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#1 HomeBuiltByJeff

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Posted 18 June 2016 - 03:05 PM

Hey guys,

 

I have been stalking this site for a while, so I thought I should come on in and introduce myself. I am Jeff, and I have been running a youTube channel for a while now building my old Porsche 911. As I am smashing through the old glorified VW I have been looking for my next project and a Z has always been at the top of my wish list.

 

I am not a purist, so the car will not be an original concours restoration. I have been swaying between either building a nice, clean, race car with a few custom tweaks or a full bore resto mod, with an updated driveline and all of the mod cons. I am swaying towards the latter. I am probably biting off more than I can chew, but I tend to keep on chewing. The plan is to do every single part of the car myself, as I have been doing with my old 911.

 

So I thought I would just say hi and get any feed back from you guys, thoughts, etc. I am planning on doing a full rotisserie rebuild so I am not after the cleanest car out there, and I am not afraid of some rust (see my 911). If anyone has anything squirrelled away let me know, It doesn't need to be a complete car, but I am specifically looking for a 2 seater 240/260 shell.

 

If you are interested you can check out my youtube channel,

 

https://www.youtube....tymCkwnF6sAwDg 

 

Thanks guys,

 

Jeff.


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 05:28 PM

Welcome Jeff,

I'll be sure to catch up on your 911 build. An RSR is probably my favorite look for the early 911's. I have already forwarded your channel to a friend who is a Porsche nut.
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Posted 19 June 2016 - 05:42 PM

Woohoo another Jeff. This forum might need to be renamed :-).
Welcome. I must admit to nearly purchasing a 911 before I settled on the Z

Jeff.
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Posted 19 June 2016 - 06:12 PM

Welcome Jeff,

I'll be sure to catch up on your 911 build. An RSR is probably my favorite look for the early 911's. I have already forwarded your channel to a friend who is a Porsche nut.

Yeah I love the RSR look, and I was lucky to find my crusty old 911 pretty cheap with the prices skyrocketing (a bit like those of the Z's too). Also because it wasn't original, I wasn't going to hurt it's value by building it the way I want it ;)

Which brings me to a point. I am not an expert in the Z market. If I build a resto mod, am I going to be hurting the value of a Z?

 

Woohoo another Jeff. This forum might need to be renamed :-).
Welcome. I must admit to nearly purchasing a 911 before I settled on the Z

Jeff.

 

Haha, maybe. I did notice there were a few. You even spell it the right way ;)



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:13 PM

Hi Jeff,

 

I'm the Porsche nut that Gav is referring to... It's been a childhood dream of sorts and I ended up getting a 1983 944 last year. I'm not as advanced as your or Gav when it comes to car restoration, but I'd love to learn... if you don't mind a Porsche enthusiast looking over your shoulder when you work on your 911, I'd love to see you work sometime...

 

I just subscribed to your YouTube channel. Love what you're doing with the 911... 


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 07:54 PM

J3 (there are two other Jeff's on here already)

 

Love your channel, love your work.

 

Welcome and looking forward to a full blown S30 Channel and build.

 

Cheers

 

John


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Posted 19 June 2016 - 08:44 PM

Thanks guys,

 

I wouldn't say I am advanced in car restoration, just stubborn and persistent. I like to learn new skills, and I am determined to keep trying until I succeed. I also have the benefit of having a bunch of time on my hands during the week, when my wife and other mates are at work. I am a firie, so I have a good roster system, and I need projects to keep me out of trouble. ;)

I live in the boonies, and am usually working on the car during the week, but if you are around let me know.

 

Jeff.



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Posted 19 June 2016 - 09:43 PM

Here's my car...

 

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Posted