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Old 09-07-2015, 07:11 AM
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I have always loved 356 Porsches but no matter how good I've been all year, come Christmas and I have never found one under the tree

Thought I'd take matters into my own hands after see pic of a coachbuilt Dannenhauer and Stauss that was built in Belgium (?)
Apparently the guy restored a genuine one and was allowed to take patterns to build one for himself

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this car was restored by West Coast Classics from memory

Mine will be a loose interpretation with a bit of artistic licence

I tried to visualise making a buck but that got distracted and built a door instead

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Edges were formed over MDF sheet . I tried a bit of torch shrinking. Probably went a little heavy in places ! Stretch 'em back

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created a step, drilled and plug welded

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wrapped a bit of steel over the flange to try out the skinning process


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I used mdf to indent the striker plate area only to realise its a suicide door so this is the hinge end . Darn !

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I don't like the straight internal edge as it just doesn't seem to match the graceful ( to me) flow of the car but will run with it for now as I am really enjoying just doing something with tin

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That's pretty much how that internal edge is on those cars.... looks pretty good
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Old 09-08-2015, 04:38 AM
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Hi John
Looks good so far. The hidden dak-dak parts scattered around your shed will come in handy for this build. The welding has improved.This will keep us busy at MM in december.

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the internal part of the door has a sweep to it, here's one i started awhile ago...

this is the old door
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a jig i made to hold the new parts together
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the new parts are aluminium, as carrera doors are.

the new parts in the jig
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and the bits tig'd together
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yet to do the top piece and the corner supports and the skin as i have a few bits on the car to weld up.....
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Old 09-08-2015, 05:37 AM
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Are you gonna have it built by Christmas, Johnno
As Dennis said leave some for us to do and you will definitely have it under your tree.


Pieces is OK isn't it.......................
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Are you gonna have it built by Christmas, Johnno
As Dennis said leave some for us to do and you will definitely have it under your tree.


Pieces is OK isn't it.......................
No Johnny my friend. I would much rather share the love and give you guys something to do. (we really can't have Marcus make another salad bowl can we ?)

PS I think EK has somehow lost your booking.................

See ya December

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the internal part of the door has a sweep to it, here's one i started awhile ago...

this is the old door
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a jig i made to hold the new parts together
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the new parts are aluminium, as carrera doors are.

the new parts in the jig
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and the bits tig'd together
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yet to do the top piece and the corner supports and the skin as i have a few bits on the car to weld up.....
Neil

I think I will just wear a blue and white apron from now on.

I do so love your project and the quality of your workmanship. Outstanding. Would love to see it in the flesh one day

Cheers John
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Hi John
Looks good so far. The hidden dak-dak parts scattered around your shed will come in handy for this build. The welding has improved.This will keep us busy at MM in december.

Regards Dennis
Why, thankyou Dennis.

I posted some pics in the welding section which may be better to view the stunning workmanship rather than the phone pic !!

Will I put you down for the windshield frame as you did a pretty damn good job on your cowl vent ?

Hey while your at it why not do some "Crotch coolers " on the D&S ?
They are just cowl vents placed vertically on the rear of front guards. Early split VWs had them.

One each side will do the trick. Even just one on the drivers side would be cool and a semaphore on the left rear quarter just behind the door post
(Told you I would be taking the mickey ) There's only a handful of these things left on our planet so the purists would have a field day !

I'll leave that in your capable hands.....

Johnny
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That's pretty much how that internal edge is on those cars.... looks pretty good
Hi Mike

The belguim replica had pretty straight lines but in a few pictures of genuine cars I found there appears to be a slight curve.

Nowhere anything like Neil's 356 but definetly not straight as I have done

At this stage I will keep going as I don't want to get mired in detail.

All I want to do is put something together to shut Dennis & Johnny up !

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Hi John, Hows that car going, Nigel made a great start on the door frame and skin,

What's the hold up.

Oh, that's right I forgot, a EK van is in the way
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