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I am very excited and happy to announce that I now a new member of the Beck family. This past week I signed the Order Form and sent in my deposit to purchase a new Beck Super Coupe.

I elected to build it in an "Outlaw Style". I chose Slate Gray as the exterior color with an Oxblood leather interior.

My build will not utilize the Subaru motor, but instead will utilize a 3.2 L Boxster S motor and a 5 speed out of a Base Boxster. They have to use the 5 speed because the 6 speed from the Boxster S is too long. The motor is being built by Jake Raby from Flat 6. It will have approximately 280 HP at the flywheel and 260 at the rear wheels.

Some of the other highlights for my build are:

  1. Center Fuel Cap.
  2. Twin Marchal Driving Lights.
  3. Fuchs Wheels.
  4. Leather Hood Straps.
  5. Headlight Screens/Grills.
  6. Twin Raydyot Replica Mirrors.
  7. Roll Bar (Painted to Match the Body)
  8. Nardi Steering Wheel.
  9. Custom Dash with Black/White Gauges.
  10. Drilled Pedals.
  11. Bee Hive Tail Lights.
  12. Twin Center Tip/Outlet Custom Performance Exhaust.

    Joel Roth, Miami, Florida.

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Yes, its a Mid-engine layout. If you go on the Beck Website they have a whole description of the Super Coupe construction with photos as well. The frame is a proprietary custom tube frame with custom suspension. They made the car 2" longer and wider than a "standard" 356 Coupe. They have a number of different engine cradles that allows them to use different engines.

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@Joel Roth posted:

Yes, its a Mid-engine layout. If you go on the Beck Website they have a whole description of the Super Coupe construction with photos as well. The frame is a proprietary custom tube frame with custom suspension. They made the car 2" longer and wider than a "standard" 356 Coupe. They have a number of different engine cradles that allows them to use different engines.

Yep, Lane’s is nearly finished. We have all been watching and drooling over his super coupe build for quite a while.

I’m familiar with the car as I expect to take delivery of mine in the next few weeks.  The 4-cyl Subaru is a fairly tight fit (see my build thread) and a 6-cyl Porsche will be a few inches longer.  I was wondering if they were moving the interior bulkhead forward to accommodate the increased engine length, or if the were somehow able to squeeze it in the existing space.

I’m wondering if they move the engine/transaxle back and angle the half shafts a bit like Intermeccanica does in the opposite direction.  Just engineering curiosity.  I’m sure Carey and crew have it figured out.

I seriously considered the leather hood straps but ultimately decided to leave them off for now.  I figure I’ll live with it for a while before I do more customization.

I’m just under 6’, and had plenty of room when I drove Carey’s car, but I don’t know if the seat could go any farther back.  I believe he mentioned that he’s squeezed a little more space out of the configuration, but I’m not certain.  If you’re long of torso you should be fine.  If you’re all legs, you might have an issue.  I’ll have mine at Carlisle in mid-May and if you’re there you’re welcome to try it on for size.

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@Joel Roth posted:

Hi Lane:

Yes, I saw your posts on your car, its beautiful. Use it well. A lot of what I am doing is very similar to your build.

In my conversations/emails with Carey no one every said anything about having to move the interior bulkhead forward. As far as I know they have a different engine cradle for the Boxster Motor.

I believe the Subaru trans is a bit longer than the Porsche 5 speed, which could explain how it fits.

@Joel Roth posted:

Hey Lane I wanted to ask you how is the fit on the interior. I am 6'2". How's the leg room?

I'm thinking that may depend on if one is longer of leg or torso. And the middle matters too for leg room.

Jake Raby said it should be about 280 at the flywheel and 250=260 at the rear wheels.

Speaking of wheels, I plan on going with a 15 x 7 replica Fuchs wheels with 205 65v 15 Vredelstein SportTrac 5 tires or Pirelli CN36 tires. These are the two tires Carey, from Beck recommended and he told me the wheels will fit front and back. I excited, because I love the look of these wheels. Some of the Fuchs replica wheels I have seen look a little funky.

These are the wheels:

MAXILITE Fuchs Style Wheel, 7'' x 15'', 911/930/914-6/944 (70-89)

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Lane:

I spoke to Carey about the Porsche Boxster engine/transmission vs the Subaru. He  confirmed that the Porsche transmission is a little shorter, but that he will still need to move the firewall a little forward at the bottom. He said the rear 2 x 2 frame rail will get angled inward at the bottom, but that the top will remain in the stock location. They will adjust the motor mounts as well. He said the seat location will remain the same as well as everything else. He also said that they can adjust the wheelbase plus or minus 30 mm and that since they make their own axels they can adjust everything if it needs any adjusting and can also use different CV joints, including 930 type high angle ones. But that it will not be necessary for my car.

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