Porsche Panels


Mark had an interesting project for a Porsche 356 C Coupe. The owner wanted to replace the original steel panels with aluminum.


The compound curves of the Porsche are copied to the sheets of aluminum with an English Wheel.


The original door frame was fixed and cleaned up. The original steel skin was pretty rotted, but the frame provided enough of a guide for the new aluminum skin.


When Mark is done with the aluminum skin, it will be crimped in place onto the door frame, but first a coat of epoxy paint on the frame will protect the two metals from electrolytic corrosion.


Here are a couple detail shots of how the twin grille openings will be made on this C coupe.