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> Finally - GT project, Build of 914-6 GT
Mitox
post Jun 26 2016, 08:10 PM
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Finally starting my 914-6 GT project after waiting a couple decades. The infection hit me after driving a 911 my employer owned, so I found a '69 912 that I drive for five years until I sold it. Since then, I have been waiting to build a 914-6 GT. John Forbes helped find the starting point for me in October 2015: a white '76 with flares.


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post Jun 26 2016, 08:13 PM
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looks like a nice starting point



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post Jun 26 2016, 08:20 PM
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So, after many months, work finally begins in the GT. Heinz Peters is helping out with the body work and prep for paint. Found that the flares were lapped and welded, so the work begins there cutting and butt welding. One side was stripped to reveal the two fenders; only found a couple small spots of rust at the jack point.


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post Jun 26 2016, 08:23 PM
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Hopefully this is all of the rust there is- one can hope. Next week I'll be removing the dash, and starting to strip the flloor, so more to come.


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post Jun 26 2016, 08:46 PM
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Welcome & looks like your starting it right! What are you doing drivetrain wise
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post Jun 26 2016, 08:54 PM
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QUOTE(JRust @ Jun 26 2016, 10:46 PM) *

Welcome & looks like your starting it right! What are you doing drivetrain wise

I found a 3.2 out of a wrecked '88 to slip in there.
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post Jun 27 2016, 06:19 AM
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Excellent. This should be nice build thread. Nice looking car to being with. The fact that you are correcting the flare installation speaks to the level of detail you are willing to go through to make the car right. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)
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post Jun 28 2016, 09:26 PM
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One fender is nearly complete. Still need to fill in a few pin holes in the seam, and needs a little shaping.


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post Jun 30 2016, 11:16 AM
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post Jul 1 2016, 06:40 PM
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Disassembly continued today; removed the windshield, tank, some of the ventilation system and more trim work. While I did the easy work, Heinz started working the front flare correcting the weld and shaping the fender better.


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post Jul 1 2016, 06:46 PM
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Awesome...action shot!
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post Jul 1 2016, 09:02 PM
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Man, the front of that driver's side front fender looks a little rough. I know he hasn't started on that yet. Nice progress.
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post Jul 1 2016, 09:52 PM
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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Jul 1 2016, 11:02 PM) *

Man, the front of that driver's side front fender looks a little rough. I know he hasn't started on that yet. Nice progress.


Yeah, that is the one area found so far that looks like it was hit at some time in the past. Thinking about cutting it out and grafting in a section from a donor; may be easier than fixing all of the wrinkles.
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post Jul 5 2016, 09:15 AM
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I'm hoping to get some wisdom from those in the know. I am debating my options for the front suspension. Should I just change the struts to early 911 parts, or should I change everything out to SC or Carrera parts?

Any and all thoughts are welcome. Thanks

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post Jul 24 2016, 07:27 PM
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Third fender is now complete. I'm not sure where these flares came from, but they needed a tremendous amount of reshaping.


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post Aug 29 2016, 07:23 PM
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Time for an update. All four corners are complete, but the drivers side signal lite area needed to be replace (the original has been crushed sometime in the past). I stripped the floors inside - they're near perfect with no rust issues, so I'm happy with the progress there. Heinz has improved the front hood gaps significantly; can't wait to see it in person this weekend, but I have some pics to get me excited.


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post Aug 29 2016, 07:49 PM
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That looks beautiful. Your man definitely knows what he is doing. The gap between the hood and fenders looks outstanding.
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post Aug 29 2016, 08:09 PM
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QUOTE(Cairo94507 @ Aug 29 2016, 09:49 PM) *

That looks beautiful. Your man definitely knows what he is doing. The gap between the hood and fenders looks outstanding.


I'm very happy with Heinz' work; when it is painted and looking beautiful he will deserve the credit.
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post Aug 29 2016, 09:57 PM
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I dig those flares! Keeping it white?
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post Aug 30 2016, 05:48 AM
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QUOTE(RobW @ Aug 29 2016, 11:57 PM) *

I dig those flares! Keeping it white?


Well, I'm having some trouble deciding on color. I want to keep the original color, but white is boring to me. I may go with green; if I do it will be the 2008 Green, or Viper green.
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