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One thing that some Porsche guys said to me before I sand blasted my 912 tub was that sand will get in places you don't want it and cause future rust. Well after cutting open all the lower parts to my tub I have to admit they are 100% correct. I thought I took lots of precautions to stop sand from entering, but no way. For me it was not an issue bc I was able to blow/vacuum it all out, but if you are not opening all those areas, beware, the sand is sitting in there holding the moisture. No way you are going to get it out. Let me also be clear that I don't think there is a better way of removing rust from a project car, just understand what is happening and figure out how to get the sand out. Good luck and keep up the good work.

Here is my ongoing project.

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As far as the sand goes we vacuumed and rotated the car on the rotisserie over and over to get most of it. I know that there may still be a little sand in the impossible to see places. The strategy is that once we get all the final paint on the car we will be blasting the insides of the of the structural parts with a heavy dose of fluid film undercoating. This will trap any small sand residue and prevent further rusting. The car is not even close to original and so drilling a few holes and blasting the undercoating does not bother me. The cars needs to survive up here in the North East and even though it will only be driven in summer the rust treatment is very important.
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Get the primer on quick like

So we got the car back in the shop and got a little primer on. It's amazing how all the welds and patches blend in once the car is all one colour. Have a look.






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I agree one color does help. I too blew and vacuumed like crazy over and over, but I was still amazed at how much was left when it was opened up. Fluid film is good, but still think about drilling some well placed holes and vacuum or blow. I took a blow gun and added a long section of gas line hose to work into the cavities and blow. Helped a lot.
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Seam sealer

I find that putting on the seam sealer by dragging your finger is a very effective way to find all the little bits of residual welding wire that 47 year old eyes can't see anymore. You know you have found a piece by the sharp pain and blood in your fingertip area.

How many of you other Porsche sicko's out there now have to wear bifocals while you tinker. Too bad we couldn't have these toys in our 20's. Of course then, we would just crash em. Maybe not being able to see close up is the price of just the little tiny smidgen of common sense that start to creep in sometime between the age of 45 and 55. But I digress.

Here comes the seam sealer. Remember this is a "resto-mod" and I want it too last a while. It will never be a garage queen. Larry gave me a few tisk tisks and tut tuts when he reviewed my work.




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Spraying on the under seal

After all the scraping and cleaning it was kind of difficult to get my head around spraying on a new layer of under seal. Maybe some other fool can scrape it all off again in another 30 or 40 years. Once it was all sprayed on again I have to admit it was starting to look like we were accomplishing something. The flash makes the black look a little off but it's nice and monochrome in the flesh.





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How's this for contrast

Beauty and the Beast.

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Looks great. I hope mine looks like this in a week.
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Looks great. I hope mine looks like this in a week.
Your car is looking awesome. We are obviously heading in different directions from here. Your car will be sweet when you are finished. Great attention to detail.
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A little colour

For most of this build I was picturing a Light Ivory car like Rich Lambert's which I love and the odd time considered silver but in the end I realize a 912 with an mfi flat 6, 72 oil, M&K pipe, etc. will never satisfy the purists so I thought it should be painted a little louder. I decided to go with Gulf Orange. I put a couple coats on the interior, trunk area, and engine compartment.

The shop has fluorescent lighting and the texture is pebbled from the under seal making the Orange look a little brighter than it does in natural light. Here it is.





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A couple of favourites

Here are a few pictures of Orange cars that inspired the decision. I apologize for posting pic's of someone else's cars but I really like these three.



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Did I mention, I am impatient

I could not stand the pace so I couldn't resist setting the gauges in with the dash topper. The original dash was excrement and I failed to find a good early dash that wouldn't cost a small fortune to get to Nova Scotia, so the compromise was to buy a used carbon fiber racing dash that we will cover with a little vinyl.

OK, I admit that when I set the gauges in I could feel my little tail wagging and I started moving in small circles. I may have peed down my leg just a little.

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Are you doing your own painting? Have you done this before? I am amazed at how fast you are moving. My car has been ready for Schutz and int color for months, but I have no paint exp. so I move slow.
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Larry is bi. Mechanical that is.

My great bud Larry is a bit of a genius. He can do mechanical, body, electronics, interior, and a little painting. I am the apprentice. Yes, we felt comfortable painting the areas you see but the final body work and paint on the exterior will be done by a body expert. We wanted to install the harness, suspension and the drivetrain before final panel fitment and body work so the car would be weighted and we could get the gaps perfect. The car is currently out for final paint but the guy I have doing it is picking away on the side so it's taking a long time. I can't wait to get the car back to assemble over this winter. The pace of this blog is fast because it's not real time... I am just catching up the historical story of the build.
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I've been looking at alternatives to sandblasting to reduce panel bending and pitting when I came across soda blasting, which is probably the best of the media blasting process, there is plenty of info available, YouTube is a decent source as well. Then I came across this

BDI Canada CO2 Technologies - CO2 Dry Ice Blasting

Dry Ice Blasting. Follow the link, there is a training video for their there that offers insight into the process. Other than the leftover of whatever is stripped, paint in our case, there is no media to clean up and it is as effective as mediablasting and much more versatile, gentle enough to clean mold from books, paint from buildings, etc.
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Looks interesting but I didn't find the video. Maybe it's the left eye twitch we share.
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Ah, now I understand. I is frustrating how long some body shops can take. Seems like they are all like that!
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Nice collection Merbesfield

Merbesfield,

I just checked out your Garage and your other toys for the first time. The old Toyota is way cool. I think my addictive personality could go down that road very easily. Love the Olds and the old Merc as well. Greg
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For most of this build I was picturing a Light Ivory car like Rich Lambert's which I love and the odd time considered silver but in the end I realize a 912 with an mfi flat 6, 72 oil, M&K pipe, etc. will never satisfy the purists so I thought it should be painted a little louder. I decided to go with Gulf Orange. I put a couple coats on the interior, trunk area, and engine compartment.
Orange is my second favorite old 911 color. Looks great!
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You can never go wrong with orange, looks GREAT!
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A little electrical work

Next up was to do a little electrical work. We were able to salvage most of the harness out of the 73 and we labeled it and tagged it coming out. we also had a few bits and pieces off the 72. Once we got the harness sorted and cleaned it went into the tub relatively trouble free. We had to get a little inventive with placement of the fuse blocks etc.




Plus a little bit off work in the rear end.


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lights

As I said before most of the original trim bits were pretty good especially compared to some of the sheet metal. The light buckets cleaned up nicely and new lenses made the look new. There are no cracks, just reflections.


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