This series of posts will cover the build of this unique 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder. Find Part 1 here and Part 3 here for more details!

Out of thirty-four 718 RSKs made by Porsche, this is number six, an unknown number survive.

We’ll continue with the right bodyside rebuild, we patterned from the left body side.

Rolling the pattern to shape the Porsche 718 RSK body panel

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Using cardboard templates from the left side to create the same profile.

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We have clamped the new panel to the datum box and cut out the door opening.  Clamped the right door in place.

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Begin adding a flange to the Porsche 718 RSK body side, using knock over tooling created for this car

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Close up of the special tooling

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Begin chasing over flange for door opening on the 718 Spyder

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Keep following this 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder restoration with lots of photos to come!  Find Part 1 here and Part 3 here for more details!

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