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"It's reasonable" I would say so. Great work! I probably would have chickened out at those compound curves and gone with glass. kudos!
Old 01-28-2016, 03:54 AM
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Jeff, love your work and this thread! Please can you post a few shots of the rear end span so we can see how the back end is shaping up.

Also what does lipstick on a pig actually look like? ;-)
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Hell of a trial and error turned success! Very well done sir.
This definetly gives me confidence to tackle the small rust issue on my car in the future.

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Hell of a trial and error turned success! Very well done sir.
This definetly gives me confidence to tackle the small rust issue on my car in the future.

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I will not discourage you from this... but in my case, I learned that body work is not for me... I will let people more skilled than me, tackle that area.

When it comes to painting, I have the tools but I do not have a paint booth... and I just do not have the patience that is required to prep the body for paint... plus the overspray from the clear coat!! That is a mess!! I did it once, in my garage, for the 944 Turbo I had... then I tried to do the spoiler and bumper in my 964... nope, that is not for me.

Metal work I would love to learn... got the welders, the hammers and dollies... and was planning to tackle the 912, but got cold feet... that is right, a friend now will be doing the metal work. Same guy that worked the RSR and the RS... it is an art form to be able to do all that without the need to used body filler afterwards.

So to the OP... you are one brave man doing some of this stuff for the first time.
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Another outstanding video. Love the progress..
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Wow Jeff. Your title for this thread led me to think the "Home Built" meant... well home built.

You sir are a craftsman that just happens to be doing this project at home.
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Those were some challenging patches to start with - well done!
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When it comes to painting, I have the tools but I do not have a paint booth... and I just do not have the patience that is required to prep the body for paint... plus the overspray from the clear coat!! That is a mess!! I did it once, in my garage, for the 944 Turbo I had... then I tried to do the spoiler and bumper in my 964... nope, that is not for me.
I agree with you with the paintwork. Most first attempts at home I have seen are usually pretty flat looking paint jobs (mine included). I have a little bit more experience on the paint side, although I was primarily an artist, and did not do a lot of the clear coating, etc.

As for the overspray, I found the clear is a pain, but the worst was when I sprayed a helmet with a very heavy blue metal flake, and I had glitter through the garage for years afterwards (different garage of course).

As for the spray booth, I have something up my sleeve...
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Jeff, love your work and this thread! Please can you post a few shots of the rear end span so we can see how the back end is shaping up.

Also what does lipstick on a pig actually look like? ;-)
I haven' touched the rear end since the last video, and it is difficult to get shots from the rear, as the car is at the back of the shed, but here they are.

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... and this is what lipstick on a pig looks like

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Fantastic mate! I'll pass on the photo to David :-p (aka #piggate)

The rear end looks awesome I'm so jealous. Looking forward to the next video and the eventual finished project. After watching all your videos today I almost feel like I'm building it with you.

Great work!
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For those of you who can't watch videos here are a couple of pics of the repairs.
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Ok, here is the latest instalment. I think I have now tidied up the mess of the RHD conversion to my car, and in the process also manufactured a place to put a brake booster if I choose to add one in the future. It is much easier to do now, rather than after it is painted.

I have also gone through and fixed up the difficult rust areas in the corners of the front windscreen. Only time will tell how good the seal is when I first get to drive it in the rain

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Awesome stuff, Jeff, as usual.

Winter here means my 240Z has been neglected.
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Amazing as usual Jeff.
Can you move on to repairing the rusted engine tin so I can see how to do it? lol
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Nice work on the "Froot" What no explanation of windscreen/windshield? :-P
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Thanks again guys.

Rod, I don't think my engine tin is actually rusted, but I am pretty sure I would fix it the same way. It is just more sheet metal, isn't it........ (famous last words...).

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Nice work on the "Froot" What no explanation of windscreen/windshield? :-P
Haha. I never even noticed that one. There are heaps we take for granted, we don't even notice. I was in the US a few years ago and one of the guys there was giving me **** for calling it a "rubbish bin" instead of a "trash can"

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Righteous patching jobs, Dude!! Gotta love that "Give it a try, what have you got to lose" approach to dodgy fixes you've encountered on your project!
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Jeff, very cool car history you are creating here...for yourself and anyone that might own the car in the future.
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Enjoy seeing your vids and progress, Jeff. Thanks for posting.
What kind of welder are you using?

I saw another post where a guy redoing a swb 912 left a nice note on the dash (hidden by the dash pad eventually) in paint pen describing his work...etc... Your car definitely needs a signature somewhere on it for a future restorer 20+ years down the road
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I am using a small mig with 0.8mm wire, with a CO2 Argon mix. Just playing around with the settings to try and get a half decent weld. I am far from an expert.

I saw that build with the note on the dash. I don't think mine is quite to the same level as that. I also don't want to be blamed for half of the other bodgy conversion stuff that has been done. It could be worth leaving a note about the videos so at least the next owner can see the bits I did
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