Exterior metal finishing: 1953 Porsche 356 Pre-A Cabriolet Part Five

This is part five of a series of posts covering the restoration of this 1953 Porsche 356 Cabriolet, taking us through the final paint and mechanical assembly of the body.  The introduction post on this Porsche 356 Pre-A restoration shows pictures of how the Porsche came to us, then after dismantle was complete, and then after the body was media blasted.  Post two covered the beginning of the nose rebuild, leaving the new section TIG welded into position.  Part three looked at how the rest of the front end of the Porsche was repaired.  Part four described how the restoration of the floors and inside cab was accomplished.  Part five showed the results of metal finishing all over, where the 356 Pre-A was ready for paint.  Part six shows the (almost) final results, with the Pre-A mechanical assembly complete and in paint!

Exterior metal finishing is now complete and ready for the bodywork.  We used wax and grease remover to highlight the level of metal finishing we strive to achieve.

Enjoy the pictures and updates to follow.

Metal restoration on a 1953 Porsche 356

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Completed metal work restoration on a 1953 Porsche 356

Wax and grease remover used as highlighting fluid in these photos.

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Click on the links below to see the car in paint!

This is part five of a series of posts covering the restoration of this 1953 Porsche 356 Cabriolet, taking us through the final paint and mechanical assembly of the body.  The introduction post on this Porsche 356 Pre-A restoration shows pictures of how the Porsche came to us, then after dismantle was complete, and then after the body was media blasted.  Post two covered the beginning of the nose rebuild, leaving the new section TIG welded into position.  Part three looked at how the rest of the front end of the Porsche was repaired.  Part four described how the restoration of the floors and inside cab was accomplished.  Part five showed the results of metal finishing all over, where the 356 Pre-A was ready for paint.  Part six shows the (almost) final results, with the Pre-A mechanical assembly complete and in paint!

 

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