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Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 2 2006, 09:46 PM

Allright, next phase - front trunks. Please keep it limited to 914's through 1971. We'll go from there.

Posted by: 1970 Neun vierzehn Jul 3 2006, 06:14 PM

Sorry for the tire stains on the trunk floor. I'll try to provide better/additional pics when my digital camera is repaired. This will be a start.


Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 3 2006, 10:11 PM

QUOTE (1970 Neun vierzehn @ Jul 3 2006, 06:14 PM) *
Sorry for the tire stains on the trunk floor. I'll try to provide better/additional pics when my digital camera is repaired. This will be a start.

Ummm, not to be a pest, but where are the other pieces. You know, tool kit, spare tires, etc. not that this is meant to be virtual councours (hmmm, not a bad idea), but we'd reallt like to see it all, including the top of your gas tank.

I know you, so don't get in a spit about this. Just show us what you have, cause I know you have all the pieces. Help the newbie!
Pat

Posted by: grasshopper Jul 4 2006, 12:33 AM

uhh, pat..90% of 914's dont even have a tool kit anymore...and that is a very clean front trunk.

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 4 2006, 11:06 AM

QUOTE (grasshopper @ Jul 4 2006, 12:33 AM) *
uhh, pat..90% of 914's dont even have a tool kit anymore...and that is a very clean front trunk.

I'm sure you're right, but the pieces are out there & I'd like others to see them so when they run accross them they can grab em up.

I know the photo car pretty well & it IS a very nice 914. The whole car is even nicer than the front trunk. Glad Paul sent clap56.gif the pics & I'm sure we'll get more.

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 6 2006, 08:13 PM

Let's see the middle years

Posted by: tod914 Jul 7 2006, 01:19 PM

Here's a few detail shots from a 12/74 build 1975 2.0. Will be a month or so before I can take other shots. Camera is out on loan.



Posted by: tod914 Jul 7 2006, 01:21 PM

Gas tank label


Posted by: Thomas J Bliznik Jul 12 2006, 08:31 PM

Hi Guys,

Just crawling back from (6) days of baby sitting our (2) grandchildren (boys 1-1/2 & 4-1/2 yrs.) Lynda & I are bone tired. It will be another week before things are back to normal.

Just wanted to show details of my 1974 front trunk. I'll take more detailed photo's & post later next week.

Tom



 

 

Posted by: Thomas J Bliznik Jul 12 2006, 08:32 PM

more popcorn[1].gif

Tom

 

Posted by: Thomas J Bliznik Jul 12 2006, 08:51 PM

BTW

See that last picture & notice the wire cable under the headlight (not factory)???
Everyone should put one in. If you every break the cable pull when the front trunk is closed it's a bitch to open. My emergency cable pull is hidden under the headlight bullnose. In an emergency you pull off the headlight bullnose to open the front trunk. It's a really neat pull hidden from sight. It has a miniature 914 model handle (need to take a picture of this beautiful piece of hidden art smile.gif ) that was made a long time ago by a 914 dentist lab Tech. out East. I think his name was Robb??? Forgot his name. He was a 914 long time (73 or 74 orange) owner that just disappeared. Wonder what happened to him. Used to see him at all the Stoddard meets???

Tom

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 13 2006, 07:07 PM

Tom,
envy your "cad" plated strut upper hardware! Mine was polished years ago & looks close to chrome, but will get it replated down the road. Very nice Zebra stries, too!

Happy you're back!
Pat

Posted by: tod914 Jul 13 2006, 08:42 PM

great looking car Tom. By chance do you have a thread or site on the resto on that?

Posted by: Thomas J Bliznik Jul 13 2006, 09:59 PM

Hi Tod,

Thanks for the compliment (it's really appreciated). I never made a web site or thread because my restoration was before I had a digital camera. I have lots of 35mm pictures & I need to purchase a scanner to put pictures on a CD. Something I want to do, but never find the time. I will someday because of the wonderful experience working with new found friends & the labor of love putting it together. There was a nice (4) page feature on my car in EXCELLENCE magazine in their August 2002 issue # 112 if you can find an old copy.

Thanks again for asking Tod, because I really need to put something on paper for all the shortcuts and restoration advise I can pass on to others. I enjoyed the research, parts collection & new friends more than finishing the 914. The day I took it for it's first drive was the high point of my restoration & today (8) years later it's just another pretty Yellow 914.

