Porsche 914-6 restoration

Porsche 914-6

RESTORATION


What Car: PORSCHE 914-6

Under the Bonnet: 2.0L Flat 6 

The Porsche 914-6 with its flat 6 engine is a true classic of the automotive world. Built between 1969 and 1972, this iconic sports car was a joint venture between Porsche and Volkswagen, and it quickly became a favourite among driving enthusiasts.
This particular car is in for a full restoration, including stripping it back to bare metal, and a full colour change. You can follow the progress here as well as through our youtube channel, We kick it off though with a few shots taken before the build starts.

The Plan:

Engine: New cams and pistons increasing the BHP by 30bhp.
Interior: Newly trimmed interior
Exterior: Strip back to bare metal, subtle body mods including side repeater delete and colour change.
We have partnered up with expert metal fabricator, Curzon Fabrication, who will be doing all the metalwork on this Porsche project. Jim has started the strip down
The strip down has revealed a few bits of rot including holes near the jacking points. The car is to get blasted in the coming weeks which will take it down to bare metal so really see what we are dealing with. however the car is pretty solid at first glance.
We have plans to do a few subtle mods to the car including side repeater and aerial deletes.
Strip down has continued with the engine now out and the Porsche now sitting on a frame ready to get transported to Just Like New Sandblasters
Gino from Brighton Recovery has transported the 914 to Just Like New Sandblasters near Horsham ready to get Sandblasted.
The guys over at Just Like New sandblasters have started to remove the underseal by heating it up with a blow torch and then scraping it off. They have also started to blast the shell. All in all it is looking pretty solid helped by the fact the car was imported from California.
The Porsche is now back from the sandblasters and we have had a good look around it and all in all its pretty solid. The blasting has revealed some old lead filled repairs and rot in the usual areas such as the boot, jacking points as well as some poor previous repair panel’s.
The guys over at Curzon Fabrication have started to cut out the rot and custom fabricate the repair panels. They have also deleted the American spec side repeaters which will give the car a cleaner look

 

The guys over at Curzon Fabrication have spent the last month or so cutting out all the rot and custom fabricate the repair panels.
There was a quite rotten area in the boot which Jim has cut out and created a custom panel with the beed rolling machine to replicate the factory pressed panel.
With the fabrication almost complete the car was shipped off once more to Just Like New Sandblasters where it has had the final blasting and then once back at the shop all the excess sand was blown off the shell. It was then sprayed with epoxy primer to give the bare metal shell and panels a weather sealed protection before we start the paint prep.
The 914 is in the booth and where kyle is applying seam sealer before he paints the chassis and interior in grey raptor.
The raptor has been applied and baked.
The engine is being stripped down and is having a new cam, pistons and tune to increase the performance on this 6 cylinder lump.
With the engine being rebuilt the guys have also started to refit the car starting with the wiring loom and brake lines. Any areas of the wiring loom that have needed to be fixed have and the rest has been cleaned and restored.
The suspension and chassis parts have been refreshed before being refitted to the car.

With Part 1 of the build page getting too long, head over to Part 2 of the Porsche 911 GBG Backdate

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