Making serious progress on the Vert! Pics within!

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Making serious progress on the Vert! Pics within!

Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Mon Aug 28, 2006 7:55 pm

We have really made some tracks on Beth's vert in the last couple of weeks! All the major body items are installed and most of the Carbon Fiber too!

I am doing something special with the fuel tank and when it's finished it'll be the finishing touch on the trunk area. We only lack the fabrication for the mounts and install of the 911 front seats and buttoning up the interior with the instruments, console and etc to finish off the interior. I am doing a ton of little things like installing a steering wheel from a 2003 Boxster S and also whacking off the tops of 911 pedals to be used on the VW pedal assembly for that classic 911 look/feel under the foot.

I am awaiting the A/C kit from Gilmore Enterprises before we mock up the engine/trans install so the Turbo header and system can be fabbed in the car. A Turbo car with A/C is sure to make people wonder how the hell we did it!

The rear of the car will be finished later this week when I install the Koni shocks, torque bar and my new intermediate mount set up. The front end is complete as well as the brakes on all 4 corners (discs).

This build is coming together pretty fast, the engine will be finished and on the dyno next week!

We have really had fun building this car, Beth has done a lot of the work her self including most of the dirty work- not bad for an accountant!

We should be ready for a debut at EuroFest in late fall at the BMW factory in South Carolina!

Here are some pics!
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Post by scott s » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:11 pm

Stunning. It's lie you read my mind and built a dream Super-'vert. I sure wish I still had my '75....

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:13 pm

Yep, this is a '79...

Not bad for a 100% daily driver!

No matter how hard I try I can't help but detail everything- its driving me nuts!

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Post by Passatman » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:17 pm

Did you guys clean the inside of the chassis jake, if so how did you do it as i need to do this on my chassis when i convert it.

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Mon Aug 28, 2006 8:24 pm

The car didn't come off the pan- didn't need it. We had everything media blasted and then we coated it all with POR 15 afterward. The car also has a serious dose of Line X in all the floor pans, trunk, engine bay and parcel tray. In places it's up to 3/8" thick for noise reduction more than anything else....

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Post by NO_H2O » Mon Aug 28, 2006 9:33 pm

It looks better every time I see it.

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Re: Making serious progress on the Vert! Pics within!

Post by DudeAndHisBus » Tue Aug 29, 2006 12:00 am

MASSIVE TYPE IV wrote:We should be ready for a debut at EuroFest in late fall at the BMW factory in South Carolina!
When is EuroFest anyway? It's about a half hour from my house.

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Post by Wally » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:50 am

Really nice!

Those fender guards are very functional, as I have recently found out on the track: my lower rear fenders has numerous black stripes on them due to rubber bits flying around (and off my tires I'am sure).
Not funny when you have a white car...
T4T: Type 4 Turbo engine, under construction

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Tue Aug 29, 2006 4:27 am

Yep, we have done most everything as fully functional items.

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Post by 86svo » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:16 pm

Where did you get those running boards and fender guards and light bezles?

Tim

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Post by MassIVe 79 Vert » Wed Sep 06, 2006 8:22 pm

86svo wrote:Where did you get those running boards and fender guards and light bezles?

Tim
If I told you, I'd have to kill you :shock:

Seriously though, it's a private source that doesn't want to advertise publically...sorry.

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Post by samcat » Thu Sep 07, 2006 2:23 am

MassIVe 79 Vert wrote:
86svo wrote:Where did you get those running boards and fender guards and light bezles?

Tim
If I told you, I'd have to kill you :shock:

Seriously though, it's a private source that doesn't want to advertise publically...sorry.
:D ;)

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I have my own ones...

Cya,
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Post by 86svo » Thu Sep 07, 2006 10:43 am

Does this private source want to sell some more?

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Thu Sep 07, 2006 11:55 am

Not at the present. If they do we'll certainly be bringin the stuff to the market!

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Post by 86svo » Thu Sep 07, 2006 3:20 pm

Then you suck,how dare you guys come on here with parts like that and not want to sell them! :cry: lol

Tim

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