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Old 04-30-2010, 03:24 AM
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Sometimes even good things happen Managed to find quite many missing parts for son's project. Brake system missed booster, but a frind have some extra ones, so we get one for a good price. Brake caliper issue has to be solved, but another friend of mine fabricate a kit like this for my son, so it will be a guideline to caliper selection

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Old 04-30-2010, 12:19 PM
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keep up the hard and good work
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:19 PM
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you very good friends
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Old 04-30-2010, 12:23 PM
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FWIW, I have the exact same interior in my 88 MSG N/A car as Mat S has... black over linnen... but the next thing to happen after she is back on the road is a carpet swap and lower dash redie to all black...
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Old 05-04-2010, 01:08 PM
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Some progress this week. We removed last of the wiring harness from engine room including the fuse box. Today some elbowe grease, washed the wheel wells, bottom, engine room etc. Tomorrow we will start to prepare engine room for the new paint.

Got most of the 22+ years road dirt away from wheel wells






Quite empty here !

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Old 05-04-2010, 02:21 PM
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:37 PM
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Some progress today. My son sanded the engine room first bad spots with 180 then the rest 240, 600 & 1000 grid papers. It's more or less ready for new paint.
My son in action:



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Old 05-05-2010, 07:00 PM
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What a project! I'm jealous that my dad never got into restorations!!
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:15 PM
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Hey Olli, can you give us an update on how well the original galvanizing held up? Any rust to speak of? I know the wiring is starting to get crusty on these cars so have you guys decided anything about a harness? Shame to put old problems back in a totally new car. Great job and nice pics but be sure to get some with the two of you working together on the car at the same time...other wise he'll never let you drive it.
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Old 05-06-2010, 03:23 AM
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So far we have not spent too much time on this car. Somehow it helps a lot when you have practiced about 10 years with other 951's, don't have to think too much how different things have been done in the factory
This project remains me of my VW Beetle project i did with my dad during the time i was about the same age as my eldest son is now. We had great time together.
Beetle had slight rust problems It was a good learning experience, at least what comes to welding skills We did finished it in about Ż years, even i had my 1 year military service during the same time. I used that Beele as my daily driver almost five years.

Pictures are taken in summer of 1981




Tried to find pictures of Beetle when it was finished, but all pictures include something else

Beetle in front of my parents house in 1982



Beetle in winter of 1982/83 when another project started



Spring 1983



Spring 1991

House project started. 951 builder in front of my Beemer. Garage where we work now can be seen as well.House is now owned by my ex-wife



Since i have mentioned my dad several times, here he is with my eldest son back in 1995. Unfortunately my dad died back in 1997.






Back to 951. Body is in very good shape. After a total clean up in wheel wells and bottom i cannot see any rust. Factory coating is all there and after wash up, it looks like new.
We have several complete wiring harness' available, so we are going to choose best parts of them and fabricate one good set. I also have unused original Iceshark kit, which Dan gave to me as a birthday present. It will go into son's car.
My son promised i can have 951 during the weekends... I am not sure if i belive him or not

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Old 05-06-2010, 04:27 AM
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Great thread Olli. I'm sure you're having a good time in the garage!
Any engine plans for this car so far?
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:48 AM
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Engine will be either 2.5L or 2.8L storker. It depends how much my son can invest to the engine. He had plan installing MAF, bigger turbo, bigger exhaust etc. I am sure poor student cannot afford to buy all that stuff.
btw this 951 was sold back in 1998 from Switzerland to Sweden.Latest owner was Niklas Lundstr÷m in Sundbyberg; any chance you know him?
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Old 05-06-2010, 04:52 AM
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You know you want my 3.0l 16v spares that I have no room for
Aha so it used to live in Sweden, don't know him though.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:31 AM
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That 16V 3.0 sounds tempting Have to discussed with builder if he have enough funds.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:16 AM
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Olli i must say you always have some interesting photos. good stuff
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