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AndreasK 09-04-2020 07:10 AM

Bringing back the G, with a tuck. (77 911s)
 
I got my 1st 911 a few years ago. A 1977 911s. Previous owner had converted to 964 bumpers. The car was the right one for me, but Ive never been a fan of putting newer stuff on a older car. I grew up with G-models on my bedroom walls, rubber accordions and all. The original bumpers came with the car.

The day I picked it up:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1599226101.jpg

Ive been driving it like that, with smaller changes the last few years. Planning to build a propper garage, before diving in to change the bumpers. But a visit to the local track this summer put things in motion. A gloriously fun day ended with an exhaust-tip falling of, blowing hot exhaust into the plastic bumper, making it a saggy mess. So I had to choose between a quick fix or to dive in. I dove in.

Trial fittings: (Did I mention plans of a propper garage? A tight squeeze working in my tiny den :D )

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1599226101.jpg

Ive always liked the G-bumpers, but they are a bit on the big side for my tastes. Ive seen bumpers being tucked, so I did some research and some measuring. Had my bumper-tubes cut down and welded. 30 mm front, 25 mm back.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1599226382.jpg

Having done pretty much everything in my tiny garage and driveway, including paint. With very little experience. Im pretty happy with the result:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1599226101.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1599226101.jpg

I never liked the 964 ass on my car. Something was just off. (PS! Noting against 964s. They are beautiful cars!) I do love the new (old) one: (Rear valance is in progress.)

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1599226101.jpg

And my new Dansk 2 in, 2 out, exhaust sounds glorious.

The tuck with the smaller 964 smile, was just right in my eyes. About the same amount of bumper, but less rubber:

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1599226101.jpg

I think it looks like the car is smiling. I know I am.

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1599226101.jpg

Hoping for a long good fall, with lots of driving.

Cheers SmileWavy

MARISOL78sc 09-04-2020 07:19 AM

Looks great! Well done.

JonT 09-04-2020 07:22 AM

Hell yeah great job and it looked really good before too!

gomezoneill 09-04-2020 07:41 AM

Way nicer, looks good.

AndreasK 09-04-2020 08:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JonT (Post 11014063)
Hell yeah great job and it looked really good before too!

Thanks. Yeah, it was always a mean little thing, drives well too! I'm by no means an originals cruisader, (unless its very rare 911's) but I'm much happier with it looking like its from the late 70's, as it is👍

kbken62 09-04-2020 08:14 AM

May I ask, what did you do to make the accordians fit? Some say heat, some say redrill. But redrill which part?
Thanks


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AndreasK 09-04-2020 08:32 AM

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Originally Posted by kbken62 (Post 11014145)
May I ask, what did you do to make the accordians fit? Some say heat, some say redrill. But redrill which part?
Thanks


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You cut the end-part of the bumper. The same amount as you shorten the bumper tubes/shock. My front was 30 mm. You have to be a little creative, cutting the front, to leave the attachment for the side blinkers, in place. But really not a problem. Rear is more straight forward. Then drill new holes 30 mm (in my case) in from the old ones. Mark placement of new holes before cutting. Easier that way. Mine fit like a charm on assembly👍

kbken62 09-04-2020 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by AndreasK (Post 11014162)
You cut the end-part of the bumper. The same amount as you shorten the bumper tubes/shock. My front was 30 mm. You have to be a little creative, cutting the front, to leave the attachment for the side blinkers, in place. But really not a problem. Rear is more straight forward. Then drill new holes 30 mm (in my case) in from the old ones. Mark placement of new holes before cutting. Easier that way. Mine fit like a charm on assembly[emoji106]


Great explanation. Next project. I already shortened my front tubes 1 inch and have the 964 smiley. Just was not sure. I have the oil cooler duct where the side marker light was as well.


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AndreasK 09-04-2020 08:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbken62 (Post 11014190)
Great explanation. Next project. I already shortened my front tubes 1 inch and have the 964 smiley. Just was not sure. I have the oil cooler duct where the side marker light was as well.


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Nice! I want the oil cooler duct too. Needs a little trimming to get under the accordions, by that shouldnt be a problem.

hughc 09-04-2020 09:20 AM

Very good job. Fine looking car. Kudos.

AutoXer23 09-05-2020 01:17 AM

Thank you Thank you Thank you.....

I've watched Chip Foose on Overhaulin tuck bumpers on numerous cars and always thought it was pretty cool. I've been looking at my bumpers and trying to figure out how it would look so much better this way.

Do you have any pic of where to cut the shock tubes?

Nice build !!!!

AndreasK 09-05-2020 08:16 AM

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Originally Posted by AutoXer23 (Post 11015053)
Thank you Thank you Thank you.....

I've watched Chip Foose on Overhaulin tuck bumpers on numerous cars and always thought it was pretty cool. I've been looking at my bumpers and trying to figure out how it would look so much better this way.

Do you have any pic of where to cut the shock tubes?

Nice build !!!!

Haha, thanks. Chip Foose, king of the bumper tuck😀

If you look at the picture of the bumper tubes you can see the welds. Its cut as clse to the cabin as possible. Leaving only the backplate, with the single bolt, to be weldes back on the tube. I think it is the strongest sollution. But as long as your weld isnt under where the clamp is, I think youll be ok. I had a pro do the welding, as I was told the tin aluminium should be TIG welded. Im no welder😉

Ive also seen it done with US bomper shocks. Then you drill a hole, to lett the fluids out. Compress the shocks to your desired length, an seccure with a skrew.

eastbay 09-05-2020 09:03 AM

Looks much better! Was there any install damage to fixed from removing the side skirts?

Larmo63 09-05-2020 09:26 AM

The black paint on your car makes everything mesh together. It looks good. I'm in the middle of doing stock bumpers on my '78, so I looked at all of your details.

Pretty good for your first attempt!!!

AndreasK 09-05-2020 11:12 AM

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Originally Posted by eastbay (Post 11015293)
Looks much better! Was there any install damage to fixed from removing the side skirts?

Paint got damaged. They were glued on pretty good. Did a blend paint job, looked OK. Completely covered by the Porsche script😂

AndreasK 09-05-2020 11:15 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larmo63 (Post 11015315)
The black paint on your car makes everything mesh together. It looks good. I'm in the middle of doing stock bumpers on my '78, so I looked at all of your details.

Pretty good for your first attempt!!!

Thanks! Good luck! Pretty straight forward. But soo many different small parts and bits to keep control on, and soo many tight spaces😂 But its well worth the effort👌

Bill Douglas 09-05-2020 09:21 PM

Yeah, I think I like the G as a G too.

Sweet car by the way!

Pedro '84 Coupe 09-06-2020 06:35 AM

Nice work. Beautiful car!

Otter74 09-06-2020 09:09 AM

Andreas, I like your center taillight panel. What did you do to get that finish?

AndreasK 09-06-2020 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Otter74 (Post 11016262)
Andreas, I like your center taillight panel. What did you do to get that finish?

Its a after market reflector, smoked. With a matte black Porsche sticker. Wanted something a little different and I think it looks good👍

Got both from a shop in the UK.


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