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flipped and work continues

Posted by John Gausden on Sunday, October 10, 2010,
flipped the body part way today to start the clean up of the underbody . Due to the flares the height needed to flip completely is a bit much . but as shown in the photos the rotation is enough to work comfortably . When the floor pan / rear seat pan was installed the welding process use flux . as such this rusts anything it touches. Although the car is to be hot dipped to neutralize any rust i  would be happier if i clean as much off as possible first. As there is still underbody sealer to r...
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Rotisserie built and body mounted

Posted by John Gausden on Thursday, October 7, 2010,
Finally i have the rotisserie built and the body is mounted ready for the clean up of the lower chassis and checking over the measurements of the suspension points confirming that the body is correct.
There is defiantly a slight variation in the rear torsion bar with approx a 4mm gap when mounted on axle stands on a flat floor. I have a panel beater ( who painted my 944 lwt) who will get the body on the chassis machine and fix any variation.
Once this is done i can mount the roll bar and strut ...
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body clean up

Posted by John Gausden on Monday, May 17, 2010,
Well managed to get some time in this weekend . First on the list was to get the RHS battery box off. This was to be drilling out the spot welds and dropping it out , but the top welds were impossible to get to so in the end we cut it off and ground out the left overs.
This box is not needed and we believe alot of ST's build had this done so to not inhibit the flow of air to the main oil cooler located in the RHS front guard.
This will be blanked off with a 0.8mm panel welded into place. 
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Time to put in some weekend work

Posted by John Gausden on Wednesday, April 21, 2010,
Nothing has happened for awhile on this due to work commitments so it's time to get get back into it. Over the next few weeks i will mock up and weld the arms to attach the body to the rotisserie and work on cleaning up the body welds and fill any pin holes found.
So pretty boring/ time consuming stuff but i'll get some before and after photos arranged . 
Come June i will be in Europe for 8 weeks to see the 24hrs le mans / le mans classic / good wood and do some research at the porsche musuem t...

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Back at home

Posted by John Gausden on Saturday, January 30, 2010,
Well i got the call "done all i can come and get it ..." so the body work is now 90% and carl is off to Aussie . so now the work is up to me.
The body is home and we start the clean up all of the welds , touch up the panel work and get it all connected to the rotisserie for final stripping of the last of the underseal / paint .It all looks like a bit of a Frankenstein but time on the body will sort all. So the following photos show the final mock up using std guards / hood and rear lid the doo...
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Paint

Posted by John Gausden on Monday, January 4, 2010,
we have to start thinking paint at this stage and i have a couple of shops lined up who are very keen to give it a go. The base color is light yellow , with baha red in the script , but the blue highlight is an unknown at this point . I need to research some more .
I managed to pick up a 1;18th model made by eagle race many years ago as a part guide and this is coming from england.So here's the color scheme.
 

 
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Nearly There

Posted by John Gausden on Monday, December 28, 2009,
We'll it's been awhile since the last post but Carls been working through and we are well along. The replica hinge for the oil tank is done and attached as is the through body oil pipes built by Race FX . The front inner guards have had work including battery boxes , of which one (passenger side ) will be removed. These came off a car brought in for parts .
Most the the front panels in the trunk area are done and replaced and one door hinge post is mocked ready for welding.
So we have the first...
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Carls back and work continues

Posted by John Gausden on Saturday, October 31, 2009,
Well carls back from his African Holiday and back into work on the car , i popped in today with a nos rear catch panel to continue the rear work . The panel we have ( which is in good condition ) will be sold on to another member.
carl has over the last few days mocked up the rear quarters , added the flares ( yahoo ) and is getting ready to to have everything welded up , so bar some rust prevention the rear will be finished over the next week.
Photos next week .....
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Rear end work

Posted by John Gausden on Saturday, September 12, 2009,
Well we final got the replacement rear slam panel and the scuttle panel from the US , so work has begun with removal of the existing slam panel and fitting of the new . Then we have the fitting of the oil bucket and flap in the rear quarter which has to be switched in to place exactly as the factory would have done . Remember we could not get a 72 rear quarter so we are having to retro fit an existing one. and following the NLA parts we have the oil tank hinge that fits to the body and holds ...
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Garage crawl - st update

Posted by John Gausden on Sunday, July 19, 2009,
we'll we did the garage crawl today and this gave me a chance to get another update on the cars progress after two weeks away. As you will see in the photos the front trunk panel has been cut out , work has begun on the first rear quarter and further work on the delete of the fuel filler hole in the inner quarter. I found a factory photo that showed the inner guard stamped out with out the cut out for the fuel filler , as such we have filled this area with the matching the rib's.

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Blink and you'll miss it

Posted by John Gausden on Saturday, June 27, 2009,
well if you blink you miss it !!! only two days after the last blog i called in to see carl and i glad i did . rear seat tub has been replaced and welded , sunroof gone and replacement panel welded in , floor 80 percent installed and you'll notice off the photos that we have cut away a rotten part in the inner guard were the fuel filler goes through , this will be replaced correctly with a patch but solid no hole . We are doing this as the car will have a off set hood filler and we don't want...
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flying through the work

Posted by John Gausden on Friday, June 26, 2009,
Well carl has been flying through the panel work , as of today we have floors out , rear seat bowls removed and much more . as always we are using as many new panels as possible .
The donar car has given alot of the not availible parts and rather than patch we have used a lot of whole panels.
check out the work in the following gallery;

http://s359.photobucket.com/albums/oo33/advtracing/911T%20to%20ST%206/?albumview=slideshow
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Chassis work begins

Posted by John Gausden on Wednesday, June 3, 2009,
Well the car is finally at carl's and into the chassis work, hopefully we'll have some photo's of the body work and what's lurking in the sill's .
As defined earlier we are using as many new panel's as possible so we will never have to replace something again.
So tally to date ;
inner and out sill's both sides , trunk repair panel, fuel tank support panel, side trunk support panel, front trunk panel with latch panel. full floor pan, rear cross member , aluminum door skins , angle plate wheel cas...
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rear quarter removal

Posted by John Gausden on Friday, May 22, 2009,
During the body work it became clear that i would have to give in and remove the rear quarters , lucky i did , more rust to be found and in the end why do all the work i have planned just to have rust rear it's head later on . so both quarters are off and a donar car was found to use the donars rear quarters and other parts . Although most of the car will have brand new replacment panels it was not worth putting new rear quarters on just to cut 2/3rd's away with the addition of the ST flares....
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911T to ST - the start

Posted by John Gausden on Thursday, May 21, 2009,
Well here's the kick off for the restoration area of the website . In augest 2008 i purchused the car from a nth shore owner and the plan was to have it put back to standard BUT when we did the sandblasting of the body it soon became apparent that it just would not be worth building a concours T . So we made the plan to use the body to build a S/T and after some research decided to build the 1972 Kremer le mans car .
This also came around after a friend from the 911s reg has just built the sis...
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