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i'm trying out my new camera. this car started out as a 73 targa. bought for 2K minus running gear. modifications include 89 speedster windshield, early sport seats, 94 speedster humps, SC flares, 73 S metal front bumper, homemade metal rear bumper, carrera tail, boxster wheels, complete 81 SC bilstein suspension, trans, wiring, fuel tank, battery box, power brakes, 77 930 engine with SC cams, K27 turbo, and 95 911 midnight blue paint.

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Nice car JW! I love the blend of new and old 911 features.
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Very, very nice! I bet the thing moves too!.

But I can't get used to that cover over teh rear seats. Just looks funky. IMHO. Besides that, you did a great job. Is it for sale now?
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Wow, what a tranformation..
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Great looking car John!

If you don't mind me asking:
How long did the whole car take to get put together?
What did the finally dollar tally turnout to be? ie. if one were to do all the modifications and labour, what would the parts cost?

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nice job!

Very, very hot car. Only thing I don't think works is the spoiler w/ rest of car. Does it have intercooler? If so, 993tt spoiler, if not, no spoiler. Of course you didn't ask, but this is such a fantasy car I had to weigh in. Once again, nice job!
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Very nice, John. I'm as curious as to the rest though as to the time and dollar investment.

You should get that car in the Gallery!
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WOW. That is beautiful. How hard was it trying to get the Speedster windshield and hump? Are speedster parts hard to come by? Come on John, tell us more!
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John,

That car looks great! I particularly like the blend of the 964 speedster humps and the pre-74 body. What kind of gearbox are you using in that? Tell us more! I've been keen to know what Boxster wheels look like on earlier 911s. There seem to be lots of sets of 16"/17" wheels available for seemingly little money.

Thanks for sharing!
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John,

you've done well. As the old hot rodders would say, "way cool".

Maybe you can bring it to Cambria next year.


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John

Very cool car. I'm curious about the motor also. Are you running an intercooler with that tail. if so, would that fit under a ducktail. if not what kind of power can you get without having the intercooler. I've really been thinking about putting a 930 motor in a early car, but I would want to run it with a ducktail. Thanks.




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VERY nice. Great combination and i'm sure it will be one heck of a target for the ricers....they'll never know what hit 'em!
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the way porsches should be treated, nice car!
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the car took about 2 years to do. not counting labor, i have around $15K in it. the windshield was the hardest part, being the cowl had to be reshaped to accept the bolt on unit, and tubes positioned and welded into the door jambs for the bolts to go thru. i found it in Hemmings for $1600, new, complete with visors and mirror. bob anziano was most helpful with advice and pictures of a real speedster cowl with the w/shield off, because i had nothing to go by. the doors are modified to accept the factory speedster windows, regulators and check straps, as well as the rubber seals on top, so they look factory. 993 door handles and mirrors were used. door parts cost was around $1500. an '87 dash was fitted with the straight knee pads. the glovebox lock had to be moved to the left to use the later padded facia. SC steering column and switch housing will fit then. anziano's sold me the '94 hump for $700. the OEM C2 rockers came from patricK motorsports in AZ for $300, used. the rear bumper was made by fitting the center section of a front bumper to the original outer wraparounds, SC rear fender extensions were fitted to mate up with the SC flare (some reshaping needed so the bumper shape blended in properly), the lower bumper panel is 18ga sheet metal, extended down to hide the monty muffler. behind it is a stainless heat shield, wrapped in heat blanket (as well as the whole muffler and turbo), so the paint will stay on the bumper. the wrap around bumper allows the use of a rear reflector. new turbo fuel lines and both pumps were used. a posi unit was installed in the 81 trans. it has a complete SC wire loom with the late inner fender mounted fuse panel. 80L gas tank, and the LF inner fender panel was modified for the monster battery mount. the RF battery box was removed to provide room for an '87 oil cooler and fan. power brakes are grafted in from the SC, and so far the stock SC brakes seem to work fine, being it's pretty light. i agonized over the tail for awhile, but it seemed to continue the curve of the hump nicely, so i used it. i'm a tail guy. all the metal work was done here in the shop, and the paint was farmed out. i bought a strosek speedster hardtop from an ad in pano, and i'm thinking about painting it silver, like the wheels, just to be different. maybe.
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Very nice John!!!

Q: What did it take to get the Boxster wheels on there?

As said before the wheels are so cheap used why not try them.
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1/2" spacers front, 1" rear, with SC flares. use 66mm studs in front and shorten them 1/2".
no intercooler. stock 77 930 intake with the bypass valve removed to lessen turbo lag. seems to be scary enough.
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A beauty of a car John,does it have a cool collar?. I am still looking for a 89 speedster , finding the right one is'nt that hard just deciding to part with the money is.that windshield is so cool.

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Nice job! I agree w/ speeder and am not terribly fond of the wing... but if it is needed for the turbo I'd rather have the HP. Thanks for sharing.

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