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> Fix a six, Like Neil Young says...rust is an insomniac
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post Jan 21 2018, 07:02 PM
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The splice is committed and the inner fender welded up. Starting to rotate the car on the rotisserie to "finish" the welds.
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So if I am not going to track the car and the rocker/longs repairs have been done correctly, is the stiffening kit still necessary?
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post Jul 12 2018, 03:51 PM
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Long time since posting...but a lot of progress made. Decided not to add stiffening kit as chassis was not bad, repairs were correct and it is not a "tracked" six.
You guys have seen all this a thousand times so the dialogue will be minimal. At this point I have gone around the car 360 degrees and I am back where I started.Attached Image
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post Jul 12 2018, 03:59 PM
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Moving on...welding back in the repaired bottom of the lockpost worried me. Quarter panel was removed which allowed the lockpost to "float". The bottom of the lockpost had welded so the shape might have changed slightly. I measured and triangulated and compared the dimensions with the drivers side 1000 times. I had to "muscle the steel in place to weld using clamps and voodoo.
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post Jul 12 2018, 04:08 PM
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Closer...
With the chassis on the rotisserie, and the bracing in place...no way for me to mount the door to check for fitment. All I can do is measure and measure...and then measure a last time. Quarter panel seems to fit back in ok. A real bummer would be that it was either too large (needing something to be re-assessed), or too small leaving large gaps. Would really like someone to come look over my shoulder before I commit this back to the car. Better to have someone look at it and say..."no wait!!!" now than after it is all welded back up. I have beer... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif)

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post Jul 12 2018, 04:18 PM
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Once the q-panel is back on, I have a bit of welding to do on the bottom of the passenger side with the chassis upside down, (thank ggodness for the rotisserie). Then it comes back upright for a lot of weld massaging, and dolleying. Then leading all around (new challenge for me) and paint prep. First round of sandblasting didn't do a very good job on the underside of the chassis. Not sure whether to send it back to them for a second round now that I have a chassis dolley, allowing them to get under the car.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911...hat-i-made.html

We'll see. I am ok with stubborn undercoating staying on the car, but there sill is a lot of crap (dirt and grease) stuck to the inner fenders, engine compartment etc. that I would like to have removed before I repaint.

Then the question of a painter...?
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post Jul 12 2018, 04:39 PM
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I have a guy (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/hide.gif)
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post Jul 12 2018, 05:30 PM
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QUOTE(Ferg @ Jul 12 2018, 02:39 PM) *


Perfect! Same guy? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/screwy.gif)

BTW, anybody need these?
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-914...suspension.html
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post Jul 13 2018, 06:16 AM
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Lookin' good Lars

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post Jul 14 2018, 08:16 AM
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I'm serious about having someone look this over before I close up the panel.
Brant, Ferg...someone knowledgeable local? The beer is cold. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jul 15 2018, 10:02 AM
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I can look at it. But not sure I would be more than a guess either
The measurements should be adequate.
Plus your dog not have the deep sheet metal and experience you have
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