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> 914-6/904 project begins
mepstein
post Mar 24 2015, 07:27 PM
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There were over 120k of these cars made. Plenty to go around. It looks like you have a vision. I hope you will take it to completion. Nothing worse than an unfinished project car. Have fun!
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post Mar 24 2015, 07:37 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Mar 24 2015, 05:27 PM) *

There were over 120k of these cars made. Plenty to go around. It looks like you have a vision. I hope you will take it to completion. Nothing worse than an unfinished project car. Have fun!


The last car I did came out great, bear in mind this car left the Factory as a 58 A Coupe.

You can read about the whole 5 year build here.


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post Mar 24 2015, 07:47 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Mar 24 2015, 05:27 PM) *

There were over 120k of these cars made. Plenty to go around. It looks like you have a vision. I hope you will take it to completion. Nothing worse than an unfinished project car. Have fun!


The last car I did came out great, bear in mind this car left the Factory as a 58 A Coupe.

You can read about the whole 5 year build here.

Link?
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post Mar 24 2015, 08:28 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Mar 24 2015, 05:47 PM) *

QUOTE(Unobtanium-inc @ Mar 24 2015, 09:37 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Mar 24 2015, 05:27 PM) *

There were over 120k of these cars made. Plenty to go around. It looks like you have a vision. I hope you will take it to completion. Nothing worse than an unfinished project car. Have fun!


The last car I did came out great, bear in mind this car left the Factory as a 58 A Coupe.

You can read about the whole 5 year build here.

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http://forum.porsche356registry.org/viewto...hilit=spoodster
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post Mar 24 2015, 08:37 PM
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Good to see it raced.
tres bon. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

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post Mar 24 2015, 08:57 PM
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The Orange 904

http://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/viewtopic...=15&t=51499


Good to know,a source for a windscreen:

"To continue with the story.
When the front half of the wooden buck was more or less finished, it dawned on me ( I'm not necessarily the sharpest knife in the box) that I needed a windscreen.
It is a lot easier to make the buck fit the windscreen than it is to find a windscreen to fit a buck.
A telephone call to Porsche brought a very sniffy reply as to what chassis number I had and that screens were no longer available but that "plastic"
ones were available in California.At that time an article appeared in "Classic and Sports Car" about a company making screens for classic cars such as Morris Minors, Austin A40s and the like.
The response to my call was that they had never heard of a Porsche 904 but after a few minutes conversation I was told that the computer records showed that there was a mould.
The chap told me that he had been there over 25 years and that the mould had never been out of the rack but he would send me a drawing to check it was the correct item.
I was then told that they could not supply me direct as they had agents throughout the country. I was to order a specific part number from the Scottish agent but also to tell him that I had been told the ex-works price (I was not told the actual price) to avoid the agent adding too much to the selling price. The telephone call was duly made and after a few expletives about the price a deal was done. Six weeks later a screen was delivered. So remember that a mould exists the next time you need a 904 screen!"

http://www.pilkington.com/en-gb/uk/automot...-models/porsche --> #6700
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post Mar 24 2015, 11:22 PM
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http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1964-pors...04-carrera-gts/

The why of it,and the desire for a reasonable facsimile.http://www.ebay.com/bhp/porsche-904
Using a small model of the correct shape is a good place to start for your 904 quest,as a reference with which to compare the results.
Getting the shape right is a primary objective and even minor deviations are plain to see,resulting in dissatisfaction.
914-6+(904)=one nice little mid. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Mar 26 2015, 08:14 AM
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Ya gotta appreciate the workload ahead,an adaptation of the 914's floorpan to the exotic 904.
Some serious design work to fit a torque box to the chopped 914 bulkheads,to carry the front suspension.
Alain De Cadenet
http://www.streetfire.net/video/victory-by...-gts_192088.htm
http://bringatrailer.com/2009/01/29/nicest...-904-gts-clone/
http://bringatrailer.com/2011/10/25/blue-c...904-6-cylinder/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=My-Lv3fqplU
The Ace of Spades,a fait accompli,and a good indicator of probability of success. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/thumb3d.gif)

Edit:04/11/15
http://scootermcrad.blogspot.ca/2014/07/po...conception.html
Sum nice pix.
http://rennlist.com/forums/general-porsche...too-stupid.html
Resistance to change means you are doing something right.
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post Mar 26 2015, 10:19 PM
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Very cool project! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer.gif)

Who did the body? I like the fact that it has the original wheel arches without the flares that Beck added.

