Hello,

Thought you guys might be interested in my build here in the UK. So seven years work to date. Passed the IVA road legal government test first time. Its very quick. Still tunning the engine and going to paint later this year

Spec

Drive train
911 3.2 carrera  engine running a pair of 40 Tin Zenith carbs and manifolds circa 1972, programmable 123 distributor
Porsche 911SC 915 gearbox, taken from a 3.0lt SC 1983
Suspension
Front 944 S2 - 4 pot Brembo brake calipers, discs, brackets , ally lower control arms, Gaz coil over150 lbs shocks, anti-roll bar, 944 rack and pinion steering. 944 adjustable steering column and two link cv joints.
Rear 944 S2 - 4 pot Brembo brake calipers, discs, brackets, alloy rear trailing A arms, Uniball rear, anti-roll bar Gaz coil over 350 lbs shocks
944 steering column, rack & pinion, track rods, switch gear
General
VW pan but a fully integrated custom made Tig welded roll cage which run from front to back. Rear  tube cradle fabricated to support engine, box section sub-frame underneath, radiused ribs and full roll cage to tie front suspension, door mounts, and rear cradle together.
964 pedal cluster and hydraulic slave/ master clutch modification
BBS RS three piece wheels. Fronts 205 55 16x7 ET 23 Rear 225 50 16x8 ET 11 in audi grey.
The gauges are all 911 but re-worked to look like 356 style, they are beautiful.
Body colour to be decided maybe slate grey
Interior ali buckets with head rests - black and Houdstooth centre. Black/ Houdstooth side panels. Black carpet everywhere
Heated front screen E marked
Side window - manual
Hard top with moulded A posts covers windscreen post to scuttle + Legacy 2 fold ragtop fitted. Even in the summer I have driven more in the rain than the sun! 

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It is still very much a project!

 

 

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Wow, didn't know the sketch was still around, other than on my garage wall

Yes, mixture of some. Not finally decided but likely slate grey with a burgundy triangle that runs from the headlight to a point near the rear 1/4 glass. Racing triangles will be longer than most I have seen. 

The no bumper thing is still down to taste, I like both. We can run without in the Uk. I have noticed at speed the front feels a tad lighter, a front splitter would be very helpful to give more down force but would it look pants. Never seen a 356 using one. Also the widebody is so far off original speedster I was trying to add back as many original features as I could to re-balance the design. 

I have lowered the suspension another 15 mm from the picture above effectively tucking the front wheels further in, so really has an old skool look. Not had the chance to drive it yet so may change again. Trial and error and change seems to be the build process at the moment. R&D budget is set at - A big smile!

 

Greg356a posted:

Wow, didn't know the sketch was still around, other than on my garage wall

Yes, mixture of some. Not finally decided but likely slate grey with a burgundy triangle that runs from the headlight to a point near the rear 1/4 glass. Racing triangles will be longer than most I have seen. 

The no bumper thing is still down to taste, I like both. We can run without in the Uk. I have noticed at speed the front feels a tad lighter, a front splitter would be very helpful to give more down force but would it look pants. Never seen a 356 using one. Also the widebody is so far off original speedster I was trying to add back as many original features as I could to re-balance the design. 

I have lowered the suspension another 15 mm from the picture above effectively tucking the front wheels further in, so really has an old skool look. Not had the chance to drive it yet so may change again. Trial and error and change seems to be the build process at the moment. R&D budget is set at - A big smile!

 

The visual balance in the rear is what throws me off. You've widened the rear of the car to fit the large motor and tires which looks awesome. But then when I see the bumper doesn't wrap all the way around it looks off. This is just me Greg and it's your eye that matters. Either way the car is banging and the paint schemes above are sweet.

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