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DanT
post Apr 26 2010, 08:42 PM
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what do you think?
what are they?
are they worth anything?


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post Apr 26 2010, 08:43 PM
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vintage guys love em
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post Apr 30 2010, 02:23 PM
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some more detailed pics for your enjoyment (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)


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post Apr 30 2010, 02:23 PM
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post Apr 30 2010, 03:34 PM
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QUOTE(DanT @ Apr 26 2010, 07:42 PM) *

what do you think?
what are they?
are they worth anything?

In my (limited) experience, it's rarely worth buying used shocks, especially ones that look as used as those.

My brand new Konis (adjustable) were not that expensive and you know exactly that what you are starting with is new and up to spec.

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post Apr 30 2010, 03:49 PM
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Andy,
from what I have gathered, these shocks are of great interest to folks doing vintage 914-6GT restorations or clone builds...
These were supposedly the shocks on the factory 914-6GTs (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Apr 30 2010, 04:06 PM
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QUOTE(DanT @ Apr 30 2010, 02:49 PM) *

Andy,
from what I have gathered, these shocks are of great interest to folks doing vintage 914-6GT restorations or clone builds...
These were supposedly the shocks on the factory 914-6GTs (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

In which case function is obviously secondary ...


Get in touch with Armando, he's always on the hunt for real GT parts and he usually pays top dollars.
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post Apr 30 2010, 04:16 PM
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they get them rebuilt by Koni. Then they have a like new shock in function and it is period correct.
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post Apr 30 2010, 04:22 PM
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they get them rebuilt by Koni. Then they have a like new shock in function and it is period correct.

Well, like new from 40 years ago. A rebuild does not upgrade them to 2010 technology.

Either way, i'm sure the right buyer would fork out a nice sum for these. I'll stick with my brand new Konis.
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post Apr 30 2010, 04:44 PM
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I'll let the prospective new owner of these chime in when he is ready... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/flag.gif)
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post Apr 30 2010, 07:00 PM
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I'm moist all over. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Apr 30 2010, 07:40 PM
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QUOTE(Eric_Shea @ Apr 30 2010, 06:00 PM) *

I'm moist all over. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

OK, I am sure that must be a good thing (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)
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post Apr 30 2010, 08:08 PM
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It is. It is... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) Thanks! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

They will be restored to like-new condition and used with pride.
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post Apr 30 2010, 08:14 PM
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Glad we could work it out Eric..
and I am glad they will be staying in the USA and being used on a pristine build. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Apr 30 2010, 08:43 PM
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I have seen sets sell for 1500 bucks yes that is not a typo.
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post Apr 30 2010, 08:56 PM
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Once they're restored... I might be close. We'll see what Koni has to say. I'm kinda flying blind here. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif)
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In which case function is obviously secondary ...


I don't think that's true...

I'd like to thank Dan for working with me on these shocks. As promised, restored to new. Thanks again Dan, it means a lot to me:

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post Sep 13 2010, 10:26 PM
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all I can say is WOW!

Those came out fantastic Eric... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Glad it worked out for both of us. These will really work nicely on your GT clone (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)

By the way, the rear shocks I got from the trade worked fantastic last Saturday at my '75's first AX...
Won my class and also finished in the top five in PAX(performance AX index)

That was against full race cars, GT3s, GT2s, Turbos etc...and two full blown 914 racecars...
They worked perfectly with the Konis I have up front and the 140# rear springs. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/flag.gif)
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post Sep 13 2010, 10:33 PM
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Good deal all around. Congrats on the driving! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)

Springs are done as well. I had them zinc plated. JKH machined up a pair of top mounts for me so they're about ready to bolt on. TrueChoice forgot to put the spring seats in the box so, I'm waiting on those to come back. More pictures when it's all done and on the car.
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post Sep 13 2010, 10:37 PM
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should look fantastic on the car!
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