Home  |  Forums  |  914 Info  |  Blogs
 
914World.com - The fastest growing online 914 community!
 
Porsche, and the Porsche crest are registered trademarks of Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG. This site is not affiliated with Porsche in any way.
Its only purpose is to provide an online forum for car enthusiasts. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
 

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )

4 Pages V  1 2 3 > »   
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> Dr 914's pictures of the steel 916 replica roof in the making
dr914@autoatlanta.com
post Jan 10 2007, 08:39 AM
Post #1


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,530
Joined: 3-January 07
From: atlanta georgia
Member No.: 7,418
Region Association: None



(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671814.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671830.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671846.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671861.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671877.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671933.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671951.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671971.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267671991.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267672028.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267672046.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267672154.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267672170.jpg)
(IMG:http://www.914world.com/bbs2/uploads/post-179-1267672189.jpg)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
rick 918-S
post Jan 10 2007, 09:07 AM
Post #2


Hey nice rack! -Celette
***************

Group: Members
Posts: 18,856
Joined: 30-December 02
From: Duluth MN.
Member No.: 43
Region Association: Northstar Region




Nice work. Thanks for sharing.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
dr914@autoatlanta.com
post Jan 10 2007, 09:17 AM
Post #3


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,530
Joined: 3-January 07
From: atlanta georgia
Member No.: 7,418
Region Association: None



QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Jan 10 2007, 07:07 AM) *

Nice work. Thanks for sharing.



And some say that the Irish saved the world!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Mueller
post Jan 10 2007, 10:48 AM
Post #4


Back in the game...trying to keep this one stockish!
***************

Group: Members
Posts: 16,582
Joined: 4-January 03
From: Antioch, CA
Member No.: 87
Region Association: None



dare I ask if a "kit" for such an animal is in the works???

a side question, what is the most miles put on a 916?

has enough time and miles put on one to see what stresses the welded roof transmit to the cowl or other parts of the chassis??

I like it !!!!!

User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Lou W
post Jan 10 2007, 11:00 AM
Post #5


"Here Kitty Kitty" my ass......
****

Group: Members
Posts: 4,106
Joined: 9-May 04
From: Roseburg, OR.
Member No.: 2,039
Region Association: Spain



Thank you for sharing this with us. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Rusty
post Jan 10 2007, 11:00 AM
Post #6


Hold my beer and watch this sh*t.
*****

Group: Admin
Posts: 7,677
Joined: 24-December 02
From: North Alabama
Member No.: 6

Region Association: Galt's Gulch



Very nice... looks like good work!

User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Aaron Cox
post Jan 10 2007, 11:05 AM
Post #7


Professional Lawn Dart
***************

Group: Retired Admin
Posts: 24,541
Joined: 1-February 03
From: OC
Member No.: 219
Region Association: Southern California



making 916 clones? thats pretty neat. nice fab work...

whats the story on it tho? just wanted a hard top? neat stuff...
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
DEC
post Jan 10 2007, 11:12 AM
Post #8


Senior Member
***

Group: Members
Posts: 610
Joined: 10-November 05
From: Rehburg
Member No.: 5,104
Region Association: Germany



cool work

I like this place
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
nomore9one4
post Jan 10 2007, 11:16 AM
Post #9


Member of the Eastcoast Thread Killers Club
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,666
Joined: 26-December 02
From: Pittsburgh,Pa.15237
Member No.: 14
Region Association: None



"Fitsbain" and myself where just talking about if this has been done. I too am interested if there is a "kit" in the making? Thanks for posting. Bob
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
horizontally-opposed
post Jan 10 2007, 11:22 AM
Post #10


Advanced Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,193
Joined: 12-May 04
From: San Francisco
Member No.: 2,058



BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!

Has anyone ever made a X brace (or something like it) that could be rigidly mounted at four points (like in the factory GTs) and then bolted into place, with the stock top attaching to the brace setup. It would eliminate the ease of going from closed to open in minutes, but I sure bet it would improve structural rigidity.

Seems like it could be a GREAT product...

pete
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Aaron Cox
post Jan 10 2007, 11:27 AM
Post #11


Professional Lawn Dart
***************

Group: Retired Admin
Posts: 24,541
Joined: 1-February 03
From: OC
Member No.: 219
Region Association: Southern California



QUOTE(horizontally-opposed @ Jan 10 2007, 09:22 AM) *

BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!

Has anyone ever made a X brace (or something like it) that could be rigidly mounted at four points (like in the factory GTs) and then bolted into place, with the stock top attaching to the brace setup. It would eliminate the ease of going from closed to open in minutes, but I sure bet it would improve structural rigidity.

Seems like it could be a GREAT product...

pete


my head was already into the roof before going to a layback scheel seat.....

i know of what you are talking about (good picture in the johnson restore book)... but youreally think that would help a whole lot?

did the GT's have a real tarage top? or was it just a 'skin' ?
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Misha
post Jan 10 2007, 12:30 PM
Post #12


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 106
Joined: 28-December 06
From: Nor Cal
Member No.: 7,397



QUOTE(Aaron Cox @ Jan 10 2007, 09:27 AM) *
QUOTE
Has anyone ever made a X brace (or something like it) that could be rigidly mounted at four points (like in the factory GTs) and then bolted into place, with the stock top attaching to the brace setup. It would eliminate the ease of going from closed to open in minutes, but I sure bet it would improve structural rigidity.


i know of what you are talking about ...


let's try to upload my first picture!

