AWD 964/911 Bus

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Re: AWD 964/911 Bus

Post by john&hannah » Tue Jun 11, 2019 8:03 am

A front end is born
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Re: AWD 964/911 Bus

Post by mo » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:30 am

Looks tough 🤣👍🏾
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Re: AWD 964/911 Bus

Post by ted698 » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:44 am

Loving this thread - a completely handmade custom chassis - its nuts!!! hahahahaha
Keep it coming!

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Re: AWD 964/911 Bus

Post by john&hannah » Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:07 pm

sent to me by an avid Bay Window fan
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Re: AWD 964/911 Bus

Post by john&hannah » Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:20 pm

I think this is progress, some may call it vandolism.......

ImageOne step forward 300 back by Duke of Boots1966, on Flickr

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ImageOne step forward 300 back by Duke of Boots1966, on Flickr

I don't mess about when i slam....

ImageOne step forward 300 back by Duke of Boots1966, on Flickr

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Re: AWD 964/911 Bus

Post by john&hannah » Sun Sep 22, 2019 11:28 am

Finally started to try and make sense of the door alignment and the new panels. Background being the bus is not straight and most of the repairs have been made with 'home crafted' (bit of a leap to say fabricated) panels and patches, the result being i can't trust any of the measurements or panel alignments and fits. So the plan is to create a former around the door frame and check this against my door and then build the new panels around the former off the bus with spot welds and panel pins. Fingers crossed.

Former being made

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Former and new panels

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Former against B pillar
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New panels and door

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Front Suspension

Post by john&hannah » Fri Sep 27, 2019 11:46 am

I have gone firm on the front suspension and it is out with the double wishbone and in with the original mcpherson strut albeit a bespoke shortened one designed by gazshocks. Watch this space for the fitting.

This is the tech spec for any one that is interested -

Porsche 964 Gaz Gold front struts with a 13 ½” body length & the brackets moved up the body x 2” with a stroke of 7” will give a total overall length from the very bottom of the case to the very top of the piston rod 22 ¼” so with a fitted length of 20” again measured from the very bottom of the case to the top of the piston rod this will allow you have 2 ¼” of droop & 4 ¾” of bump movement. The main body diameter will be 60mm & they will use a 65mm/ 2 ½” id spring. :bounce:


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Re: AWD 964/911 Bus

Post by mo » Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:49 pm

Can’t wait 😊 to see them fitted !?
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Re: AWD 964/911 Bus

Post by john&hannah » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:09 pm

exciting day today - bespoke front shocks!
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