Lets add a bit of backstory to this little rant shall we?
My car is close to an hour away. Due to schedule, the absolute soonest I will be able to get there will be the week of December 3rd. Having recently decided to throw some money into this car, I have created a list of projects/parts and thought I would get things ordered in advance.
My pan is a 1967 - the transition year from what I can see at most of the parts houses. I have called VS times in the past week to both order parts (bumpers/hardware/door panels) as well as to inquire what disc brake system they usually use/what the lug bolt size it. I cannot reach them or get a call back on my voicemails. Being that so many cars on this forum appear to have similar underpinnings and that many are familiar with VS builds, seemed like an easy place to go for that "dumb" information. This appears to have been an incorrect assumption on my part.
As far "learning how to take care of my car", this toy is currently sitting in my shop, with 20 other cars, all of which I have either built, restored or maintain. The only thing I farm out when needed is final paint. Your statement is an incorrect assumption on your part (pic attached).
Really was excited to spend time improving this car. Having recently sold two other Porsches, I figured this place would be a great new community to get involved with - like the past 17 years has been over at Pelican.
So Gordon, I will take your advice. I am over it. Completely.
Best Wishes -