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Jesse's 1976 backdate


JesseM

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Thought of posting my project here to show you and maybe ask for help :).

 

Previously I have been into VW beetle which were built in the California Look. Big engine, lowered front end etc. but it was time to step up to a Porsche. Sold my last beetle and was contacted by the neighbour of my parents that he might have a 911 for sale. Long story short I bought it :). 

 

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Year of built was 1976 and originally a 2.7. Somewhere in the 80ies the car was converted to a flat nose and wide body. Car than was imported in 1996 into the Netherlands and was bought by the previous owner. He had the car changed to how it looked when I bought it. A lot of fiberglass parts were used. 

Gearbox is a 915 from 78 and the engine an original Carrera 3.0 from 1977. 

 

As the car is far from original it is a great canditate for my backdate project.

 

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As all the fiberglass parts were not fitted as I would like it to be and I'm more a fan of narrow bodied cars it was time to do some work. 

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Not much metal left..

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Came to the conclusion that something that looked like a small project would end up in a slightly larger one. Guess i'm not the first to have that problem :D 

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Looks generally very sound and agree as its far from original a perfect donor candidate for your project :signs118: 

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The engine. As said a Carrera 3.0 engine from 1977. Turns out this was from a sportomatic version as I discovery a pump running of the camshaft when I took the engine out. 

 

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New Porsche rear quarters (SC/RS wide) were fitted and welded in. 

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Brought the car to Sportscars Holland. They welded in a F-model front valance from Restoration design.

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They also do the final fitting of the complete front end. 

 

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Dansk front fenders and hood. 

 

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Fiberglass front bumper.

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20 minutes ago, Beaky said:

Wow this projects not waiting around, :D

Been a year haha!

 

A lot of work has gone into sanding of 10 layers of paint and bondo. Also stripped the interior painted it in the final color and covered it with 3m sound deadening. And in the meantime finishing the garage.  

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Not a lot done lately due to work and some projects in the house. 

 

I'm looking at replacing the fuel lines (also the tunnel). Any advice? I already found Len Cummings on the pelican parts forum but he is asking 820 dollars. Seems a bit steep. 

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1 hour ago, JesseM said:

Not a lot done lately due to work and some projects in the house. 

 

I'm looking at replacing the fuel lines (also the tunnel). Any advice? I already found Len Cummings on the pelican parts forum but he is asking 820 dollars. Seems a bit steep. 

Just get the original parts from OPC. You know they'll fit.

If your happy to remove the front supension you have a lot more room. Fix a cord to the end on the fuel lines in the engine bay. then pull the fuel lines from out from the front dragging the cord with it. 

Then thread the cord all the way through the new lines tie it off securely and pull them back through to the engine bay. 

You may need to remove the panel on the tunnel in the inside and help guide the lines the last inch through the bulkhead.

Don't forget new grommets to stop them rubbing.

 

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As for fuel lines, I’m just in the process of doing them.

I haven’t got the engine in so yes it’s easier

In the tunnel i used a draw line following the original route and just pulled them through from the rear because the bends are at the front.

my problem with my 76 was I had a non original injection pump and the correct Porsche pump is expensive but with a club discount I got it from a Porsche main dealer. The pressure line at the front has a banjo fitting which is an easy fit if you use the original Porsche pump.

same for the tunnel lines. Problem I have is locating the rear fuel pipes to the accumulator as it comes out of the tunnel.

once the parts are located it’s an easy enough job

 

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Thanks guys for your replies. I decided to order the original lines from Porsche. Been busy (again) with other stuff than the Porsche but got some time again. 

Also bought some parts. SSI headers, a Dansk 2 in 2 out muffler, 123 ignition, had the dashboard reupholsterd and bought an RS style carpetset and headliner. 

Sun is out so pushed it outside. 

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Cleaned, sanded and painted the egine bay in it's final colour. 

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This week I will tackle the luggage area. Took all the wiring out now time for a good clean. 

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Thanks guys! @SurlySurdi sometimes it is more guts than ability haha.

 

Took the steering column out. Found some tips on using a chisel and centerpunch to get these out here on the forum. Further my day wil consist of using my mom's steamcleaner. Started on the smugglers box this morning which was really dirty but cleans up nicely. 4ZCKKrq.jpg

I can now also start on getting the dash ready for paint so I can backdate that as well. 

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Delivered the 911 to the paintshop last Wednesday. They are now working with lead/tin to smooth out any dents and welds. Should be in epoxy at the end of this week!

 

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Milestone! It is in epoxy! Guys done a great job filling any dents and welds with lead/tin. Reworked the rear quarter panel to have nice shut lines with the doors and other small things. Now it will return to me so the epoxy can really dry and evaporate before next stage. In the meantime i can do some work on it as well. 

 

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Back at the paintshop again for final prep and colour! In the meantime while it was back home I changed out the tunnel fuel lines, painted the underside black, removed the steering rack and and repacked it with grease, new bearing etc. and lots of other small jobs.

I also dropped off my original fuchs wheels to Mr Gebhardt in Germany to have him restore them to RSR spec. 

 

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