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wizard993
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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have been following this thread with interest and I must say its great to see owners taking the plunge/getting stuck in like this. Often we can do a better job than any Indy/specialist could ever do on these cars and here is another prime example.

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Go on Wizz the GT2 needs a stable mate Grin


lol......I still harbour a desire for another slice of air cooled pork!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 12:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right Fella's,
"Today I have mostly been" (anyone remember the Fast Show?)
Well mostly cleaning and painting....
After finishing up re-building the calipers Friday night on a clean bench it was down a dirty Saturday for the rest....
You have seen the state the Oil Radiator was in so over the last week I have been popping in the garage to spray Gunk (other brands are available) into the cooling vanes to break down the crud and ditritus. This seems to have done the trick, so off for an early bath.

Next was to do the same with the Thermostat Housing

Now degreased in the bucket it went for a soapy hot wash.
I removed the paint from the Oil radiator with a wire brush on a drill ready for some mat black heat paint.


Whilst drying it was time to mask up the housing before sand blasting with my little home made version. First masking tape then over the top with duck tape to the blaster doesn't destroy anything.

First some etch primer, then a little red oxide. Whilst we're waiting for that to dry out of my home made spray booth comes the rad.


As per the Oil Tank I have gone with gloss black. The tank was powder coated so I have had to wet paint then lacquer over to get them looking the same.


The long Oil Pipes to the front of the car I have had new hoses put on and braised to cover a little nick in the pipe. The pipes do not rotate now, which is a good thing. I suspect the oil has been misting out of the rubber unions and covered the rad. On closer inspection I couldn't live with the metal pipes as they were. The powder coat was starting to come off in places so best start stripping it off.

You can clearly see the corrosion on the brass pipe. After some Nitromors I went at them with the sanding wheel on the drill.



So all done with that little lot. I will be dropping them into my pal who painted the calipers for me as I want these 2K etched then gloss black per the rest of the oil transfer stuff. Being brass I didn't want to take any chances with home paint.
Right so Lets have a look at the fan......

This has clearly seen better days.


After removing the actual fan, you can see all the crud that builds up. As it's sticky oil, everything sticks to it, including grit and mud.



This is what a new one looks like!

So that's it so far. I have dropped the pipes off for paint and then found the most amazing bunch of chaps down the road from me who are going the dismantle and re-furbish the fan. The guy said the he wouldn't book it in as he would work on it in his lunch hours! (sounds like a cash job to me Wink ). There we go then.
All the best,
The Baron

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PeterS
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great, mate.

That brass pipe looks too pretty to paint. How about "au naturelle"??

That thermostat housing looks better than when I last saw it! You've even got the drain-plug out.

When you were cleaning and degreasing, why didn't you use a parts washer? I'm sure I've seen one at your place.

I see you used the Bosch paint booth. Nice. Is that the one with the front extraction door?

Now get those bits stuck on and get down with us to Spain.

EDITED to correct spelling, typed in a hurry.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice work Chief Thumb How you fixed doing mine as a foreigner Dont know
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job mate.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Nice work Chief Thumb How you fixed doing mine as a foreigner Dont know


I speak a little Polish Question

Pete, as usual, thanks for the lovely comment. I'll put it down to holiday excitement. Drive careful, drive safe mate.....missing you already.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 03, 2013 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Great job mate.


Thanks fella. Still a lot to do, so I think this thread will run and run.
In search of perfection......
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 10, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: 'The Red Baron!' Reply with quote

Hi Chief,

I am just about to prep my car in advance of having some repair work done to the jack point. I can't quite tell from your pics but, before welding, did you remove the duct elbow or did you remove any of the interior insulation in that area? Just thinking about fire or other potential damage risks - I thought the interior was venerable until I read your report and saw your pic but I am now thinking that is less likely to be of concern due to that void.

