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Old June 1st 2009, 19:18
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Dont panic build thread?

Hey guys, Im a long time lerker here at Germanlook, and I have a 71 super that I bought when I was 18. I'm 24 now and I drove the bugger once before I tore it down. I did tons of researching and probing in this forum and others to figure out what parts work, without posting stupid questions! haha.

Anyways, Im going to come back to this with more recent photo's and specs.
Unfortunatly I didnt take photo's before I started working, and very few inbetween but Im going to make an effort to document it a bit more.
The car was purchased in Hamilton, I think I'm the third owner, but I could be wrong. I got it in candy red paint with huge blisters and generally run down for 800$...
So far, I'v done most of the sheet metal work, a pan, heater channel on the passanger side, quarter bottoms, inner fenders, strut towers so on so forth.
That was just the beginning though.. haha I'll post the photos I have.










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Old June 1st 2009, 19:38
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Looks like it's going to be a Nice Build....
where is that car now Still in Hamilton?? would love to come by and See it

keep Posting Pics and Specs

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Old June 1st 2009, 21:03
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Hey, great start! It's always good to see another one underway!

What do you have in mind for a motor?
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Old June 2nd 2009, 05:10
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Hi!
Great start (I can only see the first piccy) keep the others coming.
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Old June 2nd 2009, 14:01
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Looks like you are well on tour way to a great ride. Keep the updates coming.
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Old June 2nd 2009, 15:52
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Looks like you're pretty far along already, can't wait to see more progress! Looks like you got a good setup on the front suspension, what are you doing for the rear? Got any goals for the finished project?
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Old June 2nd 2009, 23:02
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Hey guys, thanks for the feedback,
For starters, I live in Burlington, so the car didn't have to go far

The motor is up in the air at the moment. Im going to run the original 1600 for a while, since I have high asperations for the final motor.
But don't fear! I'm going to be building the engine bay with interchanging motors in mind.

The whole pan is redone, and I put braces in the channel where the body bolts go from front to back with 1" square tube. The seat mounts on the floor I cut off and replaced with a frame that connects the bracing on the sides of the pan to the tunnel. I mounted a rhd mk2 golf rack I got from the UK in place of the old steering box. The car has a 91' passat column which fits great. For the rear, I blasted and painted everything, got a swaybar and new torsion bars. The torsion bars are swingaxle sized though. I am using original arms with the 944 hub assembly, I'd really like some aluminum peices.

As for the final product, Im not to sure where I'd like to start. I am going to keep it with germanlook styling in mind, but the main theme would probably be road/race.
I want to keep it stripped down, but somewhat livable. Lots of carbon peices, a rollbar, two seats and a stereo.

I'll get some photos this weekend when I have the time!

Again, thanks!

Jesse

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Old June 3rd 2009, 02:26
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Awesome, another local build.

Keep the updates coming.

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Old June 3rd 2009, 05:31
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Welcome aboard and keep up the good work!
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Old June 3rd 2009, 17:48
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I took some photos today, so I'll post up a few

Heres two peices Im hoping to use in the final product, a bmw m5 front bumper to chop up, and two OE saab turbos, the garret type.


Here you can see how far I am with the bodywork. Just primer


Heres the trunk, thanks to lanner for making cool parts!


Heres the 'bay. You can never have too much room.
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Roll bar shot.


This is my idea of a wicked dashboard. Ignore the unfinished carbon inserts that collected a bit to much dust in the resin...


The new firewall and rear rollbar mounts, welded through to the pan mounts.


This is the rear portion of the bracing.


From the back, you can see the removable rear apron I spent about 40 hours on so far. The vents are from another engine cover, and the exhaust holes got a bit chopped up too

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Sweet build man..


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What is the make of the rear sway bar?

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NICE! Great work.
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Very neat build! What rack are you using, have you checked the bump steer?
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