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> CAIRO's SIX - Part 2, Getting Things Straight!
Cairo94507
post Jul 27 2017, 10:40 AM
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Hi Everyone (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif) - Thanks for checking in on my Six. If you caught my other thread, Cairo's Six, http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=188776 you may have noticed my Six has been at ScottyB's shop in VA for a while and Scotty did a lot of work. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smash.gif)

I am happy to report I picked up my car on the 22nd and it is now in Torrance, CA in the capable hands of Kent Simmons (914350). If you saw Andy's (Socalandy) and Jim's (banananose914) Six build threads, you are already familiar with Kent's work. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/pray.gif)

Kent accepted the challenge of finishing all of the metal work, body work and then painting my car. Kent will be assessing the condition of the car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif) as received and getting to work. It is important at this point he knows what he is dealing with and everything is rock solid before the next evolution begins.

So stay tuned as my Six gathers speed. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)

So, for those that don't know, I am the guy in the gray T-shirt.
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post Jul 27 2017, 10:57 AM
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Looking forward to seeing the pictures and progress on your car's next step in the restoration (and completion!) process. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
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post Jul 27 2017, 11:06 AM
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Glad you're getting it sorted with Kent, & hopefully you won't have too long of a wait from now. I've seen both Jim's & Andy's sixes, & I think you'll be more than satisfied with his work & attention to detail, as well as the timeliness of his work.

Besides, at least with it here on the Left Coast, you can more easily drive down & visit your baby from time to time! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Good Luck! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jul 27 2017, 11:35 AM
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Hey guys - Yeah, I have to admit, having my Six here in CA will be great. It is a easy 1 hour flight down to LA for visitation. I know I have to go down to pick up a bunch of stuff we will not be putting back on my car, the original Fuchs, heat exchangers, muffler, doors, engine lid, the 3.2 heat exchangers and muffler, etc. I will bring all of those home to get them out of the way. Yeah, this should be exciting. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

OK, it took a serious effort but Scotty, my brother and I got my Six into the back of the 26' truck.

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post Jul 27 2017, 11:59 AM
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I am happy to hear its moving forward. I can't wait for updates
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post Jul 27 2017, 04:30 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) I'm looking forward to seeing the progress now. I've seen SoCalAndy's car and -- wow -- that's a stunner. I'm sure yours will be equally nice. But in its original gold, right? Please?
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post Jul 27 2017, 05:30 PM
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Wow. That's quite a trek to Virginia to pick up an unfinished project. Were you able to get all your stuff back? I hope things go better for you with Kent. From personal experience I believe they will. Good luck!
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post Jul 27 2017, 06:13 PM
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Hey Jim - Yeah, about 2,400 miles from Scotty's to Kent's. I got almost everything, missing a dip stick, some cad-plated parts and maybe a couple other things. Scotty will be shipping that stuff once I get a chance to do a full inventory and get him a list. The trip was uneventful (fortunately) and pretty much nothing happened to the car or the parts during transport. Trying to catch up after being gone for 5 days. Cheers- Michael

Here is the dolly Kent made out of some spare 2x4's and casters he had in his storage space in about 30 minutes to move my car around until it goes on the rotisserie.

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post Jul 27 2017, 06:45 PM
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Great to hear!!!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
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post Jul 27 2017, 08:46 PM
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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Jul 28 2017, 05:35 AM) *

Hey guys - Yeah, I have to admit, having my Six here in CA will be great. It is a easy 1 hour flight down to LA for visitation. I know I have to go down to pick up a bunch of stuff we will not be putting back on my car, the original Fuchs, heat exchangers, mufflers, doors, engine lid, the 3.2 heat exchangers and muffler, etc. I will bring all of those home to get them out of the way. Yeah, this should be exciting. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


Very pleased for you,been missing updates now we will see some...hope the split was friendly and not judging ok.
Michael remember seeing your car on Pelican years ago and really liked it,it will be better than new when finished...just can't wait to see the transformation as I'am a real fan of six conversion and original car (6) rebuilds it takes nuts to do both afterall (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif) .
Good luck mate.
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post Jul 27 2017, 09:31 PM
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Michael N- Thanks. I am very excited to see it making progress again.

Porschetub - Yeah, there were no problems. These projects are definitely not for the weak of heart. Like anything else in life, you experience ups and downs and it teaches you to roll with the punches. I am not one to look backwards, serves no real purpose. I prefer to keep my eye on the ball and move forward. I wish Scotty nothing but the best.

OK, here it is coming out of the truck right before we lift it and set it on the new dolly. Kent had a couple friends from the neighboring shops come lend a hand and it was an easy lift for all- thank goodness.

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post Jul 27 2017, 10:37 PM
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Now finally you can paint it gold! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/piratenanner.gif)
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post Jul 28 2017, 09:12 AM
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Let's hope Kent can get it into paint soon so you can build and drive the car before you die.

You are doing Adriatic Blue, right?
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post Jul 28 2017, 09:24 AM
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That is one of my favorite colors.....
So, here is how this works- my wife let me indulge this dream of mine and the price for that, (among many other things she got) is she got to pick the color. Amazingly, we were both in accord on the color choice.

I suspect the cat will be out of the bag pretty soon as Kent does not appear to be one to let things sit around. Kent was excited by our color choice.

Kent and me pushing the car into his shop.

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So your 914 does exist. It's been at Scottys since I joined here. I thought it might be an aberration. Glad to see your "back on track" and more importantly that you took the "high road". (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jul 28 2017, 12:05 PM
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QUOTE(Larmo63 @ Jul 28 2017, 08:12 AM) *

Let's hope Kent can get it into paint soon so you can build and drive the car before you die.

You are doing Adriatic Blue, right?


Harsh, but true.
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post Jul 28 2017, 12:51 PM
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OK - Well here it is sitting in Kent's shop. I look forward to posting new photos as they arrive. I will try to load them smaller to see if I am able to add several per post to make it easier to view. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)



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What is Kent's shops name?
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post Jul 28 2017, 01:13 PM
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Great to hear it's moving forward, Kent doesn't seem to hang about (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

Keep those pictures coming
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post Jul 28 2017, 01:45 PM
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You must be so pleased,ive got another month and my GT should be here in the UK
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