Sep 15 2017 1958 Porsche Speedster Author: evh-admin (Click on any image below to view larger size.) This 1958 Speedster came to me after sitting disassembled in another shop for 17 years. Less than 18 months later is was being driven regularly. This is just one of the usual places Speedsters are prone to rust. Without too much work it is good as new. Of course the opposite side of the dash was rusty too. Three areas of the frame were the only bad parts of the replacement trunk lid. It was not kinked and very straight. A scrap hood donated the frame sections needed to do the repair. The trunk lid hinges were torn out due to a previous unsatisfactory repair where the secondary trunk catch was not installed. Here is some poor damage repair from an earlier incident. The trunk lid and hinges are fit with the old nose section intact for fitting purposes. Nose and battery box removed awaiting new sheet metal. On the rotisserie, a new floor and longitudinals are installed. Painted in epoxy and topcoat black. It will be undercoated later in the process. The new nose being fitted. Beautiful body line fit. Nose complete with headlight buckets. The car now has the suspension on and weighted for door to body panel fitting. This puts stress on it to simulate how it will be when assembled. The process of panel fitting. While stressed, the windshield and top are fit. Replacement glass had to be ground and reshaped to fit the car with no stresses in it. Original Speedster seats with all the normal stresses and cracks. One of the stiffeners used to repair the seat shells for the long term. Two coats of epoxy primer. High build primer to fill tiny voids and scratches. Body guide coated to aid in block sanding. Special order orange applied. Only 28 Speedsters came with this color. Body masked for undercoating. The assembly process begins after sanding and polishing. Everything is returned to as new. A Skirmants built transmission. Long block from Competition Engineering. Ready to go in. Ready to be enjoyed!