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PPI in portland oregon

#1 Post by Jeffrey Vogel » Wed Jul 11, 2018 1:41 pm

looking for an experienced shop to do PPI in Portland Oregon area on old Porsche for me

I am on other end of USA

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#2 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:06 pm

Heckmann & Thiemann, Marque motors. I have asked a member who bought an original owner 63 356 2 years ago to contribute also as I can't remember who did his PPI.
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#3 Post by Jeffrey Vogel » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:10 pm

do you have any direct experience with them ? JV

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#4 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:18 pm

No That is why I contact the person I know who had a PPI done as I remember it was well done. I bet Rob will comment. I contacted him but he is out of town until the weekend and will post then. Also Rhys Haydon had some work done in Portland but I think that was with a restorer who may not do PPI's. He is a forum moderator so may see this and comment also. Tom Black's garage restores 356s and I bet could recommend someone. 503-239-0027 They did the work on Rhys's car.
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#5 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Jul 11, 2018 2:59 pm

1965 356C There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over.

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#6 Post by robert e gwaltney » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:01 pm

Actually Doug, I am in DC at the moment and cant remember the name of the shop. The PPI was conducted by the gentleman that was assisting the widow with the sale of her late husband's 356. I didn't actually deal with the shop, I was just furnished with a copy of the results. If need be I can check when I get home Friday evening and post the name, thanks, robb
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#7 Post by robert e gwaltney » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:13 pm

Doug, I just looked at the link u posted above and Matrix rings a bell (George) that very well could have been who did my PPI, robb
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Re: PPI in portland oregon

#8 Post by Dan George » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:44 pm

If it is Matrix Integrated that you're going to use, I don't believe they do body work, just mechanical. However, they have taken care of all the mechanicals on my 356 and I can attest to the reputation of the shop and the skills and knowledge of George Humphreys.

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#9 Post by Rhys and Karisa Haydon » Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:20 pm

Hello!

It's true. I have been very happy with Matrix in Portland and George is a master mechanic; Excellent work at a fair price.
I have used Tom Black as well and is who will most likely do any future resto work in the Portland area.

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Jeffrey Vogel wrote:looking for an experienced shop to do PPI in Portland Oregon area on old Porsche for me

I am on other end of USA

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Re: PPI in portland oregon

#10 Post by Dan Kalinski » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:20 am

While this fellow is an expert in the 911 world, will bet he can do the work or will certainly know of reputable shop for your 356PPI:

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#11 Post by MICHAEL FOSTER » Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:08 pm

Call the original guru, Gary Emory, Parts Obsolete, near McMinnville Oregon (about an hour from Portland). He should be able to give you a referral.

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Re: PPI in portland oregon

#12 Post by Richard Shilling » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:26 pm

When my '65 C made a funny "clunk" at the West Coast Holiday I had it towed to Heckman and Thiemann. It took them a while but they found the problem. My conversations with them indicated to me that they were very knowledgable about 356's, which was comforting as I hate to let anyone other than me work on my car!
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