At Restoration Design, we love to help fellow Porsche fans with their own restoration projects! In this video, we address the suspension console installation of a 1973 Porsche 914.
Up to this point, we’d done a lot of work on this restoration project:
• New floor from front to back
• New pedal cluster bracket
• New section of trunk
Before you embark on any restoration project, make sure you make a note of the new parts you have. When you take your Porsche apart, be careful not to throw out any parts that you might need to put it back together.
When we got to the suspension console, we made sure to get rid of all the spot welds and clean everything up. We also took the opportunity to put a rust-prevention product on the area that’s covered by the suspension console.
Make sure to clean up any areas that you’re going to be welding on. Then, cover these parts with a weld-through primer to prevent future rust.
We always pre-drill our holes, and we did this for the suspension console and coated it with weld-through primer.
Watch the video to see the rest of the suspension console installation.
When we restored a 1967 Porsche 912 at Restoration Design, a lot of prep work went into the floor pan installation.
First, we replaced all of the flanges in the tunnel and front and back perimeter. This inspired us to put together a kit for purchase to make this part of the process a lot easier and less time-consuming for all of you.
Our professional steal beater, Wes, replaced the inner and outer rocker on both sides of the floor and took the time to replace the heater tube while we could still access it.
We also took the opportunity to replace the brake line which was rusted. You should always take the time to replace or repair any pieces in the tunnel during this stage of the process, while you still have access to them.
The floors we make come in three pieces: rear section, front section and gas pedal piece. In this video, we focused on the rear and front sections.
When you first put the floor pans in place, you’ll need to determine what adjustments you need to make to fit it into the flanges.
When both floor pans are in place, make some final adjustments for the scribe lines.
Check out the video for more tips and tricks for a floor pan installation!