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whowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

One of the best works in this forum I think !!!!!!!!


Perfect, Super, Mega, Big work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I love this photo...

These kinds of roads is where the 914-6 GT really shines and almost "illegal fun" to drive. Until you actually drive one, you won't understand.
This particular photo is one of my favorites.

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You do anything to temper that stainless after welding? You wouldn't want chrome carbides and denuded zones in a high stress area like that.
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Nevermind. I re-read the label and saw it is 304.
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Fenderwell Restoration...

Here we go again. This is the DIRTY work...



























Almost as if we used a "magic wand". I wish!!!!

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Fenderwell Restoration - Right Side

























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Chassis Stiffening Kit Custom Fab - Rear

This is your more common rear stiffening kit made available over the years from several sources to the general public.
Instead of using this pre-formed kit, we decided to custom fabricate all the pieces for a more exacting fit.
We also decided to use 1/8 inch material for a more rigid and stronger reinforcements. Take a look...












This is the shop "hydraulic press" we used to form the 1/8 inch stock. Like that?
















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Here we started to remove all the rosette weld spots, then finishing it to a smooth surface.
In retrospect, I wish we hadn't done that since it is now very difficult to tell the chassis was ever reinforced.
It also takes away from trying to duplicate how these 914-6 GT cars were originally finished.
I suppose I can go back and add the rosette welds, we'll see...















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Now moving to complete the left side...













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Dog-Ear Reinforcements + Spherical Bearings

This section will show the installation of the 'dog-ear reinforcements' and also the spherical bearing modification vastly improving the rear suspension pivot points.

I'll start with some sample photos of how the factory implemented the dog-ear reinforcements in the 914-6 GT race cars. Take a look...


















This is the beginning of our fabrication process...






Trial fitting the factory 914-6 GT headers so we can determine how it will clear the long reinforcement bar.
This long bar connects the dog-ear to a plate welded at the lower section of the firewall in the engine bay.



...and here is the other side...

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...to be continued...
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Hey Armando,
out of curiosity, which /6gt came with this mod?
This is something I will look at doing to my /6 (2188) when I start to redo my car again.
It looks like it is pretty straight forward,were there any unforseen problems?
Top notch work,great documentation
Thanks for the effort.
John

Edit: Those headers are fricken beautiful,can you share the story behind them,and I am curious how long it took you to source your parts.

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Hey Armando,
out of curiosity, which /6gt came with this mod?
This is something I will look at doing to my /6 (2188) when I start to redo my car again.
Hi John! Several factory GT cars had this modification. Look at the very first photo of this section...



...it is none other than chassis number 914.043.2542, see here
The Nurburgring #2 Porsche 914-6 GT S-W 1948 - sn 914.043.2542 Photo Gallery by 914-6 GT at pbase.com

If you take a very close look at the above photo, particularly the pivot trailing arm area, you can see part of the lower body reinforcements.

The photos posted following the "Collier" owned factory 914-6 GT, also have this modification. I will try and label those photos later tonight.



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Edit: Those headers are fricken beautiful,can you share the story behind them,and I am curious how long it took you to source your parts.
Those old factory 914-6 GT headers came out of a German dealer built 914-6 GT which I was able to buy along with many other factory GT parts
(bumpers, front valance, rear shocks, 906 crankshaft, camshafts, etc.).
I have been collecting 914-6 GT parts for many, many years. Don't ask me why I did, there is no reasonable explanation, other than I've always had a love affair with these mid-engine 914-6 cars.

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Talking about exhausts...

...well, look at what I got in the mail today!

PS: The photo makes the headers look very rusty, they're not. "Mucho $$$"...

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