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Jerry's 67 912 restore

I have had my car for about a year and a half. When I first got it I really didn't know what I was getting into. The car was cheap and I had always wanted a Porsche and the 912 being the poor mans Porsche fits me perfect. I would like to post the progress so far. Enjoy

First Look





Not to bad right I believe the paint is fairly new the lights and other trim were in boxes.



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Not so good. I started researching 912 restoration projects and found Darryl' s web page and restoration designs supplied most of the parts and off we go.
First on the list of part
front latch panel
front suspention pan and gas tank mount





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Well that all for tonight I will post more later
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NICE! Keep up the good work!
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Thanks to give a little more detail on the front end the car must have been in an accident on the front lt side



Once I got the suspention pan I was able to piece in that corner. Not being a very experienced welder 10 minites of welding 1 hr of girding. My welding skill have definitely improved. If you have any questions or want more detail let me know I have about 300 picture. Here is the fineshed front end




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hey jerry nice going.


its nice to see you putting this car back on the road. This car depending on who looked at it could have been parted out. you have given this car a new lease on life and even if you dont keep it for yourself it will stay on the road. i have seen some rally nice cars getting parted out.


good job keep the pics comming.
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My next problem to tackle the front suspention mounts were toast. If I had known stoddards had a petal hump with all 4 mounts I would bought that for 350.00. No I when to my friendly porsche dealer and payed over 500.00 for the 4 mounts. Here is a picture of one side the front one has the spike part.




this is what I had to work with

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I took some 1 inch strips of metal and replaced the bad metal to get a good surface to mount to. How was I going to lineup the mounts so the car didn't drive down the road with a dog leg. A fellow pelicanite post a great diagram with dimensions





I only had one good point to start with that was the transmission mounts the bolts were still in place and good. I drilled a small indention in the center of the bolts just enough for an awl to sit. I took a piece of L metal about 8' long and welded a awl to the end sticking up about 2". I took a piece of L metal about 3" long and welded another awl to it. With a window lock I could adjust the length of my scribe and get my measurement down to the 64th. With a piece of shelf board I premeasured all my lengths. I could set my scribe to the exact length and start measuring.

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test fit



final fit




reinforce the top of the mounts in the truck area


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Perfect fit of the front end

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Looking great!!!

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Thanks Brian never heard of 9magazine can you get it a barns and noble.
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Back in 2002-2004 you could pick us up just about everywhere. But today you can only order online. We have both PDF and PRINT subscriptions, and Goodyear Tires is giving away six sets of new tires for each cover Porsche in 2009.

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next work was on the inner rocker panels




after coating the inside with zero rust paint and replacing the driver side heat tube and patching the sides in go the inner rockers and jack tubes



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As you can tell I replaced the floor pan also. The dilemma I had was under the pedal area and inch or 2 into the hump area was bad. I added about 10"s to the floor pan but I couldn't get all the curves to line up. I cut out the bad metal and added it to the hump area this helped line things up.



once i got everything welded up I went to test fit the pedal assembly and they didn't fit. So out with the old and in with the new.




I also had to add L metal the the tunnel and inside edge for the floor pan to mount to. The floor pan is very solid.




This is where I currently am with my car. I test fit the right outer rocker panel today with the door on. Not lining up real good going to have to sleep on it.

Thanks for checking out my car. I will post more progress later.
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Dude! What I just witnessed looking through your pictures is amazing!You are a stud! You make Frankenstien look like a wussy! That car had cancer and you have HEALED! it! Honest to god it was heartwarming to see your persistence and innovation working with your new creation. They should call you doctor! Best regards! Sincerely, J Sowles new subscriber
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Passenger outer rocker panel installed. What a PITA every thing has to be on the car to line it up the doors fenders hood. Basically I started with the door latch gap and height. Set my fenders and try to line it all up. It's not easy I think I got it pretty close.



Thats it for today thanks
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Great work! I've found a 912 in worse shape for my son and I to do for him, and your thread is great!

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Thanks for the encouragement.
A suggestion on removing the rocker panels don't try to drill out the spot welds, Use a cutting wheel and cut under the door lip at the door sill. Darryl's web page has a good description of removing rockers. trust me I know your door lip will turn out like swish cheese. I was able to clean it up but it was a lot of unnecessary work. The Drivers side should be easier sense it is cut and not drilled. I will try to find pic to post.

Thanks again for all the great comments.
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Here is the passenger side door lip with the drilled holes



This is the lip cut at the door seal much cleaner.

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Jerry, I am not so sure about "a poor mans Porsche" looking at the cost to make it look like new, I have an original '65 that is valued at between 25k and 30 k. Since it cost me a $3200 in 1966 - I wish my 401(k) would do that well. Good luck with the restoration and above all, have fun.
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These cars were only made in a brief bit of time, nothing in their like will ever be mass produced again. If one has the time, the resources, and the talent to bring them back, good on you. As to the investment.......one likes to think you get what you give.......maybe sooner, maybe not.
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