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Rear Engine Tin from early car

Hello,

I have an '86 930 and the rear engine tin is unsalvagable. I purchased a rear engine tin off of a '78 and now realize that it looks different from what I have. Can this be modified to work or do I need to start looking again?

The attached picture looks like what I have.



Thanks for any help or advice,

Frank
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For what it's worth, here is a picture of the car.




Thx again
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Wow, beautiful car. Love that color. Sunflower yellow?
Not sure if this will help but, I have a 1981 Euro 930. My rear tin was in pretty rough shape as well. I scored one on ebay from an 86. I never installed it cause I welded mine up and reinstalled it. There are some differences. I'm guessing it's due to the added emission crap. It looks to me like the bolt pattern is the same though.
You can drill new holes if needed and or cover the holes you don't use with aluminum tape or metal caps.
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Cut, trim and snip to fit. If you go K27 you'll be hacking on it anyway. When you are done fitting it, either paint or powdercoat in semi gloss black and you will be super happy with the results.
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Use the highest temp paint you can find, it will burn off above the turbo.
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The car was ordered in light yellow (b6b6) which was a stock color for the earlier cars.

It is going to get a bigger turbo (Garrett GT35R) so there will definitely be some trimming of the tin involved. After cutting, some sheet metal will be trimmed and spot welded to cover as many of the leftover gaps as possible.

The original tin was painted yellow (plus airbox and IC) and that's how the original tin got burnt up and rusted. We are actually going to ceramic coat all of the engine tin as well as the hot side of the turbo and exhaust as an attempt to limit both heat and corrosion.

Thanks for the feedback and advice y'all.
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That is the best looking 930 I have seen in a long time! Great color combo.

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You are welcome to use my '87 tin as a guide if you need it for anything. Mine is in pretty good shape besides being a little chewed up from the K-27 install. My '79 tin is likely in no better shape than the one you have.
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Thanks for your offer Willtel, I think I'll be ok by either modifying the one I have or trying to purchase a later tin.

For what it's worth, I took out the early tin (black) and the tin from my '86 (burnt yellow) and laid them side by side. Overall it looks like the edges that meet the bumper side of the body are rounder on the older tin and flatter on my '86.







The cutouts are also different as can be seen when the old is laid over the new.




Overall, I think the older one can be trimmed to the newer cutout but that it would be hard to use a newer tin on an older car which would probably leave some gaps.

Frank
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78 930 rear engine tin

HI Tonger,

Interested in your 78 rear engine tin if you decide to sell.

Best,

Rahl
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