Well, there’s no turning back now… I’ve taken a Sawzall to the chassis of the 1981 Ferrari 308 GTBi… We needed room for axles on the turbo Honda K24 we’re swapping in, and some tubes simply needed to go. If you had asked me years ago if I’d be cutting up a vintage Ferrari, I’d have said you were nuts, but here we are… With those out of the way, though, we’re ready to start on engine mounts, now that we have some dry sump pan dimensions in hand.
A little bit of everything. Sure, it’s a vague sentiment, but its rather fitting after even just a brief look around Baker Garage in Denver, Colorado. From classic BMWs resting firmly on the shop floor, to enormous Ford vans towering above everything but the lift posts, there’s a little bit of everything hiding behind the shop doors. From alignments and service work to one-off builds found nowhere else, once more Baker plays host to a little bit of everything.
The StanceWorks archives are full to the brim with articles, stories, and helpful pieces, each with history and heart, but many of them fall forgotten to time and the depths of the website itself. Today, we’re diving into the StanceWorks Archives, bringing you one of our favorite how-to articles to date. We’ve always sought to teach our audience something with every article, and our “How-Tos” give us the rare opportunity to focus on such an act.
Who needs an interior, anyway?! Today, I’m ripping the guts out of the Ferrari 308 GTBi, beginning with the gorgeous factory seats. I’ve bought a set of Bride Zeta IIs from Japan for the build, and have decided an F40-esque interior is more my pace. Out comes the carpet and the sound deadening… it’s all just unnecessary weight. Soon, we’ll begin the quest to find the “right” replacement carpet, and decide just how much of the interior should go back in.
There’s no brand on earth with a name more instilled in the spirit racing than Porsche. Argue if you must, but their track record will back up such magnificent claims. From Le Mans wins to Nurburgring records, and from IMSA championships to cup racing, Porsche runs the gamut as an indisputable victor, forging ahead with a mission to build the best cars — both for the track and the street — that they possibly can.