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Old 20-12-2017, 08:18 PM   #1
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Welcome to my thread, I have owned this car for over 10 years & during this time it has undergone a full body off resto & colour change. In April 2014 it was written off by a careless driver who didn’t know what his mirrors were for.

So after over 3 years deciding what I’m going to do with it & collecing Parts it’s finally going off for repair & a full respray.
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Stripped out for repair
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Good decision to save and repair your car.
What are you plans for the rebuild? Are you going to make any changes along the way?
Anyway good luck with the project, I look forward to seeing it progress.
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Good decision to save and repair your car.
What are you plans for the rebuild? Are you going to make any changes along the way?
Anyway good luck with the project, I look forward to seeing it progress.
Thanks,
my initial knee jerk reaction was to break it for parts however, after calming down & thinking about it I decided I had too much of an emotional attachment to do this & the shell is far too good to scrap.
The replacement BBS Porsche wheels probably give the game away, I’m going down the German look route.
I know it’s unusual to build a torsion beam German looker as most are 1302’s or 3’s but I like to be different & it will have a certain twist.

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Looks good, what’s the exhaust? Looks neat.
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Looks good, what’s the exhaust? Looks neat.
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It a CSP super competition in stainless. This too is going to be modified & all will be revealed soon

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The repairs are progressing nicely this week, the front quarter panels have been removed along with the front panel & reinforcement panel.
The Drivers side A pillar was pushed back slightly in the impact, a clamp was installed up by the top hinge & the A pillar pulled back into place.
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Dash modified for Porsche 914 instruments.
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Subscribed. Very interesting thread. Late is great!
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Had the day off on Friday so went to the body shop to help my twin brother who is carrying out the repairs. We had difficulties mocking up the front end as the spare wheel well reinforcement panel would not sit in its correct position. After much head scratching we discovered that the fuel tank side members that are pre welded to the new genuine VW 1/4 panels were welded in the incorrect position. So we had to drill out the spot welds to remove them. Everything now lines up perfectly. So much for genuine panels.

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