This series of posts will cover the build of this unique 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder. Find part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 3 here.

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

These photos will summarize setting the RSK body in with the datum frame and checking the results.

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Flange forming on the Porsche Spyder, using a custom hand-made jig.

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The resultant RSK flange at the front corner of the car.

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Front end view, with most of the front end panels set into place on the 59 Spyder (hood is added down below).

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Here’s what the inside cab of the Porsche RSK looks like during the build.

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Checking the door gapping from an upper angle.

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Here we are checking the right side door gaps, with all the front end panels in place on the RSK Sypder.

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Here you can the inside of the right Porsche Spyder door, with the windshield, inner frame, and rocker panels.

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View of the right-hand RSK body side from the rear, including the windshield and nice even door gaps.

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Keep following the build of this unique 1959 Porsche 718 RSK Spyder. Find part 1 here, part 2 here, and part 3 here!

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