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 Post subject: Hello from overseas!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 5:58 pm 
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Hello from the Netherlands,

First of all please appologize for my english as I am not a native speaker.
My name is Jeroen and I am the prowd owner of a 1976 Porsche 924.
Bought this car 10 years ago.
In the last 10 years I have had a lot of fun driving it and did some work to the car as well.
During that period slowly rose the idea of a total renovation.
I discovered that my engine and gearbox where no matching numbers with the car so I decided to turn my car into a classic racer rather then bringing it back to original condition.
So I took the car apart up until the very last bolt!
At this moment the car is prepared for a new paint job.
And that is where I encountered a problem.
The Sills? ( is this the correct word?) on both sides needs to be replaced.
That is the lower side/back part where there is a hole in order to take out the torsion bar.
As you know that is only the case at the earliest models.

In the Netherlands I have searched the entire country but nowhere to find!

So my hope is now that here in the Uk one of you could provide with these parts.

Thanks in advance for your reactions!

Jeroen


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 Post subject: Re: Hello from overseas!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 12, 2019 1:24 pm 
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Hello, and welcome to the forum.
I’m afraid you won’t find a replacement sill with a hole cut in, but this thread gives details of replacement panels:
https://porsche924.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... 13&t=32433
Wouldn’t take much to cut a hole.

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Roo wrote:
Hello, and welcome to the forum.
I’m afraid you won’t find a replacement sill with a hole cut in, but this thread gives details of replacement panels:
https://porsche924.co.uk/forum/viewtopi ... 13&t=32433
Wouldn’t take much to cut a hole.


Thanks you very much, I will investigate this possibility!

kind regards, Jeroen


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The Brickwerks is the best one I have used. It should be simple enough to find a machine shop with a laser cutter that can put the perfect hole on the correct place - probably only for a few Euros?

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 14, 2019 2:45 pm 
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I think the hole has an recessed shoulder to keep the cover plate flush.

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Would not be hard for a metal shop to punch a hole with a die for the cover to stay in place. Certainly a 'race shop' that prepares race shells would cut holes and punch a recess to strengthen the panel. Sure this would work on a virgin sill panel.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:40 pm 
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Thanks guys for all your tips.
I have ordered the sills via the brickwerks site and received them this morning.
This is a very good solution for me, I found a metal shop that can prepare the hole with recessed shoulder for me.
Again thanks four your input, these sills are not available here in the Netherlands.
Once the sills are fitted I will try and post a picture here!

Kind regards,

Jeroen


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