The Chassis

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After removing all of the parts and getting it down to the bare tub it was ready to send to the strippers to get cleaned.  The condition of the chassis was typical for a upper mid-western car, some rust in the expected areas but nothing that couldn’t be fixed.

Plans for the body included complete stripping to bare metal, steel factory GT flares, chassis stiffening kit and new sheet metal for repair of any rusted areas.  The original ‘71 doors will be replaced with doors from a ‘74 to get the better window regulators.  The 914 dash will be replaced with a complete 911 dash and gauges and fitted to the 914 chassis.

As you can see, the sills, jacking points, and longitudinals will need to be replaced or worked on.

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After stripping, the tub came back with all bright and shiny metal.  I put it up on a roto-hoist and went about replacing and repairing the areas that needed attention.  After stripping, a few new areas that needed work were discovered around the floor and trunk. 

The car did not come equipped with factory anti-sway bars so mounts and re-enforcements were added to the chassis

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April 2003

Starting to look like a car again