It has taken nearly 6 months of evenings and weekends to design and set-up the drawings for the suspension components for the Porshe 917...and finally those designs are starting to become a reality.

ARRK started manufacture of the suspension wishbone jig at the beginning of December. We had one or two minor issues, but so far the jig and wishbones are building exactly as CAD.
Having had a chat with Anthony (the ARRK technician and fabricator) we decided to tack together a full set of LHS & RHS fronts and both the LHS & RHS original short rears for 17" track rims & tyres and the extended longs for the 14" road rims and tyres.

The completed set of tacked wishbones coincided with the delivery of the first set of NC uprights which arrived early January, and then we completed a pre-assembly to check that everything fitted the chassis, and is dimensionally correct to CAD.

After the final welding of the wishbones, the machined rims, stub axles, brakes, and GKN competition half shafts all arrived between mid to late January.
See photos of the suspension wishbones. The first showing a layout of the 3 wishbone components. And the second showing the wishbone assemblies on the jig. You can also see in the centre and to the right of the second photo the upper rear links now have the inserts welded in place.

Suspension Wishbone Jig and Manufacture

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