9/19/06. Here's the Porsche 356 in Black Epoxy Primer.
And 7/26/06 Another 9 hr day.... Here's me after a shower.
Here it is the first day at my house. The old Minnesota 356 had been sitting in a barn since I was born(1973)!! At one point (late 1990's?) the car was sold at an auction with the original motor in a box. There was also an old VW Beetle sold at the auction (with its motor in a box). See where this is going? Well, the new Porsche owner unknowingly walked away with an early 60's VW 40 horse motor (which is not the most desirable VW motor even when it's assembled). As far as the highest bidder of the Early 60's VW Beetle? Very happy I would suspect. Well, I have found a 1962 356B motor here in the Twin Cities and I hope to take delivery of it within a few weeks (first wrote that months ago, and I STILL hope to get it...sometime). I wonder if it's this car's original motor! How far can a motor get without a car anyway? It's only been...10 years or so.
I wanted to get a good look at how rusty the bottom of the car was so I pushed it into my garage to jack it up. But it was so much work to jack up the rusty, low Porsche that I thought to myself,
"Mights well restore it now that I got 2 hours invested getting it up on jack stands". My poor 1962 Karmann Ghia Convertible will have to wait. It's fun having 2 '62 sports cars from the Karmann Factory! They'll be a mighty fine pair when they're both done. I'm John Snell the Tenth and I plan to put a racing circle with a big "10" on the side doors of both cars. They'll be a nice, matched pair. Red Porsche 356 and Orange Karmann Ghia. What'a ya think?
Removing the seats and carpet reveled a lot of rust and about 25 LIVE GRUB WORMS! No Wonder the car Stunk SO BADLY!
(The Mold in the carpet didn't help the fragrance either, but I got the car at a good price.)
Go to Porsche Restoration page 2
for more pictures detailing
floor & wheel well rust repair
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