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Great job!

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Old 09-10-2013, 03:57 PM
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You've done a very satisfactory job of making us "Colonials" look like we're willing to accept "half-way" results in our project cars . Outstanding conversion and glad you had the opportunity to fix the cosmetic issues as well. Pat yourself on the back, mate.
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Amazing! Great Job! Thanks for sharing this.
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loved following your adventures on rennlist too. good job _b

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Wow! Great restoration! But did the euro versions not have the side markers on the front bumper?
i believe the north american market were the only ones that got the side markers front and rear. RoW cars are clean.
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Amazing work !
Now you need to wax the underside , with the uk weather it wont stay shiny like that for long without some protection , ask me how i know.
How can i get my hands on one of those custom horn pads ?
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Thumbs up

^^^ Most of the fittings have actually been lacquered and the paint I used is a very shiny but flexible enamel. I do clean underneath and will probably seal her up with some kind of wax product at some point. But, you are spot on about the UK weather!

The custom made horn pad is a bit unique, see this thread:

What did you do to your car today?

And...............a big thanks to everyone for their compliments, etc. Glad you enjoyed the thread!
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Wow ! Thank you for sharing. Your journal & photographs would make for an excellent book.
That's what I was thinking!
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Man. That's no joke. Bravo! Hey where'd you get that steering wheel?
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Fantastic!
Thanks for sharing.
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Your 944 is like sex. And you still spent less than I have bwahahaha Great Job!!!!!!!
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Beautiful...thanks for sharing your story and pictures with us.
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"And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?"
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"And some that die deserve life. Can you give it to them?"
Good quote from JRR - T ! I think a lot of us restorers certainly try! Here's another good quote from JRR-T that relates to a lot of the unfinished 'project' cars that always come up on eBay: “It is the job that is never started that takes longest to finish.”
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how did you prep the transmission piece that is always wicked rusty for painting - the one section right before the last section on the end? i.e. did you mask the area, sand it, then brush-paint it (instead of spray)?

oh I have to ask this one too - the fuel lines - was the rear axle tube installed or not when they went in? it seems it'd be easier when they are out, but not sure how much easier.
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^^^ I know the part you are talking about. I degreased it, sanded and wire brushed it, applied anti-rust treatment (by brush). Then masked everything off and sprayed some zinc on before finishing with enamel. The trick is to ensure everything is well masked off, then you get a good clean job.

I had all the rear suspension off (tube included) when I replaced the fuel and brake hard lines. It would be pretty difficult to fit the one-piece pipe sections that I fabricated with those items in the way. I guess it could be easier if you used proper Porsche parts that are all pre-bent, but I decided to go the slightly cheaper route.
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Nice Job

Rhett, Nice Job!

Here's a link to my Yellow 944, that I picked up out of my buddy's Hot Rod shop ( Detroit Hot Rod ). Been sitting for a while!

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Say, Rhett, where did you find a DIY plating kit?
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Remarkable work Rhett!
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Say, Rhett, where did you find a DIY plating kit?
Hi, I actually got it off eBay here in the UK, there must be someone selling something similar in the US? - It was about £70 sterling.
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Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the clean suspension and undercarriage. Pity it doesn't get seen often enough.

Great job!!!

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