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post Feb 27 2016, 08:39 PM
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Great find, great color...

Don't be worried about getting to the car first, someone had to.

Looks like it got a good home, and a great owner.

I look forward to seeing the Car progress through the restoration process.

The pictures have been great!

Thank you!
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post Feb 27 2016, 08:50 PM
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It is nice to be able to have a separate passenger seat, but the bench seat is cool too.

It's your call, google pictures, you can do it either way.
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post Feb 27 2016, 08:55 PM
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Local late back pad!

http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/csw/pts/5459408543.html
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post Feb 27 2016, 09:21 PM
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QUOTE(iwanta914-6 @ Feb 27 2016, 06:55 PM) *

The bottom fiberboard looks completely trashed. Will need fiberglass work to get it back in shape. I would want to see a picture from the rear.
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post Feb 27 2016, 10:07 PM
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Hard to tell from the pictures just how badly your foam is gouged, but I was able to fill in some rather large divots with silicone. It has a similar "sponginess", so once covered, it really doesn't show. I filled the missing holes with silicone and then used wax paper to blend the contour. Let the silicone set and peel off the wax paper, and it made very nice repairs.
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post Feb 27 2016, 11:48 PM
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Congrats on the Craigslist score. I too saw the ad and was tempted to act on it. Good to see it went to someone who will fix it up and get it on the road. I replied on the Eurowerks Facebook thread as well. Once you get the at back on the road it would be fun to plan a local 914 drive. There's a handful that I know of around town.

Rick in Duluth (rick918-s), amongst many others on this forum, are great resources particularly on The rust repair front. Rick made my 914-6 100% structurally sound a few winters ago. You can see photos of some of the usual problem areas and rust repairs on the thread here: http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=226585

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post Feb 28 2016, 04:57 PM
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Thanks guys!

Did some more prodding in the hell hole area. Took a wire brush down there and sucked out anything loose with a shop vac. Then grabbed a long pry bar and started feeling for soft spots. It all feels super firm.

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Also pulled off the wheels to have a look. Everything is pretty awesome. Some surface rust on the floors.
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Braided stainless lines up front installed, rears are rubber. Good thing there were two braided lines in the box of goodies!

So the last year it was driven, 1995 if you go by the tabs, the owners brother wrecked it and dented up the drivers front fender. I think I found out why.

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Also, can anyone tell me anything about my distributor?
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And from what others have said, I have Weber IDF 40's Though I haven't seen a stamping indicating 36-40-44. Here's a pic

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Thanks guys!

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post Feb 28 2016, 09:05 PM
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Welcome to the club, great to see a Vortex TCL make the move (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Feb 28 2016, 09:34 PM
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Nice find! You beat me to it. I've parted a few and may have most things you might need out in Chaska. PM me if in need.
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post Feb 28 2016, 09:37 PM
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QUOTE(rudedude @ Feb 28 2016, 09:34 PM) *

Nice find! You beat me to it. I've parted a few and may have most things you might need out in Chaska. PM me if in need.


He beat many folks to it. To think there's more competition around here than I assumed is going to make my quest much more difficult than I thought.
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post Mar 5 2016, 07:23 PM
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Big thanks to Rudedude. Met up today and got to see his great collection, then bought a set of seats, went home, and pulled out all of my interior.

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The new seats after I cleaned them up and conditioned. Will be recovering where needed but these are great.

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post Mar 5 2016, 09:57 PM
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I may have a kit for the driver seat laying around. Not real sure where I put it. If your ever in Duluth and want to help me hunt for it I'll make you a deal on it. Otherwise 914 rubber has what you need.
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post Mar 5 2016, 10:11 PM
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QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Mar 5 2016, 09:57 PM) *

I may have a kit for the driver seat laying around. Mine now sure where I put it. If your ever in Duluth and want to help me hunt for it I'll make you a deal on it. Otherwise 914 rubber has what you need.


Awesome! I'll keep you in mind if I ever get up that way. I have a seat bottom from 914rubber on the way.

Currently hunting for a front bumper, and horn grills. Not in a hurry though, I'll still need to pull the engine out to refresh everything and get on top of the rust.

Current plan is to get it presentable and running. Drive it a bit over the summer, then tear into it more next winter to really get rid of all the rust.
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post Mar 6 2016, 07:05 AM
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welcome to the World...good score and will be looking forward to hearing and seeing the project come together. From the limited pictures so far it appears to be in WAY above condition for an $1,100 car. You appear to have scored. Good for you.

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post Mar 6 2016, 07:46 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) Great find...and heck you got almost $1100 in parts, okay maybe not quite that much...but what a buy. Your skills will take you far and 914's are fun and addictive.
Welcome to 914 World. The people here are great, helpful and honest. Have fun with your new 914.
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post Mar 7 2016, 08:24 AM
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Thanks for the warm welcome guys, everyone said to come to 914world and that the members formed a great community. From reading through old threads and the welcome you've given me, I can see this to be true.

Work continued Sunday morning, I pulled the tank and inspected. Sheet metal under the tank all looked good, just dirty. The tank had about a gallon of old old gas in it, and a lot of sludge. Fortunately the tank itself looked solid but I wont know the current state of the inside until I clean out all the sludge.

Currently debating sending it in, or using the POR15 gas tank kit. Only concern is figuring out where to legally get rid of all of the chemicals after I treat the inside.

The car will get all new lines and a new pump specifically for the carbs, so I might as well make the tank as clean as possible to ensure I don't have issues with the fuel system.

I have a friend that does paintless dent repair and he will be coming out to check out the dent in the drivers fender. From pictures he said he could definitely make an improvement.
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I hope so, but I'm skeptical. Would be great if I didn't have to drill out all those spot welds and source a new fender anyway.

The garage is filling up with parts that I've been taking off. I will try to finish up the fuel system and get any rust repair done inside before the new carpet gets in, then once the interior and front are all together I'll pull the engine and trans. Current plan is to clean out anything that's accumulated, rebuild the carbs, make sure everything else is functioning, and slap it back in there. Would like to have it running at some point this summer, then tear back into it over next winter.

Also just saw the build off challenge thread. Would be cool if I could join in on the fun even though I have such a late entry. We will see.
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post Mar 7 2016, 08:36 AM
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QUOTE(Optimusglen @ Mar 7 2016, 09:24 AM) *

Currently debating sending it in, or using the POR15 gas tank kit. Only concern is figuring out where to legally get rid of all of the chemicals after I treat the inside.


Can't help with the chemicals (though I usually just let the solvents evaporate), but I would highly recommend using the Caswell Plating epoxy gas tank coating kit. Based on my experiences, it is far better than the POR or Kreem kits.

http://www.caswellplating.com/epoxy-gas-tank-sealer.html

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post Mar 7 2016, 08:59 AM
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Thanks! I'll give them a look.

Also decided to pull out the 8-track player. I'll put a filler plate in there and replace the audio with this.

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AUX-in with a volume knob. Feed it power and run speaker wires and it'll be set. Minimalist, and it'll save some weight. And at the same time allow me to play whatever music I want from my phone and be somewhat future proof.
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post Mar 8 2016, 06:48 AM
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Also grabbed this wheel off the bay. Leather is in good enough shape that I can cut it down with some emery cloth, treat it, then restitch it. Oddball bolt pattern to boot!

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post Mar 8 2016, 07:20 AM
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I used the washing soda and battery charger method. Tank was like new when I finished. No need to use a gas tank coating if you get it clean and it's not rusted through.
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