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post Aug 8 2018, 07:17 PM
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Has anyone ever built (and completed) a Porsche 914 Safari? I know that Eric Shea has been building one on-and-off for awhile, but it does not appear to be finished yet. Anyone ever finished one?

I am thinking of building a mild version of a Safari 914 for use when I move to Peru in a couple of years. The towns and villages outside of the metropolitan Lima area usually have lots of unpaved and/or gravel roads, and we like to venture off the paved roads. I already have a Jeep that I am taking, but want a "fun" car too.

Since building Safari-style Porsche 911's is the latest fad, someone must be doing 914 Safari's too.
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post Aug 8 2018, 07:18 PM
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I’d be very interested in this as well.
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post Aug 8 2018, 07:27 PM
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I was informed by a notorious Californian,
He was gonna start work on one......
Let’s just say he visited the east coast recently.
Heheheh
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post Aug 8 2018, 07:29 PM
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post Aug 8 2018, 07:30 PM
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QUOTE(Dion @ Aug 8 2018, 09:27 PM) *

I was informed by a notorious Californian,
He was gonna start work on one......
Let’s just say he visited the east coast recently.
Heheheh

That would be cool.
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post Aug 8 2018, 07:33 PM
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Attached Image theres a thread somewhere with this one.
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post Aug 8 2018, 07:53 PM
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Yes, Oscar added on a whole new wing to his already spacious home just to do this build. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/sawzall-smiley.gif)
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post Aug 8 2018, 09:21 PM
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I didn't think the style would work with a 914 but that white on above looks pretty cool.
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post Aug 9 2018, 06:03 AM
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Can you add in the safari front window too? (IMG:style_emoticons/default/idea.gif)
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post Aug 9 2018, 06:33 AM
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Moggy’s ralley car with a Raby T4.


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post Aug 9 2018, 07:53 AM
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Jeff Zwart did a 10,000 mile rally in his 914:


http://www.speedhunters.com/2011/11/car_sp..._porsche_914_6/

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post Aug 9 2018, 08:26 AM
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Yes…I am in the process of building a lightweight Safari type build powered by a recently acquired four cylinder 2056cc from a local member. Just rebuilt carbs and all ready to go. I’m almost done sourcing 5 lug conversion components thanks to another member. Hardly any weld repair necessary on driver side floor. Body is ready for minor bodywork and paint. I have all interior pcs that again, I’ve sourced from members here.
I practically have all I need except time…but I’m working on it.
Trying to decide on paint scheme?
Here’s a quick rendering of what is inspiring me.
BTW…I am looking for a set of metal GT flares….anyone have some laying around? Minor damage okay.

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post Aug 9 2018, 08:43 AM
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QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Aug 9 2018, 10:26 AM) *

Yes…I am in the process of building a lightweight Safari type build powered by a recently acquired four cylinder 2056cc from a local member. Just rebuilt carbs and all ready to go. I’m almost done sourcing 5 lug conversion components thanks to another member. Hardly any weld repair necessary on driver side floor. Body is ready for minor bodywork and paint. I have all interior pcs that again, I’ve sourced from members here.
I practically have all I need except time…but I’m working on it.
Trying to decide on paint scheme?
Here’s a quick rendering of what is inspiring me.
BTW…I am looking for a set of metal GT flares….anyone have some laying around? Minor damage okay.

Oscar



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Looks rally good. see what I did there (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

I would think about painting white and then do the graphics in vinyl.
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post Aug 9 2018, 08:51 AM
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Hey! that's my artwork above! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/tongue.gif)

I made a 3D version and rendered it out, several variations of it but I'll just post the one.

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post Aug 9 2018, 08:59 AM
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YES..YES

Glen also created the rendering I posted...

Great look IMHO

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post Aug 9 2018, 01:59 PM
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I always liked the Safari 911s and I think it is very practical for a 914 to go up a few inches and become a safari car.

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif) Build thread to feed my addiction to build threads (IMG:style_emoticons/default/poke.gif)
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post Aug 9 2018, 09:25 PM
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Love the renderings by Glen - and looking forward to seeing Oscars build thread...!

Must say, being a rally fan, one detail I loved about the old Works Escort mk1 Safari cars was the extended roll cage forwards to the front strut tops. For a 914 with an internal cage, this would help triangulate / strengthen the front of the car:

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Then extending the roll cage out to the back strut tops - in the style of the Ernst Seller 914-6 GT - would be a natural complement. Also don't forget the nudge bar structure across the front to encourage fauna and animals out of the way...

- Tony
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