Type A Outlaw Project

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#121 Post by ScottBerry »

This is looking great. Where did you get your rear hid hinges?
1960 356B (110196) restoration project in progress
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#122 Post by DENNIS DAUGS »

Hello Perry,
I just discovered your project tread and almost thought I was looking at my 58 A Sunroof Coupe. I am about two years behind your journey. Thanks for sharing with the community.
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#123 Post by Perry DePietro »

Hi Denise, Good Luck with your project!

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#124 Post by Perry DePietro »

I finally finished the roof rack! .... still waiting for my motor to be assembled... getting excited.
Happy New Year to everyone following my build!!
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#125 Post by Greg Bryan »

DENNIS DAUGS wrote: Sun Dec 05, 2021 4:32 pm Hello Perry,
I just discovered your project tread and almost thought I was looking at my 58 A Sunroof Coupe. I am about two years behind your journey. Thanks for sharing with the community.
Dennis
Dennis - that looks like an interesting car in the background - I see a Zagato emblem, but don't recognize the car itself
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#126 Post by Perry DePietro »

I believe that's a Lancia Fulvia Zagatto.

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#127 Post by DENNIS DAUGS »

Yes Perry, that is a Zagato :-)

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#128 Post by David M Patrick »

Perry,

What type of tubing did you use on the roof rack? I'm thinking about building one also.
By the way I love your project. I am just finishing metal work on my '63B. Not going outlaw except perhaps GT Bumper Trim and deco delete on the rockers. I'll have a green interior with Champagne Yellow exterior.

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#129 Post by Chad m Yeadon »

Love this project....great job, definitely providing me inspiration for mine!

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#130 Post by Bill Cooper »

IMG_2077.JPGJust read the entire thread about your car, very nice so far! As I looked at your interior colors, I came up with a color suggestion for the exterior......Radium Green metallic,[attachment=3]IMG_2075.JPG
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the color on my '56A Outlaw.
Here are a few pics, more are available for the asking.
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1960BT5 Roadster-"Max"
1963 BT6 Sunroof-"Fritz"
1965 912 Euro Sunroof
1977 911S-"Annie"
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#131 Post by Mark Roth »

Bill,
Beautiful car and color. Eye catching in a good way. I saw a new purple people eater with heavily tinted windows on the road yesterday. Have seen some puke green and gang green cars recently also. Each to their own.
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#132 Post by Perry DePietro »

Hi,

I have not logged in for a while (since before the format change), but want to start by saying how much I appreciate all of the kind words and encouragement.

For Bill Cooper, I really like your color choice. I actually decided to leave the car in bare metal. I sprayed a matt clear coat over it. It shows all the warts and pimples of the metal work and I think that actually looks pretty cool. It's kind of in the spirt of the cars that raced early on where they were "worried" about the "weight" of the layers of paint. I airbrushed the ghost numbers and emblems. I really like the aesthetic and plan to keep it this way. ...besides, I never have to worry about a rock chip, dent or scratch, I can just sand it down and spray some clear.

David Patrick asked about the roof rack. - I actually purchased a roof rack that was made for a vintage VW bug. Pre-pandemic there was a gentleman on the west coast who was selling these on one of the VW sites. I cut off the legs and found a similar diameter tubing at HomeDepot. I mocked it up on the car, tacked it and then finished the welds. To the untrained eye, I think it would be hard for most to see that it was not designed for this application.

Thanks again for the encouragement and it someone out there gains inspiration from my journey, that is AWESOME and what this community is all about.

Perry

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#133 Post by Perry DePietro »

Hi
So all of the detail pictures are included in this thread. My current engine is at Carolina Coach Collection and being assembled. It is based on a type 4 block but has all modern components to make it a 2.6 l motor. It should be good for around the 180 hp range.
The sunroof, as you can see, is one of the fairly rare Golde v-shaped sunroof that were used in the type a coupes. The car has the best of everything. Custom suspension, Skirmatz transmission, all new floor and body panels, fuel safe fuel cell, leather interior with aluminum bucket seats, GT roll bar and other GT accents., Etc
Because of life events, I'm considering selling this before it actually moves under its own power. If you are interested, please review the thread and feel free to reach out to me. ncspyder550@gmail.com.

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#134 Post by Greg Bryan »

Perry - it’s so close! You’ll hate yourself if you don’t finish it.
I’ve gone through all the pages a couple of times and really love what you’ve done - first rate and esthetically very pleasing to the 356 outlaw aficionado.
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#135 Post by Perry DePietro »

Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. You are right....I am just so frustrated. I have been done all the things that "I" can do for about a year. My car is sitting in my garage collecting dust and th4 engine is taking forever. If I had known (hindsight 20/20) building this stroker motor was going to be such a nightmare, I would have just bought a prof. build turn-key motor.

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