In this episode I begin fabricating the brackets needed to convert this mid year fender to an earlier longhood fender. This conversion is known as the infamous Porsche 911 backdate. Some say its overdone and each year Porsche should be celebrated for what it is. I agree with that sentiment when restoring a nice car, but my car was either going to be crushed after being left for dead in the Nevada desert or brought back to life by a hot rodder like me. I’m not trying to flip this car to an uneducated buyer. Instead this is my hotrod to build the way I want in the most cost effective means possible.
Porsche 911 Backdate Begins by Stripping Some Paint Off the Front Fender
One of the specialty tools used in this video is my favorite stripping sander linked below:
The Makita GV5010 sander is a great tool to run the 3M strip it disks. The RPM is just right for quick paint removal without disintegrating the wheels. You will need to find a longer bolt since the strip it discs are much thicker than sandpaper. For large areas, I like to soften the paint with paint stripper too.
Paint stripper I use: https://amzn.to/2ql855E
The 3M discs are hard to find but they are sometime available on ebay here