Restored A jack

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Barry Brisco
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Re: Restored A jack

#16 Post by Barry Brisco » Fri Jan 21, 2011 2:22 am

Guys, it's only a jack. ;-). It doesn't have a "story". My A coupe, on the other hand, does have a "story", a story that I spent a lot of time researching after I bought it. You can read it's story by clicking the link in my sig at the bottom of this message.

David, you're right, a part is only original once. And some feel that after 50 years when it is tired and worn it is no longer "original". So to get it back to "original" it needs "restoration". I make myself dizzy just thinking about this conundrum. <G>

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David Ramatowski wrote:
Dirk Heinrich wrote:Barry, you did a really good job and I am glad you found a good bar for it as well.

Personally though, I liked it better before.

I like when parts or even more cars have a story - not only on paper. As with some restorations of cars, I feel like these stories get erased. Of course, sometimes it might be necessary, but often it creates something clean and common that can't hold my attention whereas the dirty and unique will always attract me :)
I whole-heartedly agree! I like a little natural patina in a car. Anybody can restore (or over restore) anything, but it is only original once. I try to leave as much originality as I can in any project I am working on.
Barry Brisco
1959 356A Coupe 105553, Ivory / Brown
2009 987 Cayman, Carrera White / Beige (daily driver)

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Re: Restored A jack

#17 Post by Norm Miller » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:01 pm

I found that Pontiac engine color available in spray cans is a closer match for the later base.

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Re: Restored A jack

#18 Post by Doug Naef » Mon Feb 07, 2011 3:53 am

Thank you Larry, I thought it might be VW as most Porsche had a fixed arm but I didnt know for sure. Thank you for your response and sorry for my slow thank you! Doug

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Re: Restored A jack

#19 Post by tyler carlson » Thu Mar 24, 2011 11:26 am

Barry-your jack looks great! Although all of us like to see original and love to bat that word around=patina, there is a point that the patina(rust-corrosion-chemicals unseen) is speeding up the aging/loss of a piece-not just the jack(things like the tools, etc) and 'preserving' them saves them for future enjoyment.

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