Home  |  Forums  |  914 Info  |  Blogs
 
914World.com - The fastest growing online 914 community!
 
Porsche, and the Porsche crest are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. This site is not affiliated with Porsche in any way.
Its only purpose is to provide an online forum for car enthusiasts. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

15 Pages V  1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Fix a six, Like Neil Young says...rust is an insomniac
wachospeedo
post Jun 10 2012, 07:10 PM
Post #1


Unregistered









New to the board. Most of my work and experience is over on Pelican with 911 longhoods. I stalked a local PCA guy who was going to eventually sell his 914-6. No pressure, just every few months I let him know I hadn't forgotten. Finally got a chance to see the car in person three weeks ago. Passenger rocker issues as well as surface bubbling in a number of places. Car had been extensively autocrossed at PCA parades for years...very successfully. Owner had pulled the original 2.0 and replaced with a 2.7 RS spec engine with carbs. He bought another mid-engined car (boxster) and ignored the 6. I bought the car (w/ 2.7) and original engine. Got the 2.7 running well enough to drive the car...and decided to dive into the resto. I am familiar with rust, and plan to do it correctly. I have a rotisserie with 911 mounts, but shouldn't be a big deal to make mounts for the 6. Made a couple calls to Resto Design to check on parts...and away I go. I have a 71 911 softie that has been at paint too long...so while I wait for it to come home, thought I would see what my sandblasters schedule was. Turns out he can do the car in two weeks. So, I have a deadline. So...I guess this is my resto thread on my new Adriatic Blue 6...
Attached Image
Attached Image
I took a few hours Friday afternoon,a couple yesterday, and a few more today. Almost ready for the blaster
Attached Image
Attached Image
yuck...passenger side. Drivers side looks ok. Before you question...yes I do have some hell-hole issues.
More later...

Speedo




Attached thumbnail(s)
Attached Image
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Cairo94507
post Jun 10 2012, 07:41 PM
Post #2


Michael
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,238
Joined: 1-November 08
From: San Ramon Valley, CA
Member No.: 9,712
Region Association: Northern California



Wow, way to tackle the car. Looking forward to seeing the in-progress blasting photos.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
dakotaewing
post Jun 10 2012, 07:49 PM
Post #3


Home of PHANTOM 914
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,053
Joined: 8-July 03
From: DeSoto, Tx
Member No.: 897



If you are going to blast the car, please put quality door braces in the car now, before proceeding. Obviously your not new to these cars, but it is a typical mistake folks make. It will insure your door gaps don't move.

Soda or sand? There are arguments for/against both.

Good luck with your resto, and (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
carr914
post Jun 10 2012, 09:06 PM
Post #4


Racer from Birth
**************************************************

Group: Members
Posts: 79,037
Joined: 2-February 04
From: Tampa,FL
Member No.: 1,623
Region Association: South East States



Looks Nice. Probably too nice for Original Paint. If that was the case, I wouldn't blast
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
carr914
post Jun 10 2012, 09:07 PM
Post #5


Racer from Birth
**************************************************

Group: Members
Posts: 79,037
Joined: 2-February 04
From: Tampa,FL
Member No.: 1,623
Region Association: South East States



And

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Mike Bellis
post Jun 10 2012, 09:27 PM
Post #6


Resident Electrician
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 8,151
Joined: 22-June 09
From: San Ramon, CA
Member No.: 10,496
Region Association: Northern California




(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
smj
post Jun 10 2012, 09:32 PM
Post #7


"Dude, Steve from Berkeley."
***

Group: Members
Posts: 589
Joined: 28-August 05
From: Berkeley, CA
Member No.: 4,691
Region Association: Northern California



Welcome, and wow - looks like this -6 didn't find a new home, it found a three star spa and resort!
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)
Love reading the resto threads, especially when they're done right. I don't have the resources for more than piecemeal progress, but I'll be stealing ideas where I can...
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Mr.242
post Jun 10 2012, 09:39 PM
Post #8


May your glass be smaller so it's always FULL!
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,076
Joined: 10-June 08
From: Seattle
Member No.: 9,160
Region Association: Pacific Northwest



Nice work so far! It will be nice to see this car when done!
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
rick 918-S
post Jun 11 2012, 07:48 AM
Post #9


