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Old 12-07-2012, 12:06 AM   #26
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I'm a little sad that you're posting about the project on here though...
BTW, with those fender flares, you'll definitely have to shave the marker lights... I can see the flares covering part of the hole for the marker. I would've suggested flush-mount LED truck lights for them, had you decided to leave them in. That's what I'd planned on doing to the Datsun. Grote makes them, and you can get them with clear housings for that uber-Euro look.
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I'm posting on here because one day it will be Subaru powered!

Yes I posted to steve/Hypa that I already bought those 2" flat LED side markers from Princess auto. But I just bought a mig welder from there so I might fill them in, move them forward, or move them on the other side of the flares?

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Nice Marlon, was hoping to see some flares coming...
Thanks Buddy, even though I have been spending a lot of time on it takes a lot of time taking rusty bolts apart, removing tar/ under coating muti layers of paint, bondo and whatever else off the body and chassis...

Sick of body work might have to pull the engine, check,clean and lube everything they said it was rebuilt for $$$ before it was put in storage 20 years ago.
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:18 AM   #27
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Picked up some 916 bumpers for the Teener on the weekend. Front fit's awesome after some work but rear bumper is junk and not sure if I like the look of the rear lip spoiler or not? Not bad for a $100 for everything, shipping was more then the product Greyhound was cheap compared to UPS or Fedex and pick up is just at the Greyhound Depot in old part of Bellingham.


Also last week pulled all the glass out of car then finally going to pull the engine hopefully this weekend or next to get it ready to media blast the interior, trunks, engine bay and under car.... It's just to much of a pain to do it with power and hand tools to get in all nooks and crannies.














Yuck this is Gross!

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Old 01-25-2013, 10:31 PM   #28
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Looks good, I've got a customer close to Bellingham running an eg33 in his 914. A very fun car.
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Old 01-27-2013, 01:56 AM   #29
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Looks good, I've got a customer close to Bellingham running an eg33 in his 914. A very fun car.
Thanks, never been in a running one, but did drive my buddies Karmen Ghia that was a 69.

Enough with the body work, pulled the engine today in less then two hours by myself.... Only help I had was the neighbor helped me lift in on the dolly. I would rather pull a VW/Porsche engine then do a Suby turbo swap..





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Old 01-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #30
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I would rather pull a VW/Porsche engine then do a Suby turbo swap..
Agree 100%
Removing a fuel injected beetle motor was the interview for my first mechanics job.

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Old 01-28-2013, 05:54 PM   #31
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Great to see the progress! Such a great project!
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:46 AM   #32
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Because the engine has been sitting 20+ years I took the intake runners off, valve covers, as well as the spark plugs sprayed a ton of moovit lube in the engine and some assembly lube. . I moved it back and forth a few times by hand till it started moving freely then ran some jumpers from my truck and did a compression test it was 145-150-145-150psi not bad for a car that been sitting for 20+ years..

The valve train and heads look almost like new even the cylinder cooling fins don't look heat cycled?




Also be dreading digging into this, to be honest I think the patch cover up is worse then the rust. Repair included pieces of tin, sheet metal screws, duct tape, some kind of crappy filler, spray paint and even duct tape WTF. It's also so nice that they didn't cut the rust out WTF again... Anyway for a 40+ year old car which is known to be rust buckets this is solid car...

This area is know as the hell hole as leaky batteries leaked right onto that wheel house panel and engine shelf.

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:14 PM   #33
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Cool build!
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:18 AM   #34
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Car is back from sand blasting!


Had the tub, engine tins, intake runners, head light buckets, dash, rim faces, head light motors, gas tank, fog lights, gauge pod, gauge bezels all sand blasted. I also sand blasted all chrome as I'm going to black it out, the window trim, door handles, sail trim, all semi or flat black. I have to say blasting chrome is one of the funist (not a word but true) things to do it was like flying through stars in light speed!

















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Old 03-16-2013, 11:36 AM   #35
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that looks awesome!
now the real fun begins. almost time to put it all back together.
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Old 03-16-2013, 05:04 PM   #36
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Wow, that's fantastic... I'd love to do a frame-off restoration of my truck, but I think I've got way less room than you.

