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Help me style this beat-up old 912

My little brother picked up this '68 912 a few years back and he's finally getting around to fixing it up and making a driver out of it. I've had some good results with my 911 but I don't know where to start with this 912.

The paint is pretty rough but its got a nice patina that makes it feel really authentic. We'll keep the paint, but the rest is open for change.

So, suggestions on changes: polish the Fuch paddles? S front bumper? Lose the trim bits? Duck-tail? 911 mirrors?

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I'd put a talbot durant style bullet mirror on it. Some H4's, Deep sixes or minilites, Ditch the trim, it's wrong anyway. Give it the 1" tape trim and porsche sidescript, Euro turn signal lenses, grill through or mounted fog lamps. New rubber, and a tune up and the car will feel amazing.

at least that's what I'd do.
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I'd NEVER put a duck on a 912 by the way. that just seems weird to me. I'd go for a more period 911r sport flavoring. and if you replace any panels, you can't match the patina in the paint. so why do it.

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In all seriousness, the Talbots & Minilites sounds good to me.
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+1 on the H4's. The quack would look great.
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fuchs or minilites or steelies. If you keep the fuchs do something cool. All black, Rsr finish maybe a color? Any other mirrors you like(manual). What are the flat round mirrors called? h4s. trim delete. Drive. No duck. grille lamps?
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Spend all your time and money on the motor and brakes. That little 912 will make the perfect Rat Rod if done right.
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Ya, aesthetics should come second. Having a car that looks the part but runs like crap is stupid. it could be a rad car.
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Nice patina - leave the paint alone. Trim delete with 7/8" tape (this will cover the holes too), new mirror (Durant or Bullet style), Superlite or Steelie wheels, sport drivers seat from GTS, and H4s. Get it mechanically very sound and drive the s--t out of it.
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polish the fuch out of the wheels, like this
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Ride height looks off, I'd give the stance some attention too.
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We're going to adjust the ride height this weekend, the ass is way too low.

For the trim-delete, are you talking about covering the holes with a Porsche script decal? Or something else?

I like the idea of running minilights / superlights on it, but where can we find a set that will fit Porsche spacing?
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Sell the 16s and buy 15" minilites w/ sticky 205/60 rubber. Keep the paint, but try a wet sand and buff on the paint to brighten it up. Make sure the engine is running to potential and get some turbo t-bars and sways. Then gets some of the 3" aluminum brakes one of the Pelicans sells. Set the ride height to Euro amd corner balance. Done.
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The interior is decorated in early junk. What about a good set of sport seats and belts? Then suspension and brake upgrades to atleast have some fun with it. Any thoughts?
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Good feedback would be available over at the 912 Registry, home of the unsung classics. Solid examples are well worth looking after with originality in mind. With their inherent great balance, well set up 912s can give later 911s fits in some conditions. Richard
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Sell the 16s and buy 15" minilites w/ sticky 205/60 rubber. Keep the paint, but try a wet sand and buff on the paint to brighten it up. Make sure the engine is running to potential and get some turbo t-bars and sways. Then gets some of the 3" aluminum brakes one of the Pelicans sells. Set the ride height to Euro amd corner balance. Done.
Kenik knows these SWB cars, trust his advice. I would think a lightweight look would be both good looking and improve power/weight.

You should go to 15" wheels even steelies would be cool. I agree with the 205/60. Get a Durant mirror.
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>So, suggestions on changes: polish the Fuch paddles? S front bumper? Lose the trim bits? Duck-tail? 911 mirrors?

- Mirrors, ditto, please ;-)
- Raise the car (enjoy the new found comfort and handling) - that rear camber looks evil !
- S front bumpers are either $$$ $ if real, or fiberglass of varying quality and that offer no accident protection. I like the looks of the original one you have, leave as is or close the fog light openings ($40+ on ebay - good luck matching the paint ;-) You can add bumperettes if that is your thing....
- Trim is incorrect and yes, holes galore behind it... so you can either go down a size (early trim is skinnier), but honestly bending the trim to match the bumpers is a BI@T$h of a job - I'd suggest going the other route since it's no museum piece, leave the later trim and put black grills (72/73 style), much cheaper that way...
- Euro headlights, too - it'll look great !

>like the idea of running minilights / superlights on it, but where can we find a set that will fit Porsche spacing?

http://www.vtoperformance.com/acatalog/911.html#aSUP156513030PP

Stick to 15" max, and don't go nuts on tires, 195 is plenty, 205 tops (and then again not on all cars, some fit, some rub)

Other than that, I'd say replace all the suspension bushings, most likely the engine and tranny bushings, and enjoy what it probably the most comfortable, balanced and yet "tossable" 911 out there... ehh, 912, but you know what I mean !

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Here are two photos Bob Tilton took of his '68 911L.

These should give you some inspiration and some lightweight ideas.



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Personally, I would bring a 68 912 back to its original glory and find another car to bling and butcher, maybe a honda. Looks like a real nice car.
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