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Thread: 1973 S Targa

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    So once I got the car home the process of sorting out parts and disassembly began. The sad news was the original engine case was missing. Apparently the guy who was going to rebuild the engine for the previous owner disassembled it and sent the case out to be machined (this was 10 yrs ago) and it was lost. Nobody knows were it is and my son and I have looked very hard for it and placed many adds. The search is still on but a donor case was going to be needed, but I was in luck. My son, mentioned above, had recently found a '73T coupe that had been sitting in a drive way for years and talked the owner into selling it. It had not run in years and after towing it to my house, he had it running over a weekend. That car had a weak 2.7 in it and came with the original engine (very tired) and another spare 2.4L that became my donor engine. I had the original cams, heads, crank, cam towers, shroud, etc.... Just no case. BTW it's number is 6330177 and I'm still looking.

  2. #12
    Sorry can't recommend anything about appraisal services, but the work you did is looks stunning. Congrats, mate!
    Hitch your wagon to a star

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    Chubb has agreed to do a valuation based on the cost of the restoration, so I no longer need an appraiser. Thanks for the help given.
    To continue the story: the next step was to see what I had that could be reused / restored and to see what I would need. The original plan was to make this a driver
    to have fun in. Sadly, the deeper I went into the rabbit hole the more this project became a total restoration. IMG_1196.jpgIMG_1197.jpgIMG_1199.jpg

  4. #14
    So next came the four year process of finding the correct parts, finding out who was the best at rebuilding them and shipping them off as the budget allowed.
    wheels to Weidman, stacks and throttle bodies to Eurometrix, gauges to N. Hollywood Speedometer, all 4 calipers to PBM, seats to Tony Garcia and the list goes on.
    It was a slow process but great fun. Every UPS delivery was like Christmas.

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    More photos as the disassembly continues ---
    As you can see, things are looking much worse than initially thought
    The next photos will show the magic that began at Delvin Rod and Custom.

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    The next step was the media blaster to reveal all the truth, and it was ugly.IMG_2613.jpgIMG_2615.jpgIMG_2608.jpg
    The next step was cutting out the cancer, ordering new sheet metal and locating two proper doors without cancer. I found a '72 passenger side door that was pristine, a driver side door however could not be found so a early '80 doors was located and modified to a early '73 door after several hours of work.
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    Senior Member damsroy's Avatar
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    Keep the pictures coming! Love those restoration threads!!!!!
    Early 911 S Registry member #3308
    911E 1973 - Brownie- 66k original miles - Second owner
    911E 1971 - gold metallic - sold and missed
    912 1966 - sold

  8. #18
    After locating two new doors the process of cutting out every ounce of cancer began.

  9. #19
    every bit of undercoating is removed, every bit of rust exposed - the deconstruction continued. Tim Devlin and his crew left no stone unturned.

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