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914/6 GT Build

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Hi Raf & Raven,

Sorry, it has been a while since an update due to the craziness of life getting in the way, as we all face!

The  steel bumper has been modified to accept the oil cooler grill. I decided to remain with steel rather than buy a fibreglass replacement from overseas due to the additional strength offered in any impact (the ex-paramedic in me ? ). This included welding an extra section underneath the cut out to encase the grill

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The steel valance panel also had to be cut to fit....

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.... to give the final look of the below (Bumper to be painted black)-

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Battery cut off switch and fire extinguisher point fitted up

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I have also purchased a fresh 2.2... :) 

The motor will be installed prior to final paint to avoid any potential scratches to the paint work (given the mechanic will need to drape themselves over the side of the car for access).

I have purchased 914/6 heat exchangers, tinware, and engine mounts from the U.S. which are due in the coming days.....

 

I have also purchased a secondhand exhaust suitable for a GT replica which will be cleaned up (insert more smiles here) :) :)

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Next tasks are flare extensions on the rocker panels and rear valance panels to match seamlessly with the steel flares!

Cheers

Craig

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8 hours ago, Fraz said:

Fantastic, now to find me one. 

Every one want one lately. Prices are rising.......

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11 minutes ago, Airhead said:

Every one want one lately. Prices are rising.......

Yes, gone are the days of cheap 914s...

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6 hours ago, crsedge said:

Well almost ? This encapsulates both cheap and nasty... ?

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Porsche-356-1955/SSE-AD-5559194

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 Apart from being beyond hideous, to claim it as being a 356 replica is an insult to 356 replicas! 

 It's the sorta car one would buy for a laugh to do a tarmac rally or track days in......or a clown car in a mardi gra parade! 

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I often wonder how some one gets the idea in there head to turn and FTO into a 356 ,,,,,,,,,,the two could not be anymore further apart in terms of lay out and styling ...:rolleyes:

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errr.:Speechless:  uuhhhmmm.:( mmmm. :wacko:eeeeerrrr. :huh:aaarrrggghh:o...........yeah, Nah:cool07:

Lot of work done , but...

On 25/10/2018 at 21:36, crsedge said:

Hi Raf & Raven,

Sorry, it has been a while since an update due to the craziness of life getting in the way, as we all face!

The  steel bumper has been modified to accept the oil cooler grill. I decided to remain with steel rather than buy a fibreglass replacement from overseas due to the additional strength offered in any impact (the ex-paramedic in me ? ). This included welding an extra section underneath the cut out to encase the grill

 

 

Love the build thread Craig, looking forward to the continuation....

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21 hours ago, crsedge said:

Well almost ? This encapsulates both cheap and nasty... ?

https://www.carsales.com.au/private/details/Porsche-356-1955/SSE-AD-5559194

 

I dunno. You could buy that for 20K, cut all the body kit off, restore the original panels and have a 1997 Mitsubishi fto worth .. ah I maybe... 5K?

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Wow, I didn't realise how long it has been since my last update, forgive me father for I have sinned....🙉

Progress has been slow, but the good news is that I plan to push through to completion post 1 July this year!! :) 

So, flare extensions on the rocker panels are now completed. I bought some ready made from a supplier overseas but as these things go significant work was required to shape to match the steel GT fender flares! I am however really happy with the result..

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Next has been the fitment of the BF Torino Rallye ST seats, needing to remove the previous seat mounts and weld in new support.

These are going to look great with the period harnesses :)

 

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Next tasks- Oil cooler lines, engine  mount fitment, GT roll bar hoop installation, chassis stiffening kit and valance panel flares. Then epoxy- hooray!!

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A bit more work on her today 😎

Engine mount for the P motor now in place

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Oil cooler lines fitted in place in front boot area, into cabin and out under rocker panels. Next is to carry them through to rear wheel well and into engine bay, as per the path for GTs 👍

 

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The chassis stiffening kit was also tacked into place, ready for putting onto the hoist and welding 👍

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