The Fish Mini Resto

Discussion in 'Restorations' started by Paul Weeding, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. As the forum fart lost everything, i'll post this up again.... especially as i'm doing some more to it at the mo :D

    So, as she looked about 2yrs before i purchased her :)

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    up in the west coast of scotland a few years ago
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    bit of racing at the pod ;)
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    so here's where the fun began... the dreaded rust monster has been creeping into some of the panel work :(

    Engine lid
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    so i made the decision to replace as opposed to repair..

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    drilling time ;)
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    dent fixing
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    leaded and filed back
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    etch primed
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    in primer
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    new rear hatch
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    i'll have to get a few more pics sorted as the rear hatch and engine lid are in primer, and are ready for base coat :D
     
  2. Love the silver / chrome combo, but I have a question, why all the holes in the engine lid ??? does this not affect the correct engine cooling ? Oh and welcome back :)
     
  3. latest purchase...

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    dry sumpage here we come ;)

    i've bought something else to go on.... but that can wait until it's finished and i'm ready to unveil it ;)

    I'm also going to be swapping out the box for a 915, and get the hydraulic clutch finished off... but things are starting to progress which is good :)
     
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  5. Ah ok forgot about the Porsche engine (drools)
     
  6. big sucky fan ;)
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    carb mods
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    new csp 44mm manifolds - one modded for servo take off
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    although i'm currently contemplating efi... but the carbs will be used until i've got all the parts together for that ;)

    bus 6 rib, T25 bellhousing, modified slave mounting
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    detailed back end ;)
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    New exhaust system is on the cards too... current one is far too restrictive... you can see the hot spots in the muffler where it has blued the stainless :-X
     
  7. I love these Silver Fish models. :)
     
  8. Nice to have you back Paul. Done any 402 this year ?
     
  9. good to see this resto back here..been following this with interest, weclome back dude
     
  10. Lord Charles

    Lord Charles Day's Away Mod

    Welcome back buddy
     
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  12. Thanks guys :D it's good to be back ;)
     
  13. made a new shroud, as the old one was looking a little beaten up currently in primer, but it's going silver ;)
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    I would also like some opinions on wheels... I'm thinking of going to something a bit different to the tele's... think they're a bit done now

    so the choices are:
    turbo twists in this colour
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    or sports classic 2 (i think that's what they are)
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    or something else porsche... open to suggestions :)
     
  14. dunno mate, I think the bottom set does it for me
     
  15. The Twists :)
     
  16. Diddymen

    Diddymen Moderator

    nice 8)

    K+ for re posting :)
     
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  19. Got to be the twists, they're awesome.
     
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