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    1. Member Marioj's Avatar
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      03-02-2015 08:18 PM #1
      Many of you have probably seen my other thread with my cars, but I decided to make a new one to keep track of the 356 build. So anyways, exciting news, just found this all original barn find 1963 356 B with a 1600S engine, and will be taking it home in a couple of days. Original color is silver with black interior, and the intent is to restore it to original specs so far. The car has a certificate of authenticity, and extra engine, and lots of extra parts. More pictures will come soon.










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      03-02-2015 08:23 PM #2
      So in for this.
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      03-02-2015 08:54 PM #3
      I'm really looking forward to this

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      03-02-2015 08:57 PM #4
      nice! can't wait to see the build thread build
      signatures are annoying, right?

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      03-02-2015 08:57 PM #5
      yes

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      03-03-2015 09:56 AM #6
      Fantastic! I loved your other thread and look forward to this one.

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      03-03-2015 09:59 AM #7
      In for 356 awesomeness
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    9. 03-03-2015 10:28 AM #8
      Are you in Wisconsin? I see an old sconnie plate back there...

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      03-03-2015 01:32 PM #9
      No, not in Wisconsin. I am in Northern Illinois. I do spend a fair amount of time in Wisconsin though.

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      03-03-2015 01:49 PM #10
      In. I love 356's

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      03-03-2015 01:53 PM #11
      Love it, awesome! I'm in!
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      03-03-2015 02:09 PM #12
      moar

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      03-03-2015 02:14 PM #13
      Holy crap MarioJ, excellent car. Going to be a fun thread to follow.

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      03-03-2015 02:27 PM #14
      In for the build

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      03-03-2015 02:27 PM #15
      Congrats on the car! I'm definitely interested in reading more about this because I have the same car (Karmann bodied '63 Super coupe). Mine is red, but it was originally Champagne Yellow like your car is now. Here's the thread on my car. If I had to list a bunch of random resources that I've found useful for knowledge/parts it would be The 356 Registry, Pelican Parts, Stoddard Porsche, Zims Autotechnik, Bruce Baker Enterprises, EASY, cocomats.com. If you need any help/advice/whatever, let me know.

      Edit: Since I plan to restore my car someday I'd be interested to find out how the costs play out as you go through this.
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      03-05-2015 01:39 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      Congrats on the car! I'm definitely interested in reading more about this because I have the same car (Karmann bodied '63 Super coupe). Mine is red, but it was originally Champagne Yellow like your car is now. Here's the thread on my car. If I had to list a bunch of random resources that I've found useful for knowledge/parts it would be The 356 Registry, Pelican Parts, Stoddard Porsche, Zims Autotechnik, Bruce Baker Enterprises, EASY, cocomats.com. If you need any help/advice/whatever, let me know.

      Edit: Since I plan to restore my car someday I'd be interested to find out how the costs play out as you go through this.
      Thanks, will do, love your car.
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      03-05-2015 01:43 AM #17
      Brought the car home today








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      03-05-2015 01:47 AM #18
      In for this build, glad to see your doing it to factory spec!

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      03-05-2015 01:49 AM #19
      Sweet! Look forward to seeing the progress.

      My mom's '65 for inspiration:


      (She's had it since '68; ^genuine Champagne Yellow.)
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      03-05-2015 09:42 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by kamzcab86 View Post
      Sweet! Look forward to seeing the progress.

      My mom's '65 for inspiration:


      (She's had it since '68; ^genuine Champagne Yellow.)
      Is the interior green by chance? Mine was originally champagne yellow w/green interior and I rarely see that combination in pictures and have yet to see it in person.
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      03-05-2015 09:58 AM #22
      Oh, man...

      As much as I love your 911s, the late 356 pulls at my heartstrings even more. There's just something about them. Ideally I would want a late 'B' coupé, but I think it's safe to say I'd settle for a disk brake 'C'. You know... If I really had to.

      Congratulations on the pickup and getting her home. I have a healthy dose of envy on this one, Mario.

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      03-05-2015 09:59 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by chucchinchilla View Post
      Is the interior green by chance? Mine was originally champagne yellow w/green interior and I rarely see that combination in pictures and have yet to see it in person.
      I love that combo! My wife would probably think me crazy, though.
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      03-05-2015 10:22 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      Ideally I would want a late 'B' coupé, but I think it's safe to say I'd settle for a disk brake 'C'. You know... If I really had to.
      C's aren't really that different from T6 bodied B coupes. Off the top of my head the differences are the disc brakes/wheels (which I don't like the look of), an extra face plate under the ash tray on the dash, electric gauges (vs mechanical Roto Rooter type), and the 356B Super engine became the base C engine.

      All that said I think now is an excellent time to bring up one thing I did with my car which the OP should consider: a disc brake conversion on the front. After I bought my car I learned the front drums were shot. New drums don't exist and old, already worn drums fetch four digit figures due to supply/demand. Instead of going that route I bought this bolt on disc brake conversion kit for $800 because it's cheaper/easier to source than drums, you can still use your wide bolt pattern drum brake wheels, you greatly improve the braking power of the car, and it can easily be reversed in an afternoon if you wanted to go back to drums...but why would you? You still have drums on the rears which is fine because most the braking is done up front anyway.

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