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1958 Porsche 356B Complete Engine Rebuild

Here are two pictures of a nearly fully restored 1958 Porsche 356B Engine that we’ve been working on recently…

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Stay tuned for the final results on this beautiful car!

Wood Grain Interior Makeover on a 2001 Porsche 911

The owner of this 2001 Porsche 911 began to notice the original wood grain sections of his car beginning to chip off and looking for a solution, called us!

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After researching the very few options we had, we experimented with a vinyl wrapping, which after applied, looked wonderful…!  But then, the next day, much to our dismay, after the car had been sitting in the sun, we noticed bubbles forming under the wrapping and the stuff just started peeling off.  So then… after weeks of looking for the perfect match and ordering the stuff and getting it on there, we had to come up with another solution, how frustrating!

We then returned to an original idea of using a newer technique called Hydrographic printing, which uses a big tank of water and a film with a chosen design.  After the pieces are cleaned, a base coat is applied.  The pieces are then each dipped in the film in the tank of water, adhering the film to the piece.  A clear coat is later applied and voila!  And the results have been great and much more durable than the failed vinyl wrapping attempt.

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And finally, they’re in!

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2000 Porsche 911 Gauge Makeover

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This customer brought in his 2000 Porsche 911 and wanted a few modifications done, including the gauge set seen above.  We replaced the silver faces with white faces and replaced the painted rims with new red rims.  We also wrapped the background of the gauges and the steering column, not pictured, in carbon fiber wrapping for a sleek look.  Check back for finished pictures as this job is still in progress!

 

 

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The Gundo Hack – Porsche Sport Exhaust Modification

For your  Porsche 996 and 997′s, we now offer a Porsche Sport Exhaust Modification with tig welding done by our welding friend, Bob.  More information after some pictures…

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Tig welding is one alternative for the sport exhaust modification at a much lower cost!

The Gundo Hack is a modification which resembles the basic element of the Porsche Sports Exhaust (PSE). In the PSE part of the muffler is bypassed when a valve opens.  The Gundo Hack simply involves cutting a hole in the inlet and outlet pipes of the muffler and welding a stainless steel tube between those holes.

The result is an improved tone and loudness which many 996 owners consider to be sporty in comparison to the stock mufflers.

Call us today for more information on this hack!

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1975 Porsche 911

Before and after.

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1967 Mercedes (Interior)

MRP completely redone the interior and top on this 1967 Mercedes. The car turned out beautiful….Enjoy viewing this restoration. Top and Headliner pictures will follow. As always, call  us with any questions or inquiries on your next interior project.

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Sussex County Car and Airplane Show….

Not often do I get a chance to combine two of my most favorite things: Cars & Airplanes. I did have the opportunity to enjoy two car shows this year that combined the two. Here is an event I was at this past weekend,  Oct.1st. This was at the Georgetown Airport in Sussex County (RehobothBeach). I couldn’t believe there was not one porsche at this event.

I look forward to seeing everyone in Hershey at the Car Show in October! I plan on having two Porsche’s at this event- see you there!

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Yes-Lights can be brighter!

Did you ever think it would be nice if your lights were a little brighter. As fall approaches many of us will be driving our cars, as much as possible, before winter arrives. 356′s and other late model Porsche’s don’t have the most powerful lights compared to our modern cars today. Luckily, there are great options to enhance the brightness of your lights. Talk to us about these inexpensive options,  that can make a huge difference in your visibility.

 

Wheels really do make a difference!

Wheels can make a huge  impact on the appearance of your car. Whether its a New Car or a Classic Car, MRP can help you decide which size and type of wheel/tire would look best. Often times, we want to keep the wheels original for our classic cars, having them redone can make your car look very impressive. For our newer cars, we also can restore your wheels and make them look brand new, if perhaps they’ve seen one two many curbs.

Let us restore your wheels- so they look brand new!

Chrome Plating & Metal Restoration

Sometimes attention to detail on a few exterior pieces of your car can make a huge impact on the overall appearance of your car. Of course, together we would decide if replacing or restoring is the best solution.

MRP offers Chrome Plating and Metal Restoration for:

Bumpers: rusted, dented bumpers.

Grilles: repair and refinish pitted grilles.

Pot Metal: repair and refinish pitted cast parts.

Aluminum: Straighten, polish, re-anodize to like original.

 

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