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> is this true??? A-pillar Vinyl ???
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post Oct 26 2005, 07:17 PM
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found this in someones ad in the classifieds

"Very rare early 73 that had vinyl trim around the windwhield frame."

I dont think that is correct.... was there ever such a thing????
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post Oct 26 2005, 07:22 PM
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QUOTE (grasshopper @ Oct 26 2005, 09:17 PM)
"Very rare early 73 that had vinyl trim around the windwhield frame."

I dont think that is correct.... was there ever such a thing????

no.

the very rare '73's had vinyl around the wind_s_hield frame.
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post Oct 26 2005, 07:30 PM
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errrr, yes?

there is a picture in Dr Johnsons restoration guide that there are/were some with the vinyl on the windshield frame.
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post Oct 26 2005, 07:31 PM
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They don't exist, IIRC. That makes them REALLY rare. The Cap'n
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post Oct 26 2005, 07:33 PM
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QUOTE (Cap'n Krusty @ Oct 26 2005, 05:31 PM)
They don't exist, IIRC. That makes them REALLY rare. The Cap'n

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post Oct 26 2005, 07:36 PM
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didnt bruce allert have vinyl on his A-pillars?

someone did. they DO exist. very rare... seen pictures.
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post Oct 26 2005, 07:36 PM
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here's a pic


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post Oct 26 2005, 08:07 PM
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Wasn't there a 914 GT with dark green vinyl all around....Jager car?


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post Oct 26 2005, 08:33 PM
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Yep, my 1973 had this very rare and very nasty (IMHO) treatment. Makes the car look less like a convertible to my eye and more like a Z-28. The Pedrinis also had painted black backgrounds, though no way know if that was original.

I feel confident the vinyl was offered on a handful of 914s, both due to Brett Johnson's research as well as several noted 914 nuts within the Renegade 914 Club. Moreover, when I pulled the car apart for its first paint job in 1991, it was pretty obvious that the vinyl had been on since the car was new -- and that the original paint under there was just as "incomplete" as it was when I pulled the sail-panel vinyl... and not from paint pulling up with the vinyl.

Funniest thing about it is this: The sail-panel vinyl is sealed or trimmed at every interface with the rest of the car. The windshield trim didn't have any aluminum trim at the lower edges of the A pillars. It tucked into the three (or top two) windshield aluminum pieces and the rubber seal for the doors/forward edge of the top.

Thus, it looked like kind of a poor job because, after almost 20 years the edges curled up a bit... Just seemed a bit unfinished for Porsche -- or VW of those days.

The windshield vinyl was clearly on my 914 from the beginning, but I've always wanted the definitive answer as to whether the factory put it there or dealers did?
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post Oct 26 2005, 08:40 PM
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didnt bruce allert have vinyl on his A-pillars?

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Yep , and its the same vinyl as the sail panels , On the RPUMKIN , I like it.
Not sure it would look good on every car.
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post Oct 26 2005, 10:00 PM
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QUOTE (trekkor @ Oct 26 2005, 07:07 PM)
Wasn't there a 914 GT with dark green vinyl all around....Jager car?

nope, that was paint. "condagrün" to be precise ...

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post Oct 26 2005, 10:03 PM
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The very earliest 1973 914's came from the factory with black vinyl on the windshield pillar.


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post Oct 26 2005, 10:04 PM
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Ah ha...

can I see the picture anyway? (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smile.gif)


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post Oct 26 2005, 10:08 PM
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My 73 also had it....
It must have been on very early cars my engine number was only # GA XXXXX163
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QUOTE (trekkor @ Oct 26 2005, 09:04 PM)
can I see the picture anyway? (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smile.gif)

demanding, aren't we? (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/smile.gif)

914.143.0178, at a race in Germany in 1972, car was originally build by
"Max-Moritz" in 1971 and was painted all "condagrün".

Ekkehard Schimpf (then owner and driver in the picture) bought it in
1972 and painted it "signal-orange" and added the Jägermeister decals,
but left the top and sail panels and a-pillars "condagrün" ...


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post Oct 26 2005, 10:16 PM
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Another picture of a 914 (euro) with the windshield pillar vinyl.


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post Oct 26 2005, 10:20 PM
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post Oct 26 2005, 11:44 PM
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I think mine was either taken off durring a repaint, OR it was durring the inbetween time after the said windshield vinyl and before the adding of the reinforced doors.

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post Oct 27 2005, 07:32 AM
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My car has the A-pilar vinyl too. The story behind it is these were originally slated for Germany, but US sales had picked up to the point that Porsche decided to send them to the USA. These were supposedly the first 1000 cars of the '73 my production (IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/html/emoticons/confused24.gif)


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post Oct 27 2005, 07:55 AM
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My car has it too.
I was going to take it off when I had it painted but because it is
so rare I left it on.
I made some chrome strips out of the old strips from the bottom of the side
panel trim. (thanks to Brad for that tip).





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