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Damo's 996 c2 rust bucket project

...996s aren't typically rust ridden thus one can quite easily buy one that isnt! Hence the general interest...
 
...996s aren't typically rust ridden thus one can quite easily buy one that isnt! Hence the general interest...
Unfortunately that’s not the case, they are very much prone to rust. People also naively said the same of the 964 and the 993, and they were wrong. Yes, of course there are examples that haven’t, but they are increasingly harder to come by now, and often the corrosion is hidden where most, even ‘savvy’ buyers won’t look or, as is more often the case, can’t look.
 
Unfortunately that’s not the case, they are very much prone to rust. People also naively said the same of the 964 and the 993, and they were wrong. Yes, of course there are examples that haven’t, but they are increasingly harder to come by now, and often the corrosion is hidden where most, even ‘savvy’ buyers won’t look or, as is more often the case, can’t look.
I think the difference is that the shells were at least well treated from the factory, meaning it’s taken 20-25 years for rust to take hold, rather than the 10-15 years that’s more typical. Or 3-4 years if you talk about cars from the 70s!
 
Agree with the last sentiment...especially 70s cars; remember lancias rusting in the show room!
 
New front splitter has arrived from Joe Toth composites in Canada. It’s a nice bit of work. Will fit when the bumper comes off to fit the new air ducts.

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Sneak peak at the gt3 coffin arms

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And lastly the OZ alloys

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Very strong fitment 🤣

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How is the fitment, this is bloody strong! 25mm further spaced out on the rear than factory! are you going to undersize the tyres / roll the arches?
 
How is the fitment, this is bloody strong! 25mm further spaced out on the rear than factory! are you going to undersize the tyres / roll the arches?
This set up has already been fitted by others and hence why i can have decent confidence it will work. normally used with 265 rear tyre but ive gone with a 275 so some rolling mite be required but hopefully not with -2deg camber I plan to run.
 
This set up has already been fitted by others and hence why i can have decent confidence it will work. normally used with 265 rear tyre but ive gone with a 275 so some rolling mite be required but hopefully not with -2deg camber I plan to run.
Can’t wait to see it. Good luck.
 
Update on the rust repairs.

(Note I’ve got over 100 pictures and this is a small section hopefully in the right order)

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Above is all the near side chassis rail repair which you actually saw 95% finished in person but that is all done now
 
And this is the offside chassis rail which is also full done now as well.

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Also the passenger side strut top just required cleaning and treating. No welding needed which is good news.

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more rusty updates from slide motorsport, all most done with rust now.

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credit where it's due , my they are doing a sterling job on this i think it's a bit easier to face the cost when it's such a fine job. top stuff!!
 
Front chassis rail was where mine was going and then rear arches and also rear jacking points. Mine was a 99 car so those that have thier heads in the sand about 996's not rusting then just wait. Unless its been dry run only and no salt at all it will be there just waiting to poke its head out one day.
 
Front chassis rail was where mine was going and then rear arches and also rear jacking points. Mine was a 99 car so those that have thier heads in the sand about 996's not rusting then just wait. Unless its been dry run only and no salt at all it will be there just waiting to poke its head out one day.
Agreed buddy. Only rust left on mine now is this front jacking point & sill, which was started on today. Should have it back on the road by the end of the month.

I never intend to sell this car, other that owning a gt3 it’s my dream car and modded to my personal taste and why I’m willing to invest into it. The kids / wife can do as please with it once I’ve returned to the mud lol.ca0af933-da23-4d00-aceb-02697bade788.jpeg
 
Front chassis rail was where mine was going and then rear arches and also rear jacking points. Mine was a 99 car so those that have thier heads in the sand about 996's not rusting then just wait. Unless it’s been dry run only and no salt at all it will be there just waiting to poke its head out one day.
Agreed. I’m tired of hearing people telling me “Porsches are galvanised, it’s only crash repair that makes them rust”
 
I can’t read this thread and definitely don’t want to view he pictures, scats the hell out of me, have restored several 356’s through the years, I know the amount of work involved, fair play that you are doing this.
 

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