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> Irish Green '71 "resto"
jaredmcginness
post Mar 9 2020, 12:23 PM
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Hey guys,

I figured I would make a build here. I am very active on the facebook group and have received some great feedback and help from the guys over there. I will try and remeber to update this as I complete some work.

I'm in my late 20's and have wanted a 914 for a long while now. I've been through 11 or 12 VW's water and aircooled - Rabbits, Caddys, Beetle, etc... so it's natural progression I suppose.

I found this car in Louisville and towed it home last summer. A friend looked at it for me. Gave me the OK, said there was minor rust, but a solid project. I paid for the car, and drove out that weekend. Upon arrival I found there to be a pretty severe case of rust...

I stored the car the rest of the year - bit the bullet and decided to go to town on the structural repairs.
It is the color and the car I want. I work in fabrication by trade, so I am not too scared to take on this project.

I will not be driving the car until I feel it’s solid.
I am cutting some corners - depending on how you look at it. This is a budget build. But I will be using as many replacement parts (AA and RD) as I can. Without removing too much of the car. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer3.gif)

Car:
12/70 vin. Added to database.
Off the road since 1998.
1.7 gunky motor.
Toasty interior.
70k miles shown, iirc. So probably 170k
Came with late style black adjustable seats.


Plan:
Fix structural rust so I can drive the car ASAP
I’d like to keep original paint (too late)
Fix as much rust as I can. (Hell hole, shelf, passenger long, floors)
Drop in replacement motor
Run new brake and fuel lines
5lug swap.
2.0 down the road?


This will be a cars and coffee cruiser, not a concour restoration (sorry!)

I just want to drive MY 914!

The car as I found it:
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1583779074.1.jpg)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1583779075.2.jpg)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1583779364.1.jpg)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1583779365.2.jpg)

Quick Buff:

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1583779365.3.jpg)

(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1583779365.4.jpg)

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(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.imgur.com-23209-1583780005.1.jpg)

