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Old 01-06-2019, 10:37 PM
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Looking good Bill !!!

I have been delayed due to work.

My seats are supposed to ship from Stefan at GTS Classics this week !! : )

I'm getting so close to having the whole rear of the car finished.....then we tackle the front. I have two new Sonnenshein batteries. I need new hold downs. All the front suspension to be powder coated and new bushings. Tank needs to come out to replace some hoses, etc. I imagine that will go relatively fast compared to the rear of the car !
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:49 PM
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^thanks, Robert. I hope to swing my car around on my lift and start tearing the front suspension out soon as well. Plan on replacing all the fuel lines as well once tank is out. Keep me posted on your build and get some pics on here soon - you have one of the best colors. I wish I had seats coming - that will have to wait a while for my car, it still needs a lot of love.
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Old 01-06-2019, 11:20 PM
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Looks really great.
Funny on batteries. I just ordered 2 new ones. The Miata agm sealed ones...
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I wanted something to do while I watched the national championship game. Decided to start cleaning up my taillight housings. As with everything with my car there are layers of dirt inside and out. Below is after taking one layer of dirt off already. A few bulbs were corroded and stuck in their housings - had to take the back off the sockets in order to remove them. The back plates were corroded pretty badly so I had those sandblasted and plated already (they were pictured in earlier photos in my thread). Will strip and finish these.
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^ I wish I had seats coming - that will have to wait a while for my car, it still needs a lot of love.
I know my order for seats took a few months from GTS. Stefan makes a great product and hes covered up. Several guys in town have his seats including Mayo...

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Old 01-08-2019, 09:38 PM
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Rob, did you do much to restore yours? Maybe a quick cleanup? I have cleaned mine up pretty good - removed corrosion, cleaned all contact points, lubed the sockets a tiny bit with lithium grease, purchased new seals and may spray some metallic/chrome finish to the inside.

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Old 01-08-2019, 09:48 PM
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I know my order for seats took a few months from GTS. Stefan makes a great product and hes covered up. Several guys I town have his seats including Mayo...
Post some pics when they are in!
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I had mine media blasted to clean them up. They came out pretty well. This picture isn’t the best, but it gives you an idea of how they cleaned up:





I then painted the reflective surface of the turn signal housing with Rustoleum metallic finish chrome (7718, in rattlecan), which I found recommended for SWB turn signal refurbishment on John Audette’s website. The remainder of the housing with I used a hi-temp aluminum finish, mainly because I liked how the finish came out. The actual products I used are shown below:





I was pleased with how they came out. I did several very light coats to build up the pait without running it. Again, not the best photo, but here is a picture of the final product:



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^looks great! Will post a photo of mine when done.
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Old 01-09-2019, 10:06 PM
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Way earlier in my thread I shared that my car had aftermarket mirrors. I have been searching for original mirrors (the small rectangle size was only used in '72, '73 - and I like it better than the small round). Lots of repros out there and a few originals that were $$. I found a great deal on Early S for this driver side mirror. Still looking for passenger side or may just weld up the mounting holes on that side - I doubt it was delivered with a passenger side mirror (Not on COA) and it is a cleaner hot rod look.
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Nice job on the mirror !

I ended up getting a large Durant mirror at Freisinger in Karlsruhe while travelling on our annual Germany trip...
Got back to Dallas and Ed Mayo looked at it and said, "If it's a reproduction, it's so good no concours judge would take points off !"




Other amazing goodies sitting around there at Freisinger. Tons more in terms of cars, but no photos allowed there.




Oh, my seats are sitting in a FedEx warehouse in town. Signature required and no one was home today. I'll get them tomorrow !! : )
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Nice goodies for sure! Nice pick up on the mirror. We are headed to Germany in a few months as well (already booked my factory tour!) and have a feeling I will be coming back with some goodies as well

Can't wait to see photos of the seats!
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Freisinger is a goldmine of vintage Porsche parts. I'm told by Germans that know, that the father evidently bought all the parts Porsche wanted out of the factory that were taking up too much space, for years and years. Now some are priceless.

I got a peak of the rows and rows of shelves in there of soooo much stuff. I'll be back. : ) Conveniently, I get to visit my brother in law every year right down the road from there !!
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I think I am going to have to add a stop on our itinerary we are in Germany only 3 days though, as we are spending time in Amsterdam and Switzerland as well.
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