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This is where the car is at now. Pretty happy how it's turning out so far, yet it will be getting painted eventually after I've narrowed the bumper a bit, as it hangs out 15mm both sides, probably attributable to the signal bezels I fitted ? I'd like to fit some metal signal boxes, yet they're cost is horrendous, and you still have to modify them, then get someone to weld them on, so I may try to clean these fibreglass one up a bit more, as I've removed the grilles and trial fitted some mesh, and some roofing gutter guard mesh. Love the Ronal rims, yet I tried Andrews 15 inch Superlites on the weekend, so a set of them will be on when I have the spare coin. 

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2 minutes ago, Fraz said:

Nice work Obi-Wan Kenobi 

 Cheers mate ?

 There is yet another colour silver been revealed now (that's probably 15 different shades on the car! ?), so it's another trip to Supercheap for a colour match spray can, or do a satin black for that moody, scary outlaw look.

 Also came up with a ghetto brainstorm for backdating the dash, but I'll keep that to myself for now coz it might (probably) turn out to be s..t. Interior door tops are currently being retrimmed in my version of Alcantara (black suede) by Zander at Boys Own Garage, have removed the Sparco race seats and fitted some tan Recaro/Scheel looking things that are much more comfortable. Will get the centres retrimmed in a dark grey corduroy and dye the rest black. I had planned to fit some Cobra Classic RS seats that mimic the early 911's, but I'm kinda over having to be a contortionist to get in the thing! 

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55 minutes ago, Morpheus said:

Amazing looking car@LeeM !! Hope to see it in the flesh one day!


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Thanks mate. Its a 20 footer, so don't look too close ?

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Just now, Troubleshooter said:

I had a missus like that once 

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My updated model is a vintage classic, a streamlined sporty narrow body, original body in fantastic condition and not even any bog needed in her front bumpers!, and happy to sit for days on end and wait til I take her out and hop on in for a good hard run - she's a keeper! Doesn't even get jealous when I look at the late models with those big curvy hips and super headlights, in fact we compare notes hahaha

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Good stuff on the sill removal Lee. Post up some more pics when you are done. Other than remove the sills, polish the line, what are work is involved? How is the paint under there? Any nasty retention holes that need to be patched up?

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55 minutes ago, poli84 said:

Good stuff on the sill removal Lee. Post up some more pics when you are done. Other than remove the sills, polish the line, what are work is involved? How is the paint under there? Any nasty retention holes that need to be patched up?

 There are 3 small holes from where the screws attach, and 2 other 5 cent piece size holes to be filled. That's about it. My paint is a lottery mate, yet it is darker, so I have to see whether I match what's above it (have the paint) or use some stoneguard which is my favoured option, as I'll just be bogging up the holes coz can't weld, and I'm not buying the missus a welder, as she can weld apparently

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2 hours ago, LeeM said:

 There are 3 small holes from where the screws attach, and 2 other 5 cent piece size holes to be filled. That's about it. My paint is a lottery mate, yet it is darker, so I have to see whether I match what's above it (have the paint) or use some stoneguard which is my favoured option, as I'll just be bogging up the holes coz can't weld, and I'm not buying the missus a welder, as she can weld apparently

Ok so not a lot of work to be done under there but certainly enough to keep the fussy owners away from removing the sills unless prepared to fork out for patch and repaint costs.

Good call on stoneguard. If i was building a car similar to yours, i'd patch, stoneguard then colour match the stoneguard. 

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4 hours ago, poli84 said:

Ok so not a lot of work to be done under there but certainly enough to keep the fussy owners away from removing the sills unless prepared to fork out for patch and repaint 

 Yep, not much work there mate. It's a much better look for a backdate. Will probably do as you mention with the stoneguard ?

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  I bought some black suede a while ago to do the door tops, dash and knee pad, and finally got around to doing the doors. I was going to have a go meself, but knew I'd probably murder it, so palmed them off to Zander @Boys Own Garage

  Got them back today, and he did a great job. Very happy. Problem is, that I really want to do the dash now, but not keen at all on removing that and the windscreen! Pass ? Next on the interior list is to have Zander do the Stratos seat centre's in black or dark grey corse corduroy for that early look. In the meantime, I have a pair of 16 x 8 Superlite rims on their way this week, so I'll fit them up and paint the front Ronals silver until I can get another pair for the front (not keen on the different rim style look). Would LOVE some big steel rims, yet they cost drug money to have the sizes I want. 

