Project 1968 Porsche 912 - Updates, detailed with PICS!

Discussion in 'Gearhead Garage' started by tweakmonkey, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. Caucasian Hammer

    Caucasian Hammer Jesus, Man.

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    Hey hey hey updates!
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  3. funkgab

    funkgab Junior Member

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    wow nice work.. the seat looks amazing.. how much did that set you back? and if your swapping a whole brake system you don't have to change the master cylinder and such?
  4. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    I've been starting her up and driving around the block, warming it up again in this nice weather. The car feels sloppy at the moment and after playing with the carbs a bit I seemed to have fixed a really bad idle-speed power band. I had it running really well but the idle was too high so I backed off but lost some mid range. I need to get a manual on this carb.
  5. tweakmonkey

    tweakmonkey Webmaster Staff Member

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    Detailed! Crappy iphone pics:
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    It's a night and day difference, looks like a different car. :D

    No pictures of the hood because its paint is unworkable. I'll have our local guys match/respray it and show some pics of the completed car.

    The paint now makes the car look like a 10/10 car (maybe 8/10 if you notice some slightly warped doors and hood) from about 15 feet away. Any closer and you'll spot 40 years of dings and dents, touch-up paint etc. I need to re-touch some of those spots and color sand. Being an ultra cheaparse I love the fact that the car looks "good enough" now with almost no money spent.

    The process was:
    Clay bar the whole car (constantly wet the paint/clay while working it), probably spent about 5-6 hours on clay
    Wool pad on whole paint job using Turtle Wax buffing compound and some Harbor Freight buffer
    Medium foam (yellow) pad to remove residue and a little extra polishing action
    Microfiber to dry it off
    Soft (grey) foam with some cleaner/wax to do a final cleanup and wipe down with microfiber.

    I'll try to get some higher res photos once the hood is done. Compare that to before!
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    You get the idea. :) Not a new paint job, but a huge improvement.
  6. smirnoff

    smirnoff Curmudgeon

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    She shines! Huge improvement dude. Now it's looking like the car outclasses the wheels. Any plans there?
  7. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    bro, you have some nice gloss on that body finally!!

    looks great