After many a dates away having various panels replaced , its home.
TrackTorque very kindly delivered my freshly painted body shell and with some ingenuity, a trolley jack and lots of chocks with axle stands it was transferred over onto my own trolley and then onto my lift.I built trolley/trolley using scaffolding and wheels. It sounds a bit Heath Robinson but is amazingly adjustable and allows me single handed to move the car in and out of my garage and onto the garage lift easily.
Here it is on my dolly-trolly, the observant among you may notice the bonnet Porsche badge. The dolleylytrolley is spaced so it rolls right over the top of my garage scissor lift. The parts for dolly-trolley were used prior to the car body coming back as a highly portable engine stand.
I know, I am useless at posting regular updates.
I have been recording everything , so when I get some time will restrospectively add in the posts chronologically.
I was called to Tracktorque to witness the first full coat of Slate Grey on the top of the bodyshell. They had previously coated all the bottom half and inside of the shell as well as applying to spec Wurth underseal.
Here is the first picture of the paint on the body.
Quote from my wife” It looks like the Batmobile”
I have been trying to find a solution for a badly rounded drain plug without success. I have dropped all my oil from the engine by removing the bottom magnetic plate and screen filter, but its not ideal. I bought a set of bolt extractor sockets and tried those- no joy, bought a breaker bar , no joy, new socket with 5 sides (I have been using one already but thought it worth a try) no joy, all I have succeeded in doing is rounding it further. I am going to have one more go on monday with a different bolt extractor socket. If thats not succesfull then its option two.
Option 2: Hunting on the 912bbs forum I found a couple of recommendations that if its really stuck leave it alone as disaster could ensue, go and buy a new sump plate with a drain plug in. http://www.mainelycustombydesign.com/1sump3.html , here is the image below. Looks like a cool piece of kit, robust and a lot stronger and probably flatter than the stock piece of kit.