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TRE Cup 06-23-2011 04:05 PM

To err is human, but to R is divine
We present here a study in converting a 1968 911 L to a R inspired chariot for a discerning enthusiast of a lady :D

Follow with us as we start the assembly of the beautifully prepared and painted shell work provided by our friends at Kundensport. This will not be a rorty noisy aggressive corner carver, but a very capable fun car that will be at ease on long journeys , discovering terrific rally roads.

Our goal is to have it ready for its shake down run to Rennsport Reunion at Laguna in October

The fun begins......

Buckterrier 06-23-2011 04:11 PM

The 'canvas' is a beautiful starting point. Will be fun following the progress.
Good luck!

R K T 06-23-2011 04:40 PM

Looks great already!

70S Targa Guy 06-23-2011 04:58 PM

After the second pic I'm already sporting some wood here in PA :p Have fun with the build! Subscribed

911lvr 06-23-2011 05:05 PM

very nice.. what is the grey car behind it?

dtxscott 06-23-2011 05:19 PM


Originally Posted by R K T (Post 6097074)
Looks great already!

Is that Joanne's new ride?


70S Targa Guy 06-23-2011 05:22 PM

I was thinking the same thing. My guess is the grey car with the spoiler is a Lotus. I am more curious about the grey car by the soon to be "R's" passenger door. My hunch as to that car is either pedigree Aston Martin or Ferrari.

R K T 06-23-2011 06:07 PM


Originally Posted by dtxscott (Post 6097168)
Is that Joanne's new ride?


LOL.....yeah, I'd let her ride in it!

Flieger 06-23-2011 06:17 PM

You guys can have the Lotus Esprit and the Aston Martin DB-5,

I will take the 917 space frame in the background.

RWebb 06-23-2011 06:59 PM

any stiffening or lightening, Dave?

R-Girl 06-23-2011 07:24 PM

That's my car!!!
Many thanks to Kundensport for the great job they did.
Looking forward to having Dave work his magic so that I can show it off at Rennsport.
This car might not be as noisy as some but as I remember it the MK exhaust is pretty damn loud. I could hear it very clearly over all the car alarms we set off in LA.;)

R-Girl 06-23-2011 07:42 PM


Originally Posted by RWebb (Post 6097379)
any stiffening or lightening, Dave?

It's going to be pretty light, fiberglass/balsa wood hood, fiberglass deck lid and rear bumper. The front bumper is steel, but lightened. The interior will have lots of R details but still be comfortable on long runs.
Check out the double sets of lugs, for a pair of Repa harness's

NickP 06-23-2011 07:55 PM

Oh my.....fully subscribed here; now please, lots of pics.


jmz 06-23-2011 07:59 PM

nice, very nice. got the popcorn out and ready to watch this one.

Nine17 06-23-2011 08:00 PM

That Aston is a DB4, not a DB5. The DB4 is much prettier than the DB5 in my opinion. James Bond drove a DB5. Charlie Croker drove a DB4.

luckyluke318 06-24-2011 03:22 AM

This is going to be fun to follow. Makes me want to do another build :)

70S Targa Guy 06-24-2011 05:11 AM


Originally Posted by Flieger (Post 6097291)
You guys can have the Lotus Esprit and the Aston Martin DB-5,

I will take the 917 space frame in the background.

Great, thanks I'll take both of them. When can I pick them up?

Good eye Flieger, I didn't even notice that.

giovanni86 06-24-2011 05:30 AM




what about the blue car in the second photo... is it a de tomaso?

redridge 06-24-2011 05:47 AM

looks great.... keep us posted on the progress!

cnielsen 06-24-2011 06:02 AM

Nice work Dave! I'm starting my new SWB project so I'll be watching for clever ideas ;)

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