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Hey guys,

As some of you may know, a few months ago I bought myself a very tired, neglected, '74 911. It had been sitting outside for 10 years so it has a few little rust issues etc, but being converted US delivered, factory non sunroof car, I thought it would be the perfect donor for my Hot Rod project car.

My idea is to build the car I like, which is basically the look of a '73 RSR, but with an interior more like a Singer. I want the car to be something that is fun and reasonably comfortable to take on an SMT, but also something I can take on track days and hopefully Classic Adelaide in The near future.

I'm not certain on what I am doing with the engine yet. Currently it has a 2.7 which has pulled head studs. My initial plan is to rebuild that engine and get the car on the road (as I have never driven it), but I will be looking at some form of upgrade in the future. I am not looking for all out speed, as I have always been a fan of driving a slower car to its limits, as opposed to just making the car faster and faster in a straight line.

The plan with this car is that I will be doing every part of the build myself, and I thought instead of just taking a few pictures of the build as I go, it would be good to film the entire thing as I go, so for those who are interested they can watch my actual progress. So I have a disclaimer to start that I am not a professional presenter (or car builder for that matter), so you can't expect too much, but hopefully it should be interesting.

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Quick stop after meeting the seller half way in Albury.

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Getting ready to unload after getting home.

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Some of the rust patches i found under the very thick, flaky, bog.

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The very tired 2.7

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Good luck. looks like a big project you have on your hands.

Love your choice of tow vehicle :)

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Good luck. looks like a big project you have on your hands.

Love your choice of tow vehicle :)

Haha, thanks. The V8 in the Merc doesn't even notice the trailer on the back. I just set the cruise control and the speedo didn;t move the whole way home.

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Haha, thanks. The V8 in the Merc doesn't even notice the trailer on the back. I just set the cruise control and the speedo didn;t move the whole way home.

The 3.5 V6 in mine has plenty of go, I can imagine what your V8 has :)

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No need to sell the AMG wheel - put it on your ML! :ph34r:

Looks like an interesting project and look forward to seeing your progress.

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LOVE that Cayman! And the project, though I wish to ask about the hand prints on the hood. Seems like it has some other 'uses'? ;)

Have fun..........with the project I mean

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LOVE that Cayman!

 

Unfortunately I have sold on the Cayman now. It just wasn't very comfortable or practical for a daily driver. At least that one, being lowered with the Remus exhaust. I 'down graded' it to an Audi S5, which is actually faster and 100x more comfortable. 

...though I wish to ask about the hand prints on the hood. Seems like it has some other 'uses'? ;)

 

Maybe I just love the air cooled cars a little too much.....?

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Ok, so I have finally finished editing the second video, so here it is.

I have now stripped the car down, and discovered a little bit of rust but nothing serious. 

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impressive vid (and garage) mate. You look like you know what you are doing there. Really interesting to see the inner workings of a converted car - even more scary than I thought...

good luck with the project

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impressive vid (and garage) mate. You look like you know what you are doing there. Really interesting to see the inner workings of a converted car - even more scary than I thought...

good luck with the project

I was interested in seeing how the conversion was done as well. The main thing I was always worried about was the safety aspect. I doesn't look as pretty but with the steering pick up being central, they just flip it to the other side. But maybe I just don't mind because I have done a lot more extreme mods on my track cars in the past. 

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Geoff crack on mate - great work. I reckon strip the harness out of the car - sure its a hassle to get out and in one piece. But given the monster you're wrangling and the build your doing gives you a Cpl of options. Full check of factory harness , cur out shit put in new as needed etc or go new custom harness and delete all the unnecessary 

 

cheers Michel

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Geoff crack on mate - great work. I reckon strip the harness out of the car - sure its a hassle to get out and in one piece. But given the monster you're wrangling and the build your doing gives you a Cpl of options. Full check of factory harness , cur out shit put in new as needed etc or go new custom harness and delete all the unnecessary 

 

cheers Michel

I am also a lazy bastard. But you are right. I just need to bite the bullet and strip it all out....

 

Urrgh, not looking forward to that at all...

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No shame in making a multi part loom With appropriate connectors 

 

Edited by michel

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Great effort mate. Like many on here, I would love to tackle a resto project like this but after watching your movie and seeing really what is involved, I doubt I have the skills to put it all back together (stripping seems much easier and fun). 

Good luck and watching with interest and envy.

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Lol. Watching the video back it looks easy too. But I did edit out heaps in the time lapse, otherwise it would be a lot longer and a lot more boring ;)

Oh and I haven't put it back together yet, so we will see how that goes when I get there :D

 

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Huge respect for people who can do this. Great stuff. I look forward to following your journey.

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Ok, so I have now stripped the whole body down to bare metal, and spent a heap of time getting the glue from the interiors sound deadening off. 

Here is the latest vid.

P.S. Sorry about the shaky video, I will endeavour to fix this for future updates.

Edited by MFX

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Haha, go the real rat rod look. I like it :lol:

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