Hey nice rack! -Celette
***************

Group: Members
Posts: 18,656
Joined: 30-December 02
From: Duluth MN.
Member No.: 43
Region Association: Northstar Region




(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) Keep the photos coming! There are several Colorado guys here. Also contact Gint. He has a Colorado yahoo list I think. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/assimilate.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
GeorgeRud
post Jun 11 2012, 07:51 AM
Post #10


Advanced Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 3,482
Joined: 27-July 05
From: Chicagoland
Member No.: 4,482
Region Association: Upper MidWest



Actually, it seems this -6 may have found another guardian. Gotta love these old cars.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
abnrdo
post Jun 11 2012, 07:53 AM
Post #11


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 395
Joined: 24-September 04
From: Wichita, KS
Member No.: 2,820
Region Association: None



Wow! Thats a quick start! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif) That rocks!

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
brant
post Jun 11 2012, 07:54 AM
Post #12


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 9,798
Joined: 30-December 02
From: Colorado
Member No.: 47
Region Association: None




Good Work Lars!

this is going to be a great thread
This car deserves a taste of your metal skills

brant
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
TravisNeff
post Jun 11 2012, 09:34 AM
Post #13


Advanced Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 4,548
Joined: 20-March 03
From: Mesa, AZ
Member No.: 447
Region Association: Southwest Region



(IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
sixnotfour
post Jun 11 2012, 10:24 AM
Post #14


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 7,207
Joined: 12-September 04
From: Life Elevated..planet UT.
Member No.: 2,744
Region Association: Rocky Mountains




(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)
Has not changed much since I saw it 20 years ago. San Diego Porsche Parade 1992

I think I have another somewhere from Monterey 1990,


Attached image(s)
Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Ferg
post Jun 11 2012, 10:38 AM
Post #15


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,754
Joined: 8-January 03
From: Boulder CO
Member No.: 116
Region Association: None



Hi Lars!

Gang, mark this thread, Lars has skills, and this is soon to be a "classic" thread.
Lars, great to see you and the car, going to love watching this one brought back.

Ferg
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
SirAndy
post Jun 11 2012, 11:17 AM
Post #16


Resident German
*************************

Group: Admin
Posts: 38,164
Joined: 21-January 03
From: Oakland, Kalifornia
Member No.: 179
Region Association: Northern California



(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png)

Love that color! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
6freak
post Jun 11 2012, 03:09 PM
Post #17


MR.C
****

Group: Members
Posts: 4,740
Joined: 19-March 08
From: Tacoma WA
Member No.: 8,829
Region Association: Pacific Northwest



1st picture of the car show what looks like a trailer hitch or something hang n down for rear bumper ?? what is or was it...
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
brant
post Jun 11 2012, 05:41 PM
Post #18


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 9,798
Joined: 30-December 02
From: Colorado
Member No.: 47
Region Association: None




QUOTE(6freak @ Jun 11 2012, 03:09 PM) *

1st picture of the car show what looks like a trailer hitch or something hang n down for rear bumper ?? what is or was it...
(IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)



trailer hitch...

very common amongst the autox crowds and DE crowds
usually for towing a very small dolly-trailer loaded with Yokohama 008R's


brant
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
pete000
post Jun 11 2012, 06:26 PM
Post #19


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 1,506
Joined: 23-August 10
From: Rancho Palos Verdes
Member No.: 12,094
Region Association: None



Wow, fast tear down ! Looks like this one should be rescued quickly (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif)

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
wachospeedo
post Jun 11 2012, 07:22 PM
Post #20


Unregistered









sixnotfour,
Wow! That's the car alright! No, not much has changed. There is a little rust at the top rear of the drivers fender by the bonnet and in your pic I can almost see it! And it was missing the front bumper top rubber trim 20 years ago. Thanks a bunch for posting. I will do the car justice. I picked up the square stock for the door jam braces today. I'll post better pics of the good, the bad and the ugly. This car (in terms of what I normally drag home) is in much better shape (at the outset).
I will start to accumulate a list of needs...like to swap the later wrong rear bumper for a 1970 right bumper. Did any of the early 6s that were not GTs ever have 2 in 2 out sport exhausts? If I am out of line (purists) with the muffler...just shut me down. I make nice 2 in 2 out sport exhausts for my 911s.


Speedo
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

15 Pages V  1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 23rd September 2018 - 10:55 AM