Friday, September 26, 2014

Antique Machinery - the Camelback Upright Drill Press

Thanks to a friend of mine that picked up one of these, I'm now obsessed with yet another early piece of machinery...

...the "camelback" style drill press, or upright drill.  Real early turn of the century equipment has always been beautiful to me, despite what it takes to restore early equipment and the shear size of the footprint.  And yet, I need a drill press...

Monday, September 22, 2014

Porsche 911 DIY - Restoration Design Inc MOVIES!

There's not too many opportunities to post DIY stuff for early 911 body work because... well... it seems not enough people are trying to save their early 911 without the assistance of a professional shop.

These days, more and more people are starting to take interest in repairing, restoring, and even putting a custom personal touch on their early 911.  This being said, there are a few companies out there making patch panels and aftermarket performance panels for just the occasion...  unless you're making parts from scratch. 

One such company is Restoration Design (no, not the home decor company!), the company making high quality reproduction panels for early Porsches.  They have a great online catalog and if all your questions aren't answered on their website, reach out to their customer service and they will be glad to help!

OR!  How about some videos!!!?  Everyone likes "how to" videos, right?  They have been working on a catalog of videos to show you how to properly install patch panels, floors, etc.  Have a look at a few of their 911/912 videos inserted below showing some floor and suspension pan restoration, and if you need 914 and/or 356 info, they have that also on their Youtube site.  They have more 911 videos and even how to build a cost effective rotisserie for your project.

ENJOY and go save a Porsche on a reasonable budget!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Friday, September 5, 2014

Aero Film Friday

My day to day life consists of Aerodynamics and automobiles...  sooo...  I need to start showing more of this kind of stuff.

Thanks to my good buddy Andrew for the tip...

Here's a related article on the car of topic: