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Old 10-06-2020, 09:00 AM
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Looking good! I fitted adjustable tabs on my beam so had it shot blasted and powdercoated gloss black whilst it was off. Have a local powder coater that's really reasonable it's not worth trying to clean bits up myself.
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Old 10-06-2020, 03:34 PM
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All of the welding and fab is done.

Realy pleased with the results and the general quality of the welding.

These pictures show inside the box section, both sides were lined and then a centre section was inserted in a vertical plane. The top two plates then are welded on top in a t shape as it were, making it very strong.

The diff mount itself has also now been replaced as it had small cracks in two places and the welds looked suspect.

Of course he also added a few extra welds to the floor in a couple of places.

When you hold some of the boot floor in your own hand it hard to believe how thin the steel is and it bends like a piece of licorice.

He also put in a couple of fixing loops so that the battery lead can still be cable tied down.

Next thing to do is rub the surfaces back and add primer, seam sealer and top coat along with grey underseal.

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Old 20-06-2020, 10:01 PM
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Slow and Steady Wins the race, or something like that!

Products Used:
  • Dinitrol 445 Zinc Primer
  • Dinitrol RC900 Rust Coverter/Primer
  • Dinitrol 401 Brushable Seam Sealer
  • Dinitrol 447 Grey Underseal Schutz (well not yet)

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Old 21-06-2020, 10:26 AM
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Looking great!
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Old 21-06-2020, 03:41 PM
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Thanks, it’s all a bit tedious but it’s all in the prep.

I’ve been applying POR 15 to the swing arms after using every sort of wire brush and sanding paper to them, both on drill and a grinder.

Did the degrease with POR marine degreaser, then Metal Prep, then POR 15.

The plan is then to apply POR15 top coat over that.

Then I have to tame the Schutz gun attached to my compressor to apply the final floor undercoat, more masking and moving other cars - the spray drift doesn't bear thinking about!

I'm eager to get on with the actually mechanical renovation, that's what I enjoy more.

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Old 22-06-2020, 09:58 AM
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I'm in exactly the same situation - currently removing everything from the trailing arms. TBH, I got a bit fed up and haven't done anything for over a week. Got to get motivated and get back to it. Also got a bit distracted looking for a 996...
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Old 22-06-2020, 10:16 AM
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Yes it's takes some willpower!

Esp when really all I want to is fit the pile of shiny new parts I've acquired!

996 - anyone for Fried eggs? I think they have got over that now though?

I'm not really a Porsche Guy buy the 993 and 964 do press my buttons :)

Should I be replacing the CV Joints and Boots???

What do people think??

No tears or perishing of the boot, or noises.... And they are not too tricky to do whilst on the car later on????
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Old 22-06-2020, 11:15 AM
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996's seem to be growing into their looks and improving with age. I've owned a couple of 3.2's, a couple of 964's, and a 997 (plus a 924 and a 944). Thought the first of the water cooled (996) would be nice to have alongside the last of the air cooled (993).

I'm looking forward to putting on all the new suspension bits, too. And then driving it again...

I'm leaving the CV joints and boots as they seem to be in perfectly good condition. I did consider changing them, but thought it would be too easy to disappear down the rabbit hole and end up changing everything I looked at. I am thinking of changing the brake hoses for braided stainless steel - just concerned I'll open a can of worms when trying to undo them from the hard lines and end up with all kinds of stripped threads and have to replace the hard lines, too.
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Old 23-06-2020, 12:42 PM
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996's seem to be growing into their looks and improving with age. I've owned a couple of 3.2's, a couple of 964's, and a 997 (plus a 924 and a 944). Thought the first of the water cooled (996) would be nice to have alongside the last of the air cooled (993).

I'm looking forward to putting on all the new suspension bits, too. And then driving it again...

I'm leaving the CV joints and boots as they seem to be in perfectly good condition. I did consider changing them, but thought it would be too easy to disappear down the rabbit hole and end up changing everything I looked at. I am thinking of changing the brake hoses for braided stainless steel - just concerned I'll open a can of worms when trying to undo them from the hard lines and end up with all kinds of stripped threads and have to replace the hard lines, too.
Good point, I think I'm going to leave the CV joints for now.

I also have some black stainless braided brake lines - as you say, it could all go horribly wrong if all of the hard line to flexi parts are seized up! I've found in the past sometimes the ferule bonds onto the hard line itself and before you know it you've damaged the line by twisting it up! Flaring isn't much fun either!

Maybe I'll get the hoses done by someone else later on :) how kind or me to leave it for them :)

It's been a couple of months since I've driven her now and missing taking her out for a blast!
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Old 30-06-2020, 09:41 AM
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Cricky, you have been busy since I last checked it, really taking shape now good work.
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