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Working in collaboration with Porsche Centre Bournemouth to celebrate 50 years of the Porsche 911, we decided to put our skills and knowledge to the test with our own restoration of a classic 1985 3.2 911 Carrera Coupé, kindly loaned to us by Mr & Mrs West. This page was used to document the project.
The Porsche 911 has been primed and painted and sent back to Porsche Centre Bournemouth where the polished engine will be fitted. Click here to watch a video from the paint booth of the car being primed and painted. You can also view a photo gallery of images captured during throughout the process.
We have recently been working to repair the corrosion in the bodywork and work is ongoing. Various parts have been sanded and removed for further repair and these will then be primered ready for painting. There was significant corrosion in the door frames, which has now been repaired. Click here to watch our videos of the door corrosion being repaired and the paintwork being sanded.
The first step after receiving the Classic 911 Carrera from Porsche Centre Bournemouth was to remove the parts and fittings. As well as taking photographs, the team at Poole Accident Repair completed a full evaluation on the vehicle to determine the key areas for repair and restoration. Click here to find out more and watch a video showing a series of images taken by our technicians as parts were removed.
This week we received the 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera from Porsche Centre Bournemouth, and the process to restore the bodywork to its original condition with paint and panel work is about to begin at Poole Accident Repair. However before the car was sent to us, the engine and gearbox had to be removed by Porsche Centre Bournemouth so that they can polish them. Click here to watch the time-lapse video.
Before we started any work on this 1985 911 Carrera, we took some photographs so that we can compare them to the finished vehicle in a few months. We will be sharing some of our restoration plans on the website soon, but in the meantime if you have any specific questions please ask using our discussion forum tab above. You can even subscribe to receiving regular updates on the project using our sign-up form. To view the full gallery of 'before' pictures, please click here.
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09.09.2013 - Priming and Painting
15.08.2013 - Sanding the Paintwork
15.08.2013 - Repairing the Passenger Side Door
15.08.2013 - Repairing the Driver Side Door
17.07.2013 - Stripping the Vehicle of Parts
The first step after receiving the Classic 911 Carrera from Porsche Centre Bournemouth was to strip the parts for our panel technicians to work on separately. This video shows a series of images taken by our technicians as parts were removed.
27.06.2013 - Removal of Engine & Gearbox
Before we received the 1985 Porsche 911 Carrera from Porsche Centre Bournemouth, the engine and gearbox had to be removed. Whilst we restore the bodywork to its original condition with paint and panel work, Porsche Centre Bournemouth will polish the engine and gearbox.
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