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> Teen 914 build, My first car ever at 18, and what im attempting to complete
camgraves3113
post Feb 10 2018, 12:40 AM
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I purchased two 73 914’s, for 3200 total. Great price, i believe but both cars are beautiful fust buckets. Tons of laborious work ahead. Here’s original photos from about 2 months ago (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:42 AM
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This too


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:43 AM
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Not a fan of mice!!!!


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:46 AM
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30+ years of sitting outside in CT weather. And this is the other one I purchased, the outside doesnt look too chabby, but the inside floor pans everywhere is totally rotted out. What a shame


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:48 AM
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Now, into the damage ive been working with (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:49 AM
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:-)


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:51 AM
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Some parts


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:54 AM
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So far did a few things, like refurbishment of parts. No body work yet sadly. Im taking my time to do my best possible


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:55 AM
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Example


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post Feb 10 2018, 12:56 AM
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Also these i did with truck bed liner, it gives it a great texture in my opinion


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post Feb 10 2018, 05:50 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) and looks like you got a lot of work "cut out" for you.
You came to the right place.
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post Feb 10 2018, 06:15 AM
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yikes! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/headbang.gif) thats a lot of rust! i hope you have mad welding skills or deap pockets- no doubt it is a labor of love but surely you could have paid less for something in better shape than that maybe? as we used to say in Mn - Ufta!

well dont let me discourage you, though they have been worth saving now thst values continue to climb, what i should have said first is
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and keep. posting the updates we love to see the progress! i hope you do it faster than i did !

happy (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smash.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif)
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post Feb 10 2018, 08:27 AM
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If you havent already, buy a Mig welder, run .030 wire and 75/25 gas. You have your work cut out for you but its doable. Congrats on the purchase! Start with the best chassis and work from there.
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post Feb 10 2018, 08:31 AM
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You came to the right place for encouragement and advise. Good luck on the journey and welcome to the addiction.

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post Feb 10 2018, 09:41 AM
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Hi from another CT guy whose first car was also a 914 (with potentially more rust even)! I got mine at 14, drove it for the first time around 19 after full restoration, stopped driving at 24 for some modifications, and now am 30 and trying to finish them up after life got in the way. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

That looks like a fun project and an especially good way to learn how to weld. It'll be interesting to see some pictures with better light. I'm from around Manchester, but often find myself on your side of the river, shoot me a PM if you ever want to meet up or need some help/parts. We've cut up some cars and have a good amount of small parts plus some larger ones. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post Feb 10 2018, 09:54 AM
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$3200 should have gotten you a lot more car with a lot less rust. Good luck with the build.
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post Feb 10 2018, 11:52 AM
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Thank you everyone!! Any input is appreciated, and i got both cars for this price, as well as many extra parts like an extra set of calipers. I dont know how to weld, so this is how i will learn i guess!! And i will definitely go with an MIG and the specifications that was suggested
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post Feb 10 2018, 12:39 PM
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Welcome to 914 world.
My son Taylor is currently working on his that has /had damage on the bulkhead from rat urine. You may want to look at his thread to so see what corrosion he had and where to look for rust. His was extensive, and we are doing a full rotisserie restoration, but I do believe the rust would be in the same places.

Good news is there are plenty of bulkheads around as it's not a common area for rust.

www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=298851&hl=taylors+wes


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post Feb 10 2018, 06:39 PM
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Way to go for 18. The silver car may have factory Fuchs in 6. I cannot tell by the picture but if deep 6 with harts you may have $2,500 worth of wheels. I bought a car 7 years ago for a 930 Porsche trans and it came with a non-rusted body and 3 Deep 6s with Harts Fuchs and one regular Fuchs 6 no hart. Sold the 3 harts for $1,500. And their prices have gone way up. So the guys here will help you find out what you have on their if you get good pictures of front and back.

You may get some money to help you get more of what you need to fix your cars.
These cars have taken a huge price increase in the last 8 years and still moving up fast right now.

Welcome to the world and ask for help to the board.

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post Feb 10 2018, 07:55 PM
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I am impressed with this kids ability to see gold where some only see rust. He can have this depth of perspective because he has 50 years jump on some of us ...me.. He has plenty of time to learn how to weld starting on a 110 wire feed then on to gas tig or mig. I gave my son a tiny used Lincoln wire feed at his tenth birthday party. He is now a master welder - not on 110

My suggestion is for him to ask on the boards here for free or nearly free extras and spares to help your build.

By way of example, when euro911 wisely downsized and packed up his toys headed to Arizona he had piles of priceless (unsellable) parts that are useless to his projects and cost to move and to have to store for another three decades. He has offered those parts up for free or a greatly discounted values to help others less fortunate. Further,

Larmo has a collection of parts and pieces that baffle his team of psychiatic specialists as to why he covets these things and hoards the 914 jewels in his garage ......stored in Ball Jars and carefully organized hermetically sealed containers / knowing that his beautiful 914 6 is almost nearing the third of twelve phases of "completion".

Kieth, on the other hand, has the presence of mind to catalogue what he needs and sell or donate the rest. Most of his hoarding is in the mental knowledge amassed in his engineers brain. The key....... to unlocking the vault of Keith's Porsche experience from 911 racing experience to 914 rebuilds.... is temporarily misplaced. But will be found when a solution to a 914 technical problem arises. This kid could ask any of us for direction on a 914 problem. Unfortunately, this poor kid will get 9 different solutions to the same problem. But there are solutions.

These World guys are resources that we did not have in 1973 when I bought my first 914.

This kid does have World resources. Let's support the young kids that have the courage to jump in to a rust oration. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)



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