Restoration (Now going mild Oulaw) 1964 356C Coupe 217115

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Harry M DeNoers
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Restoration (Now going mild Oulaw) 1964 356C Coupe 217115

#1 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Wed Apr 08, 2015 11:39 pm

Started disassembly Monday.

Don't have matching engine and the car has been partially restored twice. Rust in the floors, battery box and some bubbling in the paint.

Andy Daughtery is doing the structural and engine, Paul Daughtery is hopefully doing body work and paint.

I will reassemble. That's the plan, we will see how it goes. Will post pictures.
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#2 Post by Phil Hancock » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:37 am

What brand/type of lift system are you using?
Looks interesting.
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#3 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:40 am

Harry,

Welcome to the forum!!

The car looks to be a very solid start to a restoration. Please do post pictures and updates as things progress (we love pictures!!).
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#4 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:49 pm

The lift is a Quick Jack portable system. They make a 3000# and 5000# lift. It works very well, is solid, and has safety bars. I also placed a hydraulic jack under the engine/transmission to release the stress.
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#5 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:03 pm

Sebastian Gaeta wrote:Harry,

Welcome to the forum!!

The car looks to be a very solid start to a restoration. Please do post pictures and updates as things progress (we love pictures!!).

Thanks for the welcome. Still trying to figure out the details - sorry for the double post above.
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#6 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:10 pm

I now have a ding in the back of the roof. Embarrassing. Two steps forward, one step back!
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#7 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:28 pm

Dropped the engine today courtesy of Andy Daughtery.
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#8 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:29 pm

Now I need to finish stripping the car and then off to the media blaster.

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#9 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Tue Apr 14, 2015 9:26 am

I am trying to decide whether to upgrade to 12v during restoration. Any thoughts/advice would be appreciated.
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#10 Post by Tony Proasi » Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:12 pm

Good luck its good to see some local 356's around. Watch out for that Andy guy... :)

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#11 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Fri May 01, 2015 1:13 pm

Tony Proasi wrote:Good luck its good to see some local 356's around. Watch out for that Andy guy... :)
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Andy has been an incredible help.
I am really excited about this car.
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#12 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Fri May 01, 2015 1:22 pm

Progress Report:

1. Car is totally dismantled. Off to the media blaster this Sunday afternoon, then structural work: floor pans, battery box, misc rust and then to body work and paint.

2. Decisions: the COA shows signal red with red vinyl interior. Had enough of red Porsches so it will be silver exterior with black leather interior.

3. The body and suspension will remain stock but electrical will be upgraded to 12v and driving or fog lights added below the front bumper in place of the lower grills.

4. The engine is not original so I'm asking Andy to modify the engine for a few more HP.

4. Will have two sets of wheels (they are mixed and badly rusted): one will be as original and then I will get a set of 'road' wheels and tires to slightly increase diameter and width to improve road-ability.

That's the plan.

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#13 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sun May 03, 2015 1:59 pm

On the way to the media blaster.
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#14 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:17 am

We discovered more body damage in the front than expected.
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#15 Post by Kevin Parrot » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:06 pm

Harry, hurry up and get that car finished. My 58 cab is next in line behind yours with Andy. I have been waiting for years (Ken was going to start my restoration originally.) and was hoping to have him start this fall, but I am still in limbo.
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