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Puebloswatcop
post Mar 11 2017, 04:20 PM
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So I liked the look that 914 Teener had. The dark Charcoal just looked sharp. So I went to my local Powder Coating shop, Platinum Powder Coating, in Colorado Springs. The folks there were very helpful and I chose a dark Charcoal with fine metal flake in it. They coated 16 parts and the price was more than reasonable. I did blast the parts which saved me about 25% on the cost.

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And thanks to Elephant Racing it is now going back together.

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Now I have to decide on the color of the strut housings, I am thinking Red or Yellow....They are Konis,. Any Ideas?

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post Mar 11 2017, 04:28 PM
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Looks great!
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post Mar 13 2017, 11:31 PM
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since my rear Konis are yellow I think I will go with Yellow for the front struts as well, hope the combination looks good (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif)
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post Mar 13 2017, 11:50 PM
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Paint the suspension aubergine.
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post Mar 14 2017, 05:54 AM
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Keep it a neutral color so when you discover the rest of the car is rotted the suspension will look good on any color tub (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)





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post Mar 14 2017, 04:44 PM
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QUOTE(Olympic 1.7 @ Feb 4 2017, 11:20 AM) *

I went with a Charcoal color, it was called Glimmer and has a little metallic shine to it. this color would probably go good with a lot of body colors.







I would say that you stole my idea but since you did it first, I guess I'm stealing yours.
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post Mar 14 2017, 09:07 PM
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QUOTE(AZBanks @ Mar 14 2017, 04:44 PM) *

QUOTE(Olympic 1.7 @ Feb 4 2017, 11:20 AM) *

I went with a Charcoal color, it was called Glimmer and has a little metallic shine to it. this color would probably go good with a lot of body colors.







I would say that you stole my idea but since you did it first, I guess I'm stealing yours.


Not sure I would call it stealing, I would call it sharing (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drunk.gif)
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post Mar 14 2017, 09:09 PM
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QUOTE(bulitt @ Mar 14 2017, 05:54 AM) *

Keep it a neutral color so when you discover the rest of the car is rotted the suspension will look good on any color tub (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)





Ask me how I know.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/mad.gif)


Oh believe me I know. I have done allot of work to this one already. Most of the really bad stuff has been repaired (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif)
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post Mar 14 2017, 09:27 PM
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Attached Image Just gonna set this here
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post Mar 20 2017, 08:43 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/ar15.gif) So pissed off, my Lemforder ball joints came in so I was going to mount them in the arms.....the damn nuts that go on will only thread part way. The nuts that came off the old ball joints (original Porsche) thread all the way on so it isn't the new ball joints, problem is with the new ring nuts, I would send them back but I cant friggin remember where I bought the damn things.....Just broke down and ordered the damn things from Porsche, pretty expensive but pretty damn sure they will fit properly. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sheeplove.gif)
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post Mar 20 2017, 10:08 PM
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Paint them black. They'll eventually be black anyway. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
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post Mar 25 2017, 09:51 PM
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So I finally got all of the parts to re-assemble the control arms
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The Lemforders are here
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And here are the ball joint fasteners and washers....from Porsche... a tad on the pricey side but you cant beat the quality...Besides, I like the German Writing
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As you can see the quality of the Porsche part (on the right) far outshines the POS part that I cannot remember where I purchased it...In fact they are so proud of what they manufacture, they engrave it....
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And here it is installed, torqing these to 180 lbs by yourself is a bitch, wish I had the jig
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So now I just have to put the lock washers on and the cotter pins in and they are done.

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post Mar 25 2017, 10:12 PM
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Once you drive the car for a while, it all ends up being pretty dirty in there. It's a bit disappointing after all the thought that goes into building these suspension systems, but what the hell, these cars are meant to be driven. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
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post Mar 30 2017, 01:00 PM
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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Mar 25 2017, 10:12 PM) *

Once you drive the car for a while, it all ends up being pretty dirty in there. It's a bit disappointing after all the thought that goes into building these suspension systems, but what the hell, these cars are meant to be driven. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)



That is true, I am going to drive the hell out of them both when they are back together..... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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