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Old 01-21-2019, 05:42 PM
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check under the F. A-arm mounts for rust
I will as I tear things apart - I am worried about all of those hollow areas (between susp pan layers, inside gas tank longitudinal's, etc). I have an endoscope that I will be using. It is a shame that the first suspension pan replacement wasn't done better - how do you cut out rusted sheet metal, weld new in and then not protect it from rusting? Rust was the problem to begin with!
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Old 01-21-2019, 10:39 PM
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I will be removing the front driver fender so I removed the signal housing. As with the rears, the signal housing is a mess. The mounting screws were rusted in so I had to use my dremel to cut the back of the screws off. The bulbs are completely corroded in their sockets so I am soaking them with PB Blaster. I will restore (sandblast and re coat) the signal housings as I did the rears.
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Old 01-22-2019, 02:42 PM
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Placed another order of parts for front end work today:
Turbo tie rod kit
New bearings and seals for front end
New ball joints and mounting hardware
New front sway bar bushings
New seals for front turn signal lenses to complete restoration of those

Have most of what I need for 18mm front sway bar setup. Already have 21mm Swayaway torsion bars. Leaning towards Elephant rubber bushings for strut top camber plates. Need to order Bilstein HD struts and get my S calipers restored/rebuilt.

Getting expensive fast
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Old 01-22-2019, 09:02 PM
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Was happy to open a package today and see these pretty babies it was like the Ahh angelic choir sound playing when the gold shined in the light when I opened them up. Anyway, finally have the rear calipers with Porterfields back from PMB. Here is a little before and after:
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:18 PM
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^^i am sure they will go ok. I have done the turbo tie rods on my SC and it was pretty easy. I maintain both my SC and 993 and never have had issues removing things like I have had with this car. Age (my T is 47 years old and everything is still original that I have removed so far) and corrosion makes things much more difficult.
Hopefully it will be smooth. My car is rust free but not dirt free but that's an easy one to live with.
Bought this kit on amazon to help with the tie rods and hopefully the transmission mounts.



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Old 01-22-2019, 11:20 PM
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On the calipers. Yes PMB does a nice job. Wish I had painted mine red BEFORE I installed them. I really want the red look with white labels and I'll either need to remove them of do serious masking if I want them red now.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by Archer911
Hopefully it will be smooth. My car is rust free but not dirt free but that's an easy one to live with.
Bought this kit on amazon to help with the tie rods and hopefully the transmission mounts.


Those are some great tools. The tie rod puller in that kit is similar to the first tool I tried on mine and it was actually spreading it and it wasn't working - that's how crazy tight mine were.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:32 PM
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On the calipers. Yes PMB does a nice job. Wish I had painted mine red BEFORE I installed them. I really want the red look with white labels and I'll either need to remove them of do serious masking if I want them red now.
I like the red with white labels - have that on my 993 - great look for sure
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Those are some great tools. The tie rod puller in that kit is similar to the first tool I tried on mine and it was actually spreading it and it wasn't working - that's how crazy tight mine were.

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Pretty inexpensive. I know they won't be the best quality but I will only use them occasionally so they should last.
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Old 01-24-2019, 08:30 PM
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Installed rear brake lines, brake calipers, new Porterfield pads and hardware. Sure looks a lot better than the front suspension looks right now.
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Looks brilliant!
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:05 PM
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My son and I removed the entire front suspension and steering rack today. Will start getting parts media blasted and refinished. Working on removing front bumper and driver side fender. Will provide that update soon.
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Good work! How long did that take?

I need to do the same but it likely has to wait until after our March event. Still need to finish getting the motor back in. So close, but all efforts totally derailed the past three weeks.

By the way, I think you be pleased with the Porterfields.
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yes, it looks great


be sure not to get any brake dust on it...
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Old 01-26-2019, 08:40 PM
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Good work! How long did that take?

I need to do the same but it likely has to wait until after our March event. Still need to finish getting the motor back in. So close, but all efforts totally derailed the past three weeks.

By the way, I think you be pleased with the Porterfields.
Took me maybe 2 to 3 hours to remove brakes, tie rod ends, wedge bolts and ball joint nuts (my post from last weekend). That was the most difficult part because everything was so tight. Then took me maybe 3 hours today to drop the suspension and separate it all. Not a bad job at all - especially if you have a helper. My son helped because I dropped the front suspension down intact so he helped me carry it down from the car to the floor once the bolts were removed.
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