Rebuilding a $500 Porsche 911 in your backyard

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  1. Pontoneer

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    This video blog is quite compelling - lots of ingenuity , like building a rollover stand for the car out of timber !

    Here's a link t part 1 , the rest follows on .

     
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    Reminds me of the hoist I built out of timber to take the engine and gearbox out of my Mk7 Jag. It was basically two lengths of 4x2, some rope, a pair of large wooden ramps and me with three mates doing all the lifting.
     
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    Agh just sold my 911 to fund my Mercedes, miss it already :cry:
     
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    I’ve been watching this one as well. That chaps got his work cut out, not to mention the rust.
    Project Binky is worth a look as well.
     
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    Ingenious use of wood there, nice one!

    Not sure I buy into the '$500' ? Any yard would extract the max value out of its exotic spoils, so off to a Specialist?
     
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    Only been in two ; lovely cars .

    Torn between one and my SL .

    Neither better or worse but different .

    Doors have same feeling of bank vault doors when shutting .
     
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    The 911 is just superb. You can tell everything has been designed and built around the driving experience, the weighting of the controls and nuances of the handling, a car for a single purpose for those that enjoy the experience of driving - a Carrera lies somewhere between sports car and GT car. Mine was a much maligned early cable throttle 3.4 996, but I have only glowing things to say about it.

    I've never driven an SL but suspect it is designed and built with similar care and strength of purpose.

    heres my ex:

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    I drove very many 911s of many different vintages (including brand new) in my old job but never really fell in love with them Don’t tell anyone, but I actually preferred the Boxster (perhaps because my wife is a hairdresser?). My Porsche ownership was limited to this 944 S2

     
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    Its a dirty secret that the boxster / cayman is a better sports car than a 911. It takes some time to get to know a 911 and get the best from it.
     
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