Porsche 928 – The Restoration Begins

December 26, 2013 | By | 1 Comment

Recently I had the misfortune of someone damaging the front driver’s side mudguard of my beloved Porsche 928. This person, and I use the term lightly, did not have the decency to acknowledge their indiscretion but instead drove off or skulked away in the dark leaving me and my insurance company to fix the damage left in their wake.

Letting the anger subside, I drove the car to Paint and Custom in Thornbury where I knew that it would be looked after as one of their own. The prognosis from John and Louie was that Porsche could be saved. Thankful of this I decided that it was time to invest in some cosmetic repairs to the old girl, as she is 28 years old and was starting to show the signs of age.

With a matter of days I received the quote for the total respray and freshen and gave the green light to go ahead with the restoration while I scoured the internet for parts to replace aging or broken ones.

Over the first couple of weeks the Porsche has been prepared, sanded, rust removed, obselete holes and imperfections rectified. The interior has also bee removed and sent to Motorcraft Motor Trimmers in Coburg for minor repairs and rectification works. I have sourced parts from a variety of places but would recommend 928 International in America for their prompt service, range of products and prices although the current exchange rate has also helped alot.

Dealing with the insurance company, which happens to be Shannons, has thus far been a breeze and in the first instance it was handled quickly over the phone and then I was able to select my repairer of choice, which was Paint and Custom.

The following photos shows the current progression of the full restoration of my Porsche 928.

Before the restoration and damage

Porsche - THe Beginning

Stage 1 of Restoration – Drivers Side (Note the repair to the mud guard)

Porsche - Stage 1

Bonnet has been removed as have headlights and bumper

Porsche - Front

Rear glass has been removed as has rear bumper

Porsche - Rear

Interior has also been removed

Porsche - Interior

Bonnet stripped and being prepared

Porsche Bonnet

For further updates make sure you come back regularly.

For further information see:

Parts – 928 International @ www.928intl.com

Restoration – Paint and Custom @ www.paintandcustom.com.au

Interior works – Motorcraft Motor Trimmers @ 55 Barkers Road in Coburg on 9354 6332

Mechanical – Autocoupe @ 1 Brisbane Street in Eltham on 9431 1663

Insurance – Shannons @ www.shannons.com.au

More information on Porsche 928 the “LandShark” – www.landsharkoz.com

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  1. Andrew says:

    It’s an admirable thing you’re doing. Too many of these cars are neglected and end up being discarded…glad to see this one is in the hands of an owner who appreciates it!
    I noticed you listed 928int as parts supplier. I’ve used them myself in the past, but not for at least 5 years or so. I never had a problem with them, but I thought you might like to know there is a far better alternative – namely 928sRus. The chap’s name is Roger Tyson (an Englishman based in Texas), and his prices and service are honestly second to none. His website is nothing special….I just skype him at night to place orders – and he’s always proven to be a wealth of useful information. A half hour chat with Roger is the equivalent of weeks of mucking around on landsharkoz or rennlist….plus he’s ALWAYS cheaper than 928int, and MUCH faster with shipping. He has a special deal with DHL which is not only cheap, but also guarantees delivery in 3 days to major cities and 4 days regional in Australia.
    I highly recommend you ring him for your next parts order…you’ll be glad you did! His phone number is here – http://s287999742.e-shop.info/
    Just to be clear, I have no affiliation with Roger…just a very happy customer like all the rest. If you check out Rennlist you’ll fine thousands of glowing remarks about him from others, and in fact a couple of years ago someone even started a ‘tribute’ thread on there for Roger and it went haywire with hundreds of people posting their own examples of why they love the guy.
    Anyway good luck with your project, and feel free to friend me on facebook if you want.

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