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My Tuppaware Porsche 356. It's a bit of a time-warp. Whilst it was built back in the 1980's it has never actually been c...
My Tuppaware Porsche 356. It's a bit of a time-warp. Whilst it was built back in the 1980's it has never actually been completed. It was built by a company called Auto Styling, who were based in Perth but have long since closed down. I'm the third owner and hopefully it will get to see the road at some point.

There's a heap of work that's been done already, but there's also a heap of work that still needs to be completed. There's also a heap of work that I would like to re-do as parts availability in the 1980's left a bit to be desired and so there have been lot's of creative solutions employed.

My plans are to get the car assembled and roadworthy and then use it for a while to give it a bit of a shakedown. Then once I am happy I'll strip it all down again and paint it.

Ironically the molds for this car still exist and are owned by a fella in Adelaide who also has a similar looking speedster. Small world eh.
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Carrera style fuel tank - Part 1
    •   Porsche
    •   Monday, 29 June 2020
    Just a quick update. Not much has been happening on the project as I've been tied up with work. But I did manage to grab a quick 5 minutes today to make a start on the fuel tank......
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    Mail Call
    •   Porsche
    •   Thursday, 18 June 2020
    Picked up these pre-loved side screens from thesamba. Big thanks to Patrick Brown for the heads up on these. Loving the aged look of these. Very reasonably priced too.I believe that these might be a period aftermarket accessory. I've seen a...
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    DIY Pre-A Handbrake - Part 2
    In this episode I assemble the parts and drink some coffee.Well, that's more-or-less what happened......
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    My DIY Pre-A handbrake
    Got the handbrake parts back from the water jet cutters today. They need a bit of revision but look like they will work (always a win for a prototype). First blush, material is too thick, also main body is a bit too substantial (may change this ...
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Making my steering column fit.
    •   Porsche
    •   Saturday, 23 May 2020
    The great thing about non-standard parts is that somehow you need to make them fit. You will recall in previous posts that I've been chipping away at making the steering wheel fit. First making it fit the column, then making the column supp...
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  • Turned up a joiner piece for joining the steering columns...
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  • Been contemplating what to do with the rear brakes on the speedster. It has an older rear disc conversion but looks incomplete. I have some 944 trailing arms in the parts bin that I bought for my Ghia about 20 years ago but they add about an inch to the rear track. It looks like there's enough space between the arch and wheel to fit them, but that's on the Lemmertz wheels, which I'm planning to change out. I'm not sure what the offset is on the other wheels I'm planning to fit. Guess I need...
    Been contemplating what to do with the rear brakes on the speedster. It has an older rear disc conversion but looks incomplete. I have some 944 trailing arms in the parts bin that I bought for my Ghia about 20 years ago but they add about an inch to the rear track. It looks like there's enough space between the arch and wheel to fit them, but that's on the Lemmertz wheels, which I'm planning to change out. I'm not sure what the offset is on the other wheels I'm planning to fit. Guess I need to check.

    Sectioning the rear panels is one solution to gain an extra inch or two. Not sure if I'm brave enough for that. Also not sure how good it would look on a speedster. Looks pretty good on the coupe, but then the lines are a lot different.

    MIght just have to try and fix up the brakes that are on there and experiment with this after it's up and running. After all it's not like I don;t have enough to do with the rest of the car
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  • Made a start on modifying my steering column. Need to take some photos.
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  • Mick posted a new blog post in Speedster
    Steering column bush
    •   Porsche
    •   Thursday, 07 May 2020
    Not too much progress to report. Although I did make a steering column bush for the hybrid steering column setup I'm building.I'm not 100% sold on the black nylon, however the white was simply too white and new looking. I figured black would look a l...
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    Wiring Loom
    •   Porsche
    •   Thursday, 16 April 2020
    Had a spare 5 mins today so decided to take a look at the wiring loom on the Speedster project to try and figure out what I have and what's needed. I wasn't really sure what came with the car except that there was a carrier bag with what looked like ...
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    Horn Push Finished
    •   Porsche
    •   Saturday, 29 February 2020

    Apologies from the crappy photos It's hard to take a decent picture of the horn push as no matter how you light it and what camera angle you use, it always has a bright reflections in it. (I even used reflected diffused light for the above shot).

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