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> 914-6/904 project begins
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post Mar 12 2015, 09:49 AM
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The 914 race car arrived today, the 904 body is half built, but should be here soon. Very exciting!


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post Mar 12 2015, 10:49 AM
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Oh boy! This looks like fun . . . keep the pictures coming. Who makes the 904 body?
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post Mar 12 2015, 11:49 AM
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A friend of mine in Canada took a mold off an original body, so he is making one for me.

Since I sold Da Spoodster I have been very excited about this one, you have to keep the mind occupied!


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post Mar 12 2015, 01:17 PM
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Back in the game...trying to keep this one stockish!
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Looking forward to the 904 build...seems like that should be way more popular...too many darn Cobra replicas!
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post Mar 12 2015, 02:02 PM
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Not sure the fuel cell is big enough (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

Looks like a great project.
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post Mar 12 2015, 05:42 PM
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Like skinning a rabbit, you can see the carcass in the background.


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post Mar 12 2015, 06:17 PM
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QUOTE(Bruce Hinds @ Mar 12 2015, 12:49 PM) *

Oh boy! This looks like fun . . . keep the pictures coming. Who makes the 904 body?



QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Mar 12 2015, 01:49 PM) *

A friend of mine in Canada took a mold off an original body, so he is making one for me.


Never been crazy about secrets here.... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)

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post Mar 12 2015, 07:34 PM
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Cool! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)
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post Mar 12 2015, 08:06 PM
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What are you doing with that old body?
I happen to have a chassis that might look really nice with that body on it...
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post Mar 12 2015, 08:14 PM
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You do realize this is Dave Bottom's old IMSA race car?
This was also a Garretson track car
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post Mar 12 2015, 08:23 PM
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I love the 904. Its a gorgeous car.

But I love the 914 too and that starting point looks like a great car already. This is a tough thread. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)
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post Mar 12 2015, 08:32 PM
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QUOTE(r_towle @ Mar 12 2015, 06:06 PM) *

What are you doing with that old body?
I happen to have a chassis that might look really nice with that body on it...

It's going on the wall of the shop, along with the other relics of cool Porsche past.


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post Mar 12 2015, 08:33 PM
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QUOTE(gms @ Mar 12 2015, 06:14 PM) *

You do realize this is Dave Bottom's old IMSA race car?
This was also a Garretson track car
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The race history is one of the reason's I bought the car, it has real race provenance, so when I put a checkered flag on the side of the 904 and take it on the track, it's because it was a winner, long before I had it. But I did not know about the IMSA history when I bought it, just that it had won some races in the Midwest.
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post Mar 12 2015, 08:34 PM
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Very cool. Interesting to see where this goes.
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post Mar 12 2015, 08:38 PM
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QUOTE(McMark @ Mar 12 2015, 06:23 PM) *

I love the 904. Its a gorgeous car.

But I love the 914 too and that starting point looks like a great car already. This is a tough thread. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/unsure.gif)


I love the 914 too, and sorely miss my 914/6 I sold about 10 years ago to free up money to buy my 60 356 Roadster, now real sixes are insane!!!

But I also have a special place in my heart for the 904, and since I can never every afford one I'm taking a page from the Ferry playbook.

"I looked around and could not find quite the car I dreamed of, so I decided to build it myself."
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post Mar 13 2015, 12:27 AM
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I have all the original body work including that unique rear wing. The hoods, fenders, rockers and bumpers will go on another car with IMSA history, the Metal Craft Bob Zulkowski car. I'll probably mount the wing on the wall:)

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post Mar 13 2015, 05:14 AM
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QUOTE(dug @ Mar 12 2015, 10:27 PM) *

I have all the original body work including that unique rear wing. The hoods, fenders, rockers and bumpers will go on another car with IMSA history, the Metal Craft Bob Zulkowski car. I'll probably mount the wing on the wall:)

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Now that's cool!
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post Mar 13 2015, 05:51 AM
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I was a Metal Craft customer and friend. I know Bob Zulkowski and Troy Powell. They worked on 2 of my cars. I really got my love of Sixes from both of their Sixes.
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post Mar 13 2015, 09:15 AM
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Cool project. I've always wondered how much 904 got carried on to the 914.

If the info I found is correct, the track is very close but the 914's wheelbase is 150mm longer.

How will that work out on the 904 body?
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post Mar 13 2015, 11:37 AM
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QUOTE(Perry Kiehl @ Mar 13 2015, 11:15 AM) *

Cool project. I've always wondered how much 904 got carried on to the 914.

If the info I found is correct, the track is very close but the 914's wheelbase is 150mm longer.

How will that work out on the 904 body?

About 6", cut the floor down like the VW pan on a dune buggy.
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