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> Optimusglen's new 914 - a project
Larmo63
post Feb 26 2016, 12:36 PM
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I saw that ad and knew it wouldn't last long. These cars are being gobbled up lately, but they can still be found with a little sleuthing.

You have skills obviously, so you'll be fine. We can't wait to see this one come out into the light of day. Hurry up and get it home and get some pics up!!
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post Feb 26 2016, 03:56 PM
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Great price....congrats
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post Feb 26 2016, 05:47 PM
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Oddly enough, ever since they were new, 914s tended to appeal to engineers, designers & architects a lot - even more than the 911/912s back in the day.

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post Feb 27 2016, 12:16 AM
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Hi guys, got it home and dug into it a little. Grabbed a few pictures while I was at it.

I think it'll clean up pretty well, but here you can see some rust hiding under the paint on the rocker.

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The interior is rough. I can upholster, but the foam is trashed too. Wondering what it takes to swap, and what the benefits would be.

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Got a bunch of goodies, and a few receipts. One of which was the clutch.

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What many of you were wondering about, the hell hole.

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And under the hell hole

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I laid a long ruler across the top with the top removed, measured before and after I climbed in and stood in the middle. No noticeable flex.

I'm happy!
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post Feb 27 2016, 01:02 AM
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Congrats on the purchase! Sounds like you are the right guy for this car, to save it from the scrap heap.
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post Feb 27 2016, 07:39 AM
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Looks good so far. Pull the rocker covers and let's see! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 27 2016, 08:29 AM
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Nice find, and welcome!

The "teen" reference was indeed directed at the car. There are some that refer to them as "teeners". A moniker which I personally hate!

Good luck with the resto. Post pics of your progress and you will get tons of advice from the most knowledgeable 914 owners on the www.
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post Feb 27 2016, 09:01 AM
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QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 27 2016, 07:39 AM) *

Looks good so far. Pull the rocker covers and let's see! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


This morning I pulled the passenger side cover. It was the worst looking from the outside, I assume the hell hole is the reason why this side is worse?

Anyway, take a look and let me know what you think. I haven't been around any 914s to know what is typical, good, or terrible.

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post Feb 27 2016, 09:08 AM
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Looks good so far.....
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post Feb 27 2016, 09:14 AM
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Quick one for you guys, to swap in adjustable seats from a later model, do I just need a new cabin back and passenger seat?
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post Feb 27 2016, 09:17 AM
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By the look of your passenger seat in post #24, I'd say you need a new seat!

What is the color code????
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post Feb 27 2016, 09:29 AM
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QUOTE(Optimusglen @ Feb 26 2016, 10:16 PM) *


What many of you were wondering about, the hell hole.

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/c2.staticflickr.com-19709-1456553806.4.jpg)

And under the hell hole

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/c2.staticflickr.com-19709-1456553806.5.jpg)

I laid a long ruler across the top with the top removed, measured before and after I climbed in and stood in the middle. No noticeable flex.

I'm happy!


What you called the hell hole is actually just the battery tray, and yup, it's toast. What you labeled as 'under the hell hole' is the hell hole....you'll have to poke around down there to see if you've got solid metal.

From the looks of the long near the jack post you may be in pretty good shape.

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post Feb 27 2016, 09:33 AM
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Welcome!!!
Nice find!
Have a great time with it!
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post Feb 27 2016, 09:40 AM
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Color code is L-21E Tangerine

There's a full seat set with back on eBay right now that I could upholster, wondering if I can use them.
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post Feb 27 2016, 09:44 AM
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post Feb 27 2016, 11:03 AM
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May have a nice set of black cordaroy seats if you area interested. I need to Check.
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post Feb 27 2016, 02:23 PM
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QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Feb 27 2016, 11:03 AM) *

May have a nice set of black cordaroy seats if you area interested. I need to Check.


VERY interested. Bonus points if they need upholstery work.

Pulled it outside and cleaned it up a bit.

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post Feb 27 2016, 03:00 PM
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Tangerine is a great color. The passenger long doesn't look too bad either, congrats.
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post Feb 27 2016, 06:11 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) I think that you have made the buy of the year (so far).

To answer your question, yes, you can bolt in later seats, but you will need to source a late back pad as well. However, one thing that makes the early cars cool is the fixed passenger seat (at least to me). If you post a WTB ad in the classified, somebody might have what you need. Looks like critters got to yours at some point - same thing happened to mine.

Or, I have a complete nearly perfect tan interior from a '74 that I am looking to sell. (shameless plug). (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Feb 27 2016, 08:19 PM
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The fixed passenger seat is really unique and cool. It's a comfortable seating position I feel, so maybe I'll look for a new pad and upholster it.
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