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Old 11-10-2021, 07:35 AM
Antoine_P Antoine_P is offline
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Thanks guys!

Yes, it is great to get him a feeling how it works :wink:

So, next on my list was the engine tray on the right..as your might remember it was not nice, so I removed it:


But it was even worse than I thought:


Almost not enough to use as a template!


So I started to make a new one..and I had some difficulties getting the shape with so few left..I made a couple trial and in the end made it in two parts, easier to adjust and tig welded together in the end.
Here both parts getting adjusted:


And welded:


I still need to make the holes for the grommets and build the retaining part for the engine seal but if fits as it should:


Stay tuned,
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Old 11-17-2021, 08:10 AM
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So, I got a big box:


With my stainless steel fuel lines:


And the vinyl for the sail panel:


And then it was time to start on the hellhole. First making some space in the corner of the cabin..so a part ofthe firewall has to go:


It had its issue and bad repair:




So it was time to remove as far as needed to repair it properly:


What I discovered behind it wasn't nice either:




And the floor "repair" was not butt welded, which showed when I cut here the remain of the firewall and water came through capillarity even if the car did not see any water/rain since end of july


So more work on this area..
The next update with some firewall repair is coming, stay tuned !

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Old 11-19-2021, 02:04 AM
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Hi Antoine,

Great update and your progress is amazing... I do have a question? Could you give us a 10' picture view of your work once in a while to get a better perspective of how much effort you are putting into this project. It's great to see the work and the car that your working on.

Just one observer that is enjoying the project from afar.

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Old 11-19-2021, 04:16 AM
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Hi Chris,

Thanks a lot for the support!

I am not sure I understood your request..you want to see sometimes pictures from "further away" to see how the all car looks currently and what I am into right? I can definitely make it next time in the shop !!

So, as I said, before going further, I repaired properly the firewall part I did cut.
It had a "repair" with metal over rust...




So I made a patch :




And adjusting:




Ready to weld:


Tack welded and check:




Welded and check:




And grinded/planished:


Cheers

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Old 11-20-2021, 07:55 PM
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Hi Antoine,

You did understand. Yes a view of the car from a distance just to see what progress you have made. I can't believe that someone put time into fixing things but did it in such poor ways.
You are doing it first class and the car will be around for many years to come, GREAT work... !

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Old 11-26-2021, 04:12 AM
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Thanks so much Chris for the kind words !! Global pictures will follow next week when I am back in the shop, this update is still with my work from last week I did not had shop time this week

So, next update ! I removed the triangle at the back of the floor and it was damaged/poorly welded but still not really rusted so I decided to save it.
Before:


During:


After welding and beadblasting:


Then it was time to make some space to work on the long. Rust damages were there:


And when removing you see the old "repair" with metal over rust:







So let's make some space:


And start to make the repair pieces:






Test checking in position :






And soon all of this will be welded together:






Stay tuned, I planned some solid hours on it next week !

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Old 12-06-2021, 04:05 AM
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Here for you Chris, some pictures from the project car :









So, I finished welding the seat belt mounting point and adjusting my home made part of the long:


Then time to start on the back part. Plenty of rust:


Inner suspension console has some rust, see here the holes:


Some bad repairs with metal over rust, and looks like the long's rust gets up to it :


So decision was made to remove it to repair correctly..and I opened again a can of rust..






So it's now removed:




But it is really rusted through on several places and poorly repaired on others..




I think I will order a new one instead of fixing it..will be cleaner, efficienter and easier!
Just for fun made some assembly :


Then it was time to remove the rusted long. My plan is to remove the rusted part of the inner long, weld the new one in (including engine mount and inner suspension console), and then remove the outer long with part of the wheel tray, and replace it. Even if everything is braced, I feel safer to make it one after the other to keep some sort of stability and measure points. Please tell me if anything speaks against it, I am still new in the 914world!

So here we are:








Time to remove the engine mount:


Rust behind it:






And out:


The long was really at the end of its life:






And now the parts ready for blasting:


And blasted:




The engine mount showed some issues :


So let's fix it:


Ready to weld:


One picture with a hint of the color, good for the motivation !


Now this topic is up to date!

Stay tuned,

Antoine
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Old 12-07-2021, 12:08 AM
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Antoine,

Thanks for the personal pictures.. You have come a long ways, It's amazing the work you are having to do when you find these places of rust. Truly fantastic work with each piece..

I do have a question about the Karmann Ghia car, What's the update on that project since you have the 914 now?

Keep up the great work, your perseverance is amazing.

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Old 12-10-2021, 04:45 AM
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Thanks a lot for the kind words ! Sadly the ghia is having a break right now (you see it under the cover on the global pictures), as I do not have enough time for both projects in the same time..so I am pushing the porsche to get back asap on the ghia!

I welded the repair part on the engine mount, now it's ready to be put back on


Then I started the adjustment on the inner long. First I put a lot of thoughts on were to make the connection and here was the best place I think, so let's cut:


And adjust:


I made a lot of trial mounting, checking with all the elements,..Like here:




and now I am ready to weld it. I will weld it everywhere but to the wheel-well/outer long, to gain back some stability, then change the wheel well/outer long with the replacement part I already bought and I think it will be ok.
I ordered a new inner suspension console, but made the adjustment with the (rusted through) original one for the time being. One last check with the new one will take place before welding. I was happy to see everything going right back in with my jig and measurement being ok
I am searching for a replacement outer suspension console, hope to find one or I will have to repair mine, which might be hard..

Last pictures, preparation for future welding done with welding primer where it will be welded in the future and rust protection paint everywhere else :




Bests

Antoine
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Resurrecting a 60 ghia:
http://www.allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=18852

Fixing a 914:
https://allmetalshaping.com/showthread.php?t=20624
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Old 12-16-2021, 04:25 AM
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Again a couple hours of work on the 914 this week!
First I received a small order:


This suspension console looks a bit better :




Then it was time for one last adjustment, check..and to get the welder out!
Couple of welding points:


One last check:


And everything is welded:






I did not grind so much to make sure no material thickness is removed. I will be planishing the weld and metal finishing it a bit more when the outer wheel-well/long reinforcement will be out. And then that will go on:


But before that I will weld back the engine mount next week, and also the inner suspension console.

Bests

Antoine
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