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> 914 limited edition restoration, one gives its life so another can live
Dr. 914
post Jan 4 2017, 10:39 AM
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Well we finally have had the time to finish the reassembly on our 1974 black and yellow limited edition. The car was a failed restoration project from its former owner so we got the car stripped of all of its parts. Even the main wiring harness was missing! We managed to get it this far before needing a donor car. Well we now have one, a rusted but low mile 1974 2.0 Attached File  IMG_1847.JPG ( 113.73K ) Number of downloads: 15
car from Illinois, just perfect to donate its parts.
We will do an extreme quality reassembly on this car, of course it will never be concours because it is a restoration and too many original parts are unobtainable (like a factory new carpet kit!) Watch it come together as we will post each day of our progress[attachment=15905
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post Jan 4 2017, 10:41 AM
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post Jan 4 2017, 03:16 PM
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I'm looking forward to following this build. Thanks for posting.
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post Jan 4 2017, 05:54 PM
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excellent wiring harness out in one piece from the donor car. Used 914 wiring harnesses cannot get much better than this, even all of the rubber boots were perfect.[attachment=15906
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post Jan 18 2017, 05:05 PM
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we are installing the ventilation now, just installed the dash and soon the dash top pad
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post Mar 25 2017, 11:43 AM
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We are now in the final assembly stage of the limited edition and it will soon be for sale to a good home. Do you have your name on it yet? If interested e mail me dr914@autoatlanta.com. Here are some of the highlights of this restored to driver quality car that you would be proud to own:
rebuilt engine with of course fuel injection
new dash
new windshield and windshield chrome
new correct tires
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certificate of authenticity
new carpeting
many new trim pieces
new bumper top seals
all new rubber weatherstrip seals
new shock absorbers
all new sway bar bushings
all new lenses
all systems tested for proper operation



You can be assured that since we know best, every nut and bolt will be in its correct place and the car will need nothing after we are finished
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post Apr 3 2017, 01:57 PM
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The Limited Edition gets a new German windshield and new trim Looking good!
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post Apr 12 2017, 03:27 PM
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engine is in! Also installed the correct gray headlight relay covers Attached File  IMG_0317.JPG ( 112.77K ) Number of downloads: 4
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post Apr 12 2017, 04:38 PM
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nice
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post Apr 14 2017, 10:52 AM
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the main problem with this car is that it was delivered to us in a million pieces and most of them missing. We are really having to scrape the parts racks for the best parts to put on this car and of course have everything very very correct. I do not want any one picking this car and saying "that is not correct!"
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post May 11 2017, 01:40 PM
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we have been slowly working on this car, sway bars are in, fuel pump and lines almost completed, cv axles in, this will be a great great driver quality car for someone out there. One of those restorations that one invests hundreds of hours and expensive parts only to have the satisfaction of saving another 914!Attached File  IMG_0681.JPG ( 119.9K ) Number of downloads: 6
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post Sep 6 2017, 09:41 AM
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We are now working on the car until completed. I know several of our members have expressed interest in the car and we will certainly honor that interest. As in any "restoration" it takes hours and hours of time, and although this car will never be a concours car, it is taking as much time as one to reassemble. Rest assured that every nut and bolt will be in its correct place, the car will need nothing with all systems checked, and make a great clean driver for the new owner. Includes a factory blaupunkt frankfurt radio, tool kit, and certificate of authenticity. New tires and rebuilt engine with stainless heat exchangers and factory muffler are a few more attributes!
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post Sep 15 2017, 08:58 AM
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We are almost finished with this car and ready to send it back to the body shop for final detailing and paint touchup. It has been a long road, starting with a car stripped of most of its parts and scattered. However every nut and bolt will be in its proper place, we even added a newly restored blaupunkt frankfurt period correct radio. The car comes with its certificate of authenticity showing that it originally had as an option a heated rear window which it again has installed. This will make a GREAT driver for the new owner.Attached File  IMG_1711.JPG ( 166.75K ) Number of downloads: 0
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