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9341/2 or 935

Hi,
I have been getting some great info from you guys and thought I would say hi.
I built a 79 targa with a 3.3 turbo engine that I hit the wall at the track with so I'm starting a new project and will probably need some advice with. Picked up a 1977 Targa for the chassis and was thinking of a 9341/2 or 935 looking body.
What have you guys found was the best for getting body panels for?
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Hi,
I have been getting some great info from you guys and thought I would say hi.
I built a 79 targa with a 3.3 turbo engine that I hit the wall at the track with so I'm starting a new project and will probably need some advice with. Picked up a 1977 Targa for the chassis and was thinking of a 9341/2 or 935 looking body.
What have you guys found was the best for getting body panels for?
Thanks
Riun
If you really want to go full out crazy, get a GT Racing catalog by calling them up, and get their 935 Kremer body kit. It is f'ing outrageous. They have the entire Kremer front end in one fiberglass piece which weighs 24 pounds. Replaces your fenders and bumper and houses your lights.

That's if you want a really extreme car.
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Thanks DDDD, Looked at there website and they have some cool panels.
Any thoughts on using the carbon fiber panels. Not sure if they are harder to fit and paint then the fiberglass ones.
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The carbon isn't vacuum bagged or autoclaved so its just a bling factor. I'd go for 'glass as it can be repaired more easily than CF. I went with my body panels from American International Racing, but my other project uses GT Racing stuff as well. Either place has interesting stuff, the GT Racing is more suited for race quality projects where as American International Racing has slightly heavier but better fitting panels.

Concerning body design and part selection - think carefully with the targa as it can go south quickly. Do many searches etc, i've seen too many abortions because their owner didn't think it through.

Do you plan to get a fiberglass roof panel on there to get the coupe look?
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I am wondering why you buy targas and not coupes. Is it the price?
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Thanks for the advice. Good to know the carbon is heavy.
Targas seen to be cheap where I am and we get alot of sun, so there is more around for sale.
I have an 81 Targa to drive so this project isn't rushed, I just thought I would make something alittle on the muscle side. Plan on putting in a roll bar/cage of somesort to put some strength in the chassis. When I get started I will take some pics as I have enjoyed watching other peoples projects.
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The carbon is vacuum bagged or autoclaved so its just a bling factor.
So their carbon fiber panels are just for looks and not more durable than the fiberglass?
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So their carbon fiber panels are just for looks and not more durable than the fiberglass?
Well, if used in a stressed part of the chassis, it will crack over time like fiberglass, but when it does you won't be able to repair it back to 100% like fiberglass.

TRE CUP the guys who built Jack Olsen's car said in a post a while ago, Kelly Moss Racing, the racer's group and some of the HUGE 911 tuners use auto clave but you can see in the price who does and doesn't.

You wouldn't be able to get two fenders for $1k if it was, it would be more like $3.5k or so.

If the GT Racing stuff was a true carbon autoclave and not a wet layup (not knocking the products etc as I use his products) it would be super strong and light like the stuff found in Formula and on the Mclaren.

The carbon is done in resin and laid up like you would fiberglass - I don't know if Hank vacuum bags the parts, but the big thing is the pressure baking. Vacuum bagging without baking just makes the resin more even.

Hope this helps!
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Vacuum bagging without baking just makes the resin more even.
And also takes the exess out of the layup making it both lighter and stronger....

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