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jaredmcginness   Irish Green '71 "resto"   Mar 9 2020, 12:23 PM
AZBanks   :wttc: Looking forward to seeing the progress on y...   Mar 9 2020, 12:37 PM
billh1963   Hey guys, I figured i would make a build here. I...   Mar 9 2020, 12:37 PM
jaredmcginness   As requested, as for the ugly... http://www.914w...   Mar 9 2020, 12:50 PM
TargaToy   Welcome to the World!!! As you know, ...   Mar 9 2020, 12:53 PM
jaredmcginness   My dad and I picked up a running 1.7 for next to n...   Mar 9 2020, 12:56 PM
Cairo94507   :wttc: Great color and a good project. Before y...   Mar 9 2020, 01:20 PM
jaredmcginness   :wttc: Great color and a good project. Before ...   Mar 9 2020, 02:43 PM
jaredmcginness   http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads_offsite/i.img...   Mar 9 2020, 01:24 PM
JOEPROPER   :wttc: Looks like a lot of work :sawzall: :welde...   Mar 9 2020, 01:40 PM
mbseto   Welcome! Good start, will be watching with in...   Mar 9 2020, 01:48 PM
buck toenges   Rolling Rock and Irish green. Good Choice!   Mar 9 2020, 03:53 PM
jaredmcginness   Hey guys, Another little update. Trying to tackle...   Mar 11 2020, 06:53 AM
jaredmcginness   Quickie test fit of the outer clamshell. I wanted ...   Mar 11 2020, 07:16 AM
dt4   Great skills and work levels   Mar 11 2020, 07:56 AM
jaredmcginness   Here's a list of some of the other things I ha...   Mar 11 2020, 10:01 AM
jaredmcginness   Not related to fixing the car... but part of the b...   Mar 13 2020, 05:28 AM
Targa70   Jared, you have mad skills. My hat is off to you ...   Mar 13 2020, 05:40 AM
jaredmcginness   Jared, you have mad skills. My hat is off to you...   Mar 13 2020, 06:07 AM
jagalyn   Wow... nice job so far. Keep it up!!!   Mar 13 2020, 06:20 AM
jaredmcginness   Wow... nice job so far. Keep it up!!...   Mar 13 2020, 10:49 AM
jaredmcginness   Something else I completed. The frunk handle was ...   Mar 13 2020, 10:44 AM
Jamie   Something else I completed. The frunk handle was...   Mar 14 2020, 07:29 PM
bbrock   Nice job on the handle patch :trophy: I think that...   Mar 13 2020, 11:56 AM
jaredmcginness   Nice job on the handle patch :trophy: I think tha...   Mar 13 2020, 12:14 PM
Targa70   Hey Jared, I'm not up in NOVA. I hang my hat ...   Mar 13 2020, 12:26 PM
jaredmcginness   Hey Jared, I'm not up in NOVA. I hang my hat...   Mar 13 2020, 01:14 PM
kroelofsen   :bump: Thats very nice work, great speed, will wat...   Mar 13 2020, 12:47 PM
bkrantz   Keep up the good work--and the optimism. That...   Mar 13 2020, 09:19 PM
jaredmcginness   Keep up the good work--and the optimism. That...   Mar 14 2020, 03:14 PM
bbrock   ...We'll never see it again. Right? ... Righ...   Mar 14 2020, 06:42 PM
mepstein   Actually very common. Dirt, debris, mouse nests, e...   Mar 14 2020, 08:00 PM
jaredmcginness   Actually very common. Dirt, debris, mouse nests, ...   Mar 15 2020, 06:18 PM
horizontally-opposed   Nice work—great to see someone in their 20s work...   Mar 15 2020, 06:34 PM
jaredmcginness   Nice Those Fuchs were a great score—there...   Mar 15 2020, 06:43 PM
jaredmcginness   Hey all, Hope everyone is doing OK with this Covi...   Mar 19 2020, 07:26 PM
BeatNavy   Wow, I just noticed this thread. You're doing...   Mar 20 2020, 05:53 AM
AZBanks   Instead of body filler, I would spend a little mor...   Mar 20 2020, 06:12 PM
bbrock   Nice work! :welder: :smash: It isn't a ba...   Mar 20 2020, 06:41 PM
jaredmcginness   Wow, I just noticed this thread. You're doin...   Mar 20 2020, 07:19 PM
bbrock   Just to be clear. I agree with Rob there is no sh...   Mar 20 2020, 07:28 PM
jaredmcginness   Just to be clear. I agree with Rob there is no s...   Mar 20 2020, 07:45 PM
jaredmcginness   Posted and forgot to add the work I accomplished t...   Mar 20 2020, 07:37 PM
jaredmcginness   Weekend update: Part 1: Decided to go at the hol...   Mar 22 2020, 10:54 AM
bbrock   Pure inspiration!!! I love watching t...   Mar 22 2020, 01:09 PM
Chief   Great work! And loving Oatmeal!!   Mar 22 2020, 01:15 PM
jaredmcginness   Thanks guys! Sunday project. My girlfriend an...   Mar 23 2020, 10:03 AM
BeatNavy   Those Fuchs look great. What did you do to the pet...   Mar 23 2020, 10:41 AM
jaredmcginness   Those Fuchs look great. What did you do to the pe...   Mar 23 2020, 10:53 AM
PCH   Great work Jared! Love watching your car progr...   Mar 23 2020, 01:17 PM