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 After my little off a while ago, the car has been at Edwardstown Body Repairs who are a recognised and highly regarded official Porsche restoration shop here in Adelaide, and the quality of work these guys do is just amazing. Real artisans with an incredible attention to detail from what I have seen on some full resto work on few early 911's and 356's. 

 Anyway, they've done the bodywork on mine after receiving the new metal signal box bezel that was welded to the SC guard, and it's hopefully being painted next week. There is some sort of minor damage to the suspension, so after they've finished it will head to Buik Motorworks to have a look 

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On 9/9/2018 at 2:50 AM, LeeM said:

 After my little off a while ago, the car has been at Edwardstown Body Repairs who are a recognised and highly regarded official Porsche restoration shop here in Adelaide, and the quality of work these guys do is just amazing. Real artisans with an incredible attention to detail from what I have seen on some full resto work on few early 911's and 356's. 

 Anyway, they've done the bodywork on mine after receiving the new metal signal box bezel that was welded to the SC guard, and it's hopefully being painted next week. There is some sort of minor damage to the suspension, so after they've finished it will head to Buik Motorworks to have a look 

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With craftsmanship that good, it looks like they are undoing all of your "ghetto backdate work"! ? Sorry to hear about your off but fantastic that it is in good hands and coming back better than ever. 

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That is some very nice looking metal work. The car is going to be great once it's done.

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1 hour ago, poli84 said:

With craftsmanship that good, it looks like they are undoing all of your "ghetto backdate work"! ? Sorry to hear about your off but fantastic that it is in good hands and coming back better than ever. 

 Yeah, dunno if I'm too happy about my amazing work being undone. On one side anyway. My car will be too nice for me! ?

 They're absolute craftsmen, especially as they hadn't done this before with adding the backdate bezel to the SC guards, yet Mark worked it out pretty quickly after having to muck around with what was supplied. Sounds familiar with what I had with the fibreglass ones.

 I'll get them to do the other side later on, as that looks pretty average now. Shame, as that was the good side! ?

56 minutes ago, MFX said:

That is some very nice looking metal work. The car is going to be great once it's done.

 It's some amazing work mate

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1 hour ago, Coastr said:

Did insurance pay for the metal backdate parts?

 Yeah mate, just one side. I should have paid for another one for the other side myself ($350US each), but have other things to spend cash on at the moment. It can wait

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 Thought I'd have a sticky beak the other day to see the progress on the car after the metalwork was done. Kinda didn't expect this ☹

 All good though, as Mark explained they were fitting and refitting the panels and door to line up as best as possible. Just waiting on the painter to get some time and it's ready to go, then off to Buik Motorworks 

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3 hours ago, firstone said:

My you've got a big horn. ?

 Been told that a few times 

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Hey Lee, that doesn't look any different to the last time I saw it. Oh, hang on there is something missing above the front wheel???

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1 hour ago, hugh said:

That looks sick as is. Rat racer/road warrior! 

Cundalini wants his hand back! 

 Will tell the shop I'll drop off some satin black rattle cans instead of the silver ?

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  SO! 

Car has been painted and was sent for a wheel alignment to see what was up with the front and rear suspension. We were hoping it was going to be just some adjustment or whatever, yet it looks like the rear trailing arm is probably bent, as it now has some neg camber after my little oops, and the front has some problems to sort out.

  I spoke to the lads at Edwardstown Body Repairs and they are sending it to a suspension specialist recommended by Shannons tomorrow, so I'm hoping to have it sorted soon (not soon enough!)

 Shannons don't want to fix the Ronal rims, so they'll be fixing me up with some cash so I can buy a new set of something. I had decided on a set of Superlites, yet after having a look around I've found a couple of different style rims that are very appealing to me coz they're different , and the manufacturer/supplier of one style rim is excited at the prospect of having them on a 911 as they would be the first set ever fitted to one, yet I'll keep what they are to myself for now. 
 I am grabbing a couple of 15 x 8 Minilites that I'll fit up with the 2 15 x 7 inch Fuchs I have (not a fan of the mixed style as per the old factory race cars, yet it saves me buying 4 rims) which I'll fit some Nangkang AR1 tyres to try

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