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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:15 pm    Post subject: Rebirth of a Legend Reply with quote

Well Guy's,

Following on from my first post about my new build, which went off on a tangent re colours, and IC932's comment about this being a rebirth, not a birth, i thought i would show you the progress thus far. As you can see, the shell has been acid dipped, and is in fantastic condition.
The seam welding has started, as has the cage install. There is stil a lot of cage to go in before she goes on the flip rig, so all the cutting & welding can be finished. This is so the shell is sufficiently strengthened before being turned over, as she may twist if this is done too early.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely seam welding work by someone. Keep us posted on progress. And what colour did you decide on? Your original orange looked great.
Cheers PLD
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peter,

yeah, these guys are real "craftsmen". Great to see such people still exist.
Re the colour, i'm actually thinking of sticking with the Orange, or failing that, she will be pure white, with black vinyl accents.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow ! looking preety awesome keep us updated !
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 11:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow... <drool...>

that is all i have to say...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's going to be stiff!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 6:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

924guy wrote:
wow... <drool...>

that is all i have to say...


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Seam welding hhmm. thats a big pic.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would stick with the orange, the car looked great before!

But I would do the interior in a white!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

By ther way the post is going Im getting the feeling that this is your orange car in the avitar, my youve been busy if so. what did you dip it in.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Joe,

No, this is a new, non sunroof 1985 N/A shell. The orange car is at the same place, as the vast majority of parts will be transfered over.
The car was dipped in an industrial acid dipping process, which while more expensive than normal media blasting, has several advantages.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 3:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well it would look good lots of colors..one of the tones
of porsche yellow.. orange is nice..and a light blue is cool.

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve my buddy glad to finally see some results of all the discussions that we where having here in sunny SA over some cold beers and BOEREWORS !!!!

Glad it's coming along seems i will have to take a trip in 2 years or so to uk to come taim the beast ....

Ps. SBK tickets are booked and ready for us .
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*BUMP*

Additional pics added to first post
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PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Bump*

a few more pics added

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