My 1960 Porsche Roadster

This is a slideshow that will probably only interest
car nuts.

I bought this 1960 Porsche Roadster in 1983,
and drove it for a couple of years, until floor was so
rusty that you could see the yellow line go by your
feet while you were passing. I started looking into
repairing it, and the more I found out, the harder it
seemed to fix. I took it apart, and agonized about
repairing it for 20 years.

A couple of years ago, I had a break from work, so I
decided to take it on.

The car is a unibody (it has no frame) so the body had to be braced while the sheet
metal was being replaced. The first thing that was
necessary was to build a “rotisserie” that allows the
body to be flipped on all sides and angles in order to
work without climbing underneath, and a bracing system
that you can see in some of the pictures.

As you can see from some of the shots, I had help from
the family.

Now I am busy again, and it sits, ready for paint,
until I have another break from work.

Video by Neil Merrilees

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