I love how it's coming along though... Inspiration to do my cars.
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Old 03-17-2013, 04:01 AM   #37
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Thanks for the feed back guys it helps to keep me going. I fell like the project is almost half done but then the sandblaster was like you are at the start of the build! Which I guess is true I'm now starting with a blank slate, minus some metal work I have to start adding for some rust repair... So I guess I should/will start learning how to weld.
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first order of business should be to prime all that bare metal. would suck to start developing surface rust all over the thing. Especially with all the humidity we are currently having, it will happen fast. Even with a garage.

keep it up though. looks like you're going to have your hands full for a while.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:25 PM   #39
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first order of business should be to prime all that bare metal. would suck to start developing surface rust all over the thing. Especially with all the humidity we are currently having, it will happen fast. Even with a garage.

keep it up though. looks like you're going to have your hands full for a while.

Yes that's what I did when I dry sanded the exterior then shot some self edging primer to keep it ok till I finished doing other stuff.

I have a gallon of OMNI epoxy primer I'm going to spray just need to pull the suspension off first. That and I spent 4 hours yesterday vacuuming all the sand. But still have to do more as it gets every where and don't want to spray any primer till it's all gone.
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Old 03-27-2013, 02:24 AM   #40
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Going to start some fab work picked up some shielding gas today for the welder I bought on Black Friday.

Working on the front trunk rain channels as they are half rotten been trying to figure out the best was to do this? Ended up buying some 3/4" square tubing and ripped it with my table saw with a 10" 3mm chop saw blade down to a 1/2". The width is perfect just not sure if the 1/2" is going to be too deep once I get the trunk rubber in. Also the metal tubing is fairly thick gauge but was thinking it might work as a cowl brace and stiffen it up a bit.








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Old 04-02-2013, 03:32 AM   #41
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Here are some photo's of the first layer of primer going on. The gun seams ok for just the doing primer but might want something better for doing a final coat.








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Old 08-09-2013, 03:33 AM   #42
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Did some work back in May, that I forgot to post!

Did some long prep, forming and welding.









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Some for June!







Some old ones from a couple of weeks ago!
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Old 08-09-2013, 03:36 AM   #44
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Some from the end of June!

Some from today upper and lower wheel house repair, hell hole and some engine tray fitting.











I love this little tool picked it up on sale for $39 cdn takes 60 seconds to punch a dozen or so holes!





Also picked up this little baby, love the look and feel of it.


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Old 08-09-2013, 03:45 AM   #45
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Been busy the last two days! Cut, grind, weld, and grind some more!

Also might been doing a custom headlight kit for cutting some weight and have some brighter lighting for some late night summer runs!






















I also picked up a new compressor for $199 CDN Tire the old one couldn't keep up any more with the big jobs I have a head!





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Old 08-09-2013, 03:05 PM   #46
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I'm looking forward to seeing how those lights look on the body.
The potential is there for a really cool, unique look.

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Amazing work. I love this project.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:30 AM   #48
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I'm looking forward to seeing how those lights look on the body.
The potential is there for a really cool, unique look.

Hope so, don't want to rice or kit car it out... Just want to up date the 914 a little. Seeing at dark is a good thing too!

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Amazing work. I love this project.
I hope so, I have no experience welding, fabricating etc so it has been a quick learning curve... As I hate grinding, cutting and redoing stuff! If it doesn't go good the first time around.


Anyway the last couple of nights the wife/kids have let me work on the car.

I decided to do the long and suspension reinforcing before dealing with the rust in the floors. I wanted to make sure the car stayed true and square to factory specs and gaps.

First step to section and remove rusty panels. To be honest I think I'm removing more good metal then needed but don't like the look of small patch repairs.

Second is to section the new replacement panels. Did a lot of test fitting and trimming. I also pre drilled holes or punched body panels for spot welding. I'm trying to do as much welding from the top not a fan of splatter and slegg falling on body parts from welding under the car... Wish I had a car rotisserie would make life so much easier.

I'm really trying to do a big push the next week or two to get metal work done. So I can prime and get a base coat in/on the chassis under body, engine bay, interior and trunk before the weather gets to cool to paint the car in the garage.


















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Old 09-30-2013, 02:57 AM   #49
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Hell hole has come a long way!

From this



To this






Floors welded in, new jack posts on both sides.









While I was welding new metal in found a little 1" by 1" rotten spot need to weld some new metal in!

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Old 10-01-2013, 03:24 PM   #50
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Great work!
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