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Old April 13th 2009, 13:52
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Mythbuster: continuing project thread of my 1303 '75

I thought it was best to keep a sort of project thread/blog-like posting of the updates on my german-style 1303 from model year '75.

It all started in 1991, when I wanted an original '75 model 1303, registered for the first time in my country, the Netherlands. Not many have been delivered from that model year over here: only 32 !

Upon arrival:


I'll save you all 'the bad' pics, but it was very, very rotten. Largeluy due to the original sun-roof:


Drill-out all bad parts :



and replace with new. Also added some sill and chassis strength:




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Old April 13th 2009, 19:10
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I would like to do a 75 1303 someday. I have always liked the idea of a sunroof, sedan with r/p steering. Looks like you have carved that one down to the bone.
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Old April 13th 2009, 21:22
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Cool history Wally.
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Old April 14th 2009, 04:15
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It has been a 9 year restoration process before she was taxed and inspected again...
Of course I also made the 944-Cup suspension under there in that period and had to figure it out all by myself as when (1994) I did the entire suspension mod, nobody I knew of had done that (alu trailing arms and Cup-spindles) before.


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Also moving house, which also meant moving the car from the farmers barn to the garage I first had to build myself behind the 'new' house back then (1998):



Finally, first time out, painted and on its own wheels (early 2000):


Gotta love the scanner
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Finally, first time out, painted and on its own wheels (early 2000):


Gotta love the scanner
Man! I didn't know you had 993's on your's before... that's what I'm running. Look's like it's going to be 9 years for mine to be on the road too (4 years and counting)
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Wow, great progress pics. I don't think I could have finished restoring a pan and shell in such bad condition. I can barely finish the one I have in good condition
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I had a browse of your photobucket folder the other week when I was getting withdrawal symptoms, was a serious resto you did there!
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I had a browse of your photobucket folder the other week when I was getting withdrawal symptoms, was a serious resto you did there!
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Yes, you can say that for sure! Glad the resto is long behind me, but every now and then I am so glad I did it right back then.

So, first were the 16" rims from a 993 '94 model, then came the 17" BBS rims:


and of course the current 18" :
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Pulled the engine (again...) and found a dry bell housing behind the flywheel
WhooHoo! It's not a leaking cam plug!
(Or anything else that requires a complete engine teardown)
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My thoughts exactly!
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Let's face it, that's far from the worst problem you could have!
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True, but I really was hoping to have the engine INSIDE the bug a bit longer this time...

A friend suggested a dual organic disk and floater plate set-up. Hope KEP makes that for my weird combo.
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saludos desde Paraguay!!

se nota que se trabajo de cero!! tiene un hermoso motor tipo4!!! excelente!!
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....motor tipo4!!! excelente!!
That part I understand

Gracias!
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Old May 8th 2009, 23:05
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saludos desde Paraguay!!

One notices that you have donates to good work, doing these of zero!!!
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