Wednesday, December 26, 2007

controller plate and paint

The controller plate mounting involves making a template to layout and then cutting out the hole. The instructions say you should try to save the mounting stud for the ground strap. I cut around it. This side of the plate doesn't change much so if you just use more caulk in this area it comes out fine. I didn't drill the corners as the instructions stated but I've used a saw before and it came out ok.

When I test fitted the plate I noticed the crown in the top of the trunk and that the reinforcing ribs held the sides up were it bolts down to correct this I used nuts and tightened them on the outside bolts for spacers. Worked great! The 2" hole on the should be moved to the front just before the next bolt in my opinion. The instructions are vague here but when the wires on mine were strung this hole was to far back. The two 5/8" holes needed I drilled behind this hole later after I welded the one in the picture.

After more sanding, bondo, sanding, priming, sanding, etc. I painted the car at the end of September.

The trunks were painted with splatter trunk paint. This stuff works really great!

Sunday, December 16, 2007

more speed...

The passenger side went better mostly because it was the second and I learned two things. One, the sail panel is not worth replacing with what is avalible and used parts canablized from California. A used quarter panel from ebay to replace a unusable that was on the car.

The heavy stuff done, let the bondo begin! The doos are on for aligning only, I intend to paint the main body first. The door will be one of the last thing to be painted.

While cleaning out the rusted jack hole I found this mouses' nest. I knew seeing he had snails , this was a real Porsche.