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post Sep 11 2018, 04:39 PM
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I was not going to start thread until the car was home, but it is getting close and I want to share some pictures of the car and the progress.

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post Sep 11 2018, 04:42 PM
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Wow, Its like a mirror! Will you be painting inside the trunks and engine bay as well?


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post Sep 11 2018, 06:41 PM
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My favorite section of a 914 is the rear deck. The simple line and immense flat area sets it apart from all others. I received this from the painter today and it made my day. He thought it was good. I thought it was crazy good. Some guy named Jeff told me to get it painted in single stage. I hope he approves.
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post Sep 11 2018, 09:18 PM
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I know the restoration on this car. I can't wait to see the paint in person.
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post Sep 11 2018, 09:21 PM
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It took me a second to figure out the picture. Quite the reflection.
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That reflection in the movie is awesome!
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post Sep 12 2018, 04:57 PM
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Wow, Its like a mirror! Will you be painting inside the trunks and engine bay as well?


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At this time I have painted the front trunk only where needed. The area to the front of the gas tank is very nice. The headlight buckets will need a little attention. There is no deep rust in them. The area up under the cowl was good and all it needs is a good cleaning. Where the gas tank sits there was a spot of rust that had pitted a bit. You can see in the picture where it was. I sanded this out and just painted this small area. There was surface rust in the area below the gas tank which you can also see. I used various wire wheels on a drill and sanded it to get all the rust removed. The area was then sprayed with Permatex rust treatment. After a day or so I wipe off the excess and use a etching primer and then paint.

There were three types of material used as gas tank pads when I removed the tank. To the front on the tank were the two carpet pads. There was no problem under those pads. On the flat part of the tank to the rear of the tank was a strip which I think was a furniture protection felt strip. It was long and narrow and it caused no problem. The other piece I think was a piece of leather. This is where the rust was.

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Wow, Its like a mirror! Will you be painting inside the trunks and engine bay as well?


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post Sep 13 2018, 03:51 PM
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QUOTE(914_7T3 @ Sep 11 2018, 06:18 PM) *

Wow, Its like a mirror! Will you be painting inside the trunks and engine bay as well?


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At this time I have painted the front trunk only where needed. The area to the front of the gas tank is very nice. The headlight buckets will need a little attention. There is no deep rust in them. The area up under the cowl was good and all it needs is a good cleaning. Where the gas tank sits there was a spot of rust that had pitted a bit. You can see in the picture where it was. I sanded this out and just painted this small area. There was surface rust in the area below the gas tank which you can also see. I used various wire wheels on a drill and sanded it to get all the rust removed. The area was then sprayed with Permatex rust treatment. After a day or so I wipe off the excess and use a etching primer and then paint.

There were three types of material used as gas tank pads when I removed the tank. To the front on the tank were the two carpet pads. There was no problem under those pads. On the flat part of the tank to the rear of the tank was a strip which I think was a furniture protection felt strip. It was long and narrow and it caused no problem. The other piece I think was a piece of leather. This is where the rust was.





I know exactly what you mean!

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post Sep 13 2018, 04:04 PM
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Wow ... looks great, Roger. Now I can see why you desired the nicest trim pieces available to finish it off. Glad to hear the upper windshield trim made the trip OK, and that it met with your expectations. Looking forward to the progression to completion.
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post Sep 13 2018, 05:55 PM
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QUOTE(914_7T3 @ Sep 11 2018, 06:18 PM) *

Wow, Its like a mirror! Will you be painting inside the trunks and engine bay as well?


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At this time I have painted the front trunk only where needed. The area to the front of the gas tank is very nice. The headlight buckets will need a little attention. There is no deep rust in them. The area up under the cowl was good and all it needs is a good cleaning. Where the gas tank sits there was a spot of rust that had pitted a bit. You can see in the picture where it was. I sanded this out and just painted this small area. There was surface rust in the area below the gas tank which you can also see. I used various wire wheels on a drill and sanded it to get all the rust removed. The area was then sprayed with Permatex rust treatment. After a day or so I wipe off the excess and use a etching primer and then paint.

There were three types of material used as gas tank pads when I removed the tank. To the front on the tank were the two carpet pads. There was no problem under those pads. On the flat part of the tank to the rear of the tank was a strip which I think was a furniture protection felt strip. It was long and narrow and it caused no problem. The other piece I think was a piece of leather. This is where the rust was.





I know exactly what you mean!

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The pad on the flat part looks familiar. What kind of material do you think it is?



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post Sep 13 2018, 06:00 PM
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The pad on the right was the one that caused a problem on my car.
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your reflections are stunning!!!
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post Sep 13 2018, 11:01 PM
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The pad on the right was the one that caused a problem on my car.



That was the original pad from the factory and they retain moisture. I will be replacing with adhesive backed rubber!
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