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I will agree to the nuts part. A while ago the cost and time made me start to regret the build but I can't stop it now.

Thanks for the comment on wheels. They look great on the car. Plus they allow 315's in the rear
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I thought about keeping it navy blue and tan. The color looked great but I wanted to go a bit crazy, debated viper green as well. The wife actually convinced me to go orange because every time I saw any orange Porsche I had to chase after it and check it out
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Nice - I am currently sticking to my guns as well and leaving the short hood and going with the same or similar front bumper as you. Awesome work - what size are the Fuchs again might have missed it? Also tire sizes?
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not that it has not already been said but...wow that orange is killer!!!
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Nice build. Congrats on the orange paint. I love that color and the fact that it is a period correct color to boot.

I have also been a fan of the IROC look. Very nice.

Can't wait to see it done.
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The wheels are not Fuchs. They are braid wheels which are very nice high end wheels that just started making 17 inch style wheels. They are 12 inch rears and 10 inch fronts. I attached the guys card I got them from. He is awesome. Very knowledgeable and will guide you through offsets etc. wheels are not cheap but look awesome.
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Tires are nikka extreme performance nt555 tires.
Rears are 315x 35-17. Fronts are 275 40 17nn

They look cool. Never driven them yet of course.
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Very nicely done. So your the reason why Rod has not finished my door trim panels
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If you have ever visited their shop in Dearborn heights it is very impressive. They have some awesome cars in their at all times. My door panels have been done for a year. I am waiting on a painter to paint a few pieces and then the assembly can happen quickly.

Here is latest update from them. My gauge cluster panel wrapped in leather
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Looks like a very cool build. I live in Dexter, hopefully we'll see you at Zingerman's cars & coffee.
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classic 9

I have only been in the big shop. Yes Robert & Rod always have lots of eye candy for me to admire. I believe the small shop is Robert's garage.

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During this time in body shop Tim Pott was hard at work on his part.

Engine had a new cam installed with Pmo carbs. Engine was powder coated and is waiting for installation.

Also waiting for install is a wevo shifter, lightweight clutch and flywheel. Danzk 2 in/2 out exhaust with SSI heat exchangers. Trans was rebuilt and ready for a long life.
Very cool project. Any more details on the engine? What kind of power are you expecting to make?
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Any more picture's how is it going so far?
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This is the last updated picture I have. But will update regularly as I get more.
Power isn't going to be crazy. About 250 hp. I am going to buy the Mahle pistons and go from 3.2 to 3.4 and then dual plug it but costs have gotten well beyond what I expected and am putting it on hold for a year. Or at least to see if what I have with the new cam, pmo's with electronics updated to match, lightweight clutch/ fly wheel and exhaust deliver. Perhaps i will be happy to leave it as is. Plus I have cut some weight, not sure how much as it has never been assembled yet.
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Car interior process has stalled a bit. Just before assembly was to start it was determined that the glass on the left side of the car is pitted. Looks like someone may have used a grinder close by. So they are going to try to polish the glass or else we will have to replace the glass. All the felt around the front and rear windows is being replaced. So let's hope for the glass to be able to be cleaned up.
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If all your friends are jerks, you might want to reconsider...

I like the direction you are heading with this build. Though curious, your dash seems to be pretty intact, are you keeping it?
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I am reusing my dash- it was uncracked but faded. It is being leather covered like much if the interior however. It will be black leather with orange stitching. I actually had pictures which I can't find of the dash and all other panels completed and ready for install and I can't find. At this point my interior is simply waiting for the glass pitting issue to be resolved either by replacement glass or by polishing.

Hopefully if it can be polished I can get some stages of assembly pics this week.
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Got a pic of the back seat - starting to come together.
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When you say you are going to put this on hold for a year do you then take the car home?or does the car stay at the shop where its at and just gets a cover?
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