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I wish I get bummed just thinking about it. Everyone post a lot of pics
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Hi Everyone

I have an update on the progress of my little 912. It's going to get some paint. Yep some real color. I spent the last few day striping her naked and some last minute fixes I have been putting off. I haven't been this excited well I can't remember when I was this excited. Here are some pictures of my baby at the paint shop. The painter said it would be 2 to 3 weeks. The color is a Porsche Metallic blue 334. I hope it comes out nice. I'll post picture as soon as I get her back.




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Looks great Jerry!
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Thanks due to the painters personal issues it's going to take a little longer than planned. I'm not in a hurry it's to hot to drive now anyway. I would rather he take his time and do it right than hurry and not be as good as it could.
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+1 for Dion's comment.

Looks great and can not wait to see the finished product. A painter's schedule is about as hard to predict and the upholstery guy...

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More rust

Hello Jerry,

I was reviewing your thread and I know I am going back a few years (5-3-09), however looking at some of your rust repairs, I noticed you have a picture of two sections removed from what looks like the rear package tray/engine bay metal. What did you discover when you were poking around in that area? I saw that you made a couple of patches for the rear seat area as well. Do you have additional photos of what you discovered and how you repaired?

We picked up another 68 912 from a local owner, like I needed another project like I need a hole in the head but our justification was that this one is more road ready(in theory) than our first one in need of substantial metal repair. In poking around I discovered a little rust surprise that I am deciding how to approach.


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PS: I am a member of the 912Registry under the user-name of "JT68912"

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Hi Trevor

Sorry for the late reply. Here are a few pictures of some of the rust I found in the rear area of the car. The area at the very rear of the car behind the license plate
panel both sides of the tunnel were rusted out. I clean them up the best I could and welded a flat piece of metel to seal it up. The rust repair to the seats was a little tricky. I use a bag of sand and used a hammer to formed the metal til it fit the way I wanted.

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Hi everyone I got my car back today from the painter. I am kind of freaked out, after all the work I have done with this car I never thought I would get to this point. I hope everyone likes the color. We tried to get as close to Porsche metallic blue as possible.




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Looks fantastic Jerry. 5 gauge painted dash?
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Like it, heck I love it. Is that a modern Porsche blue or more vintage? Either way, it looks good. Get some chrome back on it and she'll really pop!
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Reminds me of Cobalt Blue Metallic.
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Flieger I was thinking the same thing. I like Cobalt blue as well

I will be installing the bumpers and license plate panel and letting the paint cure for a week, then I will use rubbing compond to get out any imperfections off the paint. The paint shop suggested a 3 in one G3 Advance Liquid Compound. I am told it starts out as a course compound and breaks down to a fine polish. After 30 days I will repeat the process and finish with a good wax. I will keep you all up to date of the progress.

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Hi all I've done my first compound and buff. Started putting thing back together. I put new speakers in the dash speaker before I installed the dash. Also I've insulated the floor ready for carpet. Head liner will be next,then windows. The more I am around the color the more I like it. Here's some pictures





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Did you know this thread has been going for over 3 and a half years. That's crazy. Who would take that kind of time and effort to build a car? I guess that would be me crazy that is. But it is so worth it I have a beautiful car, not just any car a 1967 Porsche 912. So let me post my last few pictures of a completed project that I will be enjoying for many years to come. If you see this bright blue Porsche at a Porsche gathering please come by and say hi I would love to meet you and talk cars. Thanks for all your support and advice. Hope fully I will see you around.



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Still watching! Getting more beautiful by the day.

Since you started this thread and inspired me, I've since gotten my own 912 and can appreciate your journey even more.

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Lovely work! Are you planning on replacing the rear grille with a chrome one? The black is letting the colour down a bit, IMHO.
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Thanks Guys. Congrats Dion914-6 on your new 912. It looks pretty clean I like the orange. Felix83 my theory is if its not broke don't fix it. I have used every usable piece this car had. This is a very imperfect car, this car is 45 years old and I'm not try to make it look new by replacing part just because there old. Thanks for your input though.
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Thanks Guys. Congrats Dion914-6 on your new 912. It looks pretty clean I like the orange. Felix83 my theory is if its not broke don't fix it. I have used every usable piece this car had. This is a very imperfect car, this car is 45 years old and I'm not try to make it look new by replacing part just because there old. Thanks for your input though.
I respect that, good man!
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Hey Jerry,

FANTASTIC RESULTS!!!

Unbelievable story when your first photo pops on page one to now, avery motivating journey and story. Thank you for the advise and answers you have provided to me over this past year. I will be reviewing you trip as we start our own journey of the 912.

In diving into our 68 912, that was "SUPPOSE" to be our interim daily driver( a nice 30' car), I discovered more rust than I had hoped. Yes, minor in the grand scope when compared to yours. It was our intent to drive this one and learn about the car while working on our other one. I want to get a handle on the major rust issues before driving it during the winter months. On your smaller metal patch sections, what gauge steel did you use and do you have any pointers when working with raw sheet metal?

Thanks again for an informative post and great 912 journey.

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