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[Custom] Café Racer Porsche 356B Outlaw

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When inspiration strikes, one must act on it, and that is how this Porsche 356B was born. I had this color lying around already from a previous custom, but forgot I had it. When I went into the garage to hang up a shelf to house my plethora of paint cans, I rediscovered it, and I knew it was the perfect color for a 356.

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[Disclaimer: Sorry for the millions of photos, I’m just kind of in love with this one.]

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Step one: Remove those pesky hood straps...

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...and deck lid louvers.

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Step 2: Add hood trim and clean it up.

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Step 3: Paint!

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Step 4: Detailing. Let’s start with the metal pieces such as the trim around the head-, tail-, and marker lights, as well as the hood trim.

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Oh, and the rear deck vents, of course.

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Step 5: Add the lenses. Had to go for white (clear) lenses on this one. Sorry Jobjoris!

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E90 interlude! She just looks so good all washed and shiny.

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Step 6: Interior! Two-tone saddle brown/auburn, and a custom shift knob. The one that HW gave us is way too fat and chunky. Needs to be more delicate.

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Step 7: Some black wash to accentuate body seams, metal parts, and lighting, and white dots in case of TRACK DAY, BRO! They are a tad smaller than I wanted them to be, but unfortunately a 1/4" whole punch was the closest size I could find to what I wanted (8mm), but 6.38mm is close enough, I guess. Even though that would be off by almost 14cm on a 1:1.

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Enough indoor time, let’s get some fresh air. It’s beautiful outside!

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I love the stance on this little guy! Plus, the gloss black of the rim stands out nicely from the flatter black of the tire.

Crappy interior shot.

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Even outside I have dust issues???

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Okay fixed.

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Obligatory “dat azz tho.”

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Aaaand I’m out.

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