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> My '74 Budget GT Tribute build, Undergoing repairs to the shell
pencap914
post Jun 18 2020, 02:21 PM
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Hi all,

Picked up project car about 2 weeks ago. I'm very excited to get started on this build, I'll try to document and share my progress as I go. I originally created a profile here at 914World back in 2006 when I was in High school, and had bought a 74 914 as my first car for $1200. It was a great first car, I had a lot of fun fixing it up while using it as my daily. When I went off to college, I sold the car, but felt like I had unfinished business to do.

Recently I started lurking here again looking to get back into a project 914 to hopefully take the car where I wanted to, but didn't have the funds, skills, or space to do so.

I posted a WTB ad, and was contacted by a member here who had a good start to a project I plan on finishing (Thanks Montreal914!)

My plan is to build my dream 914 that I absolutely drooled over when I was in High School. I've always loved the GT look, so my plan is to basically create as close to a GT clone as my budget will allow. Steel GT flares, 5-lug Fuch's (or replicas...) and a tastefully somewhat period correct interior. The car I recently purchased did include a freshly rebuilt 2.0 4cyl engine, so I need to make a decision on if I would want to run that engine for a while, and save my pennies to slowly build a 2.2, 2.4 or 2.7 flat 6 then do a swap later down the road.

I'm happy to see the 914 community thriving. Back in 2004 when I first bought the 914, Porsche snobs seemed to turn their nose at them which made them affordable enough for a high-school kid to own one. It seems like the 914 is getting more recognition in the collector community, so I'm happy I picked one up before they become too out of my price range!

I'll post some progress photos tonight and general status of the car tonight after work, but here's a few shots of the day I unloaded it off the trailer.

