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1976 Backdate from an Update

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Hey Guys,

I would like to first introduce myself, Neil Lewis of Brisbane. Some will know me from Queensland Raceway.

The important stuff... The car!

Purchased October-ish 2014, it is a 1976 911S, flood damaged in 2011. It has sat since then with not a whole lot done. It came to me with a slant nose conversion and 930 turbo rear guards already fitted.

Originally a Japanese delivered vehicle, so its LHD and km/h on the dash. I'm told they order their non-domestic vehicles as LHD as a way to show off or something.
It has a 7R cased 2.7 CIS with a 5 speed 915 box. Still haven't investigated whether it is LSD or not. Undecided on the engine route, figure I'd get it to a reasonable state then look into it more.

This is how it looked after a bath once collected -

 

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Not real nice.

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Slant nose isn't really to my taste and seen as the car was already a bit of a mix of parts I don't feel bad in making it what I want/like. It is getting backdated to be somewhat of a ST tribute, maybe more RSR.

I bought the back date panels, courtesy of Mike Tankard.

 

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The car is surprisingly relatively rust free. There was one hole in the lhr passenger seat base, another in the lhf structure above the wheel (under the front wing) and one bubble in the roof. The front suspension pan has required replacement.

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Rust done, move onto the stuff that makes a visual difference.

 

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Also have turbo tie rods, lifted the steering rack and a Carrera 20mm front sway bar.

 

Due to arrive next week are rebel racing bushings -

 

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Sorry for the long first post. But that's my progress thus far. I will try and keep this up to date. Any comments and/or advice most welcome!

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Looks great! 

 

I love these type of builds - looking forward to seeing it take shape

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Looks great! 

 

I love these type of builds - looking forward to seeing it take shape

+1, good to see you revive her, awesome, keep the photos coming.

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The bonnet I have is long outer skin and short hood inner. No mods needed.

I didn't want to chop it up to much, so that things can be reversed if I ever needed to.

I'll get some pics of it tonight!

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Nice work Neil, looking good. 

 

Mike T is a good friend of mine - solid bloke.  :)

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The bonnet I have is long outer skin and short hood inner. No mods needed.

I didn't want to chop it up to much, so that things can be reversed if I ever needed to.

I'll get some pics of it tonight!

love it!

giving me bad thoughts haha

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Nice one Neil

Interesting idea with your hood modification. Havent heard of that one

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As promised, just a little slower than promised...

 

The outer -

 

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The inner -

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Mike Tankard makes them, so if you decide to do a back date, it makes it substantially easier, and you can go back over if you ever need to.

 

The one issue you will have with them is the safety catch underneath is exceptionally hard to get to to open the bonnet. I have removed the safety hook, I will be using the rubber pull downs like the cars of the period did, as well as the normal bonnet latch.

 

Oh and thanks for all the positive comments. Hopefully I can provide a good read as I go.

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Like the rubber or leather hold down straps.

Wanted to do it to my 912, but I won't be drilling any holes!

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As promised, just a little slower than promised...

 

The outer -

 

20150607_092541.jpg

 

The inner -

20150607_092622.jpg

 

Mike Tankard makes them, so if you decide to do a back date, it makes it substantially easier, and you can go back over if you ever need to.

 

The one issue you will have with them is the safety catch underneath is exceptionally hard to get to to open the bonnet. I have removed the safety hook, I will be using the rubber pull downs like the cars of the period did, as well as the normal bonnet latch.

 

Oh and thanks for all the positive comments. Hopefully I can provide a good read as I go.

that is awesome. i think MA Shaw does something similar in carbon fibre, but getting them to ship anything to aus..  <_<

good to see it can be done easier!

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Very nice. I will be watching with interest.

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jeez you don't mess around, have you got a date you're aiming for?

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No date, just want it done properly. Kinda hanging out to drive it, haha. 

I try to make the most of my spare time so it progresses pretty quickly. Having all the right tools and equipment helps out too. 

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