Posted by: porschebahn | November 14, 2009

Gulf Oil LeMans Tribute Carrera Project – Part 7

1977 PORSCHE 911 S GULF BLUE

1977 PORSCHE 911 S GULF BLUE

1977 PORSCHE 911 S GULF BLUE

1977 PORSCHE 911 S GULF BLUE

1977 PORSCHE 911 S GULF BLUE

1977 PORSCHE 911 S GULF BLUE

1977 PORSCHE 911 S GULF BLUE

1977 PORSCHE 911 S GULF BLUE

Wally – Here is the latest on the Gulf Blue 911

We have finally gotten around to painting the car after much delay and finally coming up with a rotisserie which makes the job so much simpler. Went to harbor freight and bought two heavy duty engine stands then took the original front and rear bumper and drilled to fit the rotating section of the engine stand. Works great but will have to modify the stands slightly to level out the reciever on the stand. A booster pad on the rear two wheels will level it out and then you have a moveable rotisserie for $200 courtesy of Harbor Freight.

We are using BSF German base clear on the car – they were able to duplicate the paint code (328) for the Gulf Blue and so far it looks great. Always the problem with sandblasting a car as the sand naturally comes out when you are painting.

Next is the top side paint and reassembly of the suspension to make it a roller. Then I will put it into the Car cover and finish the motor. We are not going to cut the fenders and flare it out as I just did not have the heart to do the cutting. I think I read somewhere that only 3% of the production of 1977 911 S’ was painted Gulf Blue and I would suppose that most of them are history by now.

More soon

To see the previous posts on this project visit Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5 and Part 6


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