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    Default 1978 Porsche 924 // I slammed that thing

    Last year a friend of mine was looking for a classic car, he could use as a daily ride. He had no clue about classic cars at all and asked me for some help and support. While we were checking various options, I stumbled upon this Porsche 924. Sold in 1978 it was old enough to be a legal classic car in Germany (30 years minimum), this saves you money on insurance and taxes and allows you to enter city centres without having a modern engine with low emission.

    As a good friend I talked to guy who sold it and we had a phone call for almost an hour. He owns various cool cars, an original Strosek Porsche 928 e.g., his wife didn't like the 924, so he gave it away. When I visited him for a test drive I fell in love with this car. Though there are three details, which would keep me from buying it. Normally. I don't like red cars. I don't like ATS Classic wheels. And I don't like those aftermarket glass roofs from the 80s. I bought it anyway, knowing this friend of mine would understand it.

    This is how it looked in the beginning. ATS Classic wheels in a special Kerscher edition. 7x15" ET16 in the front, 9x15" ET-19 in the back. A bodykit that makes the 924 look more like a 944 and a front bumper that was originally mounted at a Porsche 924 Carrera GTS.









    During winter time somebody crashed into my bumper and ruined it. Finding this one again is pretty hard, so I gave it to a guy to fix it. He's building boats and knows how to handle this plastic stuff. Probably it would have become a mess, if I'd tried to fix it by myself.





    Gave it a quick wash before I took some last spins in it this summer.







    Tried the original wheels for some fun. This is how it looks like.





    Some weeks ago I brought it into my workshop to make some serious changes to it. Last time it looked like this.





    And the work starts. The broken bumper is off. The front axle is off. Some more parts are off as well. Well, not on this picture. But you can trust me.





    Playing around with some parts I collected in the meantime. The scoop is from a 924 Carrera GTS and will become a part of the new look. The wheel arches on the other hand won't, since it doesn't really suit the car.






    Collected some more parts and everything is coming together slowly. Took me more than a year to get clear front indicators and these were no bargain at all. But I had to have them on my car. The suspension parts are almost complette. Some old parts have to be refurbished before I can get everything back together.







    Updates will follow soon, for the moment there's no electricity in my workshop. I hope this will be fixed soon. Really wanna take another spin this year.
    Last edited by forloveandglory; 03-09-2013 at 02:14 PM.

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    i wanna follow this


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    Go on...

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    I can dig it!

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    Thanks for the kind words. As soon as electricity is working again, I get back to work.
    Can't wait to see it lowered myself.
    Last edited by forloveandglory; 09-06-2012 at 07:50 AM.
    My 1978 Porsche 924 build thread is quite boring.
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    Umm ... yes. Can't wait to see where this goes.
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    Not much of an update. Just drove to the workshop to check if power is back on.
    It is, so I can start to refurbish the wishbones and other bits and pieces.

    In between I took off the rubber spoiler, since it was shrunken und out of shape.
    Bought another big rubber thingy already, but I quite like it without it. Maybe I'll keep it this way.
    944 script has got to go and maybe I should lose the black rubber part at the bumper as well.

    My 1978 Porsche 924 build thread is quite boring.
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    tief und breit

    is your only option

    has it been repainted already?

    paint looks so fresh

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    It was repainted a couple of years ago. The paint is still in quite a good condition, but the widened body shows its marks already and it'll be repainted in the beginning of next year.
    Low and wide is the way I'm going. Some parts were sent to be powder coated.
    I really wanna start to assemble the new stuff soon.
    My 1978 Porsche 924 build thread is quite boring.
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    an unusual car to take into this kind of project.. subscribed, I really wanna see what comes of this

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    keep the rear shaved. looks sick!


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    I've always liked 924s.
    I can't wait to see it lowered.

    Sub'd!

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    nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by thund3rdom3 View Post
    an unusual car to take into this kind of project.. subscribed, I really wanna see what comes of this
    Thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by DannyE32 View Post
    keep the rear shaved. looks sick!
    I really love it as well.
    Let's see ...
    I'm thinking about shaving the rear bumper as well.
    The black rubber is a little bit disturbing now.

    Quote Originally Posted by SheaMoose View Post
    I've always liked 924s.
    I can't wait to see it lowered.

    Sub'd!
    Me neither.

    Quote Originally Posted by superturbodiesel.com View Post
    nice
    Thanks.



    Just a quick update in between. The car ist still not lowered.
    Damn I'm really slow with this, may I should get the Team Chihuahua guy involved. Haha.

