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    Serial old car rescuer Arne's Avatar
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    Since the last update, the fuel pump and tank have been replaced, and the second half of the floor pan welded in. New tires next week (the ones on it now are almost 20 years old!). Starting to test fit all the new trim pieces, as I don't want to have to drill holes or tweak fitment after the truck has been painted. While there is still a little non-structural rust left to repair, I'll be talking with the painters about the job in the next couple of weeks.

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    - Arne

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    - 1972 911T coupe, Silver Metallic, Fuchs, Appearance Group, F&R sway bars, factory installed Frankfurt, upgraded factory A/C.
    Sold - 1984 911 Carrera coupe, Chiffon white; 1973 914 2.0, Saturn Yellow; 1984 944, Silver Metallic

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    Finally have the fuel injection pretty much settled, after working to reverse years and years of abuse, neglect and ill-advised tampering. It runs pretty well now, and dang! This little thing is QUICK!

    Going back to the remaining welding now, just a couple areas of non-structural rust I need to patch. Have been in touch with the man who painted my 911 and he figures he can probably knock it out in a few weeks early this summer. I've been fitting all the new trim bits on it now, so that any drilling or other work that is needed can be done prior to the new paint.

    The antenna was a recent addition. The little truck had no radio, speakers or antenna when I bought it. No antenna hole, either, as the fenders someone mounted when it was converted to round headlights had no hole. I plan to put it together "radio delete", but a future owner might want to add a radio. It would be a shame to then have to drill a hole through fresh paint for an antenna. So I decided that while I would not install a head unit or speakers, I'd go ahead and add an antenna now. And since it is a 16v VW, only one type of antenna will do...

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    - Arne

    Mostly done
    - 1972 911T coupe, Silver Metallic, Fuchs, Appearance Group, F&R sway bars, factory installed Frankfurt, upgraded factory A/C.
    Sold - 1984 911 Carrera coupe, Chiffon white; 1973 914 2.0, Saturn Yellow; 1984 944, Silver Metallic

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