Jack Staggs' shop

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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#226 Post by Trevor Gates » Sat Jul 08, 2017 1:28 pm

Friday action.
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#227 Post by Mike Goldberg » Sat Jul 08, 2017 6:58 pm

Trevor,
Thanks for breaking in those valve guides!
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#228 Post by Trevor Gates » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:02 pm

Hey Mike - Oh man! Thank you for allowing me to put a little over 200 shake down miles on your car. It was a blast to drive and that sunroof really makes a big difference - kind of the best of both worlds. My 9 year daughter rode with me for almost all the miles and blew your car a kiss when we had to return the car to the shop. Needless to say she's hooked!

Here we are (minus my son) motoring right along; windows down, sunroof cracked open, hair blowing (those of us that have it) in the wind.

PS - Have a safe and great trip up to the Emory Porsche Campout. Should be a great time!
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#229 Post by George Walling » Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:23 am

nice car Have a safe trip up here to Oregon, see you at the campout
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#230 Post by Mike Goldberg » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:22 am

Just doing my part to keep you motivated to finish yours.

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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#231 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:16 am

Thanks Mike!

Another friend, Pete, heading to the Emory Porsche Campout in Oregon in his 63 Coupe, just going over a few last minute things before hitting the road tomorrow morning.
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Jack and I were talking 356's today and he mentioned that he read this thread: '53 Coupe, #2 Sparkplug Threads Issue and was sure he remembered the car being from Southern California. Sure enough he was right, it is Gene's Pre A. Funny story, is that when the restoration was being done, as Jack remembers mostly by Gene himself, he had two hood handles cast and gave one to Jack. It's been on a shelf for many years, but is going to be pressed into service very shortly as soon as Craig Richter's cloth sunroof Coupe comes out of paint. Cool how these things work out!
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#232 Post by Trevor Gates » Fri Jul 21, 2017 4:04 pm

Two beehive Speedsters in for some maintenance.
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#233 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:38 pm

The seldom seen fender flare... :P Story goes that back in the day a dealer in Colorado installed rear fender flares on 5 or 6 cars when almost new. If anyone else has heard this story or one similar please share.
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#234 Post by Trevor Gates » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:45 pm

Picking up a customer's 57 Speedster. (Pickle fork wipers on order from Erik @ Auto Foreign Services) This pic was taken heading south on PCH just past Crystal Cove State Park. Jack and I then stopped to grab lobster tacos for lunch at Taco Loco in Laguna Beach.
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#235 Post by neilbardsley » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:19 am

Trevor Gates wrote:Picking up a customer's 57 Speedster. (Pickle fork wipers on order from Erik @ Auto Foreign Services) This pic was taken heading south on PCH just past Crystal Cove State Park. Jack and I then stopped to grab lobster tacos for lunch at Taco Loco in Laguna Beach.
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#236 Post by Trevor Gates » Mon Aug 07, 2017 1:39 am

A beater 356 that Jack and Kerry are getting road worthy after a 25 year slumber.
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#237 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Aug 15, 2017 11:46 am

I think these mounts have seen better days.
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Is this the Holy Grail? T2 Speedster in Meissen Blue in mostly original paint with a red patina interior? Many would say yes.
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#238 Post by Trevor Gates » Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:08 pm

A lot of magic happens inside these shop walls, a lot happens outside as well. Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#239 Post by Trevor Gates » Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:57 pm

All tucked in for the night.
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With some “artistic freedom” one could be fooled into thinking it was the real thing.
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Re: Jack Staggs' shop

#240 Post by Trevor Gates » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:47 pm

After the shop being closed two Friday’s in a row (Palms to Pines event and then Thanksgiving) it was fun to get together and talk cars and life.
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