Cairo94507   You are doing a nice job and that 914 is going to ...   Mar 23 2020, 01:44 PM
jaredmcginness   Tuesday update. I'm ready to weld the sill b...   Mar 24 2020, 06:53 PM
bkrantz   Nice progress. And that jamb section could have a...   Mar 24 2020, 08:02 PM
StarBear   Nice progress. And that jamb section could have ...   Mar 27 2020, 08:24 AM
bbrock   Of all the horrors I witnessed on my car, I don...   Mar 24 2020, 09:20 PM
jaredmcginness   Edit: Seriously thanks for the kind words guys, it...   Mar 27 2020, 06:23 AM
JOEPROPER   A lot of patience and talent. I wish I had nerve ...   Mar 27 2020, 06:45 AM
DRPHIL914   thanks for keeping us updated on your project, its...   Mar 27 2020, 07:15 AM
AZBanks   Really enjoying seeing your progress on this proje...   Mar 27 2020, 11:30 AM
pete-stevers   Great thread! Keep up the great work!...   Mar 27 2020, 12:20 PM
jaredmcginness   A lot of patience and talent. I wish I had nerve...   Mar 28 2020, 08:44 PM
jaredmcginness   Happy Saturday, Lets finish up this passenger sid...   Mar 28 2020, 09:08 PM
bbrock   Sorry to let down any folks, I know this is not ...   Mar 29 2020, 08:52 AM
JOEPROPER   Sorry to let down any folks, I know this is not...   Mar 29 2020, 11:36 AM
JOEPROPER   :trophy:   Mar 28 2020, 09:40 PM
StarBear   A champion! Loving this thread - better than a...   Mar 29 2020, 09:47 AM
jaredmcginness   To the contrary! You are doing what is nee...   Mar 29 2020, 06:18 PM
bkrantz   You are a better (tougher) man than me, getting al...   Mar 29 2020, 08:18 PM
BeatNavy   You're rocking and rolling! I think it to...   Mar 30 2020, 04:07 AM
jaredmcginness   You are a better (tougher) man than me, getting a...   Mar 30 2020, 06:39 AM
BeatNavy   One of my personal faves is, [i]"If the mini...   Mar 30 2020, 08:01 AM
bbrock   Add me to those amazed at your ability to tackle t...   Mar 30 2020, 07:57 AM
jaredmcginness   Took Monday night off to hang out and not do any w...   Apr 1 2020, 08:29 AM
BeatNavy   I believe this is the commonly broken, brazed are...   Apr 1 2020, 09:36 AM
bbrock   I believe this is the commonly broken, brazed ar...   Apr 2 2020, 08:11 AM
JOEPROPER   Man, you're a handy guy to have around. :pop...   Apr 1 2020, 08:56 AM
bkrantz   Got the center floor out - oh how i hate laying...   Apr 1 2020, 08:16 PM
jaredmcginness   Where's the required mouse nest? There we...   Apr 2 2020, 07:43 AM
jaredmcginness   Hey guys, Here is today's diary entry. :smas...   Apr 4 2020, 04:35 PM
BeatNavy   Ugly, but honest. :) Honest is better than pr...   Apr 4 2020, 05:13 PM
jaredmcginness   Weekend Update: Spent about 12 hours outside Frid...   Apr 6 2020, 11:01 AM
bkrantz   Congrats on that milestone. I had my door on for ...   Apr 6 2020, 09:02 PM
jaredmcginness   More prep and a few questions! Installing my ...   Apr 9 2020, 05:43 AM
BeatNavy   Nice Jared. I like how you have the body dimensio...   Apr 9 2020, 07:07 AM
jaredmcginness   Not in my "Top 25 PITA" tasks on my tee...   Apr 9 2020, 12:46 PM
jaredmcginness   Hey guys, Finished up the passenger floor today....   Apr 11 2020, 06:57 PM
tygaboy   Us old guys call what you're doing "kicki...   Apr 12 2020, 04:43 PM
Cairo94507   Chris- Are you sure you were never a LEO? That wa...   Apr 13 2020, 08:22 AM
jaredmcginness   Hey Ladies, Something to look at on your lunch br...   Apr 14 2020, 07:17 PM
bbrock   And compared to what I had in there... Yikes. ht...   Apr 14 2020, 08:51 PM
jaredmcginness   Okay, now I see why you cut those cross member ...   Apr 15 2020, 06:40 AM
JOEPROPER   Go get the argon tank filled so we can continue to...   Apr 15 2020, 08:03 AM
Baker17   Got a 1973 1.7 L by the side of the house just wai...   Apr 15 2020, 03:15 PM
bbrock   I know, you must be asking yourself why I even bo...   Apr 15 2020, 03:58 PM
jaredmcginness   Got a 1973 1.7 L by the side of the house just wa...   Apr 16 2020, 06:44 AM
jaredmcginness   95% finished the floor up. All the spot welds ar...   Apr 17 2020, 06:01 AM
DRPHIL914   95% finished the floor up. All the spot welds a...   Apr 17 2020, 07:32 AM
bbrock   looks good on the floor way to go!! BUT...   Apr 17 2020, 07:42 AM
BeatNavy   Man, all that new steel looks GOOD! :trophy:...   Apr 17 2020, 06:17 AM
jaredmcginness   looks good on the floor way to go!! BUT...   Apr 17 2020, 07:53 AM
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