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Old 09-17-2017, 01:07 AM
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Work is progressing. It is good to see that they are actually straightening the bodywork and using lead (tin) instead of lathering the bondo on and sculpting (which was done abondantly in the car's past).
They kept the nasty left rear fender and rear window frame for last, when they are well in the groove. Me Happy.
Any chance you could shed some light on the tool / process going on in the third picture? My fenders could use a pull there as well. I've seen it a lot on 964s unfortunately. Those awful "shark fin" body clips are to blame in many cases I'm afraid.
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Old 09-17-2017, 04:05 AM
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It is a spot welder with the large magnet the ground, the small triangle the welding tip, that is attached to a slide hammer. Removal of the welded tip is by turning it. A former version used nails welded by the head, more difficult to remove
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Old 09-22-2017, 09:17 AM
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Result!
Before/after. No Bondo. careful slicing, abutting edge welds, careful hammering and leading.
Nearing the end of metalwork.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:21 PM
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Did not think it would be this bad here. Luckily it was found and cut out. the new part is ready to be welded in after the battery support has been cut out, cleaned and primed.

The shop has also received the new front bumper sans headlight washer holes, and we checked the 993 GT2 thin glass rear window for fit (it does).

Paint is nearing.
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Old 10-24-2017, 04:53 PM
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Making great progress. Keep the photos coming!
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Old 10-24-2017, 10:16 PM
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I love see people like you doing this kinda work, great job.
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Old 10-25-2017, 08:48 AM
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...Poor pic but this is what is included:


Where can I get these? Do you have the guy's contact details? Many thanks.

Great Resto thread this!
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Old 10-28-2017, 07:10 AM
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The front trunk floor is almost adjusted, will be welded early next week. some portions of the trunk wall have also been cut out and welded back.
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:00 PM
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Wow that is a huge amount of body work! I’m a bit surprised by some of it considering how well these cars were protected from the factory but I guess the previous bodywork wasn’t done correctly?

What product are you going to use to replicate the factory undercoating?

Kudos for restoring her, I can’t wait to see the results!
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Old 10-28-2017, 03:50 PM
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Afshin,
265K Kms, driven every winter. Crashed at least once on the nose. not cleaned very often. Badly repaired several times. At a time, they had little worth.
The shop has a variety of protection products, They have found very good solutions so far and understand the aim of the work. I don't know yet what they will use, but they are confident it is good stuff. They tend to be quiet and over-deliver.

In any way, it won't get driven in snow any more.

Another detail: these cars easily get damaged in the front of the trunk, with the front bumper/undertray being attached to the front lower lip, that gets bent on about every car, cracking the Schutz and letting water seep under.

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Old 10-28-2017, 04:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Rennlistuser8 View Post
Afshin,
265K Kms, driven every winter. Crashed at least once on the nose. not cleaned very often. Badly repaired several times. At a time, they had little worth.
The shop has a variety of protection products, They have found very good solutions so far and understand the aim of the work. I don't know yet what they wil use, but they are confident it is good stuff. They tend to be quiet and over-deliver.

In any way, it won't get driven in snow any more.

Another detail: these cars easily get damaged in the front of the trunk, with the front bumper/undertray being attached to the front lower lip, that gets bent on about every car, cracking the Schutz and letting water seep under.
That makes sense and explains lots. I keep forgetting that these cars are only recently getting the appreciation they deserve. Lots of neglected 964’s out there.

I’m looking forward to seeing the progress.
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Progress. Slow but regular and good quality.




Yup, should be body color. It will stay black.



Gravel protection on fender lips appiled.



Doors both original to the car, as well as front fenders.
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Great work. Is there a number stamp on the fenders as well?
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Old 12-21-2017, 01:55 PM
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No number stamp on the fenders that I could find, but they still had the factory spot weld by the windshield apron.
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Old 12-21-2017, 04:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Rennlistuser8 View Post
No number stamp on the fenders that I could find, but they still had the factory spot weld by the windshield apron.
Thanks. I've got most, but not all of the locations. I thought the fenders might have had one missing off my list.
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