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Here is the site. The Bugster.

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Old 12-07-2017, 03:03 PM
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I see it's a revived thread....

Maybe you've got it backwards. Some time ago a fellow bought an old Boxster and was in the middle of just changing the body to a 911. He was a welder and could widen the car to fit. This topic reappeared a few years ago and the builder chimed in and said he started working on another project but was thinking of going back to the Boxster chassis.

Maybe he'll update us again. I'm still wondering what happened to that idea. The Boxster platform is really good.
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Old 12-07-2017, 08:57 PM
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Here is a VW bug with a Boxster engine

Anything can be done!!!

If I had the coin I would finance the first SWB chassis with a mid-engine Boxster drivetrain.

https://www.vwheritage.com/blog/2015/01/27/270bhp-boxster-bug/
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Old 12-07-2017, 11:19 PM
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And here in the UK

https://www.vwheritage.com/blog/2013/08/15/porsche-beetle/


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Old 12-07-2017, 11:27 PM
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Anyone got access to blueprints or plans of a Boxster body & its drive train?

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Old 12-07-2017, 11:37 PM
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356 body on a boxster

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You realize the transmission is in the wrong place. You would have to use the original trans and adapt it or get the boxster trans to work back words.....serious machining / engineering.

Plus the M96/M97 motors don't seem to be as robust as the AC motors.
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Old 12-08-2017, 01:48 PM
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You realize the transmission is in the wrong place. You would have to use the original trans and adapt it or get the boxster trans to work back words.....serious machining / engineering...
Just use a 996 trans?
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Good point. I wonder if there is space, the 996 trans looks big
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This thread gives you an idea of what is involved in doing this install.

PVX build thread: one view from the slope
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LS3 swaps are common for a reason...You would wind up with a better car for less money than with any Boxster or 996 motor.

The Turbo Mezger engine is an interesting idea, however...What would be involved there over your average 3.6 swap?
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So the goal is to use a more expensive engine for a swap, just to keep it the Porsche brand? I thought the goal was usually cheaper, more reliable. Look into the Subaru turbo flat 4's, or one of their flat 6's. I'm going with a STi motor/trans in my swap.
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I think the goal is you do what you want to with your own car. I know the pvx car is an ultra expensive conversion, but it is still one of the coolest conversions I've seen. Totally my opinion of course..
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Here is a good read. 1970 911E yard find.
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Old 12-09-2017, 08:51 PM
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Great info on other conversions, thanks.

I'm 'closing down the diamond' and my thinking has evolved to:

1. Keeping the '65 as a 65 and dropping in a meatier air cooled motor, maybe a 3.6. Drop in a stronger trans, but not something that will require to many mods to the shell & drive to the wheels. The car already has 's' brakes. This means when '65's are worth zillions in the future I can put it back to stock (ish) without major therapy.

2. Build a separate mid engine 'early' 911 project.

Here I'm thinking start with the 3.2s Boxster, which unfortunately has a wheel base 6 inches longer than an air cooled 911. Thinking drop an early 911 shell over it somehow without shortening the boxster chassis and so keep all of the good roadholding attributes of the Boxster and its day to day useability. This should means that all of the electronics should still work as a package (apparently the dash has to remain as it is an integral part).

QUESTION: Can I stretch the 911 shell by 6 inches to fit the boxster chassis without it looking like a turd?
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Here is a good read. 1970 911E yard find.
At post 112, he decides to graft the 911 body to a boxter chassis- lots and lots of metal work and modifications.
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Old 12-10-2017, 01:13 AM
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This is my favorite Boxster "conversion" Not a 911, but a 550. Beautiful work

https://www.excellence-mag.com/issues/205/articles/986-550#.Wi1Rj02WyUk
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At post 112, he decides to graft the 911 body to a boxter chassis- lots and lots of metal work and modifications.
Unbelievable. Epic dedication. Respect.
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I'm going with a STi motor/trans in my swap.
Please, please document this. I still ruminate about putting a Subie transmission in my car.

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The thing that really bugs me about this car, is it isn't a speedster or even a cab. It was a coupe with the top chopped off. At least they could have done the rear of the body to look like a speedster. It just looks odd in profile to me.
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