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    New car to restore

    So I’m almost finished up with doing a full restoration of a 1974 914 and have just purchased a 1971S in Gemini Blue. It’s been sleeping in a shed in New England for the past 15 years and needs to be restored back to original as much as possible. strip, paint, running gear overhaul etc will be required. Very solid body with nominal rust (hopefully) matching numbers etc. Should be a fun 5 year plus project. A couple of shots...

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    Last edited by Simonjjb; 11-27-2018 at 06:10 PM.
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    5 years- Glad to see someone is realistic. Better send your wheels to Harvey now so they’re done in time.

    Should be a rewarding project. I would suggest you get that front cooler off ASAP and ship to Pacific Oil Coolers. If it’s bad you’ll want plenty of time to find a replacement.

    BTW: Nice little workshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Beck View Post
    5 years- Glad to see someone is realistic. Better send your wheels to Harvey now so they’re done in time.

    Should be a rewarding project. I would suggest you get that front cooler off ASAP and ship to Pacific Oil Coolers. If it’s bad you’ll want plenty of time to find a replacement.

    BTW: Nice little workshop.
    Will do - thanks
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    Beautiful looking car!

    The paint already looks great on that car. Does it really need a respray?

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    Sweet looking car! Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonjjb View Post
    . . . just purchased a 1971S in Gemini Blue. It’s been sleeping in a shed in New England for the past 15 years and needs to be restored back to original as much as possible . . .



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    Interesting finishes on your car --- w/the blacked-out bumpers + rear license panel . . .

    . . . very 'period'


    Actually seen that particular treatment only once before --- in some vintage pics of 9111300499 aka 'Patrick' . . .

    . . . any thoughts about leaving all that finish in-place? Any idea as to when it was done + by whom?


    And any more details to share? --- like the VIN, previous owners + history, how you found it, etc, etc, etc




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    Quote Originally Posted by Simonjjb View Post
    So I’m almost finished up with doing a full restoration of a 1974 914 and have just purchased a 1971S in Gemini Blue. It’s been sleeping in a shed in New England for the past 15 years and needs to be restored back to original as much as possible. New seats, rear deck lid, rear license plate panel, bumpers, interior, wheels, strip, paint, running gear overhaul etc will be required. Very solid body with nominal rust (hopefully) matching numbers etc. Should be a fun 5 year plus project. A couple of shots...

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    Very nice project! Any pictures of the insides?

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