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My Notchback.... One for the haters

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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 11th September 2015 - 1:51pm

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Cars gone............ To a better place that is.


But watch this space. 2-3 weeks I've been assured. :ninja:

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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 11th September 2015 - 1:56pm

markymarc wrote:Firstly may I say.......I love this Notch.....I wish I had the mechanical knowledge to complete a project like this.......i can understand that some think it is wrong to ruin an original car but if it keeps it on the road then that is great right?
I have had my share of haters in the past with my projects but hey if we were all the same it would be a boring little life we lead, so embrace life and do what makes you smile......mark.

Thanks for the positive comments. I just enjoy doing something different and having something unique. Something I think you certainly get owning a type 3.

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Post by Chino » 11th September 2015 - 2:54pm

Kai wrote:



Cars gone............ To a better place that is.


But watch this space. 2-3 weeks I've been assured. :ninja:
Very cryptic...I shall keep my eyes peeled.

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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 12th November 2015 - 5:21pm

It's been a while. My two week window clearly hasn't provided many fruits.

Car is looking the tits. Two more weeks I've been assured.


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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 14th November 2015 - 3:20pm

Few more for you all.

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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Chino » 14th November 2015 - 8:34pm

Yesssss! Looking mental mate :)

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Post by Kai » 14th November 2015 - 9:13pm

Totally forgot about the money shot.


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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Tight yorkie mick » 18th November 2015 - 2:27pm

Interesting mods what struts are you using?

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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 18th November 2015 - 3:26pm

Tight yorkie mick wrote:Interesting mods what struts are you using?

It's all from a Cayman..... This also equates to boxster and 997-996 911's as not only do the front all look alike but they share the same front suspension. The steering won't be Porsche though as I'm sticking with a manual rack.

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Post by 937carrera » 19th November 2015 - 7:46pm

Should handle well............ are you using Cayman discs / hubs as well, if so what wheels ?
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Post by Kai » 19th November 2015 - 8:43pm

David,

Everything going into the front is from the Cayman (non S). Brakes will be overkill but I happen to have them for each corner so may as well as its cost me £50 for the rear caliper adaptors. I'm keeping my cup 1's. Would love a set of BBS RS's but they're rare ( like most Porsche wheels) with a high 55mm offset. Incidentally my cup 1's are from an Audi S2. Yes I'm aware there is a BBS rs 16x8 et49 currently on eBay :paranoid:
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Post by 937carrera » 20th November 2015 - 12:45am

OK, so you are fitting 16" wheels, I was just wanting to make sure that they wouldn't be too big to fit under the arches or too small to clear the disc/ caliper assembly. Don't worry, I'm not going to bid on the wheels :)
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Post by Kai » 20th November 2015 - 8:21am

My white cup 1's are 17x7 ET55 and will be staying for the foreseeable future. Previously I had some cayenne wheels which where 17x7.5 et55 and I think an 8J could be squeezed in there however the limiting factor is the tyre. I tried a 225/45/17 tyre before and it just rubbed on everything. I settled for a 205/45/17 tyre, next time I may try a 215/45/17 but I think that's gotta be the largest tyre i'll ever fit underneath the stock arches without major surgery which I'm never going to be interested in doing.


The boxster did come with a factory 16" wheel so would clear the (non S model ) brakes no issue ......

That single wheel on eBay has a starting bid of £350!!!!! Your welcome to bid on it if you like :) there is a full set of those wheels on stance works for £750 in the USA. I'd say the eBay seller is a dreamer with his price. I'll stick with my cup 1's. If I'm going to be spending some serious cash on wheels I'll go for some rotiforms or image wheels. I would love to have a more classic looking wheel but I require a high offset which is rare with those styles of wheels.

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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 29th November 2015 - 11:07pm

Right, story from start to almost 98% finished. Sit down, get some tissue and enjoy.


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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by markymarc » 30th November 2015 - 12:55pm

There is some clever shit going on there........I can't wait to see this at a show next year. It is awesome.
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Post by Editor » 1st December 2015 - 1:06pm

That strut mod reminds me of the Fastback that I saw at a VW meeting at Lisberg in Germany many years ago. It was used as a test-bed for the Type 4 front suspension, but didn't get destroyed afterwards, that would have normally been done. As the Type 4 front end assembly was longer, the car had several inches grafted into the front wings and structure.
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Post by miketyp3 » 1st December 2015 - 2:11pm

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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Chino » 2nd December 2015 - 10:03am

I bet this will be an awesome fun drive when completed with that work!

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Post by Editor » 6th December 2015 - 1:53pm

Yes, that one, Mike!
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Post by Kai » 7th December 2015 - 3:53pm

miketyp3 wrote::)

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That's an interesting find you have there. I'm tempted to say the arch is further forward...... Wonder how it drove????


So I haven't driven it properly yet. Waiting to get some new rear shocks and it's outta it's MOT. Hopefully I can get the shocks done before Christmas but been quoted 2-4weeks to build em. The steering is very light even at low speeds. Like power steering but it doesn't have it fitted. No bump steer either. The wheel has a possibly 2-3inchs of travel is guess and I've not wired it on the soft setting yet. Porsche PASM front shocks an all. Thing is wicked though. Be even better when the strut brace goes on.... Didn't trust the inner wings on their own and neither did VW incidentally it would appear.


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Re: My Notchback.... One for the haters

Post by Kai » 24th January 2016 - 5:34pm

Brembos on the rear.

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Still awaiting the arrival of my replacement rear shocks. 4 weeks I was quoted. Mental. Put in an order at VW Heritage. Going to finish making the intermittent wiper function work. Also going to wire up the heated resr window and get that working properly. Also I've got to wire up my new speedo to the speed sensor in the gearbox. Lots of small jobs to get stuck into. Might even go get an MOT for it.

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