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Damn! My pants feel tight!

Nice job!!!!!!!!

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Old 12-20-2003, 08:15 PM
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The only thing I'd try to talk you out of would be the external latches. One, they make the car look cluttered -- which is okay, if that's what you're going for, and you add ralley lights and all of that. But your car looks so lean and clean, I'd keep the hidden latches... also because, two, sooner or later, you forget to fasten the latches, and the hood flies up when you're on the freeway and it makes a big mess. Worse if it's steel, but bad either way.

Just my two cents. I'll admit, some of my favorite cars have the latches, but I've never warmed to the look, unless you're putting on the full race decals, and everything.
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interesting comments jack - in both postings. the items i'm on the fence about you mentioned.

the latches would add "clutter" which is exactly why they haven't been mounted.

the license plate frame - i was actually thinking about going frameless. the current one was mounted cause i have some surface rust on the plate under the frame.

center caps have been on and off the car several times now.

the wiper arms/sprayers were just installed on thu so i could continue to drive the car to work in the rain. i even went so far as to buy cool little black plugs from yardbirds - yes i am kinduv funny like that - it's all in the small details man. i need to reverse the wipers and just have the driver side. that is the final plan.

the R tail lights and panels would be crossing the line from factory lightweight to R replica. i believe if you're going to do something you may as well do it 100%. an R replica done at 100% would be $$$. a factory lightweight - i can afford to replicate. i'll leave the R replica to ernie who will do it 100% right.

i stated from the beginning that i am a minimalist. lean and clean is a phrase i have often used to describe my car. thanks for reminding me.

anybody interested in some new RS rear latches?
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Old 12-20-2003, 09:50 PM
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Can we say "wood" on this site??!!

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Old 12-20-2003, 09:57 PM
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Yeah, if you're looking to replicate an actual historical model, then you're wise to stick to one that doesn't require crazy amounts of cash.

In my case, correctness only came into play if the Porsche designers and I happened to agree on something, more or less by chance. Usually, we don't. I chose the 911R lights partly for weight, but partly for the way they look on a widebody. Were they ever used on an RSR? Nope -- not that I've ever seen. But I like they way they make the wide rear look just a little bit wider.

My original goal was just to take the elements I liked from all the 911's, and put them together in one car. My car is 'incorrect,' right on down to the license plate, which flaunts it with "1972 RSR," a year when (surprise!) the RSR did not exist in any way, shape or form.

To each his own, of course.

But even if you weren't focusing on matching an actual historical vehicle, you've made something that is visually (and conceptually) pretty dazzling.

Way to go.
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"But I like they way they make the wide rear look just a little bit wider. "

and just plain wicked on your car!

i took this photo (sorry for the digital pic of a film pic - scanner currently not connected) during the monterey event. it is the only pic i took of your car cause i was running out of film. i chose to focus in on two things 1. the unbelieveable width of your wheels 2. how good the R tail lights looked on your car.

even though i am a "period correct" type, they look correct on your car.

way to go to you as well jack.

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Wow! Some great photos of a great looking car. I'm envious.
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"i know i just reduced my potential market"

Don't be so sure about that Bob! I think you just gained one in Michigan ........
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Bob:

Your car looks absolutely stunning!

That is one of the best looking Porsches I have ever seen in my life. GORGEOUS!!!

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You're just a tease........those wonderful exterior pics and then nothing more.....how cruel.
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But I like they way they make the wide rear look just a little bit wider.
Honey, do these lights make my butt look big?
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Bob, very nice job. The only thing that would make it better was if it was in my garage next to my 84!!

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That is beautiful. I will see your car someday, because we both live semi-near eachother...I think your car is in the top three of my "I want" list.
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Very Nice Bob!

You inspire me, but 911L/R w/ a Sporto I am not sure about that. I'll keep my baby stock for now.
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nice car, the silver looks well tidy
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beautiful car Bob, nicely done.
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Stunning car Bob! I think that yours is definatly in my Top 3 list of all time right now. Dont change a thing

You wouldnt happen to know your height in the rear would you? I am planning to re-set my torsions next month and would like to have that stance.
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Old 12-21-2003, 02:16 PM
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i do appreciate the feedback guys. i have been waiting to execute the idea for the last 4 years. i was also getting real tired of showing up to all these events porscheless for the last 6 months. i attended the monterey event without my car but gathered a few more ideas from the outing.

Cornpanzer - i will measure after posting these pics. i gave the alignment shop issue 107 of excellence that featured the bp R. told them i wanted it to have the same stance.

so here are some detail shots of the ext. i will follow up with the interior.


ernie's R door handles


911L decal cut by fellow pelicanhead Alexander Eugene Darmstaedter




something different (rice) for the hood, brushed metal/black crest - details


note the 69-73 flare


wheels re-finished locally bt rite-way wheels in walnut creek. had them push the black back for a wider lip


found a set of SWB horn grilles in near mint condition. i'm sure the SWB crowd can appeciate this score for $25 ea.
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the folks at tilton engineering were kind enough to send 2 decals in every color with a simple email request even though i don't have any tilton products on the car.



trimless window like some of the Rs.

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