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Thread: MY 1970 911E Restoration Project

  1. #11
    Underside Painted Body Color
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    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  2. #12
    Subscribed. Looks like fun.
    Renn-Spot - Cars & parts For Sale - http://renn-spot.blogspot.com/
    1970 911"S" - Black (originally silver)
    1974 911"S" - Silver
    1973 911"T" - Bahia Red - Now Sold
    10 sec 67 VW
    Early "S" Registry #439

  3. #13
    Top Side Painted and Sanded
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    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  4. #14
    Finishing Touches
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    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  5. #15
    Back Home at Last 1-2-2015

    Now my fun starts (Note we left the wheel wheels for me to finish in black).
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    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  6. #16
    Interior

    I had the interior refinished by Euro Interiors in Bedford Hills, NY.
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    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  7. #17
    Always more fun when the owner participates as much as possible in the work process. Lookin good.

    On another note, it seems that the COA's have more and more 'no information' notations.....
    Roy Smalley
    member 877

  8. #18
    Absolutely gorgeous how long did the body shop have it? Looks like they did a great job on the metal work!

  9. #19
    Auto Associates had the shell for just about 1 year. Obviously the work was not continuous over that period. They are clearly the best source available to me for early 911 work.
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    Absolutely gorgeous how long did the body shop have it? Looks like they did a great job on the metal work!
    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

  10. #20
    Front Suspension
    The goal, once getting the car home, was to get it rolling so that I could move it around in my garage and make room when needed on the lift for my other cars. I had prepped and painted the components as well as had all the hardware plated ahead of time. This made assembly pretty straightforward. That is except when I discovered that the RHS A-Arm was a 914 arm with 29 splines for the torsion bar. Who knew that a 914 A-Arm is identical to a 911 arm except for the spline count. I found that out pretty quickly when the torsion bar would not go in. A quick posting on Pelican straightened me out. The only problem was that I had sold my last RHS arm the week before to a fellow Registry member. Luckily, I was able to swap locally with a spare LHS for a RHS and moved onward.

    The pics below shown the front suspension with original fasteners replated, Koni S struts, and a pair of early S calipers that were rebuilt by our pal Eric Shea. I used the Elephant Racing rubber bushings on the control arms and strut tops. A set of Avon 185-70/15. CR6ZZ with A29 compound arrived just in time to mate up with Harvey Weidman's restored deep sixes and make the car rollable.
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    Last edited by tom1394racing; 04-28-2015 at 04:32 PM.
    Tom Butler
    1973 RSR Clone
    1970 911E Restoration in Progress

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