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post Jan 13 2020, 11:21 PM
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Thank You for allowing me to become a member here on 914World. Derrek Johnson is the name and I hail from a little village outside of Peoria,Illinois. My beginnings with 914s was one of a rather distaste for the little boxy cars. Now before I am banished from this page and sent back to cry alone with my old air cooled VWs, allow me to tell you what changed. I left the military after 14 years and began my civilian life and I wasnt sure what to do. I loved cars and more specifically vintage German autos. My Dad and i decided to build a shop and build hotrods for a living. He retired from Komatsu Mining as an engineer and we discovered that we work together quite well and are having a blast. About the 6th year into building hotrods a guy showed up at our shop that I have known for a long time but never worked for. Many of you may know him as he has a little shop that goes by the name 914Limited. Brad approached my to paint his copper 914 and we did. From that day on we have been doing a ton of work for Brad and enjoy doing it. Along the way he convinced me to take his Copper 914 out for the weekend and enjoy it. Nancy and I took the targa off and drove the Illinois River valley and it was instant love. That 914 handled fantastic, road great and had great acceleration. I have purchased my own 914 from Brad, its a total basket case but is one of the few that is completely rust free. Not sure what direction that I will be taking it as the drivetrain is all gone so its basically a blank canvas. A Porsche 718 drivetrain has been dancing around in my cranial bucket but so has a svx 3.3 with a turbo. As soon as I finish my 1962 beetle, I will start building it so that gives me about a month to decide. I have been devouring page after page of this forum and am excited to become a stalker here.


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post Jan 14 2020, 12:22 AM
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Hi Derrek!

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That's cool that Brad got you hooked. Post some pictures of your car.
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post Jan 14 2020, 12:53 AM
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post Jan 14 2020, 07:03 AM
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Got pics of the basket case?
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post Jan 14 2020, 07:10 AM
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Hey Derrek. You're not an FNG, you're just another guy who caught the bug with the rest of us (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

With Brad nearby you've got a great resource (and customer). And how great is it that you and your dad can work together well doing something you enjoy?

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post Jan 14 2020, 07:22 AM
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post Jan 14 2020, 07:35 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) Nice car
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post Jan 14 2020, 08:15 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) How cool is that? Spreading the 914 love. Can't wait to see your car and what you decide to do with it. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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post Jan 14 2020, 09:12 AM
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Love that color, I had one just like that with air conditioning - it was perfect with the exception of a dent in the weirdest place, rear left quarter panel - right on the top corner. I asked the guy who I bought it from how it happened and he said he had no idea, just appeared one day.......the rust in the dent almost matched the color of the car!

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Last I saw the car it was in Hermosa beach cruising around in 1981 driven by the guy i sold it to,

Great car - ZERO trouble in the few years I owned it.
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post Jan 14 2020, 09:15 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) Leave the Copper car alone, Rare color. Get you something else to build a resto mod.
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post Jan 14 2020, 09:27 AM
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Welcome to the madness Derrek! Looking forward to the basket-case project.

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post Jan 14 2020, 09:37 AM
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Good looking car! Skip the antique EG33 and look into the the new EZ series engines, lighter and more power.
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post Jan 14 2020, 10:09 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) I live about 2 hours north of you and have an EG33'd 914. We'll have to schedule a meet up somewhere when the weather gets better.
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post Jan 14 2020, 10:14 AM
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Neat color !
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post Jan 14 2020, 10:27 AM
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post Jan 14 2020, 11:12 AM
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Welcome to the Madness!

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post Jan 14 2020, 11:58 AM
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post Jan 14 2020, 07:27 PM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/welcome.png) Leave the Copper car alone, Rare color. Get you something else to build a resto mod.

Copper car is Brads personal car and is staying exactly how it is. That is what it looked like after we restored it.
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post Jan 14 2020, 07:37 PM
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Thank You all for the warm welcome. Basket case car is exactly that. Its not a complete car as it was disassembled and then acid dipped. Sadly,somebody shot it with cheap primer and then it sat outside so it will need a light media blast before we start. It will never be an original numbers matching car so it wont be a restoration. I have done 53 of these Porsches for Brad and his customers and friends. Also done 8 early 901 series 911s and 2 356s. Countless other German cars as I grew up building VW beetles. There is no seam sealer or sound deadener on my 914 so I can go in any direction. A Singer style 914 is what really sticks out the most.
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post Jan 14 2020, 07:43 PM
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instagram This is my Instagram page if you would like to see some of the Porsches and other cars,bikes, VWs etc
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