Attached Image
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
jtf914
post Jan 10 2007, 12:45 PM
Post #13


Member
**

Group: Members
Posts: 425
Joined: 31-December 02
From: Burlington, CT
Member No.: 58
Region Association: North East States



Great pics, thanks for sharing, I always wondered how difficult this would be.
User is online!Profile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Chris Pincetich
post Jan 10 2007, 12:52 PM
Post #14


B-)
****

Group: Members
Posts: 2,082
Joined: 3-October 05
From: Point Reyes Station, CA
Member No.: 4,907
Region Association: Northern California



Sweet. This is the best solution I have seen for replacing the NLA windshield/targa seal! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/av-943.gif)
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
dr914@autoatlanta.com
post Jan 10 2007, 12:55 PM
Post #15


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,530
Joined: 3-January 07
From: atlanta georgia
Member No.: 7,418
Region Association: None



QUOTE(Aaron Cox @ Jan 10 2007, 09:05 AM) *

making 916 clones? thats pretty neat. nice fab work...

whats the story on it tho? just wanted a hard top? neat stuff...


Our man Geoff Pollard in england wanted a replica after he saw the real one and the disaster 916 in England that the guy would not sell, so he purchased a 914 shell from us and went for it! Congrats Geoff in a great conversion.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
dr914@autoatlanta.com
post Jan 10 2007, 12:57 PM
Post #16


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,530
Joined: 3-January 07
From: atlanta georgia
Member No.: 7,418
Region Association: None



QUOTE(Mueller @ Jan 10 2007, 08:48 AM) *

dare I ask if a "kit" for such an animal is in the works???

a side question, what is the most miles put on a 916?

has enough time and miles put on one to see what stresses the welded roof transmit to the cowl or other parts of the chassis??

I like it !!!!!


The crazy irishmen who did this one could be persuaded to do another I am sure. I already have a hardtop 914 so I am not a buyer though!!!!!
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
jd74914
post Jan 10 2007, 01:49 PM
Post #17


Its alive
****

Group: Members
Posts: 4,289
Joined: 16-February 04
From: CT
Member No.: 1,659
Region Association: North East States



QUOTE(horizontally-opposed @ Jan 10 2007, 12:22 PM) *

BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!

Has anyone ever made a X brace (or something like it) that could be rigidly mounted at four points (like in the factory GTs) and then bolted into place, with the stock top attaching to the brace setup. It would eliminate the ease of going from closed to open in minutes, but I sure bet it would improve structural rigidity.

Seems like it could be a GREAT product...

pete


Wouldn't it just put more stress on the windshield frame and flex it enough to crack the glass? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

The GT's had roll cages so the cars were already still enough to not flex so much in just this area. I think that an X brace would only serve to kill this windshield and frame and not offer much stiffening for the rest of the car . . . this just makes the windshield a load bearing member.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
dr914@autoatlanta.com
post Jan 10 2007, 01:54 PM
Post #18


914 Guru
*****

Group: Members
Posts: 5,530
Joined: 3-January 07
From: atlanta georgia
Member No.: 7,418
Region Association: None



QUOTE(jd74914 @ Jan 10 2007, 11:49 AM) *

QUOTE(horizontally-opposed @ Jan 10 2007, 12:22 PM) *

BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!

Has anyone ever made a X brace (or something like it) that could be rigidly mounted at four points (like in the factory GTs) and then bolted into place, with the stock top attaching to the brace setup. It would eliminate the ease of going from closed to open in minutes, but I sure bet it would improve structural rigidity.

Seems like it could be a GREAT product...

pete


Wouldn't it just put more stress on the windshield frame and flex it enough to crack the glass? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

The GT's had roll cages so the cars were already still enough to not flex so much in just this area. I think that an X brace would only serve to kill this windshield and frame and not offer much stiffening for the rest of the car . . . this just makes the windshield a load bearing member.


good point, but the factory did it and did not isolate the windshield with a rubber gasket just butyl tape like the regular car, and with the roof welded in the car just becomes like any other coupe, the windshild pillers and the rollbar now sharing the load and the twist and the windshield flexing a bit on the butyl tape.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
TravisNeff
post Jan 10 2007, 01:56 PM
Post #19


Advanced Member
****

Group: Members
Posts: 4,959
Joined: 20-March 03
From: Mesa, AZ
Member No.: 447
Region Association: Southwest Region



No, it will flex less rather than more with the steel roof affixed.
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post
Dave_Darling
post Jan 10 2007, 03:19 PM
Post #20


914 Idiot
**********

Group: Members
Posts: 14,253
Joined: 9-January 03
From: Silly-con Valley, CA
Member No.: 121
Region Association: Northern California



QUOTE(jd74914 @ Jan 10 2007, 11:49 AM) *

The GT's had roll cages ...


Actually, I believe that many of the GTs did not have roll cages, at least not early in their competition life.

--DD
User is offlineProfile CardPM
Go to the top of the page
+Quote Post

4 Pages V  1 2 3 > » 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:

 



- Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 18th July 2019 - 07:39 AM