This weeks update - I am pushing hard to get the 205 off my lift, as other cars are waiting in line. That means getting all of the understructure finalized and assembled:
First requirement was a reinforcement bracket to support the transferbox. These can be had from ATDperformance at a cost, but anyway - here is my take on this:
Secondly realizing the enginebay is getting crambed, it took some trial fitments to figure out how to modify the underframe to ensure sufficient strength and enough clearance for the crankshaft. Having finalized modification tonight, next step is clean it all up and apply paint, before final assembly.
frustrating is however, it has become clear that I cannot avoid to modify (enlarge) the exhaust tunnel - this is a big step back, as it should have been done before start of the assembly process :-(
Will have a good nights sleep trying to figure out what will be the best approach to solve this issue....any good ideas is more than welcome! :-)