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post Jul 25 2017, 07:40 AM
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They make a deal with a steel company, buy sheet steel and put it in their stamping machines that has the tooling inserted. Did you see the made by hand movie about the building of the 356? Quite entertaining and certainly a movie of the 60s Here is the first clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQBrQ5qd5w8

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Doc, this thread begs the question: what process does a manufacturer go through to acquire sheet metal for its car's skin and interior?
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post Jul 26 2017, 04:11 PM
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We have carefully cleaned the bumpers with simple green which works great and cleaned the driving lights and installed the covers onto the girders with new pushpins and have not mounted the bumpers and the valances. THIS car came with the optional limited edition spoiler.
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post Jul 28 2017, 12:06 PM
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This car is taking a bit of time, but we are doing a very careful reassembly. Things that we ran into for example is cut wiring on the left front turn signal and side marker. When the body shop years ago had installed a new fender, the wreck must have crushed the wiring to the two lights. Instead of splicing the correct wires and heat shrinking, all they did was use a couple of butt connectors and chopped into the main harness to find the lead. What butchery! We of course replaced the wires with the exact same wires from a used harness and reinstalled the turn signal and side market boots.

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post Jul 31 2017, 10:55 AM
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Attention to detail. These lock catches often get dirty resulting in a key that is very hard to turn in the door latch cylinder, and a door that will not shut unless the interior door lock tab is pushed, and then eventually breaking the lock cylinder from the excess force needed to lock the car.

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post Aug 1 2017, 01:54 PM
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every nut and bolt will be in its correct position
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post Aug 7 2017, 12:59 PM
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I always liked the way the rear optional lens looked on the 75 76 914s, but these days no one wants to drill holes and install one as the cars are way to valuable to modify from their original configuration. However this one already had the holes drilled so we reinstalled the lens. Looks good, HUH?
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post Aug 7 2017, 07:26 PM
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I always liked the way the rear optional lens looked on the 75 76 914s, but these days no one wants to drill holes and install one as the cars are way to valuable to modify from their original configuration. However this one already had the holes drilled so we reinstalled the lens. Looks good, HUH?


Well back in the 70s I thought they made the 914 stand out!
I bought one for my brother.
35 plus years later it is still sitting in the box never used. What did I know

Years later I bought a 914 with the reflector on it
The first thing I wanted to do was remove it

But if it is already there leave it for the next owner to decide.

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post Aug 8 2017, 05:39 PM
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She was rusty and crusty but is coming out very nice...good job.
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post Sep 6 2017, 08:05 AM
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They make a deal with a steel company ahead of production for specified thicknesses, weights, and compositions, then they make the tooling to stamp the panels. There is a good video out there made in 1960 called made by hand, the factory building the 356 models. Fun to watch, and will give you an idea of how it is done, but a bit antiquated in the procedures. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQBrQ5qd5w8



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post Sep 6 2017, 08:16 AM
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why is this guy so sour looking when he is standing next to such a fabulous car like the 914?

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post Sep 12 2017, 03:12 PM
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Looks very nice. I hope my '75 turns out similar.
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post Sep 13 2017, 07:34 AM
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