Slow Steve wrote:fidysea wrote:Slow Steve wrote:Just a quick update. My son has a baseball game this morning, he plays for the Cubs. Seth walked a couple times, layed down a sweet bunt, hustled it out to first, stole a couple bases and scored twice during the game last night. And, after that I will be going and picking up my new 911 project. I have wanted one ever since I can remember wanting a car. Just like any other care, some years are cooler than others; but I didn't care what year I got as long as it was a coupe and the price was right... and this price was right I couldn't buy a 70's bug for what I paid for it. Targas just don't look right to me, so it had to be a coupe. The thing is disassembled so that is cool, saves me some time. It's mostly complete, only missing the trans and windshield. The only rust it has is battery tray (of course) and outer rocker driver side that has a small hole. But I don't think I will start on this until I finish the bus and Kelly's fasty... so who knows. I'm just happy as <insert any happy as ______ here>.
Hopefully the weather holds out and I can paint the bus tomorrow, being that it's outside I need two days without rain. I have fininished welding and trying to smooth out the engine lid. The lid was worse than I thought.... pics
did you get the 911? pics?
oh yeah yo bro is right you should win!
Thanks man! I hope I do win. But, yeah I got the 911. It's a project for sure, but minimal rust. The only rust is the battery tray area (of course), and the drivers outer rocker. The rest is solid. I picked it up for cheap, and will keep it a low wife's limitations procject. Low wife's limitations and 911 you say? Yup, the car is complete minus front seats, windshield and trans. The big cost of these beauties is the engine; it'll cost you about 10k to rebuild one. I'm going with a Subaru engine, and bug trans. I think (somebody correct me if I'm wrong) cv axles are interchangeable between porsches and vw, so all I would have to do is fab up a mount for the engine and trans. I already have a 2.2 subi engine that I got from a 96 impreza for $200. I took the engine, ecu, wiring.. sensors.. balh blah blah. I sold the cats for $90, then scrapped the car for $230 so I came out on top with a free engine and bits. Body and paint I can do myself... not great but free compared to paying somebody to do it. The only way I can even think about owning a 911 is doing everything myself in my backyard. And for those that think it's blasphamy to put a subaru engine in a 911, think free engine vs. 10k, readily available parts, more power, more reliability... oh did I mention it was 10k to get the engine rebuilt. It's about 4-5K just for the machining... Subi power! I will post up some pics, I haven't done anything to the 911 since I got it. May was over so we hit some brown signs this past weekend. I took some pics to revive that thread and will do so in a few. Thanks again!
Sounds like a cool project. I saw a cheap carcass of a 912 and was thinking bug trans and motor and front beam and super slam. I have too many projects and I not up to that level of a project anyway.
I caint wait to see it.