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And look at the dirt!!!  Thats what 1500 miles since restoration does.  I finished (haha - of course it never is) in October 2017

 

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A Jig only gets the eye pick up points in the correct place  which is of course very important if major reconstruction is undertaken , panel gap is down to the attention and skill of the builder .

6 minutes ago, eebee said:

And look at the dirt!!!  Thats what 1500 miles since restoration does.  I finished (haha - of course it never is) in October 2017

 

I know how you feel mine was shiny once :rolleyes:

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27 minutes ago, Henry said:

A Jig only gets the eye pick up points in the correct place  which is of course very important if major reconstruction is undertaken , panel gap is down to the attention and skill of the builder .

I know how you feel mine was shiny once :rolleyes:

Still shiny topside, and had its bottom stripped, (stone-chip) recoated and completely dinitroled in every nook and cranny in the summer.  Rust protected... hopefully... 😐

 

 

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31 minutes ago, Henry said:

A Jig only gets the eye pick up points in the correct place  which is of course very important if major reconstruction is undertaken , panel gap is down to the attention and skill of the builder .

I know how you feel mine was shiny once :rolleyes:

Use of a jig is critical with a targa, as is the use of highest quality sills, and seam welding rather than spot.   I used the very slightly thicker sills from 'Restoration Design' They were also galvanised at birth.  My bodyshop was very impressed with the quality. 

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16 hours ago, eebee said:

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Are these any help?  Had to crawl under the car as I'm not able to access my resto photo-log this evening.

And loom at the dirt!!!  Thats what 1500 miles since restoration does.  I finished (haha - of course it never is) in October 2017

Thanks for doing that, still abit unsure of the routing, if anyone else knows please chip in.

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6 hours ago, fat fuchs said:

How's the build progressing? 

Cheers

FF

Quite a bit done over the Christmas period,

I think I've sorted out the fuel lines routing in engine bay,

 

First I mounted the pressure accumulator with fuel filter using rubber compression fixings.

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Then fixed the fuel pump, again using rubber mount anti vibration 

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So the fuel feed from tank goes to fuel pump, from fuel pump through body to accumulator/ filter to engine, then return from engine goes back to tank via flex pipe, hard line.

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Last pic you can also see fuel pump power connector.

 

 

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Glad you got that sorted and thanks for updating the thread. It's an incredible build and i'm sure many on here will be following with interest.

Cheers

FF

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More update pics, "most" of second fix wiring now done, rear engine bay electrics fitted

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Wiring loom cable tied along back of engine bay

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Rear lights installed, front lights wired

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Door switches wired and fitted

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Electric windows wired, had to remove door to get cable in

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Bench testing operation of electric window switches and installing

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Door refitted and door stay installed

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Dials wired and fitted along with steering switches 

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All near side internal doorware fitted along with outside door bling 😃

 

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Love the bright work against that exterior colour. What are the interior trim colours?

Cheers

FF

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Top job this, well done that man.

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On 1/13/2020 at 9:48 AM, fat fuchs said:

Love the bright work against that exterior colour. What are the interior trim colours?

Cheers

FF

Midnight leatherette with tweed insert seats, black carpet, all work to be carried out by southbound trimmers.

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11 hours ago, apesman said:

Midnight leatherette with tweed insert seats, black carpet, all work to be carried out by southbound trimmers.

Good choice, a safe pair of hands.

Cheers

FF

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You worked on the production line at Porsche in Stuttgart for several years, correct?

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wow, its like a brand new old car, very impressive work and photos.  :ninja:  Another thread that makes me feel like a useless pleb :cry:

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the gaping is fantastic

Seriously, that's something you probably don't want to Google!

As someone already said, your car looks museum quality. Reading this thread from the start, and seeing what happens when people without a clue do serious bodywork without the aid of a jig, was a major influence in deciding to send my 3.2 to an OPC bodyshop for new sills and kidney bowls, where it is currently disemboweled, but on a proper jig.

I'm sure my gaping will be immaculate. 😉

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Spelling dudes! Gapping! Gaping is a whole world we don’t want to visit on this forum! 😂

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Yes I did notice it after I posted but couldn't edit it 😕

The first guy was recommended to me by a friend of mine who was having work done there on a 21 window samba that turned out later to  being a bodge job, he had to have work undone and corrected at the place I took mine the second time.

Check there website out here for some pics of mine, some nice shots after bodywork finished. http://www.edmondsclassicrestos.com/albums/porsche-911/

Good luck with your bodywork ChesterJLampwick 

On 1/17/2020 at 1:07 PM, ROBINWILD said:

You worked on the production line at Porsche in Stuttgart for several years, correct?

Funny, 😂

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More update pics,

Rear grille fitted,

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Engine bay sound installation along with engine seals,

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Front smile and bumper,

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Rear reflector and lights,

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Front wiper motor,

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Wiper fixings hidden under dash

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Heater refurbed and fitted, before..

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After,

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Fuel tank painted and ready for install with gauge,

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Amazing work..think you’d better sell this back to Porsche when you’re done, probably better than they made them 😉

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Amazing quality work, is this a money no object complete restoration? its virtually a brand new old 911 now  :)

Be nice to get all these old cars re-jigged, bet plenty of them are well out of skew after 30-40 yrs of use and previous history. Is it something you can only do with a stripped down shell? If not, what sort of money are we looking at for a jig alignment ?  Mines going in for a re-spray soon hence the interest.

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