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Porsche Repaint

 OctoRecently, someone brought us this porsche for a repaint. They had bought the race car in an estate sale unfortunately without any documentation to verify, but it is thought to have been the championship winning Trophy Cup car from that year. Their plan was to sympathetically restore it back to the factory specification and livery that it wore when raced during that successful season. Continue with us on the next page as we follow “Kermit” through it’s strip and respray…

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To start, there was a fair amount of body repair work that had previously been repaired fairly poorly, which is understandable for a race car, but 9M wanted to set about correcting it back to the original factory standard that it had when new.
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Looking at their quality rear quarter panel replacement work, there’s now nothing to indicate that it had ever been banged up before.
The original idea of the project was to keep as much patina as possible, including it’s worn through paint next to the clutch pedal, but that was quickly overruled once the process was underway. We are normally all for patina too, but it’s not as if Juan Manuel Fangio drove the car like in our previous feature, so we would have done exactly the same thing too.
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For paint, they went with Lechler MAC4 high solids top coat, which was chosen for it’s ability to replicate the factory’s original finish. The whole painting process was done in one non-stop 4 hour session, which is a lengthy but necessary procedure if you want the end result to be correct.
We have always been huge fans of 964 narrow bodies fitted on 18″ 3-piece Speedlines (in photo directly above, again) or the factory 17×8 and 9.5 Cup rims that this car wears. Both designs are replicated by several aftermarket companies that most project builds resort to because of the price difference, so we are glad to see this one sitting on the correct factory rims.
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In any case, since this was not a full nut and bolt restoration, all of it’s parts were then re-installed onto it’s freshly painted body and then the car was taken out to a track day at Oulton Park.
Unfortunately, a small glitch held the Cup car back from lapping but it was nothing that should be too difficult for the crew to repair for a return to the track again soon after.
In the end, 9M was never able to substantiate any paperwork to verify that this was the actual championship winning race car, but we would have to tend to believe that this Viper Green Cup car is the actual original “Kermit”.

Monthly Wrecks for Parts

Monthly Wrecks For Parts Only

1988 Model 944
VIN : WPOAB0947JN470843

Description : Black Exterior,Grayand Black Interior, 4 Speed Transmission, Burned Engine, Sun Roof , Rec 02-10-17 Call us 1-800-767-7250

1999 Model Boxster
VIN : WPOCA2987XU629790

Description : White Exterior,Gray Interior, Automatic Transmission, Engine, Good Soft Top Rec 02-10-17 Call us 1-800-767-7250
1984 Model 944
VIN : WPOAA0943EN4J3790

Description : White and Red Exterior,Black Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, 2.5 Engine, 7 and 8 x15 Fuchs Rec 08-31-16 Call us 1-800-767-7250
1986 Model 944 Turbo
VIN : 4702903372

Description : White Exterior,Burgundy Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Bad Engine, Good Body Shape Rec 08-05-16 Call us 1-800-767-7250
1987 Model 944
VIN : 4702903372

Description : Gold Exterior,Black and Tan Interior, No Transmission, No Engine, Sun Roof Top Rec 08-02-16 Call us 1-800-767-7250
1970 Model 914
VIN : 4702903372

Description : Yellow Exterior,Black Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, 1.7 Engine, Targa Hard Top Rec 07-07-16 Call us 1-800-767-7250
1986 Model 944
VIN : WPOAA094XGN458598

Description : Black Exterior,Burgundy Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, 2.5 Bad Engine, Cookie Cutter Rims Rec 05-24-16 Call us 1-800-767-7250

1998 Model Boxster
VIN : WPOCA2983VS625096

Description : Silver Exterior,Black Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Bad Engine, Convertible Top Rec 05-10-16 Call us 1-800-767-7250

1998 Model Boxster
VIN : WPOCA2985VS624905

Description : Dark Blue Exterior,Black Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Bad Engine, Convertible Top Rec 04-27-16 Call us 1-800-767-7250
1987 Model 944 Turbo
VIN : WPOAA2952HN150119

Description : Black Exterior,Black Light Tan Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, Turbo Engine, Rec 02-17-16 Call us 1-800-767-7250
1993 Model RS 911
VIN : WPAB2963PS418147

Description : Black Exterior,Black Interior, 5 Speed Transmission, 3.6 Engine, Rec 12-22-15 Call us 1-800-767-7250

New Load of Used Car Parts

Got a new load of parts in, which includes TONS of used and NOS items from a large range of years. Let us know what you’re looking for! Thanks to our friends from Twin City Plumbing for their help with their service trucks.

Finding Porsche Used Parts

When it comes to the maintenance on your Porsche are you a Do It Yourself (DIY) type of owner? If so, and maybe even if you’re not, then this post is for you.

As a kid, I used to relish taking the time to fix a problem on my then current ride of choice. My family didn’t have a lot of money growing up, so my cars were usually whatever I could purchase with the money scraped together from a couple of part-time jobs. The fact that the car I was buying may not be running at the time of purchase never really deterred me (just ask my friends) as I knew with the right parts and perseverance I could get it running. Part of this process usually involved a trip through the labyrinth of junked and abandoned car shells littered across the grounds of the local junkyard. With a box full of wrenches and the resolve to spend the time to find whatever I might need I knew I would/could get the car running again.

Well, let me tell you, times have changed, and drastically. No more searching and hunting for a car with the right part. No more getting lost in the maze of dusty cars and trucks wondering if the dog you hear barking is that proverbial “junk-yard” dog or just a neighborhood stray. Read on and you’ll understand.

Finding Used Porsche Parts

Sara Darkamen is the VP and Co-owner of Los Angeles Dismantler. Sara and I first met through Linkedin and the Porsche network there. Ever since then, we have corresponded through email and a number of various social networking sites including facebook and Rennlist. What I’ve come to know about Sara is that she is passionate about networking and even more passionate about Porsche; two of my favorite things. As a result, I asked her to write up a brief overview of her company so that for those of you who are the DIY type, and need quality parts, have another venue (if you weren’t already aware of them).

Here’s what Sara had to say:

salvaged-porscheWalking into the store for Porsche arouses mixed feelings. On one hand, there is a bit of sadness in seeing so many wrecked Porsches. On the other hand, wheels immediately start turning in the head.

What would it take to swap a 996 Turbo engine into something a little older, or a little lighter? It doesn’t stop there though. The interchangeability of parts through various generations of Porsches leaves the possibilities nearly endless. Brakes, transmissions, interior pieces, even front end conversions are possible with a bit of ingenuity and work.

The sight of 100’s of Porsches in conditions ranging from completely destroyed, to nearly perfect is impressive to say the least. Every car has a story, and for most of them, it comes to an end at this lot. When a car comes in, it is photographed and documented. Usually two or three guys stand around and try to piece back together the cars last moments. Some cars fates appear obvious, others remain total mysteries. Either way, questions of how and why are rarely answered.

Demand for Used Porsche Parts is Growing

Most cars come in with salvage titles, so even if the car could be brought back to life, it simply wouldn’t be worth it. The few cars that arrive in running, drivable condition rarely last long that way. The unfortunate reality is that almost all the cars that come in, are worth more in pieces. New Porsche parts can be extremely expensive, and some parts are nearly impossible to find for older models. The demand for used parts grows with every mile Porsches are driven.

Salvaged-porschesNo matter how destroyed a car is, there are still valuable parts that can be salvaged. These parts are bought up by various mechanics, body shops, and enthusiasts. Little of the car is wasted, components that can be resold are shelved or shipped, and any scrap metal is recycled. The average Porsche owner is not one to neglect their car. Fortunately, this is reflected in the parts that come off the cars.