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  1. Or what do you do while you wait? The body is at the painter for some light body work and paint. I expect it to be there for a couple months. Maybe more. I did tell them that I wasn't in a hurry. Mainly because I haven't figured out where I'll put it once it's done or where I'll reassemble Betty. Garage space being what it is right now. So, I have time on my hands in regards to working on the car. So, what do I do? Well, I have several parts that still need restoring. The heater core is first. Then there are the front and rear subframes. Those aren't in bad shape, but could use new bushings and new paint. Seeing PaulTWinterton's work in the Sub-frame Paint? thread has me thinking about going that route. But as Steve mentioned in that same thread, black may be the actual color to use. Not that I'm going for any concourse winner level work with this restomod, I still want it to look period correct. We also need to work on are the interior pieces. We'll recover all of the stock seats and are looking for a good kit supplier. The sunroof parts need to be cleaned up and polished. I'll follow the advise here: http://www.my2002tii.com/spring_2005/sunroof.htm There are these little white clips that cover the rear pop out window mechanism that's crumbling and broken. Does anyone know where to get replacements? That's where Jo and I are now with the project. Waiting for the body to come back from paint AND restoring the little bits here and there.
  2. JerryB2002

    I'm sorry

    2002 + 911 is a great combo!
  3. We're loving the house. Only problem is we're going to need more garage space. It was this house that first made me think I'd have to put either the 911 or 2002 up for sale. Fortunately, we'll be able to build another garage (oversized one car) next to this on the hill. So...hopefully I'll be posting about that soon enough.
  4. A few months ago Jo and I decided that we'd like to sell our house of 21 years and buy another in town that would be our forever home. In 21 years, you collect a lot of stuff. Too much stuff as it would turn out. Since we hadn't done it in a very long time, I'd forgotten just how big a pain in the rear moving is. So, on top of all of our house stuff, I had 3 cars to move. One of which, Betty, was in parts all over the garage. Most of it was already in boxes, bagged and tagged. But a lot was kept in a cabinet on shelves. Those many parts would need to be carefully boxed up and cataloged. That takes more time than you think! SO, there was also the matter of having actually DOWNSIZED on the garage. Yeah, dumb on my part, but I planned to build another garage next to this house just for housing the newly restored Betty. The problem is that the car was not ready and neither was I. Caleb to the rescue as he would be repainting Betty and since we were now NOT in a big hurry, could store her at his shop until we were ready! Perfect. So, boxes packed and everything made it to the new house safe and sound. All that's left to do is get all of my new shelves built so I can get all of these parts off the ground which will free up space in the new garage for both of the other cars! I like it when a plan, you never planned for, but none the less comes together. Pic of new house.
  5. Yup, those exactly Mike. Mine are falling apart.
  6. JerryB2002

    The one constant

    My Wife and I bought a new house. We close on it tomorrow and start moving on Wednesday. Before we bought I had a scare and I almost made a bad decision. That was to part out my project and let Betty go. A lot of people on this site were very nice and offered good prices for the parts that I had posted for sale. And they were even nicer when I came to my senses and retracted my ad. Everyone was very understanding. Jo and I would figure out how to make this work. The house we're buying only has a two car garage. We need three. So not only will I be moving into the new place, but will begin planning for a new detached workshop/garage! So, that bridge has been crossed and the project back on track. The sale of our current house and purchase of our new house proceeded. Deal's done and all that's left to do is pack up and move. Here's the thing. We've lived in this house for 21 years. Longest I've ever stayed put. The problem with staying in one place that long is you accumulate a lot of crap. And I mean a metric ton of junk. Literally. The Swiss I think have a word, Döstädning. I'm not sure I'm ready to embrace this fully, but damn, I have a lot of junk. The last several days have been spent purging and cleaning and purging and stuffing things into boxes. Everything for the car has been packed away except the seats, wheels, dash and the engine. The chassis has been hauled off to the painters. It'll be there for a couple months. The rest of her parts have been put into quite a few boxes. It's funny how a small car, when exploded like it is, takes up so much room! Today, I tackled how to get the engine off the stand and into a crate for transport to the new house. I've never build an engine crate before so I did some research. Which means YouTube. I figured that I'd use the old scrap wood I had in the shop and have at it. Here's what I came up with. It's pretty secure in there. Resting on the oil pan in a cradle. Then there are braces on the sides of the block to keep it from rocking. Also there are side supports to keep it from sliding back and forth. What's not shown are wheels I installed to make it easier to move around on the floor. It should do for the short move. At least I hope it will do!
  7. looking forward to seeing this as I'll be going through this soon enough. My biggest concern is finding new gaskets for all of the lights. Any luck there?
  8. JerryB2002

    JerryB2002

  9. My vote is on the master cylinder too. Happened to me once and went through this whole drill too.
  10. Wow PaulTWinterton, that looks amazing! Now I know what direction I'll go with my subframes. Thanks!
  11. JerryB2002

    In for a penny

    The whole tear down of Betty took the better part of 3 months. This included full cataloging, labeling, boxing and storage of the parts. While we were doing this many decision points were reached and made. I'd only ever restored one other car before this. That was Ringo our '67 Beetle. And that was just a partial restoration. I rebuilt that motor myself and the entire interior. We did not do paint because we wanted to keep that sweet sweet patina. For Betty though, we were going all in. In for a penny in for a pound for sure. Then we got her ready for paint. Had a dustless blaster come to the garage and remove the old paint in our driveway. Great work. But very messy! The results were great. What was best though is there were not big surprises regarding hidden rust or holes or huge masses of bondo!
  12. We'd had Betty for about half a year when I started noticing she was down on power. Was having trouble starting up in the morning and gasped a bit when pushed. Just like me! But one morning in the fall Jo said she went to start her up, it cranked, started then stopped. I went out to try my hand at starting, because I think I can turn a key better than anyone. Sure enough, it wouldn't start. Cranked but no start. After a quick check to make sure we're getting fuel, spark and air I rolled her back into the garage and started digging in. The last thing I checked was compression and sure enough the numbers were very bad. Diagnosis done, it was time for a rebuild. I called around and got advice from a few people. The shop we ended up choosing to do the work was Autosport Seattle. Great shop. Very knowledgeable and great customer service. And since we had the engine and transmission out AND it would take a few months to get it back, we figured now was as good a time as any to do a little 'light' restoration..... Little did I know that I would fall victim to the old "While you're in there" trap. Next thing you know, I'm stripping down the whole car with Jo, bagging and tagging parts, and prepping for paint! LOL
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