Cheers,

pencap914

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pencap914   My '74 Budget GT Tribute build   Jun 18 2020, 02:21 PM
cuddy_k   Welcome back! Excited to see how your build pr...   Jun 18 2020, 02:31 PM
ValcoOscar   Great @pencap914 What a great decision to jum...   Jun 18 2020, 02:41 PM
Cairo94507   :wttc: Welcome back to the fold. You will have a ...   Jun 18 2020, 03:32 PM
pencap914   Previous to the last owner, the rear floor pans, h...   Jun 19 2020, 12:05 PM
Nojoah   Seems like a good car to start your build. More pi...   Jun 19 2020, 03:11 PM
pencap914   Summer is the busy season for work, so I haven...   Oct 5 2020, 08:54 PM
pencap914   RE: My '74 Budget GT Tribute build   Oct 5 2020, 08:55 PM
pencap914   RE: My '74 Budget GT Tribute build   Oct 5 2020, 08:55 PM
pencap914   RE: My '74 Budget GT Tribute build   Oct 5 2020, 08:57 PM
pencap914   Next move: Steel Flare installation :-)   Oct 5 2020, 09:04 PM
JeffBowlsby   Nevermind, carry on.   Oct 5 2020, 09:10 PM
pencap914   Made some progress on adding the flares. Still a b...   Nov 17 2020, 11:16 PM
seanpaulmc   Sweet work! Not looking budget to me. What s...   Nov 18 2020, 06:00 AM
pencap914   Sweet work! Not looking budget to me. What ...   Nov 18 2020, 04:50 PM
seanpaulmc   [quote name='seanpaulmc' post='2867509' date='Nov...   Nov 18 2020, 06:41 PM
mb911   Looks great so far. Let me know if I can help with...   Nov 18 2020, 06:59 AM
pencap914   Looks great so far. Let me know if I can help wit...   Nov 18 2020, 07:13 PM
mb911   Looks great so far. Let me know if I can help wi...   Nov 18 2020, 07:16 PM
rgalla9146   Your welding skills are just fine if the patch und...   Nov 18 2020, 07:19 AM
pencap914   Almost finished with the flat plate that I'll ...   Jan 5 2021, 01:37 PM
Luke M   Almost finished with the flat plate that I'll...   Mar 24 2021, 07:17 AM
pencap914   I like this approach to the front cooler mount/...   May 23 2021, 03:18 PM
930cabman   Great looking work so far, I missed your favorite ...   Jan 5 2021, 06:11 PM
Montreal914   I am seeing this for the first time and am very ha...   Jan 6 2021, 09:59 AM
pencap914   BTW, I think I might recognize that tall FedEx ...   Jan 6 2021, 10:19 AM
pencap914   Update: So I bought this car knowing the tub was ...   Mar 14 2021, 10:29 PM
mate914   Most all of the rear pillar strength comes from be...   Mar 15 2021, 07:27 AM
pencap914   Most all of the rear pillar strength comes from b...   Mar 15 2021, 10:15 AM
pencap914   Well, finding more issues with some of the previou...   Mar 23 2021, 11:04 PM
mate914   Well, finding more issues with some of the previo...   Mar 24 2021, 09:02 AM
pencap914   Well before I weld on the motor mount for the 911 ...   May 23 2021, 03:35 PM
bkrantz   I fixed some lap joints the PO left on my car, inc...   May 23 2021, 08:36 PM
pencap914   I fixed some lap joints the PO left on my car, in...   May 24 2021, 07:01 PM
gereed75   Where possible, you might consider the “cut and ...   May 24 2021, 06:06 AM
pencap914   Where possible, you might consider the “cut and...   May 24 2021, 07:11 PM
nditiz1   I too have the same 3/8 gap at the bottom of my ma...   May 24 2021, 07:31 PM
pencap914   Made some progress this summer: Clutch tube repai...   Sep 2 2021, 10:34 PM
pencap914   I had a few distractions this summer... Not to men...   Sep 2 2021, 10:51 PM
pencap914   Installed the rear suspension stiffening kit: Was ...   Sep 2 2021, 11:13 PM
pencap914   So now I have a problem to solve: What to do about...   Sep 2 2021, 11:29 PM
Cairo94507   :popcorn: :beer2:   Sep 3 2021, 06:30 AM
Montreal914   Glad to see all of this progress being done on the...   Sep 3 2021, 12:14 PM
pencap914   Thanks Eric! Yeah its been a great project for...   Sep 3 2021, 09:41 PM
pencap914   Figuring out the oil system for the 2.7. Was on th...   Nov 7 2021, 10:22 AM
pencap914   Also working on restoring the fiberglass engine sh...   Nov 7 2021, 10:26 AM
tscrihfield   Really like where this thread is headed! :po...   Nov 7 2021, 08:18 PM
pencap914   Got the 4cyl motor mount removed yesterday! Wa...   Nov 12 2021, 02:16 PM
Retroracer   Thx for posting progress on this build! Lots...   Nov 13 2021, 04:00 AM
Luke M   Your car is coming along well. I'm at the poin...   Nov 13 2021, 08:57 AM
Montreal914   Great progress Glenn! I really like the crafts...   Nov 13 2021, 12:22 PM
pencap914   Tony- Just found your handle on IG. Holy cow that...   Nov 15 2021, 10:38 AM
Luke M   I've been following Ben's thread on the oi...   Nov 15 2021, 12:05 PM
pencap914   I've been following Ben's thread on the o...   Nov 15 2021, 12:24 PM
Retroracer   re: Just found your handle on IG. Holy cow that...   Nov 15 2021, 04:16 PM
pencap914   Thanks Tony! I should be able to work from tha...   Nov 16 2021, 02:48 PM
Luke M   Question on the SS oil lines going down the driver...   Nov 18 2021, 10:24 AM
pencap914   Question on the SS oil lines going down the drive...   Nov 30 2021, 05:30 PM
Luke M   Question on the SS oil lines going down the driv...   Dec 1 2021, 05:49 PM
pencap914   Slowly pecking away at the tub, getting distracted...   Apr 7 2022, 01:38 PM
roundtwo   Inspirational metal work! Way to solder on th...   Apr 7 2022, 05:06 PM
pencap914   Well progress has been slow this spring/summer. Ha...   Sep 18 2022, 10:14 PM
pencap914   KTM engine mid-rebuild. Hopefully it will get some...   Sep 18 2022, 10:27 PM
Graydingo   Great thread! Thanks for documenting the 4cyl ...   Sep 20 2022, 08:34 AM
pencap914   Finally after a year of avoiding it I decided to o...   Sep 29 2022, 08:48 PM
Montreal914   I like the approach you are using. Seems like you ...   Sep 29 2022, 09:29 PM
Montreal914   This is what I am referring to... <_< Th...   Sep 29 2022, 09:37 PM
pencap914   @montreal914 Thanks for sharing that. Yeah I...   Sep 29 2022, 11:23 PM
pencap914   RE: My '74 Budget GT Tribute build   Sep 29 2022, 11:24 PM


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