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 Post subject: Re: Marks 64C
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:09 pm 
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Been driving it often, took it to work again today. Finally got around to washing it, and discovered more "garage rash". Of course no one knows how it got there...

I park it in my shop or in poll shed when I need to work on something, always lots of stuff in and out, kids, bikes, etc. They know to be carful around it, but stuff happens. Pic is after I touched it up. The car always seems to show well in pics, but believe me the paint is not great! It was repainted in the 80's and shows lots of little bubbles and seems to flake off pretty easy when dinged. Plenty of small scratches touched up, etc.

I am seriously considering doing body and glass out paint next year, which will take me about a year. I would do body work my self and have it painted professionally. I have done my share of body work (does not need very much), but not good enough at painting. I do know a really good paint shop about an hour away whom I would trust. The chrome shows some age but I will reuse it, probably just replace front and rear glass seals. I go back and forth on it, the car deserves nice paint, but then I need to have a different storage plan. I also may end up being afraid to drive it too..

Anyway, it is running well and had a nice spirited run on some back roads 40 miles to work today. I did not want to stop when I got here, whereas when I take the van I am ready to get out of that thing!

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 Post subject: Re: Marks 64C
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:59 pm 
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Touch it up and enjoy it. It would be a shame to make it so pretty you wouldn't drive it. You can always make it pretty when the kids are gone and it is safe from routine mishaps of life with kids.

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 Post subject: Re: Marks 64C
PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 9:33 pm 
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Good point, thanks for the voice of reason. The cat too - always going on the roof and sliding off it when it is out in the poll shed (going after the bird that poops on it). I put the cover on it a lot, but pretty hard to do every time.

Yea, maybe I am not ready for nice paint, especially with the dirt road I live on.

OK, that will save me a lot of time and money.. back to leaving the paint alone..


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 Post subject: Re: Marks 64C
PostPosted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:05 pm 
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Took the Porsche on a nice tour with my 13yo son on Saturday. We took the scenic route down to the Mt Okemo Hill climb and caught up with some old friends. Always tough to go to these events as a spectator! When I got home I went straight down to my boneyard to assess the 83 GTI shell I have not done anything with...

Short vid from Okemo: https://www.facebook.com/jayduchin/vide ... cation=ufi

Other then engine and transmission oil change, I have not done anything to the 356 this season. There is always a list of 'wants', but it is running well and I love driving it just how it is. Planning to take it to a car show this weekend at Shelburne Museum.

I have been busy working on the van lately, did a disc brake swap and front axle rebuild which took longer then expected. I had to buy new wheels to fit over the disc brakes. Now it looks the part so time to think about the 273 V8 swap..

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Look forward to working on the 356 again. Next items are new abarth style exhaust, engine mounts and rear bushings.


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