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My Tuppaware Porsche 356. It's a bit of a time-warp. Built back in the late 1980's by a company called Auto Styling, who...
My Tuppaware Porsche 356. It's a bit of a time-warp. Built back in the late 1980's by a company called Auto Styling, who were based in Perth but have long since closed down. I'm the third owner and current custodian.

I'm currently turning it into a tribute car. A missing link car that might have existed as a prototype for the speedster development. A link between the earlier Pre-A cabriolets and the first Speedsters.

https://vdubber.com/blogs/build-pages/the-missing-link

Backdating the car is quite a challenge. Not only do I need to research what was correct on the earlier cars, but I then have to apply that knowledge to the build. Many of these early parts have been long obsolete and when they do crop up for sale are usually expensive original parts that are way outside of my budget.

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.

Update!! I've bought the molds. Watch this space!!
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    SCCSA Grille Badge
    It seems to be a tradition amongst replica 356 owners to have a period grille badge. Not being a fan of fake Outlaw 356 or Cliche'd Nurburgring badges I've been on the lookout for something more suitable....
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    Mail Call
    •   Porsche
    •   Tuesday, 19 January 2021
    It's been an exciting week for deliveries. Got another parcel today. Can you guess what it is?...
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    Mail call
    Received some more goodies in the post.Early style rear lights and a red lense for my shine down light so that I can use it is a third brake light...
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    The missing link
    Some of you may know that I'm trying to make my car look like a 'missing-link' car, something that might have come between the Pre-A cabs and the Speedster. Whilst the Max Hoffman commissioned America Roadster (shown below) is the actu...
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    Door Capping - Part Deux
    After a successful trial making a steel door garnish, I decided to have a go at making the complete thing....
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    Door Capping
    I've long wanted to make some original style steel door cappings for my speedster. Whilst repros can be purchased they seem to be almost as expensive as my car. Karmann Konnection in the UK have some listed at AU$1k for the pair. Far too ri...
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    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
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    •   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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    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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