May 2022

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32 Spiel – May 2022 mine" stripping the lower engine compartment ahead of the engine mount pods to bare metal. In the days that followed since, all the areas that had already been repainted behind the engine mount pods were cocooned in large garbage bags and 0.7 mil plastic drop cloths, so I could proceed with applying self-etching primer and painting this last remaining section red. Story and Photographs by Darryl Deppe M y last installment wrapped-up with the rear wheels finally being back on the ground and the bridge jack on my four-post lift supporting the back of the car from the engine mount pods moved out of the way. I had just spent four unglamorous days in that "coal Once the red enamel had been allowed to cure, the "payoff" fun period began: installing all those brand new parts that I had purchased months earlier. Restoring and installing the original parts I'm reusing by vapor- honing and painting made all the hours of drudgery spent under the car in the prior months feel worth the effort. I had visualized what the car Workshop configuration The 1974 Porsche 914 Project Takes a 180° Turn FEATURE STORY

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