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> Resto-Thread: '73 Marathon Blue 2.0, Milestone Achieved!
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post Apr 21 2017, 01:28 PM
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I have been on 914 World for just a few weeks and with the knowledge and support of everyone was able to get up to speed quickly on values and things to look out for. when considering a vehicle to purchase.

I just acquired this matching numbers '73 Marathon Blue 2.0 up in NorCal on Wednesday. Straight car with a strong motor and minimal rust issues. Fuel lines and pump have already replaced and rear suspension and brakes were done about 5,000 miles ago back in 2012.

The required rust repairs of significance will entail a partial front trunk pan and minor hell hole repair so in the grand scheme of things a great starting point.

My plan is to get her tuned up, fix oils leaks and anything else of concern while I drive her over the summer. Once fall/winter hits I would like to do a full repaint down to the metal.

Special shout out to Arne as well as Craig from Camp 914 for the behind the scenes consults. Also shout out to John at Hayes European in Santa Cruz for the PPI!

Wish me luck!

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post Apr 21 2017, 01:29 PM
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post Apr 21 2017, 01:32 PM
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post Apr 21 2017, 01:34 PM
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Congratz!

Marathon is a great color - hopefully you'll keep it!

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) .... officially now! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)

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post Apr 21 2017, 01:53 PM
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Well, you leap-frogged me, Jeffery, by buying a car that already runs and drives. I figure I've got a few weeks yet to get to that point. Once there, we can continue to compare notes on our progress.

I better head to the garage now, I'm behind....
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post Apr 21 2017, 01:57 PM
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post Apr 21 2017, 02:02 PM
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post Apr 21 2017, 02:10 PM
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Congrats, I would have a detailer look at your paint job. Seen them make old paint jobs look new again.
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QUOTE(iwanta914-6 @ Apr 21 2017, 04:02 PM) *

Must be rough living in the land where 914s are plentiful...congrats!


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Yes, they are a click away but shipping costs suck (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Apr 21 2017, 06:52 PM
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QUOTE(iwanta914-6 @ Apr 21 2017, 01:57 PM) *

QUOTE(JOEPROPER @ Apr 21 2017, 03:10 PM) *

QUOTE(iwanta914-6 @ Apr 21 2017, 04:02 PM) *

Must be rough living in the land where 914s are plentiful...congrats!


No matter where you are, they're just a click away...


Yes, they are a click away but shipping costs suck (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)



Many of them around Cali are still beaters. I had to drive 700 miles round trip to get her bought and will still ship back here to LA. Luckily, the cost of intrastate transport is about 1/3 of what it costs to ship cross country.

Should see her here on Wednesday.
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post Apr 21 2017, 07:44 PM
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Congrats and great color!

Btw. You should bookmark 914Rubber.com (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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post Apr 21 2017, 08:18 PM
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QUOTE(Jett @ Apr 21 2017, 06:44 PM) *

Congrats and great color!

Btw. You should bookmark 914Rubber.com (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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I love the color too. The car also came with a box of parts, including all new rubber from those guys. I have to list it and verify against the complete kit that they sell to see what if anything is missing. It also came with a set of Hella Euro glass lenses for the fogs.
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Not all is perfect however. Here are pics of the front pan where there was fiberglass repair and the hell hole corrosion. Paint is bubbling in areas, but nothing major.

The rest is pretty straight as you can see.

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QUOTE(Tom_T @ Apr 21 2017, 12:34 PM) *

Congratz!

Marathon is a great color - hopefully you'll keep it!

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) .... officially now! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/driving.gif)

Cheers! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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That's the plan. I've also got a '72 Super Beetle Convertible going on 30 years this June. Need to clean out the garage and they can park side by side.
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post Apr 21 2017, 10:56 PM
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QUOTE(arne @ Apr 21 2017, 12:53 PM) *

Well, you leap-frogged me, Jeffery, by buying a car that already runs and drives. I figure I've got a few weeks yet to get to that point. Once there, we can continue to compare notes on our progress.

I better head to the garage now, I'm behind....


Difference is you may be challenged by time and I'll be challenged by $ as I am going to have to bring mine to the Pros. I will be the Project Manager and General Contractor on this deal.

This car was purchased new from Gateway Porsche Audi in Portland, OR on July 26, 1973.



Hope you have yours on the road ASAP!
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