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> Area51Werks starts another Autotopsy Resurrection of a Factory 6, Welding is Done! Fixtures are removed Onto the cleanup and paint work.
rick 918-S
post Oct 24 2013, 12:48 AM
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I wanted to start another build thread for the 914-6 I purchased from Ethan. When we were able to put together a deal I could hardly wait to come out and collect it.

Last year our Titan was totaled. So Sandy and I took our little truck with trailer and headed out. We drove straight through to Vegas. We met up with John Peterson and stayed in the 914 room. Sandy was calling it our room. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif)

Half way to Vegas the brakes started grinding. There was no way we were going to make So Cal and all the hills with dead brakes. So while Sandy was at her meeting in Vegas JP and I rebuilt the front brakes on the mighty Ranger. Thanks again for all your help and hospitality John!

Our first stop on the way to pick up the 6 was at Ron's shop. Ron set me up with a 2.7S and goodies. Thanks to his generosity I have most everything to put the car back in running condition when the chassis work in done. And congratulations to Grandpa Ron and the new baby girl they just welcomed into the world.

When we arrived at Ethan's we were pleasantly surprised by the weather. Beautiful Sunny California makes it hard to leave and come back to the cold and snow. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/dry.gif) Yes, we were greeted by a nice light dusting of snow when we arrived home. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wacko.gif)

Anyway, it was great to spend the day with friends, eat brisket and tell stories.

Kent, Rod and Wayne came to help with the fun.

I received a project from Rod while I was there. More on that in another thread.

Rod was a wealth of knowledge about the history of this car. I really need to spend some time on the phone with him now that I am back and talk more about the cars origin and past.

Kent lead the way and got us back on the road heading out of So Cal to points east. It was a great day in the 914World. Thanks all!

Now on to the car. I have it home now. My son Aric and I spent some time doing forensics on the chassis. We dropped the suspension and started removing some of the bolt on stuff that will have to be cleared in order to repair the chassis.

I plan a full on documented chassis rebuild showing the process involved in determining how and where to pull, what to remove and the importance of proper technic when splitting panels welding things back together. To some this may be basic but I get a lot of questions about chassis repairs and felt it would be a good place to start a discussion.

For now, here's the car:

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My favorite place to stop for a photo of my 914's. I have taken a photo here with every 914 I have.

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post Oct 24 2013, 01:09 AM
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Really looking forward to following this one!
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post Oct 24 2013, 02:28 AM
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Glad to see it went to a good home, where it can get the required surgery and a good recovery prognosis (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

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post Oct 24 2013, 06:03 AM
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Chimp Sanctuary NW. Check it out.
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you're still the master of fast long distance retrievals rick. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif) this will make for an excellent 'how to fix it' thread.

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post Oct 24 2013, 06:22 AM
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Glad all went well. You're the Master of the Long Distance Drives.

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post Oct 24 2013, 07:34 AM
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I may have to come up for a visit to see a real alien autotopsy at area 51.
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post Oct 24 2013, 07:56 AM
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post Oct 24 2013, 07:56 AM
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I'll be watching ...

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post Oct 24 2013, 07:59 AM
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Whoa, 666! SoCal, for sure! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/happy11.gif)

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post Oct 24 2013, 09:17 AM
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Here's a few photos from our initial probing.

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post Oct 24 2013, 09:20 AM
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/first.gif) I wish i could take the time off to come up and help with the chassis pulling. I'd like to learn more about that end of this work
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post Oct 24 2013, 09:25 AM
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Gonna rent fixtures for this one? Looks like fun. I'd come out and help, but I'm allergic to snow. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)
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post Oct 24 2013, 09:47 AM
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Mark & Scotty,
Yes. I will rent fixtures for this one. I am going to do a full on instructional video. My goal is to start with the basics of chassis construction and logic in repairs with an emphasis on safety of repairs. This car is an excellent test case for this as it is damaged back past the suspension. An improper repair would render this chassis non usable.

There was a 6 for sale awhile back in the classified that suffered from collision damage and improper repairs and as a result would not corner balance. You say, no big deal I'm not racing but it effects the track in suspension loading and steering Ackermann. Wrong weather conditions and spirited driving and your in the guard rail.

Also, there is an issue with metal fatigue and pre-stressed metal or metal left damaged causing a weakened condition.

Anyway I will address these all during this repair.

I have a few things still on my plate. I really doubt I will start the chassis work until late January or February. I need to clear the Mercedes off the Celette, I'm helping another member here on World with chassis repairs on his 6. and I may get a 911 Targa for a repaint... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/confused24.gif)

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post Oct 24 2013, 09:52 AM
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Bigger hit than I thought...still easy fix for you...looks like had a pretty good rate of speed going at impact.. I have seen a safety brake
dampener in a long time..
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post Oct 24 2013, 10:19 AM
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Man! I missed you ( (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) ) I was out..I'll send you a G&R shirt (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif) your the man.
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post Oct 24 2013, 12:23 PM
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QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Oct 24 2013, 10:52 AM) *

Bigger hit than I thought...still easy fix for you...looks like had a pretty good rate of speed going at impact.. I have seen a safety brake
dampener in a long time..


Ya, broke the master cylinder mounting ears off. The damage stops at the vertical foot well. I already have a nice new trunk pan and nose panel. I'll replace the entire nose, trunk pan all the way under the gas tank. The part was a gift from my good friend with the wicked turbo twin plug six from the metro. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif) Thanks buddy! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Oct 24 2013, 12:24 PM
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QUOTE(oldschool @ Oct 24 2013, 11:19 AM) *

Man! I missed you ( (IMG:style_emoticons/default/barf.gif) ) I was out..I'll send you a G&R shirt (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif) your the man.


Sorry to hear you were down for the count. See ya next time. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/bye1.gif)
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post Oct 24 2013, 12:28 PM
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Who is Rod, that knows all about the -6 ???
R Gruppe guys didn't know it got crashed ?? well the ones on FB.
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post Oct 24 2013, 12:32 PM
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QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Oct 24 2013, 01:28 PM) *

Who is Rod, that knows all about the -6 ???
R Gruppe guys didn't know it got crashed ?? well the ones on FB.


Rod took care of the car and did a lot of the work for the P.O.
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post Oct 24 2013, 12:42 PM
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QUOTE(rick 918-S @ Oct 24 2013, 11:32 AM) *

QUOTE(sixnotfour @ Oct 24 2013, 01:28 PM) *

Who is Rod, that knows all about the -6 ???
R Gruppe guys didn't know it got crashed ?? well the ones on FB.


Rod took care of the car and did a lot of the work for the P.O.

How did it happen ? Is Rocky OK ??
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