Since I have been talking about it, might as well start "another" build thread

I thought the title was fitting, but I will defer to Theron if he wants me to change it or relocate this new build thread since I don't consider myself a NOOB anymore

As of now, I told Greg I'd like to bring the chassis home to start building by September 1st. In the meantime, I have been looking for some photos to see if anything stands out. Can my fellow SOC'rs help by posting some on this thread??

Current build thoughts:

  • Vintage Motorcars 1955 Pre A Coupe body (clean shaven: no bumpers, no side molding, no emblems... just the basic lights, license plate light shine down, beehive rear lights, horn grill, headlights... that's it)
  • VW shortened chassis (or tube frame if Greg can get it done in time)
  • Carrera White exterior (a must)
  • Red Leather interior (a must)
  • Grey German Square weave carpet (not sure?)
  • Black Vintage 190's all around (4.5 inch rim as a spare in the trunk - black) (a must)
  • 2110cc Vintage Motorcars engine (he did goo d on the last one, so I'll get another one), A1 exhaust (center exit - or custom route through bumper holes since I won't have bumpers)
  • 3.88 Freeway flyer trans (NO, I AM NOT DOING A 5 SPEED! LOL!)

 

This will be an OUTLAW. I did a classic build. Now, I want an outlaw coupe. Lowered (maybe on bags) and loud as hell!

I will be building this myself, as I did my Speedster, but will be sourcing must parts through Greg. Like I did before, I plan to get some stuff from all the Vendors - it's the nice thing to do

Let the Coupe build BEGIN! ! ! !

It's all part of the madness, right?

(PS - First set of photos are not a 1955, but highlight the the white paint with black rims I like - thank you @MusbJim. The second set of photos show a true 1955 Pre A - imagine the same interior, but in red and exterior without bumpers. The third set is the famous outlaw by Emory (spelling?) - I like the little touches he did.

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Since I named my Speedster Eleanor, it is custom for me to namely cars (I have since my first one). This 1955 Porsche Pre A Coupe Outlaw will be known as: White Walker

That got me thinking... what if I did blue leather instead of red... hmmm...

michel posted:

Can someone tell me what are the wheels on the black Emory outlaw coupe in pics?

Not sure of the maker, but they look like standard wide-5's painted black WITH drum skins painted black too...

*LongFella posted:

This is a 63', but that blue interior might be pretty cool even though I said the red was a must. "Different" should be a principle word in this build.

http://www.sportscarshop.com/1...rsche-356b-super-90/

Interiors colors are as personal as paint. 

I like red but not really burgundy. I like the blue on silver cars. I like tan leather on Navy cars and just generally. Not really big on black especially black on black, been there done that.

I thought, for a short moment, of having "Gordon Plaid" inserts in my seats.  

Thought they would go well with a white car, so mentioned it to my wife, the quilter.

"Are you nuts?" She asked..........

So, I stayed with the Burgundy seats.

Wives are so practical.....

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Quick update...

Spoke to Greg at Vintage Motorcars and we are a green light for chassis pick-up on Sept 1st. He found a good straight chassis. He will have it cut and make sure everything is aligned. I think this build will be a LOT easier and probably cheaper since I won't be buying tools or the wrong parts

And yes... we will get this thread to over 40 pages ! ! !

Quick update...

Greg and I spoke yesterday and he plans to have the chassis ready by Wednesday of next week. I was hoping it would be ready tomorrow, but he is really busy and I don't want to be pushy... I did gave him a little crap just for fun

It will be nice to get another build started ! ! !

*LongFella posted:

Quick update...

Greg and I spoke yesterday and he plans to have the chassis ready by Wednesday of next week. I was hoping it would be ready tomorrow, but he is really busy and I don't want to be pushy... I did gave him a little crap just for fun

It will be nice to get another build started ! ! !

That 53 OUTLAW with the wipers anchored from the ROOF is amazing.....any chance that you can orchestrate that WIPER setup??

Banzai Pipeline posted:
*LongFella posted:

Quick update...

Greg and I spoke yesterday and he plans to have the chassis ready by Wednesday of next week. I was hoping it would be ready tomorrow, but he is really busy and I don't want to be pushy... I did gave him a little crap just for fun

It will be nice to get another build started ! ! !

That 53 OUTLAW with the wipers anchored from the ROOF is amazing.....any chance that you can orchestrate that WIPER setup??

I too think it's a cool look.

Art posted:

Are not those air cleaners from Flat Four?

Vintage speed makes a knock of that look really good. I think Bruce has a set.

Bill Prout posted:
Art posted:

Are not those air cleaners from Flat Four?

Vintage speed makes a knock of that look really good. I think Bruce has a set.

I have a set on my Speedster and they do look great

*LongFella posted:
Bill Prout posted:

@Lane Anderson

What color are you considering?

It will be white, since this is my build thread and all... LOL!

Love white!

@LongFella, sorry I got confused as to who's building what... 

Looks like a cool project, I have been talking to Greg about his coupe replica for a few years. Best of luck with it!

In the first three pics Longfella posted of the white car, those are CSP front wide5 discs. If you look closely, you can see a 6 bolt pattern under the wheel for the rotor. Only 6 bolt rotor I've ever seen.

 

Here's a little white with red for you:5-02-10 004

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I know the shop he uses and they do/have quality stuff. I'll likely do the same as I did with my Speedster build and pick out custom interior colors.

I have been leaning towards a blue leather and tartan interior.

I have named the car "Whitewalker" after the GoT series on HBO... so the colors will be white/blue/black/grey...

I have several months before I even think about the body and interior since I am doin another pan up build like the Speedster.

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