I was lucky this car was mostly disassembled. It was a project car, abandoned by the previous owner for health reasons. The engine and interior were removed, but I had to remove the suspension, transmission, and a few other bits and pieces. Overall, it was a pretty easy disassembly, so I won't bore you with those details.
Since a Safari tribute should handle offroad/rally conditions, the suspension needed reinforcement. That means welding. And after welding, the car will need paint. Handing a greasy/rusty/dirty car off to your welder or painter is not a good way to treat them. They will appreciate having a clean car to work with. A power wash was in order. The grease was thick, as was the glue for sound absorption, so it required two washings.
I used a DeWalt DPW4240 pressure washer, providing 4,200 psi. The high pressure was needed to remove the glue and stubborn grease/oil deposits. You'll see some spots where the spray cut through the paint, down to the primer. I used de-greaser and glue/adhesive remover before each spray. Spray it on liberally and allow it to work before de-greasing. Before and after pictures are below.
Hi. I'm Eric Kelner. I restore, modify, collect and, most importantly, drive Porsches. One of my friends has a t-shirt that says: I'm pretty sure my last words will be "Oh sh#%, that didn't work!" These are writings about my experiences restoring, modifying, maintaining and enjoying Porsches. Feel free to comment.