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Youtuber Saving a $500 911 Targa from the Scrapyard

This thread is in the tech DIY forum, so please do not discuss social media revenue models..
Please discuss DIY tech issues related to the actual projects being done in the videos



This car is a total basket case. I can't believe this guy is taking on a project like this.

Predictably, someone will trash the guy for being a stupid vapid social media influencer click-bait wanna-be attention whore narcissist lazy millennial,
but, I think it's awesome to see the next gen (who can operate a video camera) working these cars and sharing experience.
Unlike other enthusiast cars, there is almost no 911 DIY captured on video.

There are currently 7 episodes.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S1nEFQIb3Aw&list=PLnvfHb4ut8tajRpb1X8edK1JHQWKB6T0e




Here is another high quality channel taking on projects that most of us will only dream of.






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At 4:37, when he's removing the fender and the headlight wires get blocked, is that the only way to remove it ?
https://youtu.be/4Ll-Shqu7XE
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Watched a couple of videos, saw some cringy stuff and I don’t think he has any idea how much the missing parts are going to cost.
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I see a horror show car that doesn't even have gauges.
Clearly, a parts car that has been stripped.

Yet this guy is like "Looking good... So clean!"
This kid is working outdoors, a literal shade tree mechanic, with a great attitude and love for wrenching.

Huge respect for this guy. He's the real deal.
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Love when people come together for the underdog
This project has struck a nerve with viewers since it's SUCH a basket case


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When you can, suggest you post a list of parts needed for the restoration. Perhaps some of us can donate from our parts stash or assist in sourcing needed components.
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Episode 5
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Interesting to see where this ends up.

FWIW, I just saw an episode of Junkyard Empire where they take a 996 theft recovery and fix it up to sell for about $30k.
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I guess it is a hobby, it is fun, it's a challenge. I hope it stays fun for him. It will be a very expensive hobby.

It might not be important to everyone, but it makes 0 sense financially. Even an old 911 is a total loss by this point. It will be super easy to put 50K into that thing, to have it 'OK' (not superb)...and the car will maybe be worth 20K.
It would make sense to save a far gone 'S' longhood or so, but not on this one.

But hey, good luck to him, i hope he sortof knows what he's in for.
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He's doing it for the passion of fixing things, not for money.
He knows that almost no car restoration makes sense.
Cars are an irrational hobby.
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I didn't think I would care for it, but actually was impressed with his ingenuity and his great enthusiasm.
I would rather watch these YouTube videos over Tyler Hoover, Schmee etc etc

I hope he makes great progress and can manage the budget.
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At 4:37, when he's removing the fender and the headlight wires get blocked, is that the only way to remove it ?
https://youtu.be/4Ll-Shqu7XE
Yep.. (or you can take a file and make the hole bigger so the connector fits through..
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Here is another guy!





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Didn’t I just do that a few years ago? :-)

Saving a 73 from the crusher...

And the sequel...
https://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsche-911-technical-forum/893954-saving-73-crusher-again.html

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Scrap yard...Targa...makes sense.
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I've watched most of the videos. They are entertaining, which is what YouTube is really about. He is incredibly Porsche uneducated. A couple of hundred hours reading this forum would save him a whole lot of grief and expense.
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+1 that is what I thought, so much knowledge here, has saved me tons of times
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New episode shows welding floor pans and opening the distributor
Very cool to see all this captured on video.
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This is great!

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He's doing it for the passion of fixing things, not for money.
He knows that almost no car restoration makes sense.
Cars are an irrational hobby.
Itís nice to see a guy just diving in and taking on this big of a project. Cars are, and will continue to be, a poor investment strategy. I would take this kid over a thousand guys who want to stand around and talk about car values. There is a direct connection between new guys coming into this hobby, and our ability to find reproduction parts.

There is nearly nothing on these cars you canít do yourself if you are willing to learn and spend the time. I can think of plenty of times in my life that I didnít have the $1500 to pay a mechanic for 10hrs of his time.... but had 20 hours of my own that I could spend learning. You also canít put a value on the fact that you end up knowing a car inside and out when you are this deep in it. When you hear a noise you picture in your minds eye each nut, bolt, and sub assembly.

Good for this guy. I hope he keeps after it!
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I love watching his videos.
He's open and honest that he's not a professional and learning as he goes. He has a positive attitude and is funny to watch. Can't wait to see what he does with this car...
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Why'd this get moved from the 911 forum to off topic ??
Seems pretty 911 ON topic to me...

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