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2017/07/14 13:52:47 (permalink)

981 body shell construction

What's the 981 body shell (roof and bonnet) made out of, steel or aluminium.
I think the bonnet is aluminium, but what about the roof?
Its just that I have picked up a few bad stones chips in the 6 months I have had the car.
I have ordered a touch up stick from Porsche but do I need to do anything else first to the stone chips.
 
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Derek

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Re: 981 body shell construction 2017/07/14 14:07:32 (permalink)
You can read all about it here:

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Re: 981 body shell construction 2017/07/14 14:18:31 (permalink)
thanks Richard very useful
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Re: 981 body shell construction 2017/07/14 15:05:39 (permalink)
As always Richard comes up with these nuggets of information ...interesting  although do admit to not understanding all the info ...an age thing
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Re: 981 body shell construction 2017/07/14 15:05:26 (permalink)
As always Richard comes up with these nuggets of information ...interesting  although do admit to not understanding all the info ...an age thing
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Re: 981 body shell construction 2017/07/18 18:32:07 (permalink)
Richard_Hamilton, what was that PDF taken from, and is the rest of the document available? It looks really interesting!
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Re: 981 body shell construction 2017/07/18 18:41:07 (permalink)
Taken from the 981 Service Information Technik.  Drop me a PM with your email address if you would like the rest.

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Re: 981 body shell construction 2017/07/19 16:31:34 (permalink)
Richard_Hamilton
Taken from the 981 Service Information Technik.  Drop me a PM with your email address if you would like the rest.


I would be very much interested in a copy as well please if possible, pm sent
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Re: 981 body shell construction 2020/03/15 20:07:27 (permalink)
Hi does anyone know what  the lowest part of the 981 side skirt is made of( below the door). Twice now I have scratched the side skirt on kerbs  at very low speeds turning  into car parks
 
I cant see the scratches  side on unless  i look underneath  the car  and they are minor paint scratches  with no cracks.  Is it made out of plastic  like the bumpers? 
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Re: 981 body shell construction 2020/03/16 21:59:38 (permalink)
I think it's plastic of some sort right back to the air intake ... I took a paint thickness meter out to mine ... I was very impressed with the consistency until I reached the sills ... either no paint or no metal :)

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Re: 981 body shell construction 2020/03/17 13:01:28 (permalink)
Sunder,
 
Unfortunately I can't answer your question. It could well be plastic or aluminium, but if it's steel then a magnet will confirm.
 
Jeff
 

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