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

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Re: Restoration 1964 356C Coupe 217115

#16 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:27 pm

58 Cab, that's awesome. Kevin moves at his own pace . . . .

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#17 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:17 pm

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#18 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:20 pm

My poor baby. Naked and all alone.

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#19 Post by glen hamner » Mon Aug 24, 2015 4:06 pm

Hi Harry,

That nose doesn't look so bad. Sure there is material there other than only metal, but, how deep is it? If only a skim coat, you're fortunate to have something that original.

Whatever you decide to do about coatings over bare metal, do take advantage of what is now available. The metal that was lost over the years to rot was no accident. Its the coatings that protect, seems what was used in the day was not what they anticipated.

Zinc is an excellent protector. Porsche used in on the 911 beginning some time in the late 70's. Our '80 911 has shown the benefit of this improvement. I'm at about the same stage as you, maybe just a bit further along. Still evaluating the alternatives for an undercoat material. I'm thinking a zinc based epoxy primer with a seal coat over that.

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Re: Restoration 1964 356C Coupe 217115

#20 Post by Alex Parmenter » Mon Aug 24, 2015 6:50 pm

Harry,

Resto is looking great, always good to see a car on a rotisserie getting a proper resto!

In response to your earlier question about 6volt, I'm a fan of originality and keeping it 6 volt. My 65 coupe is still 6 volt and runs great! With a modern optima battery, Leo's headlight and hot start relays I have no problems at all. I spent some time on my car cleaning all the contacts and it made a huge difference.

Keep us posted as the resto progresses
 
 

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Re: Restoration 1964 356C Coupe 217115

#21 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Thu Sep 10, 2015 6:25 pm

Chrome has been sent off for replating.
Instruments sent off for restoration.
Body panels ordered.
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#22 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Oct 03, 2015 1:02 pm

What do i do to make things right? Last year I bought a 64 Coupe, with great excitement joined the Registry, and started the 'RESTORATION'. I started a topic for my restoration under the 356 Projects forum.

Recently I experienced spiritual crises resulting in conversion (?) or backslidden (?) condition resulting in resulting in the project becoming a mild (?) Outlaw.

Is there a way to move my topic (Restoration 1964 356C Coupe 217115) under 356 Projects to the Outlaw corner, so I don't upset my Restoration brothers, or do I just suck it up and start and new topic under Outlaw and hope they don't find out.

I'm new to this Outlaw thing and i guess I am still trying to hide out.

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Harry

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#23 Post by Greg Bryan » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:12 pm

Harry has requested his thread be moved to the Outlaw Corner forum - what can that mean???
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Re: Restoration 1964 356C Coupe 217115

#24 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Oct 03, 2015 11:35 pm

Hi Greg. It looks like I am going to take this project mildly outlaw . . . It will be the first Outlaw that Andy Daughtery has ever be part of . . Wow! Actually he has a very mild outlaw he and his dad did, but he very rarely does anything but restoration to original.
Can the thread be moved . . Or do I just start a new conversation there?
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Re: Restoration (Now going mild Oulaw) 1964 356C Coupe 21711

#25 Post by Greg Bryan » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:07 am

It is moved to Outlaw Corner - better start looking for some of those aluminum spare wheels to install.
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Mild Outlaw 1964 356C Coupe

#26 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sun Oct 04, 2015 12:13 am

OK, so here is the short story. The car is now totally disassembled and media blasted and we have found, rust, rust and more rust with considerable front end wreck damage a front right fender and nose has been replaced (really crappy job).

The car does not have the original engine, or nose, doors reskinned at least twice . . So probably going to replace doors.

Seats have been recovered at least twice and about a third of the hardware is not original to the car.

So, rather than restore the car to 100% factory spec, decided it is a good car to take mild outlaw. All of the structural and body work will be 100% restored, but will lower the car about 1.5" give the bumpers a GT look and move them closer to the body. Black leather interior and silver exterior. Hood has to be replaced - removing hood handle. Black out all window chrome and 15x5.5 Fuchs of course . . .

Add a few horses to the engine and off we go . . .

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Re: Restoration (Now going mild Oulaw) 1964 356C Coupe 21711

#27 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:15 am

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As you can see the abundance of Swiss cheese is adding hours to the bodywork . . . . .sigh
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#28 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:16 am

Looking for replacement doors . . . .or we will replace full skins on the two from the car

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#29 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Oct 31, 2015 11:53 am

This is the car I saw on I75 traveling through Atlanta that convinced me to build 'my Porsche' instead of just another red/red 356 original.
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#30 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Jan 23, 2016 3:08 pm

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