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  1. 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!!
  2. 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!
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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:
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. New headlights, tail lights… Placed to adjustment The dash The interior components dismantled
  9. 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 col
  10. 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 be
  11. 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 to
  12. 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!!!!!:
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