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Old 09-22-2011, 03:29 PM
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Jig work completed, the shell was lumped onto the rotisserie to finish the welding and dressing of the sills.
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And the final job is to tidy up the floorpan. The worst spot was a crush under the chassis leg caused by using a floor jack in the wrong place, so Owen has carefully disected the damaged section and will be replacing it with another piece that has been cut from the undamaged section of floor that we salvaged. The slightly flattened part of the main floorpan will be easily straightened before the new front section is welded in place.
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Damn... yehaaa - the long and boring winter nicghts are planned to look uo this thread 1+... I was on a kind of cold turkey, but now I am back on 9M drugs...

Thanks guys you are doing a fantastic job and I promise I will go for the lottery this weekend ;-)

Greetz Tim
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Nice to see you back ... pictures must be on the mountain roads traveling Northwest out of Valencia? Looks spectacular to say the least ... and Tiny's looking good out on the open road .. kind of 'dwarfing' the field there, no? :-)
So, when does this Speedy head out for the e-coat bath? Owen's turning into quite the SpeedsterMaestro at this point with all of these builds!
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Yup, I think Owen has a handle on the job now. E-coat is a pain as the plant is booked solid for 6 months, however we're hoping to get the shell in earlier on the grounds that we will already have the subframe carrier made & fitted to the shell when we take it, thus saving a whole chunk of prep time on the line. Fingers crossed.

We cruised under the Pyrenees as well as northern Valencia and down to the Sierra Nevada. I think the shots were taken in Andalucia, north of Malaga.
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Looked like a challenging donor car to start from, very impressive.
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happy, you're back, your trip in Spain should be gorgeous!

also happy to see the progress on the shell and hopefully you will get a place for acid dip soon...
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Originally Posted by CalvinC4S View Post
Looked like a challenging donor car to start from, very impressive.

To paraphrase Forest Gump: "Cars are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you get until you strip one..."

Ain't that the truth?


To be fair, 99% of 993s on the road that have been used will have some form of repair and damage on the floor somewhere or other. In this case RP anticipated the additional work due to the nature of the donor, hence it did not come as a surprise and to be fair was nowhere near as bad as we have experienced.
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yesterday i got 2 pics from Marc and a small comment:

"All finished ready for e coat......"

i can't wait for it!!
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Originally Posted by NineMeister View Post
To paraphrase Forest Gump: "Cars are like a box of chocolates, you never know what you get until you strip one..."

Ain't that the truth?


To be fair, 99% of 993s on the road that have been used will have some form of repair and damage on the floor somewhere or other. In this case RP anticipated the additional work due to the nature of the donor, hence it did not come as a surprise and to be fair was nowhere near as bad as we have experienced.
Hmm ... why are my ears burning??
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Hmm ... why are my ears burning??
It's all down to the hat you wear.
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Originally Posted by NineMeister View Post
It's all down to the hat you wear.
(well, when I'm not wearing the one below ...)
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Getting back to the plot for a moment, here are the photos of the finished floorpan repairs that Owen sorted out last week and one of the new boot floor:
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Shell on the transport dolly, now with front wings fitted so we can have them e-coated on the shell.

Now anxiously waiting on the phone call to deliver it to the plant so we can get on with the job .......
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Originally Posted by NineMeister View Post
Shell on the transport dolly, now with front wings fitted so we can have them e-coated on the shell.

Now anxiously waiting on the phone call to deliver it to the plant so we can get on with the job .......
belive me, not just you are the one, who is waiting for THAT phonecall...



hope, you will report us soon that you got that call and the story continous
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