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Stuart7
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:25 pm    Post subject: Stuart7's 993 refurb Reply with quote

I collected my 993 last week, after being without it since the end of last year. I'm very happy to get it back!

It has received a fair amount of restoration work over the past 7 months, including a back-to-metal repaint, and a full engine re-build.

I chose Barr Tech in Cambridge for all the work. Whilst not Porsche-only specialists, they are very familiar with air-cooled 911s and I really liked the 2 brothers who run the garage. Most importantly for me, they are local so I could pop-in on my bicycle to chat and check progress.

Thought I'd share some photos...
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First job, engine out...

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Engine in bits...









 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bare metal...



 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chassis legs before and after...



 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Painted...



 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glasstec Paul removed and re-fitted all the glass, including a new windscreen...

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oily bits going back together...

 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy
 



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Surprised WOW

Great stuff!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 7:53 pm    Post subject: 993 Reply with quote

Beautiful worship Absolutely better than getting a brand new car! What would I rather have, a new 992 or this?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work, lovely plate too👍
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work and that's some job going back to bare metal. Thumb

Weekend warrior or balls out daily?

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tyinsky
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is superb!!!

What led you to get the full engine rebuild?
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...looks great and nice that you could see the car go through it's various restorations stages, enjoy driving it.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 5:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a very nice job done . What was the budget overall if you don't mind me asking? Any suspension work refresh or just paint and engine?
Chassis legs didn't look bad at all but you can clearly see how the lack of surface protection in that one spot allows metal to be eaten away slowly.
The rest of the body looked solid as a rock, was any rot found under the scuttle or screens ?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's fantastic!!, what a treat for the car, good for another 20 years, that must have come in at a pretty penny circa £20k I'm thinking.....

Colour looks good, ocean blue?, my car was originally ocean blue and I needed a full repaint, decided on a colour change in the end after much deliberation and sleepless nights ha ha. Fresh ocean does look nice.

So engine work wise, did you just go straight refresh here?, or did you end up tweaking some parts?.

That chassis leg didn't look too bad, perhaps the pic but was surprised to see they needed to cut a section out?.

All in, lovely work my friend you must be made up.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 9:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Stuart

Wow, what a fantastic job and quite an investment.

I think we exchanged messages when you first bought that car because I recognised it as a previous owner.

I'm intrigued to know why you decided on an engine rebuild as the car had always been low mileage. It only had 43K miles on it when I sold it and I think you said it still only had 78K miles on it when you bought it last year. Which seems very low mileage for an engine stripped down and rebuilt. Had it suffered some kind of major failure or signs of significant wear?

Also, the car must be feeling a sense of déjà vu. As you know I also live near Cambridge and I actually had bodywork done on the car at the same garage - Barr Tech - shortly after I bought it. Spookily, it also included some remedial work in the corner of the windscreen so I had the windscreen replaced at the same time too!

I have to say I thought they were good guys to work with and their bodywork and paint was top-notch but sadly they let me down on the windscreen replacement. I made a big thing about how difficult it is to replace windscreens in these cars and they told me not to worry because they had their own windscreen expert who was very familiar with 911s. I never met the guy who did the work for them, but frankly he completely messed it up in my view. The new windscreen he fitted squeaked worse than the old one that came out and you could see huge blobs of filler down the back of the dashboard where he'd struggled to align it properly. So I'm pleased to see you had THE acknowledged 993 expert fitting the windscreen for you this time round.

Fantastic to see somebody investing so much to get a 993 in top condition and I'll certainly be keeping an eye out around Cambridge in the hope of spotting my old car and will give you a wave if I do.
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll be following this too as I'm not too far from Cambridge and always like to know of places I can use that others have good experiences of.

Likewise to other comments on here I'm intrigued to understand the reasons for the rebuild, and the chassis legs looked pretty good, not too dissimilar to mine when we opened them up, so surprised a new patch was needed.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2018 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like an absolutely epic job - congratulations (and commiserations to your wallet)...totally worth it though as it looks a million bucks!

Is it midnight blue or ocean?
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