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1975 Porsche 911 - Full Restoration

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Old 03-20-2015, 10:46 AM
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This 1975 Porsche 911 is being built to race in a rally circuit in Europe once completed. It was originally started by another shop where they had already acid dipped the car and attempted to weld the flares on the rear quarters and front fenders. The car was then taken to the 901 shop in Stuart Florida. The 901 shop handled the assembly, engine and drivetrain. We here at Kiddy’s Classics were in charge of the rust repair, body modifications, paint and body work.

 

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Old 03-23-2015, 10:42 AM
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The front firewall of this car had been modified over the years. The holes in the firewall were cut out prior to us receiving the body. The rust was caused by water that had worked its way down from the clogged sunroof drain on the passenger side A-pillar.

 
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The nose of this car had already had several bad repairs made. At one point the inner support was replaced and the panel was edge welded all the way around. The front pan section was welded in with thick beads and the rust damage on top was covered with a thin sheet of metal and brazed in place. An aftermarket oil cooler duct was modified to fit tightly into the bottom of the front nose.

 
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This small corner of the car has several panels that all come together at one point. The clogged sunroof drain allowed the water to flow into this corner and rust though this section.

 
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Another shop had already attempted to welds these flares onto the rear quarters. They had used a MIG welded and left heavy slag on the inside of the panels. They had also over-ground the welds on the outside in a few places, leaving very little material to work with. In the end, we were able to save the panels and make them work.

 
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This car was originally a sunroof car. Since it was going to be ran as a rally car with a full roll cage, the sun roof was eliminated. Removing the roof skin also allowed for the install of the roll cage.

 
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The passenger side A-pillar and cowl corner was badly rotted out. The drain for the sun roof was clogged so bad that even after acid dipping the car we were unable to blow air through the drain tube. This caused the water to rot out the tube and continue to rust out the entire section of the car. At one point someone had attempted a repair the section with plastic body filler which only made the problem worse.

 
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Like the rear quarters, another shop had already attempted to weld these flares onto the fenders. They had used a MIG welder and it left heavy slag on the inside of the panels. They had also over-ground the welds on the outside in a few places, leaving very little material to work with. In the end, we were able to save the fenders and the flares.

 
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Here are a few of the less invasive repairs that were done on this Porsche 911.

 
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Even though the car was acid dipped and coated in epoxy before it came to us, there were several areas that did not have good adhesion. We decided the best thing to do was re-blast the entire body and coat it in our epoxy to ensure a proper adhesion.

 

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