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In this photo, you can see a 1.7 water-water engine in a crate with some clear accident damage to the right side. The intake manifold is badly bent. This indeed indicates that this engine was installed in the car at the time of the crash.



Here's a close-up shot of the damaged intakes. On the car right now, it appears that they cut off one pipe and rewelded it, and then simply tapped out the other from the inside.



Here's a really neat photo showing the original 962-106b chassis assembled with the rollbar on a jig. This is one of my favorite photos. The chassis clearly shows the "battle scars" in the front, particularly where the windscreen mounts. You can see the new panels that were attached to the rear of the chassis during the repair process (shiny looking). The rear panels behind the seat were replaced. This is difficult, painstaking work that requires a lot of patience. Supposedly, the assembly of the car to get it to it's current state (85% complete) took four years.



This is also a neat shot. Here the engine has been installed and they are starting to hang the suspension on the car. The 962 chassis consists of only the front part of the car - the engine and transmission assembly actually are structural members of the chassis and support the weight of the car. This was done to save weight and increase stiffness.



Another shot of the chassis on the stands:



Here's another neat shot of the complete chassis with the engine installed (no bodywork):

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