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    '67 911R clone?

    Of course, RS clones (replicas?) are somewhat common, and not too hard to achieve, at least from an exterior appearance standpoint. But has anyone done a clone of a '67 911R? Even if you are going for appearance only, without the correct engine, mechanicals, or light body panels, it seems it would be hard to do. You would need the slotted plexiglass side windows, the oil filler positioned similar to the '72 911, and the middle-of-the-hood gas filler tube. So, anyone out there ever tackle these issues?

    I think this would be a very cool clone to have. After all, who could afford one of the 22 or 23 original ones, even if one was available? I'm not Jerry Seinfeld.
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    Sure Charlie,

    When you go out to the vintage race events ( VARA, HSR, etc...) you almost always see a coulple of 911-R clones... a few of them pretty damn close...

    Can't remember seeing any R-clones on the street ...

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    Originally posted by Chuck Miller
    When you go out to the vintage race events ( VARA, HSR, etc...) you almost always see a coulple of 911-R clones... a few of them pretty damn close...
    When I took the VARA racing school back in '98 there were a couple of cool 911R-look cars I snapped pics of and put on my website here.

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    FWIW: Cole Scrogham of G&W Motorsports is building what I understand to be an awesome 67R replica. I've seen some of the pictures of the work and if the finished product is anything like I'm accustomed to in Coles' work it will be an outstanding and flawless exercise.
    It is white and does sport a full cage. I'll try to get some pictures of it posted. I suspect it will be for sale when complete and while it will not be cheap for the quality and expertise of work there is no way you could replicate it on you own for 2x the money.

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    911R project

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    I make the handles, all the other parts are easy.
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    Some years back, Gary Emory built an R clone for a customer (don't remember the customer's name) It's painted slate gray, and seen often at west coast historic race events...I'm with Chuck, don't think I've seen any on the street. Though I'm sure it's only a matter of time.
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    I bought a pair of Ernie's reproduction door handles. The quality and price are excellent! I am building a 911R type car, but it's a couple projects down the road.

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    here are the 2 R replicas from emory:

    http://www.partsobsolete.com/outlaws.htm

    for whatever reason, you can no longer click on the pics to show additional pics. both car are real nice.

    ernie's door handles are great. excellent quality with perfect attention to detail. i have them on my car.

    aesthetically speaking - i suspect the reason you don't see more R replicas is that IMO, they are more expensive to replicate - properly. i decided to go the route of replicating the factory lightweight car even though i had intended to have quite a few R "touches". too much $$$ to do it right.
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    Bob,

    Thats a great looking car. The script looks awesome. Are you running the 2.0 motor?

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