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Gordon Nichols posted:

"Lane, I saw your super coupe in the flesh, looked great."

I can just see Sam, once Lane's car was pointed out, sneaking back over there with a Sharpie and autographing it in some obscure place, like up under the dash.  Then, a couple of years later as Lane is crawling under the dash to check or install something, he looks up and sees:

"Sam Brown was here!"

Will neither confirm nor deny

Hey all, it's been about 5 months since my last update and now that I've started getting some regular pictures from Carey, seemed like a good time to share an update on the build.  The first few pictures are from about a month ago when the body was being laminated, and the last few are from today as she's rolling into the body shop. Progress!IMG_3953IMG_3905IMG_3903IMG_3874IMG_3871IMG_4513IMG_4512IMG_4511IMG_4509

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Yeah, absolutely......  Keep the photos coming!  

 

That shop has expanded so much since I first met the Hines boys in 2004.  They now have quite the operation.  Someday, we should skip Carlisle and all make a pilgrimage to Special Edition for the First Evah, Carey Hines/Kevin Hines and Mike Fincher Blow-Out.  

Awesome BBQ, Deep Fried Turkeys, Local Craft Brews, Zac Brown Band, cruise to the lake, more BBQ and Craft Brews, maybe even have Zac Brown as a Speedstah right-seater.  Sounds pretty awesome.......

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@dlearl476 posted:

Beautiful, Sam!  Are you going with the standard red interior?  Fwiw, I looked at a Gen 1 Boxster the other day that was silver/blue. I've always liked white/blue but I was really knocked out by it with silver.

Either way, I'd be tempted to go with plaid inserts the more I see it, the more enamoured I am of it.  

The red is beautiful, but it’s not really “me”. Opted for ‘Katzkin Tuscany Amaretto’

https://www.shopsar.com/amaret...atzkin-tamaretto.htm

Tartan inserts are gorgeous too, but I see them more at home in an early 911/912. An Irish Green ‘68 911 with Tartan is one of my absolute dream cars...

@Sam Brown posted:

The red is beautiful, but it’s not really “me”. Opted for ‘Katzkin Tuscany Amaretto’

https://www.shopsar.com/amaret...atzkin-tamaretto.htm

Tartan inserts are gorgeous too, but I see them more at home in an early 911/912. An Irish Green ‘68 911 with Tartan is one of my absolute dream cars...

Nice.

My first Porsche, a 69 912, was originally Irish Green. And the PO had it painted Guards Red .

My all time favorite: a 69 SWT. I'd actually prefer a 912. A 5 gauge, 5 speed to be exact  

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Yeah, absolutely......  Keep the photos coming!  



That shop has expanded so much since I first met the Hines boys in 2004.  They now have quite the operation.  Someday, we should skip Carlisle and all make a pilgrimage to Special Edition for the First Evah, Carey Hines/Kevin Hines and Mike Fincher Blow-Out.  

Awesome BBQ, Deep Fried Turkeys, Local Craft Brews, Zac Brown Band, cruise to the lake, more BBQ and Craft Brews, maybe even have Zac Brown as a Speedstah right-seater.  Sounds pretty awesome.......

Great idea

@ALB posted:

Looking pretty great Sam!  Is that 1 of your 4 bolt wheels in front in the 2nd pic?

Thanks @ALB! I ordered wide-5’s on Cinturato tires, so that's probably a shop spare they use for mock-ups.

EDIT: @ALB, I just looked back at the beginning of this thread, the wheels I picked (Vintage 190 5x205) were from your suggestion! This car has a lot of parents from this forum, you’re all riding along in some shape or fashion.

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@ALB posted:

@Sam Brown wrote- " I just looked back at the beginning of this thread, the wheels I picked (Vintage 190 5x205) were from..."

Glad to hear it Sam!  The VIntage 190's are so period correct, great looking, super light (they're as light as Fuchs alloys), yet still very affordable.  I saw Wilwood boxes in your pics- what did you go with for brakes?

Discs all around, but didn’t get into specs beyond that - so the rest was up to Mr Hines.

Welcome Sam, the main issue has always been and continues on,  is the ability to truly try out our 30-50 year old technology / hobby.  The Dream and Illusion is mesmerizing and the mirage of hair in the wind driving a lovely shaped 356 is just that an illusion, and non of us knew that we were deluded.

Hence on this forum, we have the collective experience of many who have owned originals and or now own replicas of every shape and build type.

I have personally grown to like many different manufacturers and builds that were done by individual owners but the advice on this forum, especially well worded by our resident plastic car expert shows us that newbies come in with one dream and the collective is simply trying to help out the sorting process.  The sorting process in the MIND that is the car comes after.

Trying to bring a modicum of reasoning to the choices to make would require a volume that is being written over and over again by all of us on the forum.

So whatever you choose AC or Subie, or other and what suspension, beam, 911, coil overs you will have to find out for yourself and live with it, at least till you upgrade.

Some who have owned both powerplants are trying to ascertain the amount of maintenance acumen and the appetite for maintenance the new member on the forum has, so that he is less disapointed in his purchase.  Don't you hate buyers remorse  

Plan well, and if you think you will do it later then maybe it is better to do it at the start of a new build.  Buy once...

Everyone here would agree that first time ventures would be well served to buy used, as close a car as their dream car would be considering their budget of course, this will allow then to sell the car and order their dream car.  


Hope this helps, welcome to the madness

Looking pretty stunning, Sam!  The Vintage 190's are pretty cool, and you'll be able to change the car's personality a little- hubcaps for when you're feeling it should look a little more classic and without for that outlaw look!  Loving the body without the side trim spears- is it going to stay that way?  Will the bumpers have the regular aluminum/black rubber or the flat aluminum Carrera trim?  Are you still going aircooled?  What size?  Dare I ask- engine specs?  Swingaxle or irs?  I saw from an earlier pic that the front will be Carey's new suspension- any pics?  Do you know what calipers and hubs they put on it (I'm sure it's something good since there's Wilwood boxes in earlier pics)?  These are things I NEED To KNOW!!!  Al

Thanks, @ALB, it's a lot of fun to post the updates - I'm happy you're enjoying them.  And I love the questions. I'm sure my wife is happy to have me redirect my enthusiasm a different direction once and a while...

1) I did spec baby-moon's, and decided to keep the 5-bolts under them anyways just in case the mood strikes me to "change it up", as you described.

2) The car will be wearing full brightwork, trim spears, full bumpers, bumper guards and all. Just not fitted yet.

3) Yup, aircooled it is. I opted for the "smaller" 1915cc type-1.  Lots and lots of helpful discussion with Carey about that one over the past 25 months (!!). Bottom line is I want air-cooled, and am willing to accept a baseline level of fiddling that comes with that choice, but not looking to spend more lime tinkering than driving. Is definitely the right decision for me.

4) I think I've shared every pic they've sent me, so unfortunately I can't scratch your itch for more suspension goodness.  But like @DannyP said, @Lane Anderson's got you covered there - won't try to improve on his already excellent journalistic abilities.

5) Re: Calipers, hubs, I have no idea - but I bet their good ones since Carey picked them out!

6) Other fun things I've enjoyed in the last month: the "stereo" is in, you can see a small hint of it in one of the interior pics; the speaker hidden in the door. It will have a bluetooth-only amp in the frunk so no head-unit will be visible.  Tunes to drive along to if you feel like it, nothing to see if you don't.  I also had an amazing time going back and forth on final shifter and steering wheel decisions.... but I'm going to keep those to myself until they're installed and ready for the final reveal.  Need something to keep y'all coming back for more.

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