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> 914-6 conversion/ rusturation GT style, The final stretch.
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post Nov 22 2020, 02:16 PM
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Time goes by pretty fast with these projects. I'm guessing that an average lenght restoration. The car looks excellent!



Thanks @krieger .. I wonder as well what the average time is. @bbrock and @tygaboy including @dion are close to me length of time I am sure.


Oh boy that's a tricky one. I made my first post on the forum in March 2017 and have been working hard for 3 and a half years since. However, I started buying parts for the project and started work in 1989. Yes, that's right, I have been working on this project since the Berlin Wall came down. At that time, I completed much of the disassembly and rebuilt the short block of the engine. So how do we count that? Is it three and a half years or 31? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/blink.gif) I'd say a generous estimate is that I spent 6 months on the project before it went down for a Rip Van Winkle slumber so maybe we just say I've been at it for 4 years now? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Dec 7 2020, 10:15 AM
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post Dec 7 2020, 10:15 AM
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post Dec 7 2020, 10:34 AM
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Ben, your car is looking really, really good. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif) Love the color, calipers (!), trunk details (hinges, spare, etc), oil lines, etc. Wow.

One thing to look out for—if you aren't already—is a set of Euro driving lights. I don't see them often over here, but they were common on RoW cars. I'm not sure how common they are over there now, and wonder what else they were spec'd on, but they really add a lot to a GT conversion.

Other quick thought, having been where you are with the front bumper three times now: While it isn't strictly correct, I painted the bulkhead behind the bumper black the last time around—and am really glad I did. Low light always bugged me, as it picked up the red through the grilles; felt like a visual mistake on the factory's part. Very easy to do at this stage, and makes a really nice impact unless concours is a goal.
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Ditto that car is trophy worthy (IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon_bump.gif)
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post Dec 7 2020, 11:04 AM
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Love the plated and lightened hood hinges. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Looks great and coming along nicely. Glad to see you're making progress and didn't sell the car!

I've also got to take a look at MaxJax requirements for floor thickness and ceiling heights - that looks like a nice rig!
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post Dec 7 2020, 03:38 PM
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Love the plated and lightened hood hinges. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Looks great and coming along nicely. Glad to see you're making progress and didn't sell the car!

I've also got to take a look at MaxJax requirements for floor thickness and ceiling heights - that looks like a nice rig!



Thanks and happy as well.. The maxjax has been great though they cost 1k more then what i bought mine for
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Ditto that car is trophy worthy (IMG:style_emoticons/default/icon_bump.gif)



Note sure about that. It's an average car .. I am happy to have it this far..
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Ben, your car is looking really, really good. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif) Love the color, calipers (!), trunk details (hinges, spare, etc), oil lines, etc. Wow.

One thing to look out for—if you aren't already—is a set of Euro driving lights. I don't see them often over here, but they were common on RoW cars. I'm not sure how common they are over there now, and wonder what else they were spec'd on, but they really add a lot to a GT conversion.

Other quick thought, having been where you are with the front bumper three times now: While it isn't strictly correct, I painted the bulkhead behind the bumper black the last time around—and am really glad I did. Low light always bugged me, as it picked up the red through the grilles; felt like a visual mistake on the factory's part. Very easy to do at this stage, and makes a really nice impact unless concours is a goal.



All good points.. Not sure if I will do driving lights.. Right now the focus is final fit and adjust all panels then home alignment, then fix a few oil leaks..
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post Dec 7 2020, 04:31 PM
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Love the plated and lightened hood hinges. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Looks great and coming along nicely. Glad to see you're making progress and didn't sell the car!

I've also got to take a look at MaxJax requirements for floor thickness and ceiling heights - that looks like a nice rig!

I talked to Ben a bit about the Maxjax and bought one on the black Friday sale. I only have an 8.5' ceiling so a mid rise two post should be good. The shop had real two post lifts and they made working on Porsche's very easy. I haven't checked my concrete yet but if it turns out to be too thin, I'll just cut it out and add more. I'm pretty sure they raise a car 45".

