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Old 05-27-2010, 05:17 PM
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Olli - do you still need brake calipers or do you have that covered yet?
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:26 AM
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Matt,
most likely we have found suitable ones locally.


Project continues. Some aluminium undergarriage parts are now media blasted, and will be powder coated with clear powder. My son managed to trade his old rusty original 951 stabilistors to the new ones. I suppose guy who agreed to this deal is some kind of mental case



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Old 05-28-2010, 08:10 AM
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wow, keep up the nice work. Your car is going to to great inside and out. One that I would buy.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:16 AM
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Originally Posted by Olli Snellman View Post
Matt,
most likely we have found suitable ones locally.


Project continues. Some aluminium undergarriage parts are now media blasted, and will be powder coated with clear powder. My son managed to trade his old rusty original 951 stabilistors to the new ones. I suppose guy who agreed to this deal is some kind of mental case


what a deal
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Old 05-30-2010, 04:13 PM
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Yes, a good deal for my son, not for me

Got some pictures from Niklas who was the last owner of son's 951 in Sweden. Pictures were taken in 2005. We have a long way to go



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Old 06-07-2010, 02:46 AM
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Visit a friend who runs a autoglass shop. He promised to come over to my son's garage and install a new windshield to 951.
He's hobby cars are old Detroit iron.




If you don't have nothing to do in your summer cottage the Finnish lake distric (little bit over 200000 lakes over there) just clean and fix some of your 951's wireing loom



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Old 06-07-2010, 09:40 AM
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Great thread! Was that a young Olli on the Go Kart?
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Old 06-07-2010, 01:26 PM
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Patrick,

if you mean this picture, yes it's me in my early twenties, with time perioid "Disco-Hair" Now my hair is both shorter & thinner

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Old 06-07-2010, 02:13 PM
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GREAT project Olli

Looking forwards to seeing the body finished in that lovely new colour

Has your son got plans for the wheels yet?
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:15 PM
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Thanks Mark,
What comes to wheels, we have a possibility to get original 951 S for a decent price.Later most likely my son wants to have some 18" setup.
btw. thanks for the tip you sent me about the coilover setup.
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:40 PM
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Thanks Olli

Really looking forwards to seeing this project develop and great to see the fantastic "farther and son" bond you have ... Looks like there is a lot of this history in your family with cars bringing you together Just a shame the same can't be said about your first wife I guess she did not understand the passion for the 951

P.S. Tell your son he has a better taste in hair cuts than you

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Old 06-07-2010, 05:59 PM
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The Previous Owners must be very pleased with the care you are lavishing on the car, looks like they took good care of it before the fire. Are those Big Red brakes? The steering wheel is a nice update too. I agree with your son on an interior color change, the burgandy is just to dark and does'nt blend well with the black trim and exterior color, but what do I know...Porsche liked it. By the way, tell your Painter friend, a local guy here restored a '41 Zepher, sold it at the 'Barret-Jackson' Auction two years ago...400k U.S., Funny how you guys like the old U.S. iron and we collect the old Euro stuff. I sold a caddy like your friends for 1k, an a friend bought a Fiat for 6.9k., Well...quit scraching your head trying to figure that out and get back to work, your stories are much appreciated.
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Old 06-08-2010, 04:39 PM
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Mark,
my hair cut was typical early 80's style. I am more or less with same style as my son now, just thinner version
My first wife was ok, just interested in different things than i. My current wife understands better car hobby, but she is a half Swiss, i suppose that explain it

Those brakes which can be seen under 951 from a picture taken in 2005 in Sweden are not Big Reds, just plain normal 951 brakes. Car did not even have those we we got it, calipers were already sold. Most likely becoming front brakes will be Big Reds and rear we will have 964 front calipers

Old US cars became very popular here during the late '70's when we had here a massive '50's boom. It actually started in my home town and spred all over the country within two years. Our little town was during the weekend night like a small american town in the fifties. Just classic US cars. Music was '50's rock and doo wop etc. I saw the light when i first time saw movie American Graffiti. Bob Falfa's (played by Harrison Ford) 1955 Chevy 150 was so hot. It was almost impossible to find such a car here, so i bought several years later a 1957 Bel Air. I still have a weak spot in my heart for classic US cars and Hot Rods. As you guys have probaply seen, some of my friends still have old classic Detroit iron.
Here's few pictures (i just love pics ) from good old days.

Posing on the hood of Chevy in summer 1976. Picture was taken in Long Beach California



In a ferry cabin with my best friend (in 1978). We were heading to Stockholm Sweden to a Hot Rod exhibition



Rockers with my green Corolla, decorated in classic finnish style for mid summer fest. Picture was taken in 1978



Young americans ? again with my best friend. We stole the flag from the local hotels yard
We still got the flag Car behind us is my friends Chevy Caprice 2dht 454.




Some prgress on son's project 951 as well.
We blasted all the old paint and some rust off from brake booster.Bosster was paint with semi gloss black paint. Looks like a new one. I managed to save the original blue ATE sticker, which will be put back again.
Car's original booster was sold by a previous owner, but luckily we got a replacement from a friend. Son's 951 will be a multinational, first sold in Switzerland, then moved to Sweden and finally to Finland. Brake booster was take a 1991 951 which was imported from UK. That 951 was so rusty, so it was just good for parts.
We also removed ball joints from front control arms. Plastic parts were busted, as usual. Now most undecarriage parts are heading to media balster and some fresh powder coat.

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Old 06-08-2010, 05:17 PM
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olli u should like this

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Old 06-08-2010, 05:43 PM
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Haha, gotta love those pics Olli and thanks for posting. Looks like you guys took your hairstyles as seriously as your cars back then.
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