Inner bumper bar, heat shielding and mounts
  • Rear boot lid with hinges and struts
  • Rear light unit (RHS)
The rear spoiler had to be removed to allow removal of the bumper outer.  Once removed, we found the majority of the impact had been borne by the inner bumper bar (broken in half) and mounts (deformed). The used replacements were straightforward to bolt on.

There is some deformation of the rear boy panel, but this appears to be purely cosmetic, so will be left. 
The rear spoler mounting had to be adjusted to stop it fouling rear boot lid, and the light mounting had to be pushed back into the correct position.  Once this was achieved, the new panels all align well.
 
  
  
 Both front and rear bumpers have been fully rubbed down and are ready for painting.