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Old 24-12-2017, 07:12 PM   #11
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Photos of mocked up front end.
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Looking good. 😎
I found the tank supports on the replacement clip I fitted to mine were in the wrong place too and they were also a different size to the OE German steel.
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Excellent work, taking shape well. The new bonnet, is it a used one painted black or a new repro one? If it's repro, does it for well? I ask as I need a new bonnet and would buy a repro if they're decent.
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Excellent work, taking shape well. The new bonnet, is it a used one painted black or a new repro one? If it's repro, does it for well? I ask as I need a new bonnet and would buy a repro if they're decent.
The bonnet is a used rust free German repro bonnet that I was lucky enough to purchase locally. It was removed from a really tidy car that was being converted to a drag racer. It fits really well but has a few small dents that will need to be repaired.
My previous bonnet was purchased new & was a genuine Mexican bonnet. This fitted ok but the quality was not as good as my black bonnet. I don’t think these are available any longer.
I know the repro bonnets fit really badly so your best option would to be to find a decent genuine bonnet. Try fbivw.com

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Looking good. 😎
I found the tank supports on the replacement clip I fitted to mine were in the wrong place too and they were also a different size to the OE German steel.
Replacement pattern panels tend to be really poor quality. My spare wheel well reinforcement panel included the side rails but these were cut off & thrown in the bin. We are going to reposition & reweld the Mexican side rails to the 1/4 panels. My brother also cut out the washer bottle recess & fitted a fabricated panel from my old reinforcement panel to replace it.
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Hey Phil

Really glad you have decided to get this back on the road

Looking forward to watching the progress - don't reckon it will take you long, and it will be better than ever!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

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The bonnet is a used rust free German repro bonnet that I was lucky enough to purchase locally. It was removed from a really tidy car that was being converted to a drag racer. It fits really well but has a few small dents that will need to be repaired.
My previous bonnet was purchased new & was A genuine Mexican bonnet. This fitted ok but the quality was not as good as my black bonnet. I donít think these are available any longer.
I know the repro bonnets fit really badly so your best option would to be to find a decent genuine bonnet. Try fbivw.com

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Cheers Phil, I appreciate your reply.
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Hey Phil

Really glad you have decided to get this back on the road

Looking forward to watching the progress - don't reckon it will take you long, and it will be better than ever!!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours.

Catch up with you at VolksWorld as per usual...
Hi Schmeil, great to hear from you. Happy Christmas & new year to you & your family too.
Itís taken a lot of soul searching to get my car back on track but glad Iíve now started it. Itís going to look totally different to before including a colour change. Itís going to be a while until itís back on the road as itís going to have a engine & gearbox rebuild including going over to fuel injection. Iím also completely changing the interior.

This is the look Iím going for but toned down slightly.
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No progress this week so here’s some of my recent purchases,

CSP wide wings 6cm Rear & 2.5cm front.

Pre 68 Genuine Hella headlamps converted with Porsche 911 H4 lenses & reflectors.

Kerscher Porsche 911 2.8 RSR style front bumper that will House the engine oil cooler.

Kerscher side steps for wide wings.

Momo signature Clay Regazzoni steering wheel dated 12/1980
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