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Weekend Rides Shop Projects

This 1986  911 was an all steel conversion to the popular 90s era slant nose look.

Weekend Rides was commissioned by its owner, who purchased the salvaged 911 from us, to repair it On our Celette bench.

After fitting all of the fixtures and pulling the body into proper specifications we cut off both rear quarter panel tail light areas and some of its center rear body panel.  Once the torsion bar fixtures engine motor mounts and rear shocks fit the Celette fixtures we then moved to doing the sheet metal panel fitting.

Donated from our unparalleled inventory of used 911 parts we grafted on donor tail light pocket and sections of rear quarter panels.  We installed a used engine lid to ensure proper gaps and it’s release, and installed a used rear bumper.

When we repaired the front nose panel and left apron we had to pull its nose and push upward its shock recess.

Once the jigs fit the Celette MZ towers we replaced the left all steel fender with a coincidental red one from our inventory of slant nose fenders!

This 1996 993 cabriolet we saved for a special client when nobody in usa would attempt rebuilding “elke” after she was the victim of a hit and run in nyc. We sectioned most of the rear body on the Celette while preserving our trademark of keeping as many original seams as possible. Elke has her original door jamb welds and most of the factory welds on her rear quarter panel to latch, by utilizing one of our used rear bodies from a donor 993 in inventory we accomplished our clients objective.


Refinishing continues on converting this 1986 911 in all steel to 930 turbo look with slant nose fenders and box rocker panels  

2015 Porsche Macan S repair left rear body

We have sectioned in the rear with one of our used quarter panels, replaced the entire left rear suspension and aligned the Macan S prior to cutting off its damaged quarter panel.

At Weekendrides  our trademark is avoiding factory seam sections whenever possible, by using butt weld techniques we are able to maintain an original weld at joints, making repairs much harder to be detected.  On this one we used a bit of both techniques, the rear corner we fastened and tig welded it on at its original seams but kept the door jamb untouched and original, we butt welded the outer seam by the door gap and cut through across the upper panel. We welded on a black quarter panel from a donor! However all of this will be repainted.

1986 Slant Nose  Rebuild

Rebuild of the slant nose on the Celette on this 1986 911, the rear body responded well and we are now replacing each rear corner taillight pocket with a section of used panel from our huge inventory of donors.

Bmw E30 Bare metal repaint

Completely painted this silver BMW 1990 e30 convertible in our Saico paint booth, it was a bare metal respray.

1992 America Roadster

Freshly out of the paint booth is our America Roadster in Midnight blue.

Started affixing the Celette and the red Slant nose at Weekendrides, 1986 red 911 Slantnose is quite twisted as evidenced by this photo. We are excited to commence its saving and rebuilding for a long time client of ours.

1986 911 backdate crash repair

This black 1986 Porsche 911 was well raced and the class champion in California for many years, it was crashed into by a distracted teenager in North Carolina.  We are rebuilding it for its new owner who resides in Arizona.  He purchased the 911 from us and commissioned Weekend Rides to repsir it then convert the body to a rsr backdate.  It’s repair included replacing the right rear unibody section, it was repaired on one of the several Celette benches at Weekend Rides.  Follow it’s journey back to being enjoyed abs saved here!

This red 1986 911 is being restored and converted by Weekend Rides into a steel conversion slant nose.  We sold the g model body which had suffered an interior fire to a special client in New York who took it apart, he did the stripping and sent us the bare rolling shell to perform the sunroof delete, weld on the steel rear flares abs vents which we supplied abs to do the front fenders and box rocker panels.  Follow it’s progress to being a gorgeous red wide body slope here!

1986 911 rescue from garage fire  This coupe had a long time ownership by one of our clients  After a garage fire we acquired it, we sold it as a project less motor to a new client who took on the task of prepping and stripping the shell. He is planning a  v8 conversion after we finish the sunroof delete, we have add led turbo rear flares with intakes, box rockers in all steel, the slant nose is in steel and we will paint it for him.

1986 Porsche 911 rebuild on the Weekend Rides Celette Bench of this ex PCA race car is now underway.

We will be using a section of one our 911 shells as a donor to replace the damaged right rear quarter and latch panel of its unibody.

This 911 had an extensive race history, it was damaged ironically on the highway by a distracted texter, using our 40 plus years of experience rebuilding crashed Porsches we are now rebuilding it for a client in Arizona who commissioned us to save it for him.  Follow it’s rebuild to glory once again, ask any questions about choking Weekend Rides as your choice for Porsche accident repair and restoration services on one of our 5 Celette body jigs.

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