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My take on the classic RUF Yellowbird / here we go again

Well, I didnít think my last build would sell so fast, so what better way to soak up the tears then jumping right back into another build.

I have always longed after the Yellowbird, I have seen a lot of replicas and clones done, but I havenít really seen any done using all genuine RUF parts.

I have been in talks with RUF dealer who will be sourcing me all G-body RUF genuine parts for this build. Soup to nuts!

Again my goal will be roughly 2100 pounds, I have a few new ideas to get me there, and 300-325WHP

So I took delivery of this 74 pig and got right to work

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Got the interior torn down already. Iím truly amazed at how much weight is in the stock interior of these cars.

The two back sound pads have to be 50 pounds alone

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Trying to finish tearing front end down tonight


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Got the interior torn down already. Iím truly amazed at how much weight is in the stock interior of these cars.

The two back sound pads have to be 50 pounds alone

Oh boy can't wait for this build! Can't wait for the shipping costs on that sound pad even more lol

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Car looks solid! Only 325 WHP?


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I want to build "Brown Bird" outa my SC. Funny coincidence.

Good luck with it.
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Great Project and I really enjoyed following your last build.

Here is some inspiration from a Yellowbird project built in the 80s with a 930 and lots of RUF parts. TurboKraft got it really moving, but it has looked the business for decades.

This car has a RUF RSR/Turbo/IROC style bumper instead what I call the RUF Yellowbird style bumper with the fog lights. Which one are you going with?
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I'm excited to follow this build. I've always loved the "yellow bird" as well.
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325whp for a 2100lb car? I would kill for those numbers. If this is a base 1974 it came with 150hp.

BTW that color is
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are you going to keep the red fuel tank?

looking forward to the updates
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325whp for a 2100lb car? I would kill for those numbers. If this is a base 1974 it came with 150hp.



BTW that color is


Having driven 600HP in a 2100 lb car, more is better.


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I have some bumpers for sale but next iteration I believe. I like that YouTube video of the yellow bird on the Nurbring.

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Nice brakes on that thing!!
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Having driven 600HP in a 2100 lb car, more is better.


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Not on the road/street.....his target is excellent and he'll be able to exercise that motor in a fun fashion without felony citation speeds.
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Not on the road/street.....his target is excellent and he'll be able to exercise that motor in a fun fashion without felony citation speeds.


True. I'd still contend that 400 WHP is a better target.


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Cool project .
Will you be doing the 1972 oil-tank too ?
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Looking forward to this
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3 days in. Decklid, doors, fenders are at blasters. Trim and tons of small stuff is at coaters.



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Can't wait to see it done! If you need some turbo fitment ruf wheels lmk! Good deal for a local buyer!
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Man you don't mess around! Looking forward to following your latest project.
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