Tom
BTW: I just went out to the garage to look at a plaque on the wall saying June 27th. 1998 was the day the motor was fired up & it was finished in August 1998 for my first ride around the neighborhood. Lots of great memories.

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 24 2006, 09:26 PM

Some photos of my '72 front trunk




 

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 24 2006, 09:42 PM

Couple more from my '72. Pardon the chrome wheel - have the orig, but no tire mounted.




 

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 24 2006, 09:44 PM

Final from the front of my '72 - no, it's not freshly repainted.


 

Posted by: Series9 Jul 24 2006, 09:51 PM

'72 happy11.gif :

 

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 24 2006, 10:02 PM

QUOTE (Series9 @ Jul 24 2006, 09:51 PM) *
'72 happy11.gif :

Wow...Cool..looks just like mine, except for.........everything!

Posted by: Dion Jul 26 2006, 05:04 PM

Here is my 73 not concours,but thought i'd like to contribute......Dion

 

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jul 26 2006, 08:39 PM

QUOTE (Dion @ Jul 26 2006, 05:04 PM) *
Here is my 73 not concours,but thought i'd like to contribute......Dion

Dion - once again - NICE 914! May be the camera settings, but what is the color?

Posted by: Dion Jul 27 2006, 12:19 AM

Hi Pat. It's one of the option colours with the strange name."Marathon" metallic Blue.

Posted by: type4org Jul 30 2006, 04:41 PM

My 1976 2.0 with 24,500 miles: This front trunk is original with the exception of the amp put in by the P.O. (see story below).

View with trunk tray in place:



The amp has a funny story behind it. This isn't just some dumb kid who cut up half the car for bigger speakers, the first owner actually fitted a CB radio. Apart from this highly visible amp the setup is actually very discreet and nicely done, I even found a bsiness card from the CB radio place in southern California that did it, most likely in the late seventies. The setup comes with the amp, a late seventies Motorola radio (the car apparently had a Becker Mexico, which came in a box when I bought it) and the CB handheld mike which mounts tastefully onto the middle console in the passenger footwell. I can't test this setup until the motorized antenna works again, unfortunately.

View with the trunk tray removed into the spare tire well:



A close-up of the toolkit and its pristine contents:


Posted by: Jeff Bowlsby Jul 30 2006, 08:13 PM

Whats that light grey wire cable for in the nose panel Jens?

Posted by: type47fan Jul 30 2006, 08:39 PM

QUOTE (Jeff Bowlsby @ Jul 30 2006, 05:13 PM) *
Whats that light grey wire cable for in the nose panel Jens?


Factory foglights?

Posted by: type4org Jul 30 2006, 09:28 PM

QUOTE (type47fan @ Jul 30 2006, 08:39 PM) *
QUOTE (Jeff Bowlsby @ Jul 30 2006, 05:13 PM) *

Whats that light grey wire cable for in the nose panel Jens?


Factory foglights?


Wayne gets the prize. beerchug.gif

I didn't know it myself until I went out and just disconnected one of them and switched on the foglights. With the big old rubber bumper you can't even put your hand behind there and feel along.

Posted by: 1970 Neun vierzehn Aug 7 2006, 02:01 PM

More 1970/4 pics..............

 

Posted by: tod914 Aug 7 2006, 02:28 PM

Where's the toe hook gizmo screwed into?? Don't remember seeing something for it on my 75. Nice looking car btw.

Posted by: 1970 Neun vierzehn Aug 7 2006, 04:40 PM

On early cars ( I don't know when the factory changed it), there is a threaded installation point near the leading edge of the trunk. The first photo in this thread shows the installation point. There is another one on the driver's side as well, with the threaded hole empty. After reading your post, I looked at Pat Garvey's front trunk and didn't see any tow hook installation points in his '72. That's probably explains why he shows his tow hook with his tool kit, as later cars didn't have the interior installation points for the aforementioned hook. I wonder if '71s have this tow hook mounting point?

Posted by: Pat Garvey Aug 7 2006, 09:31 PM

QUOTE (1970 Neun vierzehn @ Aug 7 2006, 04:40 PM) *
On early cars ( I don't know when the factory changed it), there is a threaded installation point near the leading edge of the trunk. The first photo in this thread shows the installation point. There is another one on the driver's side as well, with the threaded hole empty. After reading your post, I looked at Pat Garvey's front trunk and didn't see any tow hook installation points in his '72. That's probably explains why he shows his tow hook with his tool kit, as later cars didn't have the interior installation points for the aforementioned hook. I wonder if '71s have this tow hook mounting point?

