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Old 05-02-2010, 08:07 PM   #1246
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My idea is just to buy one now, drive it this summer, sell it in the Fall.

This is crazy because I park on the street in Boston, the tin worm was pretty tough on these cars, and repairs seem to be very expensive.
How much do you think it's going to rust in one summer? FWIW, at some point Porsche started galvanizing the unibodies. Note such a problem on those. (IIRC, it was with the SC's. Maybe someone will pipe up and correct me if I'm wrong.)
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:19 PM   #1247
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How much do you think it's going to rust in one summer? FWIW, at some point Porsche started galvanizing the unibodies. Note such a problem on those. (IIRC, it was with the SC's. Maybe someone will pipe up and correct me if I'm wrong.)
From Panorama:

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Thyssen steel = steel with Zinc layers on both sides; thickness of the Zinc layers varied from 10 um to 20 um, depending on exposure conditions (Frere, p. 201)

1970 – Galvanized steel (not Thyssen type) used in floor pan and wheel arches (Bob White in Pano V: 142); the “entire platform, including the floor, the longitudinal members, the wheel arches and the seat pans were galvanized.” (Boschen & Barth, p. 124)
1971 models – had galvanized steel
in areas particularly exposed to rust (Frere, p. 201)
1972-1973 – Thyssen steel use began (Bob White in Pano V: 142)
1973 – Thyssen steel: rocker panels, inner rocker panels, floor pans, & some other parts (Chuck ******** in Pano V: 142)
1975 – Thyssen steel: entire body treated (Bob White & Chuck ******** {began in Feb. ’75 production for US cars; earlier for Euro cars – had trouble with paint} in Pano V: 142, 192)
1976 models – had Thyssen steel in entire body except roof (Frere, p. 201)
1977 models – on – had Thyssen steel in entire body (Frere, p. 201); an “important step forward was the use of zinc-coated sheet steel for the manufacture of the entire body structure (except for the coupe’s roof on early production cars). Coated on both sides, this made the structure virtually immune against the formation of rust….” (Boschen & Barth, p. 143)
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:12 AM   #1248
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Awesome, that's the kind of info I needed.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:51 PM   #1249
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:47 AM   #1250
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I just picked up a 912E that needs paint.


Any good places to get parts?
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Old 05-04-2010, 05:25 AM   #1251
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I just picked up a 912E that needs paint.


Any good places to get parts?
Pelicanparts.com
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Old 05-04-2010, 09:02 PM   #1252
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I just picked up a 912E that needs paint.


Any good places to get parts?
Oklahoma Foreign.
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Old 05-05-2010, 03:59 AM   #1253
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I wouldn't let a bit of rust worry you too much

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Old 05-05-2010, 07:04 PM   #1254
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If I had that I'd spray it with oil using a deck sprayer.
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:05 PM   #1255
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Or if you wanted, I've got the directions on how to paint it with Rustoleum....through a HVLP sprayer.
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Old 05-06-2010, 05:45 PM   #1256
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Or if you wanted, I've got the directions on how to paint it with Rustoleum....through a HVLP sprayer.
Or, bedliner.
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:51 AM   #1257
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traded in my old 964 c4 convertible for a ditto 996 c4 s a spent money more wisely spent on something useful....
But my soul uses it I ENJOY going for a spin.
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Old 05-08-2010, 06:20 PM   #1258
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First Porsche

Knocked another item off the bucket list today. Bought a 1988 911 Carerra. Just concluded the PPI (pre purchase inspection) today, exchanged money, and then left the car at the indy shop to do a few maintenance items for me prior to coming home.

I'm 53 and this has been a dream for a long time. Found a nice car with a mature owner and all receipts for the last 10 years. I knew I wanted a 78-83 911SC or a 84-88 Carerra and after driving multiple copies of each really liked the G50 trans and hydraulic clutch of the 88 Carerra the best. I only wanted a coupe and I wanted Guards Red or the Alpine White.

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112K miles with 21K since top end refresh with all receipts and good independent shop. New tires all around. Very good leakdown test, and just needs an oil change, valve adjust, new valve cover gaskets, and a fuel filter. Then it's coming home.












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Old 05-08-2010, 06:53 PM   #1259
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Nice buy, I saw that for sale over at Pelicanparts.
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Old 05-08-2010, 10:03 PM   #1260
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Nice buy, I saw that for sale over at Pelicanparts.
+1

Looks like a nice clean one. I used to work with a guy who had one exactly like it.

Where are you in CO? I used to live in Denver and an recommend Storz. They did the PPI's on both my 968 when I got it on a "fly and drive" and my 911 when my friend first purchased it.
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