    I just picked up my fixed frontbumper.
    Still needs some sanding but it's fixed and stiffened.
    I hope to get something done this weekend.
    My 1978 Porsche 924 build thread is quite boring.
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    The 924 and 944 bodies are to me, two of the best designs porsche put out.

    If it were me, I've always wanted to see one slammed with a Strosek wide body kit:



    The strosek headlights look shitty to me, really the rear end is the best part:



    I'm with you about the rubber non-turbo bumpers for this body style looking like rat vaginas:



    Compare that ^ with this:






    Really psyched to see what you do with this.

    -Updated 07-29-2013- _ padraig@deathsquad.ca _ _

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    So, hurried up with my office work and spent some time in the workshop.
    Only a little progress though, but at least there's something finished.

    Today I picked up these wheel arches.
    I might need them in the future, since I wanna use wider wheels.
    About 2" wider, to be precise.
    They will need some treatment to fit.
    But this will happen much later during this (damn slow) build.





    As mentioned, I got my bumper back.
    Looks like work in progress now but it's almost finished.
    Only a little sanding needed, some filler and it's done.
    Test fitted the white indicators again.
    Love the much cleaner look.





    And yes, there's something finished.
    Something quite tiny though, but finished.
    The connection rods between wishbone and stabilizer are ready to be used.
    Added a stainless steel nut and washer, that's it.



    Since I'm still undecided which colour it'll be, I was playing around with some stuff.
    Maybe I should go for the Harlekin look from VW?

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    Quote Originally Posted by forloveandglory View Post
    Maybe I should go for the Harlekin look from VW?
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    -Updated 07-29-2013- _ padraig@deathsquad.ca _ _

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    My 1978 Porsche 924 build thread is quite boring.
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    I love these things! I will be watching.

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    interesting build. definitely needs the spoiler on the back though. looks really weird missing that body line

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    Quote Originally Posted by padraigmk3 View Post
    If it were me, I've always wanted to see one slammed with a Strosek wide body kit
    I'm not sure about the Strosek version. There are a few conversions I like, but most of them are just not right. Furthermore there's really one thing that bothers me about the trunklid. The Trannies regularly have a proper trunk and the Strosek thingy really destroys this point in a way. But who knows, whenever I get one for a reasonable price I won't be able to resist anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by Forty-six and 2 View Post
    I love these things! I will be watching.
    It won't keep up with your great metal work skills, but I'll try my very best.

    Quote Originally Posted by C-Hutch View Post
    interesting build. definitely needs the spoiler on the back though. looks really weird missing that body line
    Yeah, I'm still undecided, let's see how it'll be in the end.


    Tomorrow I'll be in the workshop to get more things done.
    Hope to have it standing on its wheels next weekend.
    My 1978 Porsche 924 build thread is quite boring.
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    Man I wish you were somewhere around me! I always wanted one of these, and would definitely widen it. These with a metal factory line wide body are on my dream list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by forloveandglory View Post
    I'm not sure about the Strosek version. There are a few conversions I like, but most of them are just not right. Furthermore there's really one thing that bothers me about the trunklid. The Trannies regularly have a proper trunk and the Strosek thingy really destroys this point in a way. But who knows, whenever I get one for a reasonable price I won't be able to resist anyway.
    I can see your point about the Strosek hatch (or lack thereof) deviating too far from how the original looks. I suppose it would be my preference. I think the Strosek design could be a nice inspiration for a rubber-less rear bumper, I think you mentioned wanting to shave yours in a previous post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Forty-six and 2 View Post
    Man I wish you were somewhere around me! I always wanted one of these, and would definitely widen it. These with a metal factory line wide body are on my dream list.
    Some 20 years ago somebody took a bodykit made of glasfiber.
    So there's no metal left at the arches, therefore it's already really wide compared to a stock model.
    Keep in mind there are 9x15 ET-19 wheels with huge spacers in the back right now.
    But you're right, doing that in metal would have been really great.
    Though the 924 shape hasn't got such characteristic lines as the 944.
    So my ride is a mix of 924 and 944 details. Makes it more ... eerrrrrr ... let's call it special.

    Quote Originally Posted by padraigmk3 View Post
    I can see your point about the Strosek hatch (or lack thereof) deviating too far from how the original looks. I suppose it would be my preference. I think the Strosek design could be a nice inspiration for a rubber-less rear bumper, I think you mentioned wanting to shave yours in a previous post.
    You're right, I mentioned that and it's a great inspiration without any doubt. So thanks for that.
    My 1978 Porsche 924 build thread is quite boring.
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    The car looks a litlle bit pale, at least in pictures. If it would be red as the shock springs in the pictures above, it would look better (my opinnion only)
    Mushrooms in my head..

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