Looking forward to see the progress (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)
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post Mar 29 2015, 09:31 PM
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QUOTE(Montreal914 @ Mar 26 2015, 08:19 PM) *

Very cool project! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer.gif)

Who did the body? I like the fact that it has the original wheel arches without the flares that Beck added.

Looking forward to see the progress (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)

There is a dude in Canada who took the mold off an original. The fact that it isn't flared and doesn't have the wing is why I went with him. The later 904's did have those changes but I wanted one that looked early.


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post May 6 2015, 09:35 AM
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Progress is happening. Dropped the race car off at the shop today to swap out the gearboxes. I even had some fun with the center seat parts car!

Hopefully the body will be done by June and then the cutting begins.


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post May 7 2015, 05:11 PM
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The body is almost done, can't wait!


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I'm looking forward to your build on this- I fell in love with this design by accident years ago. I was living in Maryland for my last 2 years in high school and some of my friends lived in apartments nearby. Someone there owned what I would now consider a Signal Orange (but faded) 904 that I would drool over daily. One night as I was headed home on my bike, I stopped by the car and not seeing anyone around I climbed inside... instead of the sumptuous interiors I'd seen in magazines of Thomassina Ferraris I was greeted with not much more than thinly padded fiberglass buckets, exposed shift mechanisms and no interior door panels, just pull wires for door handles and sliding windows. The sparseness of the car initially turned me off and I never tried my sneaky midnight encounters again, but now looking back I see the wisdom of the design. I still regret never hearing it run but we can't have all our dreams come true... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/rolleyes.gif)
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post Jul 23 2015, 02:00 PM
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The body finally arrived, getting it was a nightmare with customs issues and having to be handled by no less than 4 different shippers, but it arrived and is safe and sound at Unobtanium HQ. It felt a little like X-mass morning.

The center seat 914 already gave up it's gearbox for the build and will now be cut to ribbons to test fit the body. My thinking is I would rather make all the wrong cuts on the right body, so when it comes time to fit the body on the yellow 914/6 I have worked out all the kinks. A trial run of sorts. I feel a little bad slicing up the 914, but it was so butchered already I figured no-one would ever bring it back, so rather than scrap it at least it's death will help the cause. The old saying of Porsche restoring holds true, some die so others can live.

Look for weekly updates, it's very exciting.


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post Jul 23 2015, 02:12 PM
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post Jul 26 2015, 11:06 AM
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It's a tight squeeze, and I'm not a big guy, 5'10' and 190 lbs.


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post Jul 27 2015, 12:57 AM
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Enjoying this one great reading, thats an interesting concept and a sound one @ that,has this been done before ? it makes sense to me.
So you prune back the 914 and bond it to the 904 main front compartment moulding,engine lid pivots somewhere from the rear...is that the basic picture?
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Enjoying this one great reading, thats an interesting concept and a sound one @ that,has this been done before ? it makes sense to me.
So you prune back the 914 and bond it to the 904 main front compartment moulding,engine lid pivots somewhere from the rear...is that the basic picture?


Yes, the 904 rear will fall exactly on the firewall of the 914, just like it does on the 904. The distance from the rear wheel to the fire wall is the same on both cars.
It's going to be fun!
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post Jul 27 2015, 09:41 PM
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I remember seeing a picture of a burned out 904 (maybe South African) and I thought the firewall and "hell hole" area looked very much like a 914. There wasn't much in the way of detail though, and I've always wondered if
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I remember seeing a picture of a burned out 904 (maybe South African) and I thought the firewall and "hell hole" area looked very much like a 914. There wasn't much in the way of detail though, and I've always wondered what elements from the 904 may have been carried over to the 914.
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