In this post we talk about the first operations we undertook on this 1959 Porsche 356C in the rocker tear down and ‘B’ post replacement. What made this area of restoration cost effective is that replacement panels are available for both the rocker and ‘B’ post. The hard part was done – leaving just tear down and grafting in. To achieve satisfactory positioning on the rocker, the door must be hung and then a constant gap must be established between the door base and rocker/sill service. This gap is chosen somewhere between the Porsche factory gap setting and observing the gaps on the car you are working on. Typically you would be looking at a 4mm door/hood/trunk gapping. It’s essential that you stick with your desired width on all areas; this can be aided by making a ‘gapping tool.’ In this case, our gapping tool is 4mm thick and used to check all gaps, in all body areas.