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> 1970 914 project / low-buck v8 outlaw
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post Jun 28 2018, 04:35 PM
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I recently bought this partially restored 1970 914 shell off Craigslist for a pretty decent price. I have been looking for quite a while and there are only so many around in the Vancouver BC area and most are quite rusty if they are not $$$$$. The good news is most of the gross nasty metal work was already completed so in that regard I’m pretty far ahead for a project. Also came with quite a few decent parts - some I will use and some I will sell off to get the parts I actually need.

Not sure what I will do about engine choice.... would really like to do a 6 but based on cost I may end up doing a v8 or Subaru? Not sure but luckily I have a ton of other work to do on the rest of the car while I make up my mind.

EDIT: V8 it is - Purchased most of a Renegade SBC kit (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)

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After some digging around I got ahold of the original guy who did the resto work - and it turns out he had a build thread on here (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?sho...&hl=Snowman

After he sold the car it seems most of the early dash and dash parts vanished so I have been piecing a new dash assembly together. I have an early set of gauges and the dash frame structure - still looking for a decent top and knee pad.

The Formula Vee wheels were just way too skinny for the flares so they have been sold and I picked up a set of chrome 15x6 and 15 x7 cookie cutters. Not sure if they will be wide enough either to look correct but the deal was great and they will at least allow me to do the 5 bolt conversion.


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I have one side of the rear suspension all apart and the rear axle stub out - looks like it is the early style with the raised bosses in place for 5 lug. I will update with some pics once that is done and the trailing arm is back together.

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post Jun 28 2018, 04:50 PM
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Looks like a great start!
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post Jun 28 2018, 05:00 PM
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Nice. Happy to see where this one goes!
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post Jun 28 2018, 05:14 PM
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QUOTE(1970-1914 @ Jun 28 2018, 03:35 PM) *
I picked up a set of chrome 15x6 and 15 x7 cookie cutters. Not sure if they will be wide enough

They won't be wide enough, i run 7" cookies all around with GT flares and i run long wheel studs and 1" spacers to get them lined up with the flares nicely.
That's with 225 wide tires ...

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post Jun 28 2018, 07:51 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 28 2018, 04:14 PM) *

QUOTE(1970-1914 @ Jun 28 2018, 03:35 PM) *
I picked up a set of chrome 15x6 and 15 x7 cookie cutters. Not sure if they will be wide enough

They won't be wide enough, i run 7" cookies all around with GT flares and i run long wheel studs and 1" spacers to get them lined up with the flares nicely.
That's with 225 wide tires ...



Thanks for the pic - I kinda thought this would be the situation.
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post Jun 29 2018, 07:34 AM
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Looks like a great start to fun project.
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post Jun 29 2018, 08:45 AM
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QUOTE(Travis Neff @ Jun 28 2018, 02:50 PM) *

Looks like a great start!

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Do a 2270 big four....no question.
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post Jun 29 2018, 09:16 AM
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Nice looking roller, congrats.

When people commonly use the word ‘restore’ it means return to like new. Are you ditching the fender flares and going back to totally stock or going hot rod?

Edit, never mind, I answered my own question, adding a V8 or Suby motor is building a hot rod.
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post Jul 1 2018, 03:23 PM
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I will be going Chevy v8 - based on budget and well...mostly budget.
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post Jul 1 2018, 10:50 PM
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QUOTE(1970-1914 @ Jul 1 2018, 02:23 PM) *

I will be going Chevy v8 - based on budget and well...mostly budget.

Unless your going to put an LS in there go suby Plug and play. I bet in the end it will save you time and money.
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post Jul 2 2018, 01:04 PM
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QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 28 2018, 04:14 PM) *

QUOTE(1970-1914 @ Jun 28 2018, 03:35 PM) *
I picked up a set of chrome 15x6 and 15 x7 cookie cutters. Not sure if they will be wide enough

They won't be wide enough, i run 7" cookies all around with GT flares and i run long wheel studs and 1" spacers to get them lined up with the flares nicely.
That's with 225 wide tires ...

You can get 16x8 Euromeister Fuchs for under $800. Good tire selection and the right look. The 1" spacer is built into the outer lip (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)
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post Jul 2 2018, 05:15 PM
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QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Jul 2 2018, 12:04 PM) *

QUOTE(SirAndy @ Jun 28 2018, 04:14 PM) *

QUOTE(1970-1914 @ Jun 28 2018, 03:35 PM) *
I picked up a set of chrome 15x6 and 15 x7 cookie cutters. Not sure if they will be wide enough

They won't be wide enough, i run 7" cookies all around with GT flares and i run long wheel studs and 1" spacers to get them lined up with the flares nicely.
That's with 225 wide tires ...

You can get 16x8 Euromeister Fuchs for under $800. Good tire selection and the right look. The 1" spacer is built into the outer lip (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)



Yes I was looking at those as well as the dr.911 repro alloys as well. He is only about 30 min from me which is pretty convenient. I was looking at either a15x8 + 15x9 set or the 16x8 + 16x9 set. These were apparently cast in Canada.

https://fuchswheelcompany.ca/wheels

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post Jul 2 2018, 05:25 PM
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No new wheels will happen till I sell these though. I have them up on the local Craigslist for pretty much what I have into them. They are definitely my favorite rim on a 914 but without some serious spacers they just wouldn’t look “right”

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I am in the middle of re-drilling the rear hubs to 5 bolt. I was thinking I could buy longer studs and run 1.5” spacers all around and I think it would look good - just not so sure about spacers that thick on the front?


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post Jul 4 2018, 09:33 PM
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Got the early dash structure sandblasted and painted.

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post Jul 13 2018, 11:08 PM
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I have the rear trailing arms just about ready to reinstall!

Sandblasted and painted trailing arms
New wheel bearings
Re-drilled 5 bolt hubs with longer studs
Open ended lug nuts

Going to start off with the cookie cutters with spacers looks like to start.

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post Jul 14 2018, 06:33 AM
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Good luck with your build !
And really good luck with the "low-buck" part!
Start hawing the classifieds for weather seals...new will run you @1000$ for the entire car...
Not to say it can't be done, stuff adds up $$$
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post Jul 14 2018, 11:41 AM
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Good looking cookies.. put them in the classifieds here!
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post Aug 9 2018, 09:15 PM
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Looking better back here finally.

I am going to try and see if it looks ok with tires on for lip clearance.

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