This is the 14th in a series of posts on the Porsche restoration of this 1964 Porsche 356C. Part One described condition of the Porsche after media blasting and the rebuild of the B-post, Part Two of Porsche Restoration explains the fender reconstruction process, Part Three of  Porsche Restoration covered the front end reconstruction, Part Four of Porsche Restoration described the rebuild of the right-hand front fender and wheel arch, and Part Five of Porsche Restoration covers the difficult restoration of the right-hand rear quarter . Part Six of Porsche Restoration demonstrated how off-the-shelf panels were used to make quick work of the restoration of the engine bay. Part Seven of Porsche Restoration jumped ahead and showed the leading work completed to perfect the gapping at the doors, trunk, and hood. Part Eight of Porsche Restoration describes the rear-quarter restoration of a panel, that you cannot buy replacements for. Part Nine of Porsche Restoration shows how the rocker panel and hood channel were replaced. Part Ten of Porsche Restoration covers the tire well repair and rebuild following a front end accident. Part Eleven explains how the heavily decayed B-post was restored. Part Twelve of Porsche Restoration describes how we completed the restoration of this 356C floor and structural components.  Part Thirteen of Porsche Restoration showed a couple of photos of the final metal work of this Porsche 356C restoration.

 

The first stage of the paint process has the body in polyester, in preparation for the two stages of primer,  dry blocking, and final wet sand before we apply color.  The next post will show the Porsche in the stunning ‘sky blue’ color.

End of body restoration, ready for primer: 356C Porsche Restoration

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

Front left hand corner shot of Porsche.

 

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

Nice, even, defined door gaps.

 

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

Panels set and gapped seamlessly.

 

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

 

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

 

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

 

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

 

Porsche Restoration 356C In Polyester - Part 14 at The Metal Surgeon

Ready for the next stage: primer.

 

This is the 14th in a series of posts on the automotive restoration of this 356C Porsche Restoration 1964 model. Part One described condition of the Porsche after media blasting and the rebuild of the B-post, Part Two explains the fender reconstruction process, Part Three covered the front end reconstruction, Part Four described the rebuild of the right-hand front fender and wheel arch, and Part Five covers the difficult restoration of the right-hand rear quarter . Part Six demonstrated how off-the-shelf panels were used to make quick work of the restoration of the engine bay. Part Seven jumped ahead and showed the leading work completed to perfect the gapping at the doors, trunk, and hood. Part Eight describes the rear-quarter restoration of a panel, that you cannot buy replacements for. Part Nine shows how the rocker panel and hood channel were replaced. Part Ten covers the tire well repair and rebuild following a front end accident. Part Eleven explains how the heavily decayed B-post was restored. Part Twelve describes how we completed the restoration of this 356C floor and structural components.  Part Thirteen showed a couple of photos of the final metal work of this Porsche 356C restoration.

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