Porsche 356, Guide to Do-it-Yourself Restoration has something for all 356 enthusiasts. Author Jim Kellogg covers everything an individual do-it-yourselfer needs to know to transform a rusty project car to a restored classic.
The text is primarily focused for the prospective restorer unfamiliar with the nuances of the 356 Porsche and is presented in an easy-going, uncomplicated style with numerous photos. Advanced subject areas, such as major body repairs and adding a sunroof, will prove informative to those who have been around the block a couple times, as well.
Topics covered include disassembly, paint & rust removal, structural & body repair, paint preparation, reassembly and final detailing. Information is also provided about locating a project car, long lead time items, reproduction vs. original parts, painter selection and project budgeting. There is even discussion about swap meet etiquette! This second edition has much greater detail, over one hundred additional photos and a new section describing restoration of a 1957 356A sunroof coupe from purchase through first drive.
Even if you do not plan to take on your own car’s restoration, this book will help you understand the process and pitfalls, and is told by someone who has restored or repaired over one hundred 356s in the past fifteen years. His insights and advice will assist in assessing the wisdom of embarking on the process or just knowing what to expect from the shop restoring your car.
152 pages, 318 photos & illustrations