More butyl sound deadening mat skillfully cut to match body panels. Same as laying a hand on a vibrating drum head. So important in an EV. Now I can hear myself think. #quietude#914restoration @914rubber
Just arrived. Newly rebuilt 914 calipers all around done right. Yellow zinc anodized inside and out will prevent corrosion and give years of faithful service. PMB Performance is your guardian angel. @pmb_performance #yellowzinc#914restoration#getyourgoldon
What is your advice to someone installing the triangle window seal on a 914?
I spent a little time yesterday working on installation instructions as I put my door back togather.
What is the secret? This is what I have so far:
1. Put the glass in the seal.
2. Hand soap on the window frame rail and the seal.
3. Lay the rail down with the track facing up and slide the window and seal on to the rail.
4. Put the triangle window cap on the top of the rail and glass.
5. Secure the glass and seal to the rail with shrink wrap.
6. Carefully insert the rail into the door.
7. Put the front tab into the outer door seal channel at the front of the door.
8. Push down on the glass to seat the seal.
What tips do you have to add to this?
Nothing a little solvent, a wire brush, and some elbow grease won’t shine up. Will spend more time removing the overspray from the harnesses. Four 914 headlight motors reporting for duty. #914restoration#coldgalvanizing
Small inventory of 914 headlight buckets for future projects. Media blasted, two coats of self-etching primer, and three good coats of SEM satin black. These will stay clean for a very long time. #914restoration
Finally, the bead-blasting was completed and parts were retrieved this AM. Headlight assemblies, window mechanisms, pedal cluster, running light buckets, all flat shiny rust-free and ready for primer, paint, and installation in the newest 914Electric. Thanks @safewaypowdercoating #914restoration
This next phase is clear sanding. The milky sluice covering the car is just the slightest surface layer of clear coat being wet sanded down to the smoothest possible finish to prep for final buffing. Some of the masking has not been removed yet. #914restoration
914 shell with all bodywork complete, most masking and prep done, and nearly ready for spraying. Original Malaga Red will undergo color change to Porsche India Red. Very excited. #914restoration#indianred
Exciting moment. Finished two-stage painted, color-sanded, and buffed doors and misc bits. Like glass! Final color is Porsche India Red, which is close to the previous respray, but more Porsche correct. It's a fine, fine color. #likeglass#914restoration
Steady progress on the 914EV#2 bodywork. Some metal replacement in the usual places on this chassis. Then stripping all trim, rubber and hardware for the most clean and thorough finish possible. #electric914#914electric#914restoration