Painting my barn find 356C

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Re: Painting my barn find 356C

#16 Post by David Gensler » Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:46 am

Daryl,
Your car looks great. One of our local 356 guys had his car done at MAACO recently. We were sort of laughing at him when it went in, but the results were really good, so I guess he had the last laugh. A similar experience. Those folks were excited to be painting something besides a buick or toyota, and put some enthusiasm into the job.
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Re: Painting my barn find 356C

#17 Post by Andrew Serdich » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:23 am

you owe maaco two cases they did a fine job on her
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#18 Post by Darryl Deppe » Wed Jun 11, 2014 3:42 am

Things are coming together slowly, no matter how prepared I feel, there's always a part I forgot to order and is holding me up on completing a section of the car. So far I've got both ends just about buttoned up and the engine compartment ready for an engine. My buddy is coming over tomorrow to help me put the hood on and the rear deck lid is on and the gaps look great now that there are rubber stops supporting the edges.

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The crew at Maaco has been duly rewarded with pizzas, seems nobody there drinks... no coincidence they got my job done so quickly? :)

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#19 Post by Darryl Deppe » Thu Jun 12, 2014 2:48 am

Today my good friend and Porsche mentor Jack Morris and his kids JB and Sara came out to help me install the hood. If ever there was a definition of a "two man job" it's installing a 356 hood without damaging the paint! The gaps look great and I'm getting more and more excited about the idea that building the twin-plug ignition engine is next on the list as the last parts are finally arriving back from the machine shop and we should be driving it by this time next month!

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#20 Post by Darryl Deppe » Tue Jun 17, 2014 2:06 pm

Things continue to come together nicely on my 'C' and I should be hanging the doors back on by the end of the week!

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#21 Post by Darryl Deppe » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:31 pm

Another "two man job" crossed-off the task list, we got the doors back on without any damage to the paint thanks to the help and expertise of my buddy Jack Morris. Funny thing, I kept all the hinge shims and attaching hardware in separate baggies marked for upper left, lower, left, etc. and yet the passenger door would only get a perfect gap again by removing one shim from the lower hinge. I guess you can't ask why when the results end up being perfect but I'm thinking that using a big Knipex smooth face plier to straighten the sheet metal mounting tab where the round rubber bumper sits on the inner door panel must have tweaked the hinge geometry ever so slightly.

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I'm so glad I paid the Maaco crew to go ahead and block sand the entire body after my best efforts. Check out the reflection of the seam in the cement floor across the drivers side, my finish work skills don't even come close, I'll stick to welding!

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Re: Painting my barn find 356C

#22 Post by Phil Planck » Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:40 pm

Darryl
Looks great - thanks for the update.
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#23 Post by Darryl Deppe » Wed Jul 02, 2014 12:45 pm

Getting down to only the front bumper and new windshield and rear window seals remaining. All the door and rear quarter windows and interior are reassembled. Last night the rear bumper went back on. It appears the license plate holes are for a "European delivery" car since they're about where one would put a German license plate. I'll need to determine the correct location for the aluminum license plate bracket and drill some new holes. I'm really, really, really getting excited to get the engine together now!

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#24 Post by Darryl Deppe » Mon Jul 07, 2014 3:10 am

Assembly complete! On to engine building!

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Re: Painting my barn find 356C

#25 Post by Andrew Serdich » Fri Jul 11, 2014 6:15 pm

woohoo looks great Darryl
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Re: Painting my barn find 356C

#26 Post by Larry Brooks » Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:28 pm

Darryl Deppe wrote:I stopped by my local Maaco this morning to drop off a couple empty Mason jars to store the leftover paint in at the suggestion of the painter. I also got to see how the cut-and-polish work was going and will be able to bring the car home on Thursday. The bumpers, rear deck lid, fuel filler door and hinge cover plates that attach to the A-pillar were done and I was able to bring those home today. I'm so excited with how everything is turning out. The hood paint had a little problem with "tiger striping" in a few places where the metallic particles in the paint didn't flow out because of the contour of surface and you could see where the gun had sprayed but that's due for a "re-shoot" in the next day or two and the painter isn't worried. It's the little details that make me happy, like the serial number and paint code plates on the hing cover looking like they were installed after the paint thanks to careful masking and the area under the grills on the rear deck lid being nice smooth paint with the last 3 digits of the serial number stamp showing up clearly, not bad for a "driver" paint job!

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I just noticed the door tag still said Reutter, instead of Porsche. Obviously a very early 356C.

I looked up this thread because I am curious how the Jack Morris twin plug engine is doing. I've been offered one that I'm considering.

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Re: Painting my barn find 356C

#27 Post by steve raucher » Sat Apr 08, 2017 3:32 pm

Hi Daryl,
Your car and color look great, Bravo.
Was this Maaco's first 356 Porsche painted? All in it sounds like you made out great with maybe $5K in expenses?
My '58 Speedster has had rear flares since 1974,done well looks like rolled with a bat, original metal with bead.
Would you trust your guys at Macco shop to correctly return flares to original or go to a higher priced 356 body specialist?
All the best,
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#28 Post by Spencer Harris » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:11 pm

steve raucher wrote:My '58 Speedster has had rear flares since 1974,done well looks like rolled with a bat, original metal with bead.
Baseball bat flares were common in that time period when Speedsters were $1,000-$1,500 cars. I had a friend who ran his EP Speedster in SCCA events, and I watched him massage his homemade flares on several occasions with a wood baseball bat so he could get more rubber on the ground. Sounds like some cool, authentic patina on your car!
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Re: Painting my barn find 356C

#29 Post by Darryl Deppe » Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:46 pm

Finally, after getting back-burnered for nearly 4 years due to other projects, such as meeting the woman of my dreams and marrying her, the twin plug 1720 cc engine is finally ready to install in my car!
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