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> Porsche rear reflector panel repair?, What’s the best way to repair it?
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post Oct 14 2018, 04:19 PM
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My 75 came with a rear PORSCHE reflector. I would like to go back to stock. What is the best way to plug the giant holes? Replace the whole rear panel?
Thanks in advance for the help!!
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post Oct 14 2018, 04:32 PM
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Restoration Design makes new tail panels, but I found a design flaw in one I got. I sectioned the new panel into the old and it turned out to be a lot of work. I don't know if replacing the entire piece would've been easier.

A real NOS part will always be best, but good luck finding one. Next option would be sectioning in a good salvage piece.
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post Oct 14 2018, 05:01 PM
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I had a Local welder in Orange County California come out and add a plate to the back and fill in the holes. He charged me $150. I can give you a referral to him. I think the best way to go is to have a welder fill them in without a backing plate. My car is not a show car so I didn't mind.Attached Image
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post Oct 14 2018, 05:11 PM
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A good welder can fill the holes and make them invisable. No patch panel needed. Had it done on mine.
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post Oct 14 2018, 07:11 PM
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Thanks for the help!! I know a couple of good welders. I will look into it.
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post Oct 14 2018, 09:57 PM
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Should be able to fill them in easily with a mig welder. I have filled in 1/4" holes already just by doing light zaps at the edges until you close the hole up. Then take an angle grinder to it to flatten it down.
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post Oct 15 2018, 04:28 AM
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I just drilled more


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post Oct 15 2018, 09:19 AM
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by all means just weld up the stud holes DO NOT cut the body apart!!!


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My 75 came with a rear PORSCHE reflector. I would like to go back to stock. What is the best way to plug the giant holes? Replace the whole rear panel?
Thanks in advance for the help!!

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post Oct 15 2018, 10:47 AM
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Simple process to weld them up. But before you do. Check inside the trunk to make user there is not a reason to dig into the welds (rust), if you have to, then no point in patching holes on a part you will replace. Unless to just drive it.
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post Oct 15 2018, 10:52 AM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Oct 14 2018, 04:11 PM) *

A good welder can fill the holes and make them invisable. No patch panel needed. Had it done on mine.


^ Likewise. Had the same done with the last paint job with no patch panel, and you can't tell the car ever had a PORSCHE reflector. Wasn't a lot of money in the scheme of things, particularly since we were doing the whole car. For those who aren't, the nice thing about that panel is that it's "topped" by the trunk lid, "sided" by the taillights, and "edged" at the bottom (and then what's below that is nearly covered by the bumper top)—so it's about as easy as blends get.
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post Oct 15 2018, 01:56 PM
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Easy deal. Just go slow in a criss cross pattern. Try to keep the heat
down to minimize the amount of filler that would be needed.
Use a nice smooth copper or brass backer.
Once you've gone around and made the complete circle. Use a small grinder if you have one to flatten it out so you don't start
welding up a cone. That will keep you from having pock mark on the backside. And a thin spot on top.
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post Oct 15 2018, 02:25 PM
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QUOTE(cary @ Oct 15 2018, 12:56 PM) *

Easy deal. Just go slow in a criss cross pattern. Try to keep the heat
down to minimize the amount of filler that would be needed.
Use a nice smooth copper or brass backer.
Once you've gone around and made the complete circle. Use a small grinder if you have one to flatten it out so you don't start
welding up a cone. That will keep you from having pock mark on the backside. And a thin spot on top.



(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) with Cary....and take your time.

Steve...I know you like South OC but come up to NORTH OC and we can tackle this for you as a mini tech day. Don't mind the grinding dust. Price is right (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)

Oscar
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post Oct 15 2018, 08:48 PM
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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Oct 15 2018, 01:25 PM) *

QUOTE(cary @ Oct 15 2018, 12:56 PM) *

Easy deal. Just go slow in a criss cross pattern. Try to keep the heat
down to minimize the amount of filler that would be needed.
Use a nice smooth copper or brass backer.
Once you've gone around and made the complete circle. Use a small grinder if you have one to flatten it out so you don't start
welding up a cone. That will keep you from having pock mark on the backside. And a thin spot on top.



(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) with Cary....and take your time.

Steve...I know you like South OC but come up to NORTH OC and we can tackle this for you as a mini tech day. Don't mind the grinding dust. Price is right (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)

Oscar


That would be awesome!! Week day or weekend? I need to get my car running first.
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post Oct 16 2018, 08:20 AM
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QUOTE(Steve @ Oct 15 2018, 07:48 PM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Oct 15 2018, 01:25 PM) *

QUOTE(cary @ Oct 15 2018, 12:56 PM) *

Easy deal. Just go slow in a criss cross pattern. Try to keep the heat
down to minimize the amount of filler that would be needed.
Use a nice smooth copper or brass backer.
Once you've gone around and made the complete circle. Use a small grinder if you have one to flatten it out so you don't start
welding up a cone. That will keep you from having pock mark on the backside. And a thin spot on top.



(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif) with Cary....and take your time.

Steve...I know you like South OC but come up to NORTH OC and we can tackle this for you as a mini tech day. Don't mind the grinding dust. Price is right (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)

Oscar


That would be awesome!! Week day or weekend? I need to get my car running first.


Sounds good Steve...

I have everything needed including copper backing bar as suggested. I have epoxy primer also. Should be quick. I have spare sheet metal (same gage) if needed.

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Let me know

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post Oct 16 2018, 10:11 PM
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Crank the amps and wire feed down get a nicely wet towel rag and stitch away small beads @ a time and cool them,take your time and you will have limited cleanup work with a flapper wheel.
Nice to see another one of these gone from the rear of a 914 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif) .
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Back in the late 80's I had one on my V8 914. NO MO (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)

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post Oct 17 2018, 05:09 AM
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great plate
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post Oct 17 2018, 06:19 AM
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post Oct 18 2018, 10:10 AM
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I just cut this panel for you to practice on.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smash.gif)

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I'll be ready when you are!!!!

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post Oct 18 2018, 02:07 PM
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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Oct 18 2018, 09:10 AM) *

I just cut this panel for you to practice on.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smash.gif)

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I'll be ready when you are!!!!

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Nice!!! Tnx!!!
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