Nope! I usually keep it with the tool kit, because that's where it was displayed in the "olden days" of concours, plus it's not susceptible to being banged when removing the spare, rendering it bent.

Attached photo shows correct placement ina late '72. This does bring up the question of just when (if ever) it was moved to the tool bag.


 

 

Posted by: boxstr Aug 23 2006, 12:35 AM

74 2.0 33,000 miles

 

Posted by: boxstr Aug 23 2006, 12:36 AM

Guess I could have been a little closer.
CCL

Posted by: Pat Garvey Aug 24 2006, 04:46 PM

QUOTE (boxstr @ Aug 23 2006, 12:35 AM) *
74 2.0 33,000 miles

Very nice!

Note to the newbies and/or uninformed - major change here with the fuels evaporator tank & note the charcoal canister is gone from the front. Other little things too.

 

Posted by: Bleyseng Aug 26 2006, 12:00 PM

I thought those were suspension pickup points...hmm.

Here is a early 70 that just needs a bit of cleaning up for a show. 150K miles and off the road since 1982.


 

Posted by: Pat Garvey Aug 26 2006, 09:12 PM

QUOTE (Bleyseng @ Aug 26 2006, 12:00 PM) *
I thought those were suspension pickup points...hmm.

Here is a early 70 that just needs a bit of cleaning up for a show. 150K miles and off the road since 1982.


Chuckle! Nothing a 150 hp shop vac can't handle!

 

Posted by: Pat Garvey Oct 12 2006, 09:48 PM

QUOTE (type4org @ Jul 30 2006, 09:28 PM) *
QUOTE (type47fan @ Jul 30 2006, 08:39 PM) *

QUOTE (Jeff Bowlsby @ Jul 30 2006, 05:13 PM) *

Whats that light grey wire cable for in the nose panel Jens?


Factory foglights?


Wayne gets the prize. beerchug.gif

I didn't know it myself until I went out and just disconnected one of them and switched on the foglights. With the big old rubber bumper you can't even put your hand behind there and feel along.

Nonetheless, an extremely nice 914! Color's not bad either, cause it's close to red!
Pat

Posted by: 1970 Neun vierzehn Nov 19 2006, 04:18 PM

Even more '70/4 front trunk, note no charcoal canister...

 

Posted by: 1970 Neun vierzehn Nov 19 2006, 04:21 PM

driver's side detail, again a '70/4.....

 

Posted by: 914runnow Dec 3 2006, 03:31 AM

QUOTE (Thomas J Bliznik @ Jul 12 2006, 05:31 PM) *
Hi Guys,

Just crawling back from (6) days of baby sitting our (2) grandchildren (boys 1-1/2 & 4-1/2 yrs.) Lynda & I are bone tired. It will be another week before things are back to normal.

Just wanted to show details of my 1974 front trunk. I'll take more detailed photo's & post later next week.

Tom

Hi there...I noticed a 'drain hose' on your brake fluid resevoir??
Was that OEM on your model year?? blink.gif

Posted by: sendjonathanmai Nov 21 2007, 07:28 PM






-JON

Posted by: sszakats Jun 30 2009, 12:21 PM

QUOTE (Pat Garvey @ Jul 24 2006, 10:42 PM) *
Couple more from my '72. Pardon the chrome wheel - have the orig, but no tire mounted.




Where do the tools get stored in an original car? Thanks

Posted by: Pat Garvey Jun 30 2009, 08:11 PM

QUOTE (sszakats @ Jun 30 2009, 02:21 PM) *
QUOTE
Couple more from my '72. Pardon the chrome wheel - have the orig, but no tire mounted.




Where do the tools get stored in an original car? Thanks

Those tools that fit into the vinyl pouch, as well as those that are too large are stored in the reversed spare tire.
Pat

Posted by: DAVE VIOLA Apr 16 2018, 05:17 PM

QUOTE (1970 Neun vierzehn @ Jul 3 2006, 03:14 PM) *
Sorry for the tire stains on the trunk floor. I'll try to provide better/additional pics when my digital camera is repaired. This will be a start.

did all the years have the tow hook installed in the front trunk as in your picture? What was the purpose for this? Thanks, Dave

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