As a follow-up to our last blog, How to 911/912: Front Suspension Pan Restoration, we’ll be showing you how to install your front gas tank support.
Because our vintage Porsche’s lateral gas tank supports were rotten, first we installed new ones.
Next, we had to install the suspension reinforcements and the gas tank support.
After covering the lateral gas tank supports with weld through primer, we can install the gas tank support.
Depending on the year of vintage Porsche 911/912 you have, you’ll need to choose the corresponding front gas tank support to fit your model.
While some companies believe in “one size fits all” when it comes to front gas tank support, at Restoration Design we aim to get you the right part for your model year.
After you’ve screwed in the gas tank support, you can start welding it – starting at the top corner, moving to the opposing corner, to the diagonal corner and back and forth. This makes sure no one part heats up too much and prevents distorting the metal.
Check out the rest of our front gas tank support installation process by watching our video.