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    914/6 GT Restoration

    This will be more a photo thread of the restoration of my vintage race car than a technical write up. A few before pics first... will post pics until it's done in about 2-3 weeks time, ready for Rennsport Reunion.
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    Fresh from the paint shop, in it's original Tangerine. Looks good!

    The intention is to take the car back to it's 1971 configuration, but not slavishly. It has been a race car it's entire life, and some of the modifications made to it over the years are being retained; some for safety, others for performance because the car will continue to be raced. For instance, the oil tank and fuel cell were early modifications we're keeping. The chassis reinforcement gussets are original.
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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    This is it for today, suspension hung, wiring harness sorted. Parts of the roll cage were removed (NASCAR bars) but the roof bars retained.
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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Life's too short to drive bad cars.

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    Great... last time, that song stuck in my head for days.

    Engine... 2.5 ltr, twin plug, Webbers, etc., etc. The 2 ltr made good power, this should be quite a bump.
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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    i really like that roll cage, simple and well integrated. doesn't look to intrude too much into cabin space.
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    It is, and the cabin is really roomy compared to the 911. Easier to get in and out of, too. The driver's side diagonal bar was the only change, the beefy NASCAR bars are safer but were added in the late 1980's. The cage now looks like it did from 1978 or so.
    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Love the paint. Since I learned of the 914/6, I thought it was a cool car. Sadly, it cannot outrun the ugly.

    Should be a riot to drive though!

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    Looks excellent, good luch with the rebuild.
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    From Tuesday 9/13... brake lines, fuel cell, headlights, etc. More tomorrow, going together fast.
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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    Looking great! Major rebuilds must be nervous times making sure everything gets put back. Are you using photographs to verify where it all goes?

    Is that #42 911 in the garage one of the original IROC cars?

    I would think if it was the graphics would have been kept original...but thought I'd ask anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dino Scuderia View Post
    Looking great! Major rebuilds must be nervous times making sure everything gets put back. Are you using photographs to verify where it all goes?

    Is that #42 911 in the garage one of the original IROC cars?

    I would think if it was the graphics would have been kept original...but thought I'd ask anyway.
    Yes, period photos as well as details from Collier's car. An interesting bit while researching the number marker lights, which on most GTs are usually Hella or Bosch BMW license tag lights: the photos show small chrome bumps, nothing like what was expected. Digging through the warehouse, the battered original passenger door appears with the light in place, a Lucas L534. Makes sense... Gregg also owned the BMC dealership in Jacksonville, using what was available when the car was prepped. This car didn't have 'em but a picture of the roof of the #59 GT shows BMC truck markers.

    The #42 car is Bob Hindson's IMSA 911 GTU that won Daytona in 1977. Great car and history, fun to drive... it's street legal!

    Today more plumbing and electrical done, all the lights work now. Manual lift for the headlights tomorrow. The sealed-beams are just for testing, period Cibies will be used.
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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    How is the rear of your car doing in regards to rust? Long time ago I helped restore a 914 of one of my former colleagues and his was all rusted through. It looked absolute mint, but after a minor accident after returning from the Mille Miglia the rear quarter panel needed replacement. We ended up welding a complete new rear end on the car, it was all gone..

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    As this is a historically significant 914/6 GT the tub was completely done to show standards... there was/is no rust.
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    '62 356S Notchback Hotrod
    '64 VW Microbus 21 Deluxe
    '67 911S Das Geburtstagsgeschenk
    '68 911T Targa Sporto
    '68 Mercedes 280 SL
    '62 BMW 700 Sport
    '63 BMW 700 Cabriolet
    '72 BMW 3.0CSL
    '72 BMW 3.0CSA
    '70 914/6 GT

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    I will look for you at Laguna Seca

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