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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!

 

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They have done work on my mates 993 and I was always impressed with their work. Plenty to do in there so hope it goes well.  
Where about are you based? Essex?

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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.

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1 hour ago, MATTYBOY said:

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.

Looks like the rot I had on my 3.2 , got mine done at Sportwagen , and hello from Stansted Mountfitchet 👋🏼 

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I heard lots of good recommendations for Dunmow coachworks, sons Boxster needs refresh so will venture over once we are allowed too

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10 hours ago, Beaky said:

I heard lots of good recommendations for Dunmow coachworks, sons Boxster needs refresh so will venture over once we are allowed too

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.

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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.1211077340_KidneyBowlExposed.jpg.bf3210cb4cd9a982f9e942c3c59865a0.jpg

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Great to hear that DCW know our cars and to get this recommendation. They did a small repair on my daily driver a while back and I was very pleased with that. Just on my doorstep too.

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On 21/02/2021 at 12:10, MATTYBOY said:

Next week they are hoping to start on the fabrication work.1211077340_KidneyBowlExposed.jpg.bf3210cb4cd9a982f9e942c3c59865a0.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I hope they are cutting out significantly more than what is shown in these pics? 

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