Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#106 Post by Joseph Flood » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:04 am

Chad,
Very cool thread. I really enjoyed watching your car come back to life.
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#107 Post by Chad Comeau » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:57 pm

Thanks Joe! It was a great feeling of accomplishment to finish it in June. It has been a absolute pleasure to drive. Now that winter has set in the speedster is off the road and I am beginning to take it back apart to fix all of the little things....More posts to follow!!

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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#108 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:17 pm

Love that last picture!
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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#109 Post by Joseph Flood » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:27 pm

Chad,
I love the colors. My car is currently a "Sky Blue like" color of relatively low quality with a black interior. I was thinking to change the leather parts of the interior to red (minus the dash) with the black/gray carpets. However, I was wonder how the red would go with the blue. Now I see it looks SMASHING!
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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#110 Post by Mark Collins » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:46 pm

Chad Comeau wrote:Hi Alan;

You can find plans to build the rack at the following website:
http://www.emorymotorsports.com/the-rack
It took the better part of an afternoon to build and cost about $500 in material.
It worked great and allowed me to easily move the car around my garage and turn it on its side. The speedster will be on the road and driving this month. The "sorting" process will begin next week! Let me know if you have any questions!

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what did you do with the nose on this car it has many dents mine is the same I have removed most but I could go on and on, I am trying to make it as little bondo as possible.
 

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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#111 Post by Chad Comeau » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:46 am

Hi Mark:
The nose section was too rough to save plus there were issues with part of the wheel arch. I ended up sourcing replacement metal from a donar car so it has all Porsche 356 Metal in it!

Chad

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#112 Post by Chad Comeau » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:23 pm

Beginning to work on my 16" wheels! Since my Pre A speedster was near the end of production they will be painted silver. Early speedster's had body color wheels.

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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#113 Post by Vic Skirmants » Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:13 pm

Interesting. I once had 1956 A coupe 55549, 12/55 dated 15" wheels.

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#114 Post by Chad Comeau » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:26 pm

The downside of winter....at least another 2-months before my next drive!
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#115 Post by Chad Comeau » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:32 am

I finished installing all of the clips on the 16" wheels yesterday! Next they will be painted!

Drilled out old rivets
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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#116 Post by Chad Comeau » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:27 pm

Beehive!
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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#117 Post by Vic Skirmants » Thu Mar 14, 2013 6:58 pm

They look like they had a shot of Viagra!

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#118 Post by Chad Comeau » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:22 pm

Hi Vic...they are no doubt the tall ones (should be short and red)...however they came with car when I purchased it so I felt obligated to use them! NOS in the original box!

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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#119 Post by William Hartong » Thu Mar 14, 2013 7:36 pm

Very fun post. I have speedster 80255 undergoing restoration and have learned a lot from your experience. It too is speedster blue, but with white interior. Would it be possible to get you paint details?

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Re: Pre A Speedster Blue Speedster Restoration/Photo History

#120 Post by Chad Comeau » Fri Mar 15, 2013 11:39 pm

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