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Resto in NS (advice needed) 25 Feb 2018 20:46 #20204


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Will be moving to NS (just outside Halifax) next month and will be fully restoring an 87 S4 to showroom. Does anyone have any suggestions on who / where the best place is to do this project?

Anyone had good luck / used Halifax Porsche for such projects?

Car is in good condition but I aim to bring it back to like new condition inside and out. I have seen too many of these amazing cars abused and butchered over the years, time to bring one back to full life.

Thanks in advance for any help or suggestions
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Resto in NS (advice needed) 14 Mar 2018 20:58 #20215


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Stay away from any Porsche dealership, they simply do not know the 928 well enough. You will also spend way-way more going this route, find an indy or ship the car to a known specialist.
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Resto in NS (advice needed) 14 Mar 2018 21:49 #20217


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That was my worry... been a while since they had 928s on a regular basis.

Trouble is I dont know one and I am not finding a local specialist looking online, anyone have a suggestion / any current 928 owners in the Halifax area have any suggestions?

Thanks,
Paul
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Resto in NS (advice needed) 15 Mar 2018 10:00 #20218


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I'd contact Porsche of Halifax and ask them if they know anyone who could restore it. They have a great article about the 928 on their website which is encouraging.
porscheofhalifax.com/news/Porsche+Takes+the+Plunge/21411/
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Resto in NS (advice needed) 15 Mar 2018 11:02 #20219


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I have reached out to Porsche Halifax and plan to go visit them at the start of April. If I get a good vibe and they can show me past / present restorations on simular cars then maybe I will go with them.

I would love it if they could manage the project(s) as I think it adds to the history of the car more over than an independent shop. But I do worry about the level of hands on experience with the older cars todays dealerships have. I feel like its a chicken and egg paradox!

I am restoring 12 (for now) Pcars and plan to fully document each build, I am hoping that perhaps my full collection may be featured somehow and can help showcase these wonderful cars / keep the next generation excited about them.

I just picked up a well known 90 GT supercharged car... this should be an interesting challenge for the garage that I take this car to for servicing.
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Resto in NS (advice needed) 23 Mar 2018 05:34 #20256


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Paul, I don't know of anyone in your area, but David Chamberland, in Billerica, Massachusetts is an expert on the 928, and does get involved in restorations. He also has a supercharged 928 in his stable.

He is a 928OC member and also is on Rennlist forum (worf928) if you try to get in touch with him.

The article on Number #1 vin is from the Christophorus magazine and is owned by a friend of mine down in Connecticut. It is amazingingly original as he found it with the exception of the body which he addressed.
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Resto in NS (advice needed) 09 Apr 2018 21:00 #20290


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Thanks I will try reach David.

I spent an hour with Porsche Halifax today and they confirmed they cant help with the older cars... they just don't have the physical hands on experience. Wish I could find someone local / more local than heading down into the US only as I have several 70’s & 80’s pcars that I am looking to have work done on, it gets to be a bit of a logistical nightmare when your dealing with 13 cars cross boarder.

How would I find David on this board? Tried a quick search and was unable to find him.
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Resto in NS (advice needed) 10 Apr 2018 03:08 #20291


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Paul, David has a 1990 supercharged 928, hopefully he can help.

Here is David's contact info:

Phone
(978) 670-1930

Address
1 Cheryl Ln
Billerica, MA
01821-2916

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Resto in NS (advice needed) 10 Apr 2018 04:15 #20293


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Paul. I think this is David's current email:

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