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Jason's '84 3.2 Guards Red Rebuild

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Evening all.

 

So, I've always wanted a 911 for as long as I knew what a car was! Yesterday I finally collected my first one, not quite a runner...

 

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It came with a pile of parts which I will slowly refurbish/upgrade. Lots of reading up and trips to the powdercoaters.

 

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Its being stored at my friends garage (3 point 2) until after I move house and have space for it.

 

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Initially my plans were to backdate it, but as it's already painted I think it would be a shame to buy new panels and paint. Also it will be a cheaper project to keep it an impact. The following pictures are my inspiration...

 

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As I didn't take the car apart I'm sure I'll be asking lots of questions like, "where does this go?", "what goes here?" and "is this the right way round?"

 

I can't wait to get stuck in!

 

Jason.

Edited by Jaseeaton

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It doesn't go there, it is missing and it's definitely the wrong way round. Great restoration work so far, so no pressure to maintain that standard! Tick tock, running by the weekend!

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Nice one , looks like a great project

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Finally have all the parts in the garage now, so much to sort out. The shell will follow when the carport is enclosed. First job is to get the suspension ready for the shell so I cam make it rolling.

 

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Looks like scrap. Give me £50 and I will come and take it all away :)

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Ooooh fancy pants where did you get that nice hardback copy of the Bentley manual? My paperback version is FECKED!

 

Good luck with the build.

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:lol: I was thinking the same.

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My paperback version is FECKED!

 

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they all look the same once you've run over them once or twice :)

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Ooooh fancy pants where did you get that nice hardback copy of the Bentley manual? My paperback version is FECKED!

 

Not authentic until it has got oily finger prints all over it and numerous notes in the margins.

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Parts department is filling up now.

 

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This week I'm going to try and get the suspension parts stripped down and dropped off at the powder coaters.

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Powder coating looks good but doesn't last long on suspension and when it chips it allows water to get under the surface.

High quality paint professionally sprayed (not aerosol) offers a better solution.

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Not if it is done properly. Shot blast to SA2.5, apply anti corrosive powder primer and then an architectural grade powder coat. Problem is most people won't pay the money. The primer is the key to lengevity

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Marcos, TVR, Lotus, Caterham etc. never managed to make powder coat durable.

I have tried for many years to find a suitable finish for structural steel components.

Spent many years persevering with powder coat.

Wet sprayed marine grade paints have provided better results - also easier to repair if damaged during installation.

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Powder coat should be perfectly fine . It has to be done well and correctly like most trades , a powder primer as Graeme says should be used which contains sacraficial zink compound is essential , parts should also be washed in a phospating machine which gives a microscopic coating that helps key subsequent coats .

Castings especially aluminium need to be first degassed which means baking off in the oven first for a period to help get rid of gas which can manafest itself in micro bubbles in the finnish.

My brother as part of his enineering buisness had a top of the range powder coat set up installed a couple of years ago , the work was farmed out previously but quality issues ment bringing it in house was the only way,lucky for me though .

I am not an expert but trust my brothers expertise , as a side note my metal garden furniture which is powdercoated is about eight years old and seems fine it has a few chips around some legs from being on gravel before I got round to building a patio , the chips seem localised and not flaking , not exactly conclusive but hey .

I think you will find powder paints have changed over the years , afterall most metal roofing sheets /cladding and a lot of modern car parts are pc. Just my :twocents:

 

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Parts that were not blasted and powdercoated I used epoxy mastic on like the oil tank , gummy old stuff but said to be better than por 15 . Looking good btw

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