Page 1 of 5 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 45

Thread: Aluminum 550 Spyder build

  1. #1

    Aluminum 550 Spyder build

    An opportunity came up last year to have a 550 body built, so I jumped at the chance. My friend Wray is making the body and even teaching a class on how to do it, how cool is that?
    https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006679607997
    http://www.proshaper.com/

    And before anyone cries kit or reproduction, I am mounting it on a 356 chassis, so it will be a re-bodied 356 Special, in a long tradition of such builds.

    I will post pictures as the build progresses, so far the work is amazing!!!!

    And if you have any interest in building your own, Wray is doing a class every month. How cool would it be to have a 550 that you built!

    Happy New Year!
    Attached Images Attached Images      
    If you're reading this and you are not yet an Early 911S Registry member, Join Now!
    Early 911S Registry Member 1372
    Check out Unobtanium-Inc.com
    New blog posts all the time!

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Location
    Scarsdale, NY
    Posts
    52
    Fantastic! Any chance it'll be running a 4 cam?

  3. #3
    Depends on what we find this year, I haven't found a 4-cam in a few years.

    --Adam
    If you're reading this and you are not yet an Early 911S Registry member, Join Now!
    Early 911S Registry Member 1372
    Check out Unobtanium-Inc.com
    New blog posts all the time!

  4. #4
    Midnight Runner popowitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    West LA
    Posts
    978
    It looks like new 4-cam engine is available from Capricorn.
    Registry Member #1583
    '73 911 S Aubergine (VIN#9113301295)

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by popowitz View Post
    It looks like new 4-cam engine is available from Capricorn.
    I haven't talked to anyone who has actually bought one from Capricorn, and at around $180,000 unbuilt that's a steep hill to climb. I was offered a 4-cam collection a few weeks ago, enough to build 3-4 engines, but at $300,000 that too is a tough nut to crack.
    If you're reading this and you are not yet an Early 911S Registry member, Join Now!
    Early 911S Registry Member 1372
    Check out Unobtanium-Inc.com
    New blog posts all the time!

  6. #6
    Lots of progress recently on the build, shaping aluminum is harder than it looks.
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    If you're reading this and you are not yet an Early 911S Registry member, Join Now!
    Early 911S Registry Member 1372
    Check out Unobtanium-Inc.com
    New blog posts all the time!

  7. #7
    Senior Member Rico's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Posts
    476
    beautiful!
    Steve

  8. #8
    The shaping phase of the tail is done, the welding phase has begun.
    Attached Images Attached Images   
    If you're reading this and you are not yet an Early 911S Registry member, Join Now!
    Early 911S Registry Member 1372
    Check out Unobtanium-Inc.com
    New blog posts all the time!

  9. #9
    The metal for the tail is done, it will be on display at the Open House.

    ---Adam
    Attached Images Attached Images    
    If you're reading this and you are not yet an Early 911S Registry member, Join Now!
    Early 911S Registry Member 1372
    Check out Unobtanium-Inc.com
    New blog posts all the time!

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Germany
    Posts
    488
    Quote Originally Posted by Unobtanium-inc View Post
    Depends on what we find this year, I haven't found a 4-cam in a few years.

    --Adam
    Ask Ben Klein from Porfor in Los Angeles...he might have an 4 cam engine....
    Porsche 911 S 1971 Kremer race car

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Message Board Disclaimer
This is a public forum. Messages posted here can be viewed by the public. The Early 911S Registry is not responsible for messages posted in its online forums, and any message will express the views of the author and not the Early 911S Registry. Use of online forums shall constitute the agreement of the user not to post anything of religious or political content, false and defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person's privacy, or otherwise to violate the law and the further agreement of the user to be solely responsible for and hold the Early 911S Registry harmless in the event of any claim based on their message. Any viewer who finds a message objectionable should contact us immediately by email. The Early 911S Registry has the ability to remove objectionable messages and we will make every effort to do so, within a reasonable time frame, if we determine that removal is necessary.