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    Quote Originally Posted by swbstudios View Post
    A pleasure to watch someone that knows what they're doing.
    I'm always learning but thanks.

    All set. Nice positive sealing made. This is a situation where being steel or aluminum is nice. I could always fit an aluminum lid down the road after I recover from spending.(I just ordered a full RSR suspension..ouch)

    These aluminum brake cooling ducts were essentially free but took me a couple days, they curve in every direction so it was fussy. They're nice and light and a full 2" or 51mm opening.

    I'm tinning the seams now for leading being careful to vent the work space and wearing a respirator👍🏼
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    No bondo.

    Lead work is about 60% completed as everything is tinned and 3/4 soldered. Some areas are filed but there's plenty left. My half round file is dull so it'll need replacing.

    The RSR coilovers with real RSR struts arrived. More RSR suspension components on the way
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    These are very nice.
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    Still fitting everything. This is my design and color scheme.
    RSR/935 suspension paid for and trickling in.
    Making adjustments to my custom roll / harness bar.
    This steel one will be a template for a S-T aluminum bar.
    The front 8Jx15s are vintage Fuchs btw. .
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    More parts delivered. I have the front Bilstein coil overs but Still waiting on the rears. These are real RSR struts.
    I'm trying to get this tub fully ready for painting with in two weeks from now. The roll hoop is refitted up nicely.
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    Please excuse the above stitch welds the joint between these panels suck seam sealer or under sealant up into as you weld bc of the heat. I had to grind it off and try it again. Many four letter words and I threw my helmet once.
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    Checking off all details that must be done before painting prep. Sorry there are too many items to bore you with I'll show them after paint. The red vintage Fuchs aren't being used if anyone wants them 8Jx15 ET 22; $650 I sold the Minilites, bought 9J x 15 Fuchs and will use 7J x 15s up front for better feel.
    I want to take this car to Luft!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer View Post
    I bought a 77S from a well known Porsche builder's partner at night and forgot my paint meter. I live about 45 minutes from Newark so I went for it trusting my "trained" eye. I noticed there was paint work on the rear quarter but had I brought a meter or even better a magnet, I could have saved a lot of money on the purchase. Because the repair was so bad, a magnet was all I needed.

    It was blowing lot of smoke and barely running (CIS doesn't like sitting for 5 years) but I brought $17,100 cash and had their friend trailor it home. 128k original miles, not too long ago this was a $7,100 car. But the seller played hardball and wouldn't budge off 17k, I gave him another $100 for doing the deal quickly and setting me up with his friend to trailer it (at an additional $400) to my shop that night.

    I promptly got it running well enough and decided to make subtle flares for the rear arches to fit more rubber while I thought about what I'd do with the car and drivetrain.

    When I finished making the custom wheel arches and began removing the mostly original paint, my flap disc just kept digging.

    I couldn't believe I mist this!

    I must admit, this was done by the Michelangelo of Bondo repairs
    Some people have the knack of bodywork and others don't

    https://youtu.be/8mdwAkWvWMw

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    Quote Originally Posted by 911MRP View Post
    Some people have the knack of bodywork and others don't

    https://youtu.be/8mdwAkWvWMw
    Lol. I'm actually looking forward to the motor work.
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    Feeling crappy for the last week plus and I broke a toe but plugging away staying busy stripping off undercoating to remove excess weight. This part I really dont enjoy but it must be done.
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