Meanwhile in my garage

I know, you want answers to the colour question. Sorry, not today. 

While I was still stripping the car, I started to bring several parts to certain shops. The gearbox went to a friend nearby who only overhauls Porsche transmissions and Bosch mechanical fuel pumps for Porsche MFI systems. First question was if he can keep the gearbox with the LSD and give me another one. Sorry, but no.

The engine went to another friend who needed a 3 litre engine for another project. I had no use for that engine, we wanted to build something else for me. Thats the engine we built, not sure yet whether it goes into that car. It’s a 2.7 litre case but with RSR spec cylinders and some other nice little things. It runs with Weber 40s but since I also have a set of PMO 46s that I wanted to use for that car, I haven’t decided yet what to do.

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2.7 case with 3.0 RSR cylinders

I’ve decided to send a set of 4 Fuchs wheels to the original manufacturer in Germany, to Fuchs. They still restore old Fuchs wheels and for some reason I thought they would do it the best. I wanted the classic look and the results are great, really happy with that even though it wasn’t cheap at all.
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7×15 Fuchs all around

And yes, everything matters. All the details that I wanted to do this time. I’ve purchased an original pre-74 rear deck lid that had the holes for the licence plate lighting already in it. Luckily, that deck lid came with the lights and also the emblems. It was on a 911 E before so I was wondering what to do with it. I wanted something special so I took a saw and removed the middle bridge of the E to make it a C. C for Coffee Racer or whatever. Had them all chrome plated again and now they are shiny shiny, more than ever.

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PORSCHE letters and the 911C for the deck lid

Next thing – seats. I wanted some old-school looking race seats that could be used with a 4 point harness. Found these and installed them right away in my Carrera 3.o to test-drive them. Really liked them. Bought the cheapest version with leatherette and cord since I will have them reupholstered anyway. They are from BF Torino, called Rally ST. Took the picture from their website, my image was really bad. Hope they don’t mind.

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Rally ST seats from BF-Torino

And then I took several parts first to the sand blaster and after that I had them powder coated or yellow chromated. 
 
As you can see, I’ve also bought new Bilstein dampers, this time the whole front strut and restored the brake callipers. I’ve changed all the bushings and rods, rebuilt the steering column with new Turbo steering tie rods. Basically, everything is new or at least rebuilt.
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Brand new supporting mounts from Porsche

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New Bilstein dampers & longer studs

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Completely new front struts

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Sandblasted & powdercoated, new bushings

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New bushings and bearings, brand new rear axle struts from Porsche

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Rebuilt trailing arms with new bushings and bearings, rebuilt callipers

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Blasted and new yellow chromated

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New tie rods and stabiliser parts