I like the idea of portability, not only for moving the posts out of the way but for adding a second set of mounts so I could move the lift to the center of the garage when I want a lot of room around the car but also have mounts on the side so I can keep two cars side by side if needed.

I've seen guys use them for their pick up trucks but I'll never have anything more than a Porsche on the lift so it's more than enough lift for me. The new ones have some nice improvements but do cost more.
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post Dec 7 2020, 04:34 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Dec 7 2020, 02:31 PM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Dec 7 2020, 12:04 PM) *

Love the plated and lightened hood hinges. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Looks great and coming along nicely. Glad to see you're making progress and didn't sell the car!

I've also got to take a look at MaxJax requirements for floor thickness and ceiling heights - that looks like a nice rig!

I talked to Ben a bit about the Maxjax and bought one on the black Friday sale. I only have an 8.5' ceiling so a mid rise two post should be good. The shop had real two post lifts and they made working on Porsche's very easy. I haven't checked my concrete yet but if it turns out to be too thin, I'll just cut it out and add more.

I like the idea of portability, not only for moving the posts out of the way but for adding a second set of mounts so I could move the lift to the center of the garage when I want a lot of room around the car but also have mounts on the side so I can keep two cars side by side if needed.

I've seen guys use them for their pick up trucks but I'll never have anything more than a Porsche on the lift so it's more than enough lift for me. The new ones have some nice improvements but do cost more.

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Much more adjustment with the new ones.. Mine was last year black Friday.. Just before they sold out to the new company.. Actually it was 2 years ago.. I made a bracket to mount the power pack on the wall.. That helps clears space..
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Dec 7 2020, 05:34 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Dec 7 2020, 02:31 PM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Dec 7 2020, 12:04 PM) *

Love the plated and lightened hood hinges. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)

Looks great and coming along nicely. Glad to see you're making progress and didn't sell the car!

I've also got to take a look at MaxJax requirements for floor thickness and ceiling heights - that looks like a nice rig!

I talked to Ben a bit about the Maxjax and bought one on the black Friday sale. I only have an 8.5' ceiling so a mid rise two post should be good. The shop had real two post lifts and they made working on Porsche's very easy. I haven't checked my concrete yet but if it turns out to be too thin, I'll just cut it out and add more.

I like the idea of portability, not only for moving the posts out of the way but for adding a second set of mounts so I could move the lift to the center of the garage when I want a lot of room around the car but also have mounts on the side so I can keep two cars side by side if needed.

I've seen guys use them for their pick up trucks but I'll never have anything more than a Porsche on the lift so it's more than enough lift for me. The new ones have some nice improvements but do cost more.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/agree.gif)

Much more adjustment with the new ones.. Mine was last year black Friday.. Just before they sold out to the new company.. Actually it was 2 years ago.. I made a bracket to mount the power pack on the wall.. That helps clears space..

Lots of tips on garage journal about the hoses and mounting options.
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post Dec 13 2020, 07:06 AM
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Well driver side door is wrapped up.. Thanks to @mepstein and @ValcoOscar for the door panels and the leather door pulls. Now to get going on the new exhaust for this car. Attached Image
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Dec 13 2020, 05:06 AM) *

Well driver side door is wrapped up.. Thanks to @mepstein and @ValcoOscar for the door panels and the leather door pulls. Now to get going on the new exhaust for this car. Attached Image


Looking great Ben (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer3.gif) (diet pepsi)

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post Dec 13 2020, 06:16 PM
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@MB911 Ben looking good (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)
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Thanks @914forme the bumper you sent is currently getting chromed to help finish the front of the car
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........such an EPIC journey (IMG:style_emoticons/default/santa_smiley.gif)
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How did I get so far behind on your thread? I'm SO happy to see it moving forward. Your work is amazing! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)
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Here is an updated picture.. I have made good progress. Fixed an trans axle seal, now for RSR rocker shaft seals, finish the hood pins. Had to stop on that as my shoulder is really giving me trouble and working on oil tanks along with muffler orders has made this a pretty busy month. Attached Image
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