These articles relate to the 911 body fenders.
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From email@example.comThu Sep 19 11:30:38 1996 Date: Fri, 6 Sep 1996 19:04:45 -0600 From: firstname.lastname@example.org Reply to: PorscheFans 911/912 Engine Message
To: Thom Kuby , PorscheFansemail@example.com Subject: Re: 911/912 SWB fender to body fasteners The whole thing is supposed to be moveable, with nothing really fastened in place. Based on my '75 (are 912's different??), the fender has a captive nut which slides into a slot in the fender flange. The spiral screws have two washers on them, a fibre washer which goes against the inner fender (inside the trunk), a smallish metal washer (which keeps the spiral screw from chewing up the fiber washer). In between the fender and the inner fender (body) there is a strip of flexible sealant, I used a Wurth product, but I am sure that any body shop would have an equivalent. It is abotu 3/4 inch wide and quite thin (say 1/16) and is really just a caulking or sealing material in strip form. I would make sure all the old stuff is removed, clean it up to perfection and touch up any rust spots that might be there. I would clean up the captive nuts (they slide out fairly easily) or buy new ones if necessary. The fibre washers should be renewed, either look for an equivalent or buy them...the dealer can get them for you...I think mine were like 10 cents each. I used some new spiral screws (again..reasonably cheap from the dealer) as well as just getting the old ones replated with zinc dichromate which is what the factory coating was originally...turned out wonderfully. You will need to be able to wiggle the captive nuts to get them to line up. I put on the sealant/ribbon/strip on the body side. Put the captive nuts inroughly the correct position (center of range) and then get all of the bolts started ...tighen and you should be done. Hopefully this helps Dennis Kalma '75 911S with Kremer 3.2 ================================== PorscheFans 911/912 Message To post a message, send e-mail to PorscheFansfirstname.lastname@example.org
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