Part I discussed the first phase of taking your 911 apart, which
was to gather information and seek out the professionals that
will help you with the project.
Now that you are sure you want to take your 911 apart, let's get
The following is a list of supplies and equipment you will need
to take your car apart and strip the existing paint:
You need to plan for space for your car and all your parts. I
never knew that a 911 had so many parts.
There are many books that will help you with your project. The
following books and other references have helped me:
Before you can strip the paint off your car, you must take the
car apart in pieces. The pieces may be stripped individually
and you get a better finished product.
Study parts diagrams of your particular type of 911. Most of
the screws and nuts are visible, however many are NOT and you
must beware of these before you start a section.
Be very systematic when taking things apart. For example, start
with the rear bumper area. Finish this area before you start
the front bumper. Jack the car up and take the rear wheel off.
Place a jackstand in a secure place and look inside the wheel
well. Notice the parts connected to the bumper; these must come
off first. As you unscrew a bolt put it into a bucket, after
you finish a small section, put the parts into a plastic bag and
mark the bag as to what the part is or where it comes from, for
example "driver-side lower valance".
The key is to take your time, be systematic, finish a section
before going on to a new section, put your parts in a plastic
bag and mark what they are or where they go.
TIP No. 42 Always disconnect your battery before you disconnect
or work around electrical wires or components. If you don't do
this, the wires may spark, catch on fire, or ruin your hairstyle,
and most of all, it may shut down your pacemaker, and some of
us DO have pacemakers.
In Part III we will finish up with taking your car apart and start
the paint stripping process.
Last Update: 03-Dec-1996 8:42 PM ET