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> The Project Anklebiter Build Thread., Chopped, Slammed, Turbocharged, and not even close to being finished.
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:08 AM
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Here's the plan:

Tub up restoration/customization (no cutting corners here).
Speedster styling.
40" tall
Under 1800 pounds.
320 horsepower WRX engine.

Let the games begin!
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:17 AM
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You are a naughty, naughty boy.

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post Jun 9 2008, 11:17 AM
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This is one Concours Weenie that say F*&^ yeah!!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/aktion035.gif)
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:20 AM
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First off here is a little history on the car.
In 2002 I found this 1973 1.7 in a field outside Laramie WY where it had been sitting since 1982 with some other VWs.
After bolting on some webers and swapping out the battery, fluids, and tires I drove it out of there.
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As you can see she was pretty rough but other than some surface rust she was darn near rust free.
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:23 AM
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Gee thanks, now I have to get a better job to buy a new house, bigger garage, new tub, and....

Seriously though, are those speedster humps I spy, what are you thinking for a windshield? Would it be rude to suggest flyscreens? I have been waiting to see what you were gonna do since you hinted at this way back when. GL Dana
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:25 AM
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While in school I added a custom cage and interior both of which will be modified during the course of this project.
Here is a picture of the 914 about a month after I found it, next to it is my '37 Plymouth street rod.
As you can see I had already installed the rollcage when this picture was taken.
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After school I moved to Las Vegas to work for Renegade Hybrids. This is when I really started upgrading the car.
Here is a picture of the car with stock body and drivetrain after I had installed the carrera front suspension and polished fuchs.
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Here is a random pic I found, the car was my daily driver and I could only weld on half a set of flairs per weekend.
As you can see this shot was taken after the first weekend...
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At Renegade we designed the 914 WRX conversion kit using my car as the test bed.
My car is running a 2004 WRX engine with exhaust and computer mods bumping the power up to around 320HP.
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:28 AM
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The car has been featured by SubieSport magazine and by several online publications including Cardomain.
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I drove the car in its subie powered form as a daily driver for about 2 years then decided to move to Wyoming to pursue a Mechanical engineering degree.
I have now transfered into the Architectural Design program at CU Boulder.
I bought a real car for a daily driver and figured now would be a great time to build the street monster I had been dreaming of.
I am going to take my time and build this thing right.
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:30 AM
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That's a sweet looking mod you're planning. I, for one, don't go in for most of the mods shown in this board. I believe that most of these do nothing to add to the 914 experience. Your design appears to me as the exception!

I can't wait to see more!

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post Jun 9 2008, 11:36 AM
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You're one sick puppy Dana... LOL
Can't wait to see this one when it's finished!!
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:38 AM
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The technical details:

2004 Subaru EJ20
Custom up-pipe
SS Wrx Header
3.5-inch straight pipe exhaust
Renegade Hybrids radiator
KEP stage 2 pressure plate
KEP 9-inch Kevlar clutch disk
KEP billet aluminum adapter plate
Renegade Hybrids high power axles
911 Carrera front suspension
Cantilever rear suspension
Qa1 adjustable Struts, 400-pound springs
2002 Porsche 996 rims 17 x 7-inch front 17 x 9-inch rear
Kumho 712 tires 205/50/17zr front, 255/40/17zr rear
Steel AA 914GT fender flares
Custom roll cage
Custom interior
No radio
No top
No windows
Getty C/F Rear lid
GT-Racing F/G non-headlight Front lid
Getty F/G Bumpers
Getty F/G Rockers
Chopped and raked windshield
Pontiac Solstice door mirrors
Customized Porsche Boxster Humps
Ferrari F430 rear diffuser
F/G Belly Pan
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:48 AM
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To keep track of my progress have been documenting my weight savings with excel.
Here is my spreadsheet showing the part removed or replaced, the resulting weight and power to weight ratio, along with the info from a few other cars for refrence. So far I have dropped just over 500 pounds.
I have a feeling this car will kill me if I ever get it on the road.
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post Jun 9 2008, 11:53 AM
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I like your pic above. I always thought that a speedster style windshield would look cool on a 914.
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post Jun 9 2008, 12:13 PM
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I finished scraping the tar out of the interior and gutted the pass side door.
I was glad to find very clean floors under the tar.

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post Jun 9 2008, 12:18 PM
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QUOTE(plymouth37 @ Jun 9 2008, 12:48 PM) *


I have a feeling this car will kill me if I ever get it on the road.



Is that such a bad way to go? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)
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post Jun 9 2008, 12:19 PM
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Wow those floors look great. I had just done that a few months ago and mine were not like that.
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post Jun 9 2008, 12:29 PM
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yesssssssssssssssss! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/drooley.gif)

Eagerly awaiting the updates on the build. You say you bought a "real" car so you felt it was time to build the beast, but I think this will be the REAL car (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wub.gif)

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post Jun 9 2008, 01:45 PM
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No turning back now!
I cut off the targa bar and made this horrendous hole...
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The car is pretty much stripped but I am leaving the engine and tranny in for now so I can build the belly pan and design the intercooler system.
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post Jun 9 2008, 01:49 PM
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I got a heck of a deal on these Boxster Humps. The plan is to 'glass these into one piece and build up the lid to match the rest of the car. Then I will rebuild the metal around the area. I absolutely hate working with F/G so I will make the metal match the F/G lid rather than vice versa.
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My dog Bailey checking the fit.
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This just might work!
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post Jun 9 2008, 02:06 PM
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Baily's a cool looking pup (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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post Jun 9 2008, 02:37 PM
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nice pics Dana!

and cool car

there aren't many 1900lb street legal teeners out there
good for you!

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