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I'm posting Josep's comment: 'Hi guys! The new 15" Fuchs rims are back, after the polish and paintjob. It's not an easy task, due to some difficulties as polishing end corners with the machine. You ought to achieve to bare aluminum and follow polishing... Just finished they look glossy, but going by time they get matt finish... pure materials! I love them!:D:D Look at the wheels... we can admire them now By the way, I couldn't resist the temptation to dress Black with one wheel' CLOSE UPS!!
Look at this: the engine finished and waiting to be placed on!!! It's really a beauty!!! :wink: Here you can see several pictures showing the underbody gravel protection and some of the advanced assembling. These parts looks awesome!
juankimalo started following 1971 911 Targa 2.2 S Trim full restoration in Alicante (Spain)
To be continued... ASAP I'll post new pics! So I'm proud to share it with you guys. In Spain we have great specialist and we're trying to grow up our automotive culture. Hope you'd like it
Testing upholstery The rear deck lid grill. Josep didn’t like it so he ordered to be sandblasted and repeat the work with an early vintage look The steering wheel hub. They restored every minimal detail, as cupper tabs: Targa bar placed
The last steps in the engine assembling. All the screws, bolts stainless, cupper oiled, forever protection Original owners manual with its cover And several images showing the first primer coat:
The different proccess are going on Th floor was sealed with waterproof, and rusty prevention asphalt coating, as every welded seam joint was too Sealed New bonnet hinges
Dash restoration: Josep wanted to get the same dashboard as Black had installed for more than 40 years. He found a specilist to make it posible: Upholsterer and restorer Several interior trim finished. The leather has a very nice and soft taste
New headlights, tail lights… Placed to adjustment The dash The interior components dismantled
More advances in the bodyshell works BLACK!!!! From USA, OEM parts: Found in Australia: the original ashtray And a lifeguard kit to break the windshield in case of accident: Despite Josep was decided to paint “black” in Silver original paint, he asked to Zuffenhausen Porsche Musseum, what color code the first 356 own by F. Porsche had. They gave him a quick response: "The silver color of the museum cars is Porschesilber 980, made from Sikkens. All Historic museum cars (550 Spyder, 356 Nr. 1 (K45-286), 356B Carrera GT) are painted in this color. Additionally that color is the same color for BASF/Glasurit and is named Por 936 and the number is 91109590380936." So he tried to find this paint to make several test to decide the ultimate choice about the color of the car, and finally purchased 1 lb to be tested in some panels.
In this special image you can appreciate all the different color layers since bare metal to the last ‘Black’ one, … you could imagine how this shell suffered among its life… Josep is a very exigent guy. He likes to check and have the total control of every little detail and minimun aspect of what he is doing. It’s the only way to have success. He is trying to have direct contact to every specialist involved in the restoration. To organize them and don’t past the deadlines is a delicate task. Here you can see some pictures about the meetings with the specialist. And below is the upholsterer: The core, closer to be finished Black begins to appear as a new car: This is Erik He was doing an excellent restoration job, artistic, recovering early aspects, cleaning the parts up, detailing, etc We left a throttle bodies part left to be restored. Look at the pictures before and after: Historic details were sandblasted As he told in former messages, a new Fuchs set was coming. He purchased them to a spanish Porsche rallye champion legend: Antonio Zanini They had an interesting appointment and Josep was very pleased to receive several advices from this fantastic Porsche expert. The rims were in black finish ready to be polished: More parts ordered:
Josep found an original engine lid interior decals set (he found an OEM tool kit too): More pictures and more progress!! Black’s bodyshell has been restored and repaired. She received primer and now she’s ready for paint! In the paintshop, they’re using high quality materials (primer, paint, coat) and now they have to do a very fine work to complete this body restoration. After that, began a new proccess of assembling the rest of the car. The restoration is going on very quick ‘cause Josep is managing perfectly every project’s step and controlling the timing, periods, and the rhythm took by the different workers involved in. We usually see many long time restorations. Josep knew his target and prepared it meticulously. More pictures showing the engine almost finished. As you can see, he decided to go for hydraulic chain tensioners: Josep ordered a new Fuchs 6x15 rim set after redesigning the car’s front bumper (a 2.2S one) Then he decided to sell the early 5,5x14 Fuchs rim set to anyone who could appreciate them in other Porsche… to be continued… One more picture of the external components of the core (The rear grill was too damaged to be restored, so Josep decided to go for a new one) The next days the schedule will be: underbody gravel protection, bonet interior, and floor interior area paint engine lid, and front hood adjustment front and rear windshield installation Look at the bodyshell: if you could touch it you’d see It was so soft…
More pics about the engine assembly: The shell and the rest of body panels were totally repaired: The rear engine lid in perfect condition: Look at Black’s soul: Look at the body throttles restoration. Awesome pictures!!!!!: