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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 1:30 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 resto Reply with quote

had a bit of lateral thinking during isolation, and figured that if we couldn't get four people to lift the body off and put it on the trolley, we could lift the body and move the trolley under it. Engine hoist, slings, trestles and.... ta da!

just need to strap it securely


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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 1:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 resto Reply with quote

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had a bit of lateral thinking during isolation, and figured that if we couldn't get four people to lift the body off and put it on the trolley, we could lift the body and move the trolley under it. Engine hoist, slings, trestles and.... ta da!

just need to strap it securely


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I lifted mine onto the dolly with a floor jack and the help from my 73 year old neighbor from across the street. I'm no spring chicken myself. Looks heavier then it really is.

I first tried using a come along with a 4x4 over the car to even out the weight, but the 4x4 broke.
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PostPosted: Sat May 02, 2020 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 resto Reply with quote

yeah, I was actually going to weigh it as I lifted it, but sort of forgot.
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PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2020 4:05 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 resto Reply with quote

doesn't feel like I've really done much for the last couple of weeks, but this weekend I finally got all the dismantling done

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:17 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 resto Reply with quote

been a bit slow recently, but I'm always pleased to see what a couple of cans of degreaser and some elbow grease can accomplish


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:58 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 paint codes Reply with quote

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I recall reading that Karmann would write the intended color of the car in grease pencil on the parcel tray



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Great project keep at it.

I never knew this about writing the color. Interesting.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 1:02 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 resto Reply with quote

I block and tackled the rear end up and then lifted the front onto blocks then onto the front frame, then lowered the rear onto the frame at the rear. Didn't have any helpers available, so had to do it on my Pat Malone.

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Mans gotta do what a mans gotta do, helpers or no helpers.

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"Nude" some idiot drilled holes in the gard to hold the filler on.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 2:27 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 resto Reply with quote

what is it they say? necessity is the mother of invention? still true as ever
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:43 am    Post subject: Re: Australian 63 resto Reply with quote

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what is it they say? necessity is the mother of invention? still true as ever


Nah, that's just lazy.
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