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Homebuiltbyjeff
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 5:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Top notch restoration project and a very high degree of craftmanship. worship

Absolutely superb. Laughing


I wish I had more skill to get everything 100% perfect with bare metal, but I have to learn to walk before I run Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 04, 2016 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are some pics for those who can't watch videos at work.







Panel gaps are looking good. Almost ready for paint.

I am also looking for an engine for this build. I have a 2.7 that needs rebuilding, but something a bit more interesting would be good below 3.4 litres. If anyone has anything squirrelled away for a rainy day let me know.

Jeff.
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been tinkering away again this week and I have finally built a tube bender that works. Now I will be able to move on with building the roll cage.

Here is the latest video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1zs3WExdog
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So after finally building a tube bender that works, I have been able to complete the bolt in half roll cage for my car. I am far from a gun welder, but overall I am pretty happy with the result.

https://youtu.be/-QRoKJVOxH8
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Impressed with your can do attitude , you're a inspirational guy, im up to video 10 and supposed to be working ! ...i will enjoy the rest later after work . thanks for posting Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2016 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks mate thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is a pic.

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gotta say Jeff I'm loving this! I'm looking forward to seeing if you do the paint yourself or have it done elsewhere?

If you're doing it yourself I would be very interested to see the equipment you use and the amount of prep work which goes in, along with the effort needed to get the finish right.

Might sound a bit geeky but it might give people (me) confidence to have a go themselves Wink

Keep up the stellar work dude!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Agree really enjoying watching your progress when I'm supposed to be studying Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ragpicker wrote:
Gotta say Jeff I'm loving this! I'm looking forward to seeing if you do the paint yourself or have it done elsewhere?

If you're doing it yourself I would be very interested to see the equipment you use and the amount of prep work which goes in, along with the effort needed to get the finish right.

Might sound a bit geeky but it might give people (me) confidence to have a go themselves Wink

Keep up the stellar work dude!

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I am definitely doing the painting myself. The only thing I can see myself farming out, is the machining of the engine case, etc, as that is not a DIY type job.
I even plan on buying a sewing machine and doing my own leather interior retrim. It is another one of those things I have never done, so why not give it a crack. How hard can it be? (Famous last words)?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alright getting closer to putting paint on the car. But first I need somewhere to paint it. So this week I have been building myself a spray booth.

Here is the vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnUmu0OJ24A
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Homebuiltbyjeff wrote:
Alright getting closer to putting paint on the car. But first I need somewhere to paint it. So this week I have been building myself a spray booth.

Here is the vid.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SnUmu0OJ24A


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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is SO COOL !!!
Awesome to see people doing their own cars, not enough of this in the porsche world, good skills mate thumbsup thumbsup

Looking fed to seeing it finished Smile
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Jeff,

Fantastic work and thanks for reminding me to get back to the videos Thumb

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PostPosted: Thu May 05, 2016 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I didn't even think about the inflammability of the fumes when I was building this. I will now be enclosing the fluoros with clear plastic placed diagonally across the corners of the booth. hopefully that will keep it from exploding on me Wink ​.
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

YEEESSS!!! I finally have paint on the car. I have spent the week going over everything with a fine tooth comb, to make sure it was all sorted before I painted, and I still ended up finding things I missed once the paint was on Wink . But it feels like some progress has been made.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFLDyidgErU
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2016 9:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff Jeff , watching and enjoying the build, love the spray booth , go on paint it RED Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant work Jeff, this is one epic home build my friend Thumb Bandit Bandit Bandit Bandit Bandit
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2016 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great stuff Jeff , watching and enjoying the build, love the spray booth , go on paint it RED Thumb


My mother in law suggested I paint it red, so you know that is not happening Wink
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2016 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have finally finished the last of the fabrication work I need to do before paint. I have spent the last week building the RSR style strut braces, front and rear, for my car. I am pretty happy with the result, so hopefully I can finish up the final prep of the engine bay, interior and the froot for so I can seam seal and repaint the stone guard.

https://youtu.be/Tmj3fmE4D2o
 
  
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