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914racer 04-25-2018 07:05 PM

Ive gone full prototype!
 
I thought Id share my latest project i just finished on my 2001 S. When I first built this car I didn't have the ability to do metal fabricating or welding, so I decided to do something about it so this winter I took a 4 day class in metal forming and welding. As my project in the class I fabricated the side intakes for my Boxster. When I finished I took it to the Hershey Swap Meet and took 1st place in class in the Peoples choice concourse. Here are a few pictures along the way. http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1524707643.jpg http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1524707748.jpghttp://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1524707834.jpg
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TrumpyAl 04-25-2018 07:37 PM

Wow! Impressive, to say the least. Approx. 1500 more photos required. Please :)

Jager 04-25-2018 08:16 PM

Nice
 
That will turn heads in any PCA event.

rexcramer 04-25-2018 08:44 PM

Well done sir.

thstone 04-25-2018 08:51 PM

Wow! That is awesome!

Racer Boy 04-25-2018 09:32 PM

Very cool!

Nevergrowup 04-25-2018 11:37 PM

Damn! More photos!

CrisZenithBlue 04-25-2018 11:39 PM

that looks so good! more photos please!

mikesz 04-26-2018 04:03 AM

Subscribed! Nice work! Is this the same car that was featured in Panaorama last year? You realize now you have to take the 4 day class in upholstery!

NewArt 04-26-2018 05:03 AM

Fits perfectly with that front bumper mod!

pidj 04-26-2018 07:13 AM

People who can do body work: that's a true talent!
Are you going to mod the interior too?

914racer 04-26-2018 07:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mikesz (Post 568781)
Subscribed! Nice work! Is this the same car that was featured in Panaorama last year? You realize now you have to take the 4 day class in upholstery!

Yes it is, (Pano. October 2016)I didn't have the side intakes or those wheels on in the article, also the interior color is way off in the article.i'll post more pictures when I get home later I can't do it from my phone

914racer 04-26-2018 07:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TrumpyAl (Post 568751)
Wow! Impressive, to say the least. Approx. 1500 more photos required. Please :)

Here are a few more pics, I don't have many of the outside with the side intakes because I just finished it last week. Plans for the future are to have new seat inserts made with mesh and grommets (like the Singer Porsches) and some exhaust work, secondary cat. Bypass and maybe Pedro's sport mod.http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1524794442.jpg
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The last picture is of Grant Larson signing the underside of my hood, he was the designer of the 1993 prototype!

TrumpyAl 04-26-2018 07:19 PM

Thanks, canít get enough pictures as thereís so much to take in.

Itís lovely.

NWI Bill 04-26-2018 10:58 PM

That is awesome. Well done!

mikesz 04-27-2018 04:14 AM

Great job!

Deserion 04-27-2018 05:23 AM

Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. :)

I'm curious, how are you handling any potential airflow issues with the smaller intakes?

914racer 04-27-2018 07:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Deserion (Post 568869)
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing. :)

I'm curious, how are you handling any potential airflow issues with the smaller intakes?

So far so good, it's fine for the street, probably not too good for the track, I didn't notice any change in performance and most of the cooling is handled by the front radiators. I made the intakes a little larger than the prototype just in case

BRAN 04-27-2018 08:43 AM

and again, Thumbs up≤

Ah too bad you opened a new thread, but hey :cheers:
In your case, it is pretty easy to like you mods. They are subtle, not right in your eyes and they don't unbalance the harmony. Close to the original and "spaced" with your personal interpretation. That is the design language I like.

I am absolutely sure, that you thought about the following steps as well: :D
- high resolution badges for the sides
- high resolution sticker for the hood
- front blinkers (amber film maybe, cut with that downwards tilt) like the prototype
- water dipped turtleshell colored Boxster trunk emblem (there is a thread somewhere about that precedure)
- And my2cents, I would keep the sunvisors either black or red
http://986forum.com/forums/uploads02...1524843637.jpg

Quadcammer 04-27-2018 08:58 AM

outstanding, looks fantastic


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