Yours and TonyBMW's workmanship is about as good as it gets imo.
Nice of you to say. I think Tony's work is inspirational. He sets the standard allright.
I have been collecting a few bits for when I get going.
I got hold of a few 911 Turbo brake callipers. These are rears.
I have three fronts too. ;D
The only way to get turbo brakes on a narrow body 911 is to use the earlier floating discs on the front
The rear callipers don't fit on without machining, but I didn't fancy that so I got hold of a set of turbo trailing arms. Obviously the turbo callipers will bolt straight on to these. They normally go for silly money but a pal of mine got me a pair at a bargain price. I don't have a picture of those as they are stashed in the back of the shed. The turbo arms have bigger wheel bearings, a bit wider track and slightly more performance orientated suspension geometry. It does mean that I will have to re locate the pick up points on the chassis. Hopefully the wheels will still fit under the arches when it is all done.
To compliment all this stuff I have decided I am going to make a twin circuit pedal box with balance bar. I got some bits for that.
I turned up a few pedal pivots to make some new brake pedals
I need to get some bodywork done first though. I have now got a plan of attack.
I am going to do the driver's side.
Starting at the front inner wing there is a poor repair which I want to re do.
wing mounting plate has a hole in it
I am going to do the inner and outer sill and kidney bowl. I repaired these a few years ago but it was only meant as a temporary job.
I have collected enough bits to do it now (all gen Porsche, except the wing mounting plate)
After that I can get on with relocating the oil tank.
It should keep me busy for a bit, once I get started of course.
What a fantastic thread, i look forward to each and every update, this is one of my all time favourite cars from being a wee lad and the work you are doing is so subtle but so complicated at the same time its an amazing thing to witness.
My cap is doffed sir!
I have an idea for a unique alfa. . . . and i think it might just work.
Well I thought it was about time I got back to work on the old bus.
First job was to clear a bit of space to work in my huge shed. Loads of room now
I want to start in the front inner wing and work my way back along the driver's side. First job to remove the oil cooler and to drop the oil pipes out of the way, as I need to get at this.
With it out of the way I cleaned it all up to see what was left.
Looks horrible and it has to go, but first I put some of that Bilt Hamber rust stuff on to protect it whilst I get it sorted.
It dries out black
Then I had to finish the rice krispies so I would have some card for templates.
As I'm starting at the front and working back I am going to do the bit from the front strut forward about ten inches worth of old, curse word repair to replace.
I started to make the bit by folding a piece in my new Tony [TM] metal folder.
In the process of making it the shape started to get away from me. I tried to get it back which, in retrospect, was a mistake. I ended up chucking it away and coming into the house for a cup of tea instead.
Good to see this one progressing, exactly the way I'd like to build a 911 Shame you had a bad day. It happens. Law of averages says the next one must go better
btw, you know you said about plastic windows and not wanting them until them make some that don't scratch? Apparently this stuff exists. The bodyshop who did the paint on my Beetle told me about them in Dec when I collected the car. I'm due to get a number/see product at the start of next month. If you want me to pass details on just let me know
I trimmed the job up and added the captive nut for securing the oil pipes. This had been forgotten by the previous repairer. I found a stainless m6 nut the other day so I saved it for this. (it is in the little hole )
Bit of weldable primer
Might get that bit welded in tonight, but first I have a load of sh*t to shovel.
The bloke didn't think it would be enough to keep me going, so he drove off
And brought another load
that is 30 tonnes I have to shift. It is hardcore for the base of my new workshop BTW. The hole was this big once