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Old 10-11-2018, 04:09 AM
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I was checking out a 1979 930 turbo and found this in the right inner wall of the trunk. The welds looks awful. Anyone that can shed a light on why it might be there? Is this just an ugly way of fixing a damage or does it have any other purpose?


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Old 10-11-2018, 08:19 AM
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Try the turbo forum. May be specific to that car for rigidity ?
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Old 10-11-2018, 10:09 AM
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That is a factory installed brace for US spec 930's

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Old 10-11-2018, 12:25 PM
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Originally Posted by pu911rsr View Post
That is a factory installed brace for US spec 930's

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Thanks!

What do you think about the welds? Are they done in the factory or have someone repaired the car after? Btw, the welds are even worse on the underside...
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That is the way they all look, factory welds for sure- here are same welds in a 79 I used to own.
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Ok, great to know! Thanks!
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:16 AM
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Originally Posted by pu911rsr View Post
That is a factory installed brace for US spec 930's

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Ditto.
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Those look like stick welds using a whipping technique. Not the prettiest but are OK for what they are.

Today that would be a MIG wire weld and look much prettier.
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