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> Travis' 72 914-6 Conversion
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post Jun 13 2018, 03:35 PM
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I throw extra wheels with tires under the car. I also have an old safe that I roll under sometimes. I’ll keep the jack under the car in addition to the stands. Like I said - I’m a chicken.
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post Jun 13 2018, 03:48 PM
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I added a 4th jack stand underneath the tunnel about 1/2 way back for the time being. I will stack the tires under the front as well.

I just ordered these jack stands. Pin lock and screw adjustment. Everyone needs at least 5 sets of jack stands (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif) https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085IJNN...=UTF8&psc=1

Now to try to get the drivers side 4 cyl mount out.
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post Jun 13 2018, 03:55 PM
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I need to post the picture of my no fail jack stands. They work for leveling.. I actually thought about making them and selling them but that could be a major liability.
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post Jun 13 2018, 04:10 PM
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QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Jun 13 2018, 12:31 PM) *

Thanks for all the input so far, I appreciate the feedback. I added a 2nd 4x4 to the I-beam and went a little screw crazy on the new and existing wood. It's not going anywhere.

Still thinking about what to do for extra support/insurance for the front. I have the jack stands oriented 90 degrees from one another so it does not rock on the same plane.

I'd either screw those stands to the wood below or strap them down.
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post Jun 13 2018, 05:28 PM
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The ramp stand is already screwed down to the wood, its all one piece.
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post Jun 13 2018, 05:29 PM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Jun 13 2018, 02:55 PM) *

I need to post the picture of my no fail jack stands. They work for leveling.. I actually thought about making them and selling them but that could be a major liability.


Please do!
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post Jun 13 2018, 06:24 PM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Jun 13 2018, 05:55 PM) *

I need to post the picture of my no fail jack stands. They work for leveling.. I actually thought about making them and selling them but that could be a major liability.

Patent them and sell the patent to one of the big manufacturers
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post Jun 13 2018, 10:10 PM
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Really great thread!

Consider using a water level to make sure your chassis is perfectly level before you start cutting things. Super easy to do and you will be guaranteed dead nuts on.

https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Water-Level

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post Jun 13 2018, 10:40 PM
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QUOTE(djb @ Jun 13 2018, 09:10 PM) *

Really great thread!

Consider using a water level to make sure your chassis is perfectly level before you start cutting things. Super easy to do and you will be guaranteed dead nuts on.

https://www.wikihow.com/Use-a-Water-Level

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Oooh! I will give that a shot, thank you!
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post Jun 14 2018, 07:48 AM
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Your project looks well on it's way to success!

I used a lot of Patrick Motorsports' products in my conversion, and I'm glad I did. I took a ribbing from some fellow 914 "friends" (who will remain anonymous, and who have nothing but trouble with their cars) for being a spendthrift and a "retail buyer" for using costly PMS stuff.

It's quality stuff. I'd recommend the PMS rear shift linkage bar, mine has worked out very well.

I loved the wheels when I saw the car in Arizona, keep up the great work. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smilie_pokal.gif)
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post Jun 14 2018, 09:42 AM
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Here is the jack stand that is none fail..

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post Jun 14 2018, 03:06 PM
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Thanks for the vote of confidence Larmo!

OK, I need to get something done today and the new jack stands wont arrive until saturday sometime. Did a tire stack and then a couple sections of leftover wood countertop, and a couple of 2x4's to bridge the gap.

Then got to work and finished cutting out that damn engine mount on the drivers side. What a bitch! I have just a little bit of cleanup and wire wheel it clean and I can call it good enough.


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QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Jun 14 2018, 01:06 PM) *

Thanks for the vote of confidence Larmo!

OK, I need to get something done today and the new jack stands wont arrive until saturday sometime. Did a tire stack and then a couple sections of leftover wood countertop, and a couple of 2x4's to bridge the gap.

Then got to work and finished cutting out that damn engine mount on the drivers side. What a bitch! I have just a little bit of cleanup and wire wheel it clean and I can call it good enough.



That is for sure they are a PIA to remove..
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post Jun 14 2018, 04:27 PM
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QUOTE(mb911 @ Jun 14 2018, 06:03 PM) *

QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Jun 14 2018, 01:06 PM) *

Thanks for the vote of confidence Larmo!

OK, I need to get something done today and the new jack stands wont arrive until saturday sometime. Did a tire stack and then a couple sections of leftover wood countertop, and a couple of 2x4's to bridge the gap.

Then got to work and finished cutting out that damn engine mount on the drivers side. What a bitch! I have just a little bit of cleanup and wire wheel it clean and I can call it good enough.



That is for sure they are a PIA to remove..

You can tell this isn’t an east coast car. No (real) rust behind the mounts.
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post Jun 14 2018, 04:31 PM
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It was a Montana car that I got from Craig at camp914. Pretty happy with it so far.

The passenger side is a little worse off, I'll patch that because I am going in to cut into the bottom of the long there anyways.

Now, off to see about maybe getting the engine mount in.
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post Jun 14 2018, 10:50 PM
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I started grinding the paint away where I needed to weld in the mounts, and I cut part of the tailshifter flange off to give me more room to weld.

Prepped with UPOL Weld through primer. I then fitted up the mounts and traced around the welding area and ground back down to bare metal. I don't have good luck welding directly through the primer.

I then drilled some plug weld holes in the mounts. If I was to do it again, I would have only done the top two holes. Painted the backside with weld through primer, took off the primer on the plug weld holes and the edges of the mount.


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All burned in. Not the prettiest, but it will work.

Tomorrow I will do the plug welds and grind the crown off the welds


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post Jun 15 2018, 02:36 PM
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Speaking from a welding instructor stand point you are best off not grinding the welds off for this as it adds strength. The only reason to grind a weld is to hide the seam.. It degrades the strength of the weld joint.
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Understood. I am in the middle and just cropped off the tops. I'll get back whatever I lost with the plug welds I think.
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QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Jun 15 2018, 01:03 PM) *

Understood. I am in the middle and just cropped off the tops. I'll get back whatever I lost with the plug welds I think.



The concern I have is that welds are a bit cold and the face reinforcement is very important along with the toe when accessing a weld even more so when cold. The firewall is only about 18 gauge there.

Plug welds will help a bunch.
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