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#81 afx

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

Here are the flairs in the final state.

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#82 Ron Hamilton

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Posted 28 April 2013 - 04:34 PM

Excellent!!!!



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 12:44 AM

Lookin' great...



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 01:39 AM

Good to see those flares now ... they came out looking REAL good!



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:49 AM

Excellent!!!!

Thanks Ron.  Almost as nice as your Ranchero.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 02:51 AM

Lookin' great...

Thanks Gluhead.



Good to see those flares now ... they came out looking REAL good!

Thanks Mike.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:51 AM

Man I'm lovin this!

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 05:56 AM

Perfect performance here..what color you plan to use here?..orange, green, yellow?

 

 

 

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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:40 AM

Man I'm lovin this!

Thanks James.



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Posted 29 April 2013 - 11:45 AM

Perfect performance here..what color you plan to use here?..orange, green, yellow?

 

 

 

Simón P. Rivera Torres

Thanks Simon.  I want to build a Factory team car but I haven't yet decided which one.  To the best of my knowledge the Factory car colors were red, orange, green, yellow & white.



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:14 PM

How big a geek am I?  New Years eve and I home modeling.  It been quite some time since I posted an update.  However I have finished flaring the front air dam. Cut in the front oil cooler opening.  Fit the 'boot' lid and engine cover.  Lots of fiddling and modifying to get those panels to fit nicely.

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 02:32 PM

Amazing work. The body mods came out great, for a guy who says, body mods don't work out for him. You're really turning a sow's ear, into a silk purse.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:02 AM

wooooooo! just what the doctor warned me about,..sweet candy 



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:48 AM

Thanks Jeff.


Thanks Danny.



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 03:02 AM

I started my mechanic career working for a Porsche/Audi dealer in Hewlett, NY back in the late 70's. I went on to stay with them for the next 10 yrs. and remember these cars very well. Although I never had the pleasure of driving or working on a 914/6, servicing the 4 cyl. was challenging enough! That engine cover opening ensured you were laying across the fender with your head in a hole. Throw in doing anything fuel-related (remember the old H O campaign where every fuel hose was replaced?) and headache city! The batteries would over-charge, boiling over, and the corrosion would eat the passenger side suspension pivot point. We'd put them up on a lift and watch the panel lines widen as you lifted it. You would never dare lift one with the doors open…... :blink:  BUT…..they were neat cars when they were maintained. A 2.0 w/ Webers, exhaust, and ignition was a FUN car! Too bad not many survived in these parts. It seems these things were built from rust.  :(

 

I love what your doing with this build. Getting all the details right can be maddening, but rewarding. The final shape of the flares look great as do all the structural details are well done. Nice work!!!!



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 06:43 AM

I started my mechanic career working for a Porsche/Audi dealer in Hewlett, NY back in the late 70's. I went on to stay with them for the next 10 yrs. and remember these cars very well. Although I never had the pleasure of driving or working on a 914/6, servicing the 4 cyl. was challenging enough! That engine cover opening ensured you were laying across the fender with your head in a hole. Throw in doing anything fuel-related (remember the old H O campaign where every fuel hose was replaced?) and headache city! The batteries would over-charge, boiling over, and the corrosion would eat the passenger side suspension pivot point. We'd put them up on a lift and watch the panel lines widen as you lifted it. You would never dare lift one with the doors open…... :blink:  BUT…..they were neat cars when they were maintained. A 2.0 w/ Webers, exhaust, and ignition was a FUN car! Too bad not many survived in these parts. It seems these things were built from rust.  :(

 

I love what your doing with this build. Getting all the details right can be maddening, but rewarding. The final shape of the flares look great as do all the structural details are well done. Nice work!!!!

Thanks John.  Nobody know the car better than the mechanic that works on them.  The TV show Wheeler Dealers restored a 4-cylinder and the decided to drop the engine instead of stand on their heads to work on it.



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Posted 04 January 2014 - 12:10 PM

J.C.,

 

I am loving this build, as I love Porsches. If I had the cash, I would have a new 911 Turbo Cabriolet.

 

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I remember the 914's when they were new, and your model is a great replica.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 05:28 AM

Thanks Ron.  I didn't know you were a Porsche guy.  I love the color of that 911 Turbo Cabriolet.



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Posted 06 January 2014 - 02:49 PM

The vent posts that are supplied in the kit are pretty much chrome blobs as you can see in the photo.  So I replaced them with some .030 x.040 styrene strip.  Big improvement I think.

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Posted 08 January 2014 - 05:09 PM

Cool!  I've had that kit since I was 14 and still have it unbuilt and intact. Funny story, I lived in Germany and as an American the Revell kits were quite expensive in the local hobby shops, The equivalent of $10 US while kits were maybe $2.50 at home.  I get back to the states, and what is the first kit I buy? The 914 kit that was available in Germany... only I couldn't resist it at a quarter of what I had lusted after it at in Germany.

 

And of course I haven't built it yet. believe I'm missing the windshield surround.  I hope to built it fairly stock someday!