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Steve

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,
I just placed a fire/ heat cloth inside the tunnel. Although I think this was a bit of overkill. The white plastic 90 degree bend wasn't even warm after welding even though I puddle welded the holes first then welded the jacking point.
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that. I have agreed with my chosen repairer that I would bring the car in ready to repair and was wondering how far to strip back, I'll follow your lead.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bit of an update for those following the Baron....
Progress has been a little slow (more of that later Ron) as every nut, bolt and fastener has resisted removal. I have been concentrating on the hard brake lines & flexies whilst the oil pipes are being painted. The corrosion is as you can see, excessive. Also the male ends of most of the hard lines are rounded off.


So time to start bending some replacements.


Getting closer, so a trial fit should be fun. Getting the whole lot through the hole for the flexi was a little tricky...



After a little resistance and some cursing both front lines were replaced.


So all done for now and onto removing the nearside skirt and shark fin. Now I wandered why after taking all the fixings off, that the fin wouldn't budge, and here's why.

Hmmm glued on with silicon for good measure!
So nothing but dirt to report, no rust or nasties (Thank God!)


Then I removed the rear PU to have a sniff around, again nothing untoward.

So that's it for now. Many parts ordered and ideas to figure out.
I managed to bag some mint 993 door handles, but more of that next time.
Thanks for following, it is nice to know i'm not on my own with everyone building, repairing and modifying.
All the best,
The Baron....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brilliant stuff.

I'm thrilled that you have a pipe bender thingy, as on the BB the rear brake pipes are completely wrong. The same person that fakked up the engine has also invoiced for "fitting" new brake pipes. Looks like I will be booking it into Chief Motors for correction treatment. (This is not a BDSM reference)
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just spent a few hours going over the car with my painter.......


Well we are going for windows out, doors off, wings off, sunroof out!
Side repeater delete and 993 door handles. Now this thread started off with checking out the brakes Dont know
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Slippery slope chum Thumb I only envisaged fixing the velcro in the luggage compartment............................... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I must get my wheel arches as clean as yours!



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...Crikey, looks like it's going to be a long night...I mean a long year !!! Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Slippery slope chum Thumb I only envisaged fixing the velcro in the luggage compartment............................... Rolling Eyes

Damn, forgot to mention this too him. I bet the quote will go up, now what else did I forget Question
 
  
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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...Crikey, looks like it's going to be a long night...I mean a long year !!! Cool


The problem is Nick that the bar has been high and getting higher since Clinchy started all this 964 nonsense Grin

To be truthful there seems little point putting it all back together with rust issues. Although they are only minor, the rear window has to come out for the rust at the bottom edge. The front wing has some scabbing in at least three places and bucket full of stone chips on the bonnet and PU. And what with the raised bar and all that puh
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

O.K it's been a while since an update, so here we have it. I have been trying to get the car ready for paint but the weather had a different idea.

So after drying off I thought i'd take the door handles off as I wanted to change the locks out into my 993 ones. These will be painted body colour but I wanted to make sure they all lined up correctly.


Right, all done here. So next I needed to take out the Instruments as i have ordered a new rev counter face in red with the 7,000 rpm at the 12'oclock postion and the tick tock clock black but with the Tag Heuer logo. These are on the way from Ed at Porsche Dials. (A pleasure to deal with, very fast response. Not like some I could name and shame). Anyway having figured this was going to be tricky without damaging the delicate outer rings, I spied a solution.


Easy with the Tom Tom window sucker, they just pulled out!
Right. Now for bumper removal. Fortunately the rear had all parts replaced due to corrosion before I brought the car, so easy job.

Seams a shame to put it back on after don't you think?
Front resisted a little, but the sun was out and life was good!


All off. I have copper greesed the bolts and put the bumper back on so I can winch it onto the trailer for the off to the painter next week.

Spent a couple of hours taking all the fitting off the P.U's and scrubbing them clean to help Paul out.

Now some have said to leave the paint for another day, but as can be seen in these few pic's the Elephant in the rusty room is....



So there you have it. I shall take some pictures of the dials and the removal/ replacement when they arrive. So that's it for now fella's.
Please keep you comments comming as i'm always interested.
THE SIDE INDICATORS ARE GOING TO BE WELDED UP!
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Nice one chief keep up the good work were going to be like peas in a pod !
 
  
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