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LMR
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A google search last night showed that I had wasted my time fitting the bumper reinforcement.... frustrated

Anyway, I cracked on this morning. I should have remembered sooner, but one of the brackets on the bumper needed a repair.



So I trimmed a bit of plastic and shaped to suit



Some two pack glue and a clamp



And some further two pack gave me something I can fettle later



So, onto reassembly. New reinforcement piece to the bottom of the bumper riveted on



Reinforcement pieces (powder coated, obviously) fitted



Lots and lots of assembly later



And a little bit of wrestling, and lots of crawling around on the floor later (and half covered in waxoyl), I now have this



Still need to tighten the side pieces. I have fitted new rubbers, which have very little give. If anyone is thinking of doing this task themselves, the screws listed in the Porsche parts catalogue are only just long enough. after struggling for far two long, I used the longer bolts listed for the front bumpers - which made life far, far easier.

Right, must eat, absolutely shattered.
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 8:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is absolutely fantastic

I have been following the post for months now and can't wait to see the final results.

This car will be mega once you finish it and you should be really proud of it.

I'll keep watching and you enjoy once you finish it
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your kind words. Today has been long - I am glad people enjoy my ramblings Smile !!
 
  
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its coming along nicely Thumb in regards the bumper reinforcement you could have left that on , where the cover slips under lip on the top of the bar if you put self tappers in there rather than rivets makes it easier if you ever have to take the bumper cover off in the future you unbolt from the rear quarters, the two support brackets on the underside of the middle section and take the self tappers out the top lip and slip the bumper cover off
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LMR
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gaz

Now you tell me!!

Thanks for the tip - I am clearly a masochist, therefore I have done the rivets.
 
  
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Gazc2
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry mate missed your post last night nooo no biggie just means you will need to drill the rivets out in the future, I have a twin exhaust on mine which makes it a nightmare to get to the brackets/bolts on the reinforcing bar

hope neither of us have to take them back off !
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PeterS
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The design and fitting of the rear bumper assembly has to be one of the daftest ever.

Cars looking great, though.

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LMR
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a quick update today. After finishing off fitting the rear bumper this morning, I have spent the rest of the day cleaning stuff ready to fit - wheel arch liners, front lights and indicators, replaced all of the bulbs and and a seemingly a thousand other things, none of which seemed worthy of photos.

What I did get done was fit the rear lights (after waxoyling the bowl and behind the centre section), together with a new seal on the top of the reflector. Very satisfying Very Happy

 
  
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Chief
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Phil,
With all that waxoil the car should last indefinitely Grin
 
  
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LMR
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it will float.......!!

Pressure is on, next project arrives in 9 days time (supposedly)....
 
  
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Chief
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just ordered engine bits for mine. At least it's cheaper than 964 stuff Thumb
 
  
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LMR
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Late one in the workshop tonight, but some good progress made. First off I fitted the remainder of the lights. I was very pleased when they all worked!



I then went to work with more rust proofing. In the cavities I have used dinatrol and on the surface, clear waxoyl. This is a picture of the sill. The brown / black is the dinatrol coming out of the drain holes



I have also rust proofed the wheel arches. Again, you will see a mix of shiny brown and clear. I have used dinatrol on the surfaces that won't be seen (particularly behind the plastic liners) and clear waxoyl elsewhere.



This is a super messy job, but I think well worth it.

To compensate for the messy task, I wanted to do something which changed the visual appearance of the car. So I thought I would pop on the outer sill cover. New seal fitted pretty easily, and wasn't a massive hassle to get the seal to sit correctly.



Right, shower and bed - and back to it tomorrow.

Happy reading
 
  
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Chief
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 1:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good Phil. I recon you could park it next to the sea for a decade and not see any rust Grin
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 8:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chief

I am not going to test that theory Hand

Lots done today, but little of worthiness to photo. Nearside sill cover fitted, number plate lights, collected what I thought was my last set of parts from OPC. Wheels were due back from powder coaters today, but won't be ready until tomorrow.

I did get distracted for part of the day. I am going to the Stanford Hall VW show at the weekend, and as the rust proofing stuff was lying around, I applied some underseal to my motorhome, and new disk brakes.

I also found that the fittings I have for the rear spoiler are knackered, so will be spending this evening trawling through the parts catalogue ordering a few more parts......... frustrated
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just back from the potting shed. I have been fiddling with other stuff for part of the day, but finally got around to the 964 mid afternoon. I have been refitting wheel arch liners, which I have to say is not the most pleasurable task I have ever done, but just one of those tasks that needs doing.

Whilst in the arch I also fitted the rear bumper support bars



And because it was messing with chief's OCD (and mine), I also removed the overspray off the radius arms

Before



After



I also completed the fitting of side sills and the sharks fins - no photos are people have covered this in other blogs.

Cant remember if I mentioned this before, but on Sunday I looked at my tyres and realised they were not going to pass an MOT. I had decided that I was going to defer wheel refurbishment until a later date, but As I needed tyres fitting, it made sense to get them done now. I picked them up today.



After lots of time sorting through bags of fittings to get the arches fitted, and with the wheels having arrived, I pressed on, fitted them, and took the car off the axle stands.



Still lots to do, but having a car back on 4 wheels feels really good thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri May 01, 2015 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why is it, the closer the car gets to completion, the more messy my workbench gets Dont know

 
  
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Shanghai


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 3:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great work Thumb
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Yas Marina


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2003 Porsche 996 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good, I'll have to find time to pop round with Chief and see it in the flesh again.

You can see light at the end of the tunnel now.

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 1:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Phil,

I'm really looking forward to seeing it out from under the covers, it's going to look mint!

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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2015 4:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaps

Thank you for all of the kind words Thumb
 
  
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