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Old 12-06-2010, 02:54 PM
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Originally Posted by CalvinC4S View Post
American body shop would close the sunroof and use wood filler
Ah, that's so true. American Hot Rod has a lot to answer for.
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Originally Posted by CalvinC4S View Post
American body shop would close the sunroof and use wood filler
Check out the 964 side of RL. There is a build over there and is doing the
sunroof-ectomy.
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I found a spy photo of the "special tool"
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All kidding aside, just amazing work. Most folks would "scab" it on. Looks like your taking it all in one OEM piece.
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Yup, OEM is the only way at 9m because the sole intention is that you can never tell we've been there. We take the same approach with every panel we replace & Marc personally aligns every one to better than factory standards.

The best example I can give for Marc's attention to detail is when we fit quarter panels: the new "grv" panel comes from the factory with the B-post pre-spotwelded on, but 99% of the time if you welded the panel to the car the door edge profile would not align with the quarter panel itself. Rather than accept the misalignment & bladder the panel with filler Marc prefers to separate the spot welds between the B-post & panel, welds on the two parts individually & re-spotweld the joint with the quarter aligned to the door skin.
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Originally Posted by NineMeister View Post
Yup, OEM is the only way at 9m because the sole intention is that you can never tell we've been there. We take the same approach with every panel we replace & Marc personally aligns every one to better than factory standards.

The best example I can give for Marc's attention to detail is when we fit quarter panels: the new "grv" panel comes from the factory with the B-post pre-spotwelded on, but 99% of the time if you welded the panel to the car the door edge profile would not align with the quarter panel itself. Rather than accept the misalignment & bladder the panel with filler Marc prefers to separate the spot welds between the B-post & panel, welds on the two parts individually & re-spotweld the joint with the quarter aligned to the door skin.
Only if every body shop was this consciences!! I'll be following along as well!
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Colin, I seriously think you guys should let a video crew come in and capture one of your projects (roof fitting process excluded, of course). I have no doubt that a "reality" series on this build or the 993 Speedster would capture high ratings on Speed TV or Discovery. Certainly would beat the US version of Top Gear. Can't wait for the next episode!
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Location points in shell prepared, roll cage mounting plates tacked in place, tubes being offered up.....
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Owen's been beavering away on the roll cage all last week & this is where he got to by Wednesday. The rear hoop is the first part to be fitted and you can see the bars that have been clamped onto the top of the B-posts to assist with the alignment of the hoop to the door pillars. Once this is tacked in the forward hoops are next to be offered up and profiled to fit.
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Come Friday and the cage is pretty much completed. All the tube to tube joints are fully welded first before the tubes are fully welded to the reinforcement plates to minimise residual stress in the cage.
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Next week we have a bit of rust repair to do on the back end of the shell - a common problem we are seeing now where the back edge of the chassis leg rusts through where the silencer upper heat shield bolts on. Luckily we have a nice collection of rescued 993 body sections that we use for donor pieces, so here's the photos of the hole in the leg and the section that we are going to use to repair it. The offending heat shield which causes the corrosion problem can be seen on the lhs of the repair section.
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Colin,
Just how common is that rust and corrosion problem that you've identified in your post above??
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Originally Posted by H.H.Chinn View Post
Colin,
Just how common is that rust and corrosion problem that you've identified in your post above??
oh-oh....

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Originally Posted by H.H.Chinn View Post
Colin,
Just how common is that rust and corrosion problem that you've identified in your post above??
Have a look here Harlan

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t...r=asc&start=20

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Colin,
Keep the pictures coming. Your work is beyond compare.

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