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> 914 Tube Chassis 996 Suspension Audi 2.7TT Stage 3, Here's the plan. Take my time. Build full tube chassis to bolt up 996 suspension, coil over and brakes, Cayman S transaxle with Audi 2.7 Twin Turbo
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post Mar 25 2013, 01:12 PM
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Well the dream begins. I'm embarking on the building of a 914 project. Here is the candidate. Bought a roller from LA area. Looks like its not going to be too much rust. Firsts thing will be to strip it. Taking front fenders and rear quarters off. Then sending to Cal Blast for media blasting. I look forward to the knowledge that I can gain from fellow enthusiasts. Plan on taking a lot of pics Stay tuned......


DISCLAIMER: Do not attempt to duplicate anything that is mentioned or illustrated in the entirety of this thread. I do not make any warranties of any kind. If you try to build what I am doing, you take full risk. Do not try this. It may be dangerous to your health and may get you killed


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post Mar 25 2013, 07:07 PM
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Cool!! Where are you in SoCal?
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post Mar 25 2013, 10:15 PM
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Come to the G&R swap meet. Lots of stuff there you will absolutely need. Forget the roll cage. (Unsafe in a street car). Go with the Sheridan body. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)
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QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Mar 25 2013, 09:15 PM) *

Come to the G&R swap meet. Lots of stuff there you will absolutely need. Forget the roll cage. (Unsafe in a street car). Go with the Sheridan body. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)



Just out of curiosity, why would a cage be unsafe in a street car?
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post Mar 26 2013, 05:25 AM
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and Elliot, wasn't there a Cage in Zonker? Personally I felt a lot safer with a Cage in my car. It was padded
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Generally cages are unsafe in street cars because you don't wear a helmet on the street. Since the 914 is so small, it's likely in an accident you will bump your head on the roll cage. In that event, the cage always wins.
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Ok, you got my attention.......which twin cam V8? Which 6 speed? Oh, and yes, where in SoCal?
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Ok, you got my attention.......which twin cam V8? Which 6 speed? Oh, and yes, where in SoCal?
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QUOTE(monkeyboy @ Mar 26 2013, 10:39 AM) *

Generally cages are unsafe in street cars because you don't wear a helmet on the street. Since the 914 is so small, it's likely in an accident you will bump your head on the roll cage. In that event, the cage always wins.


There are plenty of other things (some Sharp) for you to hit you head on.
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QUOTE(monkeyboy @ Mar 26 2013, 07:39 AM) *

Generally cages are unsafe in street cars because you don't wear a helmet on the street. Since the 914 is so small, it's likely in an accident you will bump your head on the roll cage. In that event, the cage always wins.


I see your point. Thank you for the heads up (pun intended) However, since I am making this a speedster, I'm thinking of moving the rear hoop to be more in line with the back of the firewall.
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QUOTE(Elliot Cannon @ Mar 25 2013, 09:15 PM) *

Come to the G&R swap meet. Lots of stuff there you will absolutely need. Forget the roll cage. (Unsafe in a street car). Go with the Sheridan body. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)


I'm going with Sheridan. I changed my mind (September 17, 206). I'm going with 916 steel gt flares and will offset the front and rear fenders 2 1/2" and then add the 916 gt steel flares. I need to offset the front and rear since the 996 suspension has a 5" wider track. Trouble is the rears are set up for 14" rims. I don't know if there is rubber to fit that wide? When is G&R swap meet. I would definitely go. If it is in Riverside, then it's only a 45 min. drive up the 15.
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QUOTE(carr914 @ Mar 26 2013, 11:19 AM) *

QUOTE(monkeyboy @ Mar 26 2013, 10:39 AM) *

Generally cages are unsafe in street cars because you don't wear a helmet on the street. Since the 914 is so small, it's likely in an accident you will bump your head on the roll cage. In that event, the cage always wins.


There are plenty of other things (some Sharp) for you to hit you head on.



Never occured to me, but makes obvious sense.
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The party thread.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=206693

The only place you need to be on the 21st of April.
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QUOTE(Joe Sharp @ Mar 26 2013, 04:27 PM) *

The party thread.

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=206693

The only place you need to be on the 21st of April.


I'll be there. Joe you are a wordsmith man. Love the "black colloidal suspension known as Coffee, along with fat pills (Donuts for the politically correct) available in the AM". Are we gonna have an "ethereal epiphany of unctuous delight" also known as fat burgers.

Anyway back to the topic.
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I have most of the car stripped. Making a rotisserie. As soon as rotisserie is completed I plan on media blasting. Looked into media blasting with pressure washer and crushed glass. Looks like that is the way I will be going. I'll post pictures as soon as I complete the rotisserie.
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QUOTE(carr914 @ Mar 26 2013, 04:25 AM) *

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and Elliot, wasn't there a Cage in Zonker? Personally I felt a lot safer with a Cage in my car. It was padded

The Zonker had a roll cage but I didn't install it. I bought the car as it was. I don't like a roll cage for the street because it just doesn't "give" on impact. Roll cages and roll bars are there to protect you from a roll-over. Every time a chassis or body is bent and crinkled in an accident it absorbs energy and increases the chance of survival in a collision. That's my .02 worth. (although some consider it to be worth about .015). (IMG:style_emoticons/default/lol-2.gif)
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QUOTE(Curbandgutter @ Apr 12 2013, 10:14 AM) *

I have most of the car stripped. Making a rotisserie. As soon as rotisserie is completed I plan on media blasting. Looked into media blasting with pressure washer and crushed glass. Looks like that is the way I will be going. I'll post pictures as soon as I complete the rotisserie.

I can personally recommend the Sheridan body. They are made here in Paso Robles, are well made and are incredibly strong. I'll be at the G&R and can tell you from my experience how strong they are. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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