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Bleyseng
post Nov 20 2020, 09:24 PM
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DWD is Dirk Wrights Disease which a true story from the 90’s. Dirk bought a 914 found a problem and took apart the dash to fix it which lead to the total disassembly of the car. Never put it back together either
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post Nov 21 2020, 05:36 AM
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DWD is Dirk Wrights Disease which a true story from the 90’s. Dirk bought a 914 found a problem and took apart the dash to fix it which lead to the total disassembly of the car. Never put it back together either



Actually, Dirk Wright took apart his pedal box in a perfectly good, running 914 because it was squeaking. He found minor surface rust under the pedals, and that started the "While I am in there" chain. He sold the car after completely stripping it to a shell.

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post Nov 24 2020, 05:34 PM
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Thanks to all, I brought the rusted hulk home Saturday and am scratching my head??? What have I gotten myself into now?? Rust on top of rust, but I was looking for a project. I have been reading several threads here but do not have a concrete plan yet. The specimen had been dis assembled about 30 years ago and stored in a garage since.

As far as the engine, a 2056 might be the lowest hanging fruit. It came with a 1.8 in several boxes. How hard can it be to get this mess together?
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post Nov 25 2020, 09:33 AM
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QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 24 2020, 06:34 PM) *

Thanks to all, I brought the rusted hulk home Saturday and am scratching my head??? What have I gotten myself into now?? Rust on top of rust, but I was looking for a project. I have been reading several threads here but do not have a concrete plan yet. The specimen had been dis assembled about 30 years ago and stored in a garage since.

As far as the engine, a 2056 might be the lowest hanging fruit. It came with a 1.8 in several boxes. How hard can it be to get this mess together?


Do you REALLY want an honest answer to that question?
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post Nov 25 2020, 09:38 AM
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QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 24 2020, 06:34 PM) *

Thanks to all, I brought the rusted hulk home Saturday and am scratching my head??? What have I gotten myself into now?? Rust on top of rust, but I was looking for a project. I have been reading several threads here but do not have a concrete plan yet. The specimen had been dis assembled about 30 years ago and stored in a garage since.

As far as the engine, a 2056 might be the lowest hanging fruit. It came with a 1.8 in several boxes. How hard can it be to get this mess together?



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post Nov 25 2020, 11:48 AM
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Pics of the car!

Don't even worry about an engine right now. Fix the body first. Or if its bad enough decide its a parts car and buy a better roller.

Doing the engine first is
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post Nov 25 2020, 12:49 PM
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QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Nov 25 2020, 10:38 AM) *

QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 24 2020, 06:34 PM) *

Thanks to all, I brought the rusted hulk home Saturday and am scratching my head??? What have I gotten myself into now?? Rust on top of rust, but I was looking for a project. I have been reading several threads here but do not have a concrete plan yet. The specimen had been dis assembled about 30 years ago and stored in a garage since.

As far as the engine, a 2056 might be the lowest hanging fruit. It came with a 1.8 in several boxes. How hard can it be to get this mess together?



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Yes, need to get my daughter to help me get pics from my camera onto the site.
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post Nov 25 2020, 03:17 PM
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QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 25 2020, 01:49 PM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Nov 25 2020, 10:38 AM) *

QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 24 2020, 06:34 PM) *

Thanks to all, I brought the rusted hulk home Saturday and am scratching my head??? What have I gotten myself into now?? Rust on top of rust, but I was looking for a project. I have been reading several threads here but do not have a concrete plan yet. The specimen had been dis assembled about 30 years ago and stored in a garage since.

As far as the engine, a 2056 might be the lowest hanging fruit. It came with a 1.8 in several boxes. How hard can it be to get this mess together?



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Yes, need to get my daughter to help me get pics from my camera onto the site.

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Got it, from what I can tell this one is a fair candidate. The frunt and rear trunks are decent, longs with front and rear connections are required as well as trailing arm mountings, ...... Yes, it's going to be an adventure
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post Nov 25 2020, 03:28 PM
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QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 25 2020, 04:17 PM) *

QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 25 2020, 01:49 PM) *

QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Nov 25 2020, 10:38 AM) *

QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 24 2020, 06:34 PM) *

Thanks to all, I brought the rusted hulk home Saturday and am scratching my head??? What have I gotten myself into now?? Rust on top of rust, but I was looking for a project. I have been reading several threads here but do not have a concrete plan yet. The specimen had been dis assembled about 30 years ago and stored in a garage since.

As far as the engine, a 2056 might be the lowest hanging fruit. It came with a 1.8 in several boxes. How hard can it be to get this mess together?



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Yes, need to get my daughter to help me get pics from my camera onto the site.

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Got it, from what I can tell this one is a fair candidate. The frunt and rear trunks are decent, longs with front and rear connections are required as well as trailing arm mountings, ...... Yes, it's going to be an adventure


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Is this whats known as the "hell hole", going to be a few hours in here
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post Nov 25 2020, 03:36 PM
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Whoah! You got a project on your hands. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)
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post Nov 25 2020, 03:40 PM
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Sorry but that’s a parts car. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif)
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post Nov 25 2020, 03:54 PM
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Looks a lot like mine did when I started my project.

Not a parts car but definitely a PROJECT car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif)
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post Nov 25 2020, 04:10 PM
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QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 25 2020, 04:40 PM) *

Sorry but that’s a parts car. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif)


Let's not forget the words of the legend @Jeff Hail

"I look at rust like a diamond in the rough. Rust is afraid of me because it know's it cannot live in my world. Metal becomes submissive because I have confidence in my metal working talents."

Required reading for our newest member of the rust don't scrare me club:
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QUOTE(bbrock @ Nov 25 2020, 04:54 PM) *

Looks a lot like mine did when I started my project.

Not a parts car but definitely a PROJECT car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif)


Indeed!
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post Nov 25 2020, 05:44 PM
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QUOTE(Superhawk996 @ Nov 25 2020, 05:10 PM) *

QUOTE(mepstein @ Nov 25 2020, 04:40 PM) *

Sorry but that’s a parts car. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif)


Let's not forget the words of the legend @Jeff Hail

"I look at rust like a diamond in the rough. Rust is afraid of me because it know's it cannot live in my world. Metal becomes submissive because I have confidence in my metal working talents."

Required reading for our newest member of the rust don't scrare me club:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=76791

QUOTE(bbrock @ Nov 25 2020, 04:54 PM) *

Looks a lot like mine did when I started my project.

Not a parts car but definitely a PROJECT car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/welder.gif)


Indeed!


I was looking for a project, guess I found one at least the price was right $0.00 It has been 30 years since I undertook something similar, but I ain't scared. Both trunks are good, but the entire center section will need attention (replacement). The way I see it is the rocker sections provide the beam to hold the front/rear of the car in alignment. It can get tricky at the front and rear connection points. Also, the suspension mounting points are critical. I have started cutting out small sections and forming new 20ga and welding with a Lincoln 140 MIG. For now I am working on a scissors lift, but will change to something different when it comes to structural work. I have read the thread by Jeff Hail "bringing out the dead"
There will be some trying times, but the reward is worth it.

Wishing all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving


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QUOTE(930cabman @ Nov 25 2020, 05:44 PM) *

I was looking for a project, guess I found one at least the price was right $0.00 It has been 30 years since I undertook something similar, but I ain't scared. Both trunks are good, but the entire center section will need attention (replacement). The way I see it is the rocker sections provide the beam to hold the front/rear of the car in alignment. It can get tricky at the front and rear connection points. Also, the suspension mounting points are critical. I have started cutting out small sections and forming new 20ga and welding with a Lincoln 140 MIG. For now I am working on a scissors lift, but will change to something different when it comes to structural work. I have read the thread by Jeff Hail "bringing out the dead"
There will be some trying times, but the reward is worth it.

Wishing all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/cheer.gif) I hope you run a build thread to bring us along for the ride. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)
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post Nov 26 2020, 06:32 AM
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Yes, I found a way to get pics onto the site. Information is always good and I am more than happy to share the information gained with this adventure. Will be starting with small patches and move into the "tricky stuff". From what I can tell there is a mix of different gauges of sheet steel. I have ordered a few panels from Restoration Design and will be fooling with them.
My plan is to complete the restoration as close as possible to the original construction with regards to panels/overlap/welding.
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I'm following this thread with interest.

I have a 1976 which now has a 1.7 with FI and most of the horses have long galloped off.

I'm not sure which direction to go, but I'm really intrigued to follow up more on Bleysengs's post to rebuild it to 2056cc for $5K. Alternatively if anyone has a 2.0 engine for sale I'll be interested to hear from you too...

Oh, the car is solid. In line with the previous posts, attached is a photo of the rear trunk!


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Yep, I am in for the journey now. Attached Image Attached ImageAttached Image

It has been a few years since I have undertaken an ambitious project as such. My wife claims there is a pill ....
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Yep, I am in for the journey now. Attached Image Attached ImageAttached Image

It has been a few years since I have undertaken an ambitious project as such. My wife claims there is a pill ....


Had a few hours in the shop today


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wow, respect to you that you are so positive and optimistic about the project.
And the amount of time it will take.....and parts and money and blood, sweat, tears and excuses to buy new tools......
It will be an interesting post to follow to see how you progress.
At least you have a good lift so you are not down on your knees working away through the rust.
Good luck !!!!
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