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  1. Thanks for the recommendation Ian. Got my name down for the next run of them and will have them fitted ASAP 👍
  2. Nice to meet you at Dunmow Coachworks Beaky, and thanks for the comments Mark. Delighted to have the car back and cannot fault the work carried out buy Jason and Nick. If you are looking for a great body shop for your 911 I am more happy to recommend them (no affiliation). I haven't managed to take any proper pictures of the completed car yet, and will add some to the thread when I get a chance, but here are a couple taken on my phone 😍 Now looking forward to using her ! Matt
  3. Amazing Job, thank you very much 👍
  4. Thanks DT but unfortunately no useful info in that folder
  5. My 1986 3.2 Carrera is coming to the end of a resto / repaint and during this process I decided to remove the rear spoiler and replace the engine cover with a plain one as I prefer the clean look. It's now at the finishing stages and the new rear badge is ready to be fitted - could any of you fine people share the correct measurements / photos / of the correct position for the Carrera badge. Many thanks Matt
  6. The body restoration is now reaching the final stages and to say I'm am delighted is an understatement. The car has been fully painted and is now in the process of being refitted, so hopefully within the next couple of weeks she will be coming home just in time for summer. 😍
  7. A few more pictures as things progress. The front inner wings have now been fully undersealed which should hopefully protect her for years to come and the bumper, bonnet and side sills have been prepped ready for paint.
  8. I went to visit Dunmow Coachworks earlier this week and the car is coming along very nicely. Both kidney bowls have now been repaired and the rear lower wings refitted and the new closing panels let in. The kidney bowls are now covered in a thick rubberised coating to hopefully prevent problems in the future. A number of minor rust repairs have been made to the front inner wings and the front bumper mounting are. Jason's metal work and fabrication is top notch and he has cut out any areas of rust he found, no matter how small, and let in fresh metal. Little details make a job, such as matching the position of the original factory spot welds on the new closing panels and adding the small pimples found around the door latches on the original factory panels. Once complete the inner arches are going being treated in the original colour factory underseal, which on my car appears to be an off white / cream colour before the oil cooler pipes etc are refitted and then hopefully in the next few weeks the car will be ready for painting. I have opted to fit a flat rear engine cover but will keep the original cover and spoiler in case in the future someone wishes to return the car to standard. Hopefully all being well the car should be back for me enjoy over the summer.
  9. Yes they are cutting out all of the rot, these openings were just used to assess what they are working with.
  10. Progress update. I went to visit the boys at Dunmow Coachworks and things are progressing nicely. All the glass is now out and I'm relived that the bottom of the windscreen recess and scuttle area are solid in both corners. We decided that the drives side front wing is beyond redemption so a new one was ordered and duly delivered from Porsche. The kidney bowl and sill on the drivers side had bubbling (passengers side is all good) so this has been cut back and exposed and thankfully the rot is localised and not as bad as we thought. The front of the kidney bowl is rotten but the sides are solid so this can be repaired with minimum disruption to the car, which is what I wanted, and a small area of rot was found on the passenger side outer sill which has been cut out and can have a localised repair. Thankfully all the inner sills on both sides are rock solid. Next week they are hoping to start on the fabrication work.
  11. Definitely worth the ride out. Jason and Nick are both top lads and have painted several of my cars over the years. I have always been delighted with their work.
  12. I’m located in Bishops Stortford. They seem pretty happy with the overall condition, we were all expecting worse. Fingers crossed nothing more sinister is found when they start on the kidney bowls.
  13. My 3.2 is being restored by Dunmow Coachworks in Essex and today I visited to check on progress for the first time. Both Jason and Nick who run the business are Porsche guys and, having carried out great work for me in the past, it was an easy choice choosing them to restore my P & J. Despite looking in really good condition there were a couple of rust bubbles appearing and I was in no doubt that some rot had set in to the inner front wings and drivers side kidney bowl / sill area Thankfully now she is stripped down things are too bad and the inner sills are all good, but I do need to replace the drivers side wing as it’s pretty rotten along the top edge. I have been offer a good wing from a 964 but I’m not sure if it will fit? Any advice gratefully received! As thing progress I will post some more pictures and once all the rust is taken care of she will receive a fresh coat of Grand Prix white... Roll on summer!
  14. Turns out that the poor connections were caused by loose wires in the white two pin plugs that are fitted in the footwell before the wires go through to the door. I simply cut them off and soldered new wires and hay presto no more crackling.
  15. For Christmas my wife bought me the Blaupunkt Breman to replace the nasty 1990’s head unit that currently spoils the dash. Having fitted the stereo today it would appear that the speaker wires to the front doors have seen better days as if I wiggle the wires the speakers crackle and either become very faint or stop working. I have checked connections and all good. I would like to fit some fresh speaker cables to both doors and any advice on how to route the cable through to the doors very much appreciated. Matt
  16. If another run is made please add me to the list for a set for a 1986 narrow body Thanks Matt
  17. Thanks Roy. I did have a look at Camskill but unfortunately they don’t have any premium brands in the 215 only makes like Nexen. If the rolling radius difference of the 225 is less than 2% I will probably go for the 225 as this offers a far greater choice. Thanks Matt
  18. It appears after phoning around the usual suspects that the rear tyres are only available as Pirelli (215/60/15) at over £250 a corner. I want to fit good quality tyres but to fit an old design for top money seems crazy. Any recommendations for tyre suppliers who can supply other brands or do people fit different sizes the the 15” rims? Thanks
  19. Yes 195, typo, thanks for clarifying. M
  20. I have just become the proud new owner of a 3.2 which hasn't really been used or serviced for the last couple of years. Due to lack of use I have decided to give the car a major service including all new fluids / pads / discs / tyres etc, which has open up a few questions for which I would appreciate some guidance from the initiated. Tyre Size: The car currently is currently running 196/65/R15 on the front and 215/60/R15 on the rear, but the tyres are old and cracked and need replacing. Having checked the owners manual it would appears the tyres should be 205/55/16 front and 225/50/16 rear. Is there any reason not to go back to factory standard sizes or do the cars drive better (normal road driving) with the smaller tyres on the 60 / 65 profile Gear Box Oil. Could you advise the correct viscosity and how many litres are required for the 915 box. I am going to use the Moytul Moytl having used it before in other cars and being happy with its performance. Many thanks for any help and more questions likely to come as work progresses! Matt
  21. Long term forum lurker and new seriously smitten 3.2 owner saying hello. Car about to undergo recommissioning as she hasn't been used for the last couple of years so I have many questions which hopefully the enlightened will be able to answer.
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