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Pierrick

1974 2.7l 911 coupe

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Hi all, I just purchased the car you can see on the photo below and I am new to classic Porsches.

I already introduced myself on the "Impact bumping" section of the forum, so now is the time to present my car and start to fix it.

I will have plenty of questions in the coming days regarding parts, advice, professionnals maintenance etc... Hopefully I will be able to make it a good usable car.

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So, in the above photos you can see the car as it was a few weeks ago... unfortunately the driver's door was damaged during transportation as you can see here:

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Right now the car is in storage and I will get someone to have a look at it and give me a price to repair it. But you might have some sugggestions...

Who would you recommand in the Milton Keynes area (Buchimghamshire, Oxfordshire...) who would be able to repair this and do a good job?

Also, I am looking for a door, door frame, and maybe door card.

Thanks.

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Pierrick,

Looks like new door, wing (strongly recommend getting Original Porsche parts, will save time & £ in the long run) these can be obtained from specialist breakers or parts specialists.  I'd suggest in the first instance if poss get a door maybe even borrow (Sale or return) one from breakers and try to fit to the hinges/A pillar (initially don't remove any hinge bolts , just the hinge pins) check door gaps to get an initial idea if the Hinge/A pillar is damaged/moved, if not and door gap alignment can be achieved, this should be a straight forward repair. As a guide most independent body shops will charge about £180-£250 per panel fitted and painted. If Hinge post/A pillar has moved significantly this will clearly be a bigger job.

Don't think chrome/anodized door frames are available anymore new however, they do come up on ebay especially in the USA.

Door card "Southbound Trimmers" or maybe "Design911"

Mark

 

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3 hours ago, MarkT said:

Pierrick,

Looks like new door, wing (strongly recommend getting Original Porsche parts, will save time & £ in the long run) these can be obtained from specialist breakers or parts specialists.  I'd suggest in the first instance if poss get a door maybe even borrow (Sale or return) one from breakers and try to fit to the hinges/A pillar (initially don't remove any hinge bolts , just the hinge pins) check door gaps to get an initial idea if the Hinge/A pillar is damaged/moved, if not and door gap alignment can be achieved, this should be a straight forward repair. As a guide most independent body shops will charge about £180-£250 per panel fitted and painted. If Hinge post/A pillar has moved significantly this will clearly be a bigger job.

Don't think chrome/anodized door frames are available anymore new however, they do come up on ebay especially in the USA.

Door card "Southbound Trimmers" or maybe "Design911"

Mark

 

Thanks for your reply Mark. I had the car checked by a professionnal and we agreed that the A post hasn't moved but as you suggested it might be a good idea to check with a new door before removing the hinges.

Ths wing is fine, is just needs a little bit of panel beating and repaint.

For the parts, I will post a wanted advert in the right place on this forum and see what happens...

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13 hours ago, Pierrick said:

Who would you recommand in the Milton Keynes area (Buchimghamshire, Oxfordshire...) who would be able to repair this and do a good job?

You might want to try https://www.chestertoncoachworks.co.uk/ and see if John has any doors, he is one of the top guys in the business, not cheap though. Another place to call closer to your neck of the woods is Dave at https://pro-tectservices.co.uk/contact-pro-tect-milton-keynes/ in Tingewick, he's done a few 911's (including my 964) and while they are now focusing on undersealing he might be able to fit yours in - if he does then rates will be reasonable.

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Nasty! Regarding the chrome door window frames, surely these can be removed and put onto the new door? Or are they damaged too?

Hope you got compensation!

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6 hours ago, Pierrick said:

Thanks for your reply Mark. I had the car checked by a professionnal and we agreed that the A post hasn't moved but as you suggested it might be a good idea to check with a new door before removing the hinges.

Ths wing is fine, is just needs a little bit of panel beating and repaint.

For the parts, I will post a wanted advert in the right place on this forum and see what happens...

If at all possible do not remove the hinges, only remove the pins.

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