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  1. theblueoyster's Avatar Member
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    Hi all i was planing on starting a Build for a Porsche 356 Cabrio from scratch but am not sure where to start the gurus on this forum please advise how and where to begin.

    others your inputs would be appreciated as well cheers!
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    Not knowing your skill level or kind of equipment you have access to I would start with deciding with model/year you wish to build and at what scale.

    I at one time owned a 1955 Coupe predating the "A", "B", and "C" models. Then acquire some really good drawings, a repair manual and attend Porsche Concours to get photos.

    The early ones like my '55 had VW front axle even with the VW logo on them of course the trans and engine were Porsche.

    Do your homework first since this will be a challenging build regardless.

    Good Luck!

    Ken
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    Research, research, research is your first move with any model you want to build just like Ken says. If you show us some pictures of a model or two that you've built, we'll be able to tell what your skill level is. From there, we'll know what direction you should take. Looking forward to seeing what you've done. Welcome to the site
    Sometimes a handful of patience is worth more than a truck load of brains. Have the courage to trust your own beliefs. Don't be swayed by those with louder voices. W.S. Maugham :)
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  4. theblueoyster's Avatar Member
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    Dear Ken/Hot ford coupe,

    i have so far collected scales like signature and burrago but never made one this will be my first scale build however my brother and i did build a 1:1 Need Help with Porsche 356 cabrio lotus 7 in the living room
    but like they say building the smaller ones will take up a lot less space :p especially since in India we have parking space issues :D

    tools i can get some if you can help me with what i will need for carving

    as for the research i have a lot of information on the 356 but nothing to give me the body dimensions and we dont have Porsche concours happening around here as there are very few infact i only remember seeing 1 till date and the owner dont let me take pictures or go ne where close :D if you could assist with plans or measurements would be great

    here is my lotus 7 link
    http://www.cardomain.com/ride/3803140


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    Hello blueoyster,

    got some info about the 356 A Speedster. Will have a look for blueprints of the Convertible. Which type are you planning to replicate A,B or C ?




    Cheers

    Michael
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