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Old 17-08-2016, 06:17
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Great story. I wonder if you had a hand in building #153 as well (dark green Spyder).
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:09
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let's see if this works, i've attached 2 photo's.
One of the car as we how we've met her for the first time in Ft. Lauderdale at Stuttgart repair centre and one photo of the rear body that we were going to fit on her.
I'll post this first, to see if it works and then i'll try to tell the complete story, with the photo's i have. I hope you enjoy!

René (i'm the 6ft guy in one of the photo's)
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:20
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Great, thanx for sharing!
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Old 17-08-2016, 10:32
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it works ok let's go!
I'll post this build in several posts, just to make you guys more anxious, besides, we all know what the end result looks like, so there's not much to hide anyway

At first, we checked the car on every detail and reported back to the factory.
We did not find much, besides some little leather damage and e few scratches on the outside. The car had done 250 miles at that time i think, i'm not sure anymore.

We opened her up, and all the workers at the bodyshop where we did this job were jaw dropping I still love the sight of a Spyker with all the body panels open, don't know why.

We then removed the rear body, that took us about 2 hours, a few hoses and electricity leads needed to be disconnected. The rear body itself comes of with just two bolts once its opened, i really love the simplicity of that.

Well, i'm going to get the pictures organised so i can update this thread the following weeks, i also need to dig up my memories of this awesome job, it's been a few years since this was done
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Old 17-08-2016, 13:39
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Rene, can we merge this thread with the #092 register thread. It's a great addition to its history...
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Old 17-08-2016, 14:00
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Rene, can we merge this thread with the #092 register thread. It's a great addition to its history...
Hello Rijk, no problem!

I'm also searching through al my photo's right now to see if i can match them with vin nr's of your list.
i'll add them to the thread of each car, but it's going to take some time.
I should have made pictures of all these vin's when i was there
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Old 17-08-2016, 15:43
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Way to go. We really appreciate "insider" additions to the individual cars

I'll ask Hans to merge the #92 thread.
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Old 20-08-2016, 11:46
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Hello Rijk, no problem!

I'm also searching through al my photo's right now to see if i can match them with vin nr's of your list.
i'll add them to the thread of each car, but it's going to take some time.
I should have made pictures of all these vin's when i was there
Hello Rene,

Thanks for taking the time to do this. We really appreciate it!
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Old 22-08-2016, 11:39
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On to the roof!
On the picture you see that we fitted the roof on the car. This was a very time taking job because although it is a Karmann kar, this roof was not build on this chassis. So at every corner where the roof hits the chassis or the A-style pillars, the mounting holes were off by a few mm.
The Laviolettes that were build at Karmann, came with a roof that was built on that particular chassis. Therefore exchanging roofs between cars was a no go at the factory
We had to remove the front window and the the upper side of the dash and A-style pilllars too.
Once the roof was on we could glue in all the windows. We first mounted a new front window, the one we took out cracked unfortunately. Then we did the rear windows and the roof panels last. The roofpanels were too big and custom sized at the job. The roofs where handmade and there fore never exactly the same. So the roofpanels had to be custom made on each and every car. I remember custom sizing these panels for a whole series of Laviolettes at the factory. The Roof panels from #157 untill #169 were done by me. I think #166 is the car in front on this picture

So, that's it for now, i hope to update this again by the end of the week.

Regards, René
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Old 22-08-2016, 12:19
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Great story. I wonder if you had a hand in building #153 as well (dark green Spyder).
Hello Sandy,

I do rememeber a green Spyder, but i thought it had cognac interior, i cannot find this in my pictures, so i am not 100% sure. according to the VIN one might say i was working at the factory when you're car was being build.

Regards,

René
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