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911 to 964 conversion

Hi guys!

I have a 1972 911 which is converted into SC look.
This was done be a previous owner.

Now i am thinking of converting it to a 964 look.

Can anyone tell me what i need to do to achieve the 964 look?
Will complete bumpers bolt on

I tried to search, but did not find anything.

Thanks!
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Yes and no, most parts will just bolt on (at least to an SC or Carrera, unknown for a 1972). Getting it right is the hard part. If you just want the look, you might try fiberglass type bumpers like Better bodies or Getty Designs sells. Or post on the for sale board "WTB 964 front and rear bumpers" or ask for little bits and pieces for a 964.
For the rear you need: left and right bumpers, center bumper, light housings, correct rear deck (with retracting spoiler), front bumper, turn signal/running lights, turbo twist wheels, all the updated interior bits and, of course, a fresh 3.6 and the conversion kit!
All in all, could be cheap or costly. All depends what you want.
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If you are going to convert your '72 from an SC look, then convert it back to a '72!
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If you are going to convert your '72 from an SC look, then convert it back to a '72!
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Agree on the longhood.
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If you convert your vehicle to 964 look you will gain NOTHING. No additional performance, not much looks, and you'll lose money. If you spend the exact same money that you would spend converting to 964 instead to convert back to a 1972 long hood look you will only stand to gain.
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You're gonna get a lot of comments like this.

Backdating from 964 is popular, going from an earlier 911 to a 964 not so much.
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I had a failed boob-job a while back - they are loopsided now and the high beams won't come on any longer. Now I am thinking of getting an ass implant...... what do you guys think

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To understand what the above are saying, check the prices in Norway for original long hood '69-'73 911s. Likely your car would gain over 100% in value if you were to restore it back to the original look. An original-look '72 911E with the original MFI 2.4 engine is a rare car and *highly* sought after, and would fetch an amazing price, even if not in perfect condition. Converting your car to a 3.0 SC engine would also hurt your value, as the racing derived 2.4 and 2.7 MFI engines are generally considered the pinnacle of 70s Porsche engineering.

I know parts are hideously expensive there, but surprisingly few parts are needed to convert your car back to the longhood look. I would go this route, and if you don't like how it turns out (I suspect you might like it!), I'm sure many Norwegian Porsche enthusiasts would be glad to pay good money for it. You'd likely have enough to buy a *real* 964 3.6 or even a 993 if you so desired.

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Bring it back to the way Porsche designed it. Nothing worse than a converted pre-74.
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I will trade you for your car for my '92 964 black/black C4
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Well, it is easy to get the longhood look but to convert the front chassis bulkhead is much more work.
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The fact your search turned up nothing should be your first clue.

I know you only talked about "964 look" but the appeal of the 964 is in the chassis and suspension, not to mention the 3.6 and functional air (I know you are in Norway and AC does not count). So, you get cosmetics but none of the "good stuff".

Bring it back to original and you will be better off financially, it will look better, and be more fun.
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Hi
i bought my 1980 SC like this and i love it, although i appreciate it won't improve the resale value.
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Thanks for youre replays.

I understand that this is unpopular but here is a bit more history:

Tha car was bougt from USA 4 years ago. In usa the gearbox was changed for a 915 and the car was updated/downgraded/destroyd/abused into a SC look. Tha car has been repainted from it`s original green, to red, to black.

When i got the car the original 2.4 MFI was lacking 40% of its power. I therefor bought a 930.03 3.0 CIS, rebuild it and installed it (i just havent updated my info thing).

In my eyes the car has been trough to many modifications to ever put it back to original.

Does that put things in another perspecitve or em I still a complete idiot? :-)

To my original question: can someone tell me if the bumpers will bolt on?
If i change the bumpers, rear lights and lightholder this would be enough??
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If it's been through too many conversions to take back to stock, I would to an RSR clone or make it totally custom.
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If it's been through too many conversions to take back to stock, I would to an RSR clone or make it totally custom.
guy probably made his decision 3 years ago
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Bring it back to original.
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Does that put things in another perspecitve or em I still a complete idiot?
Yes. On both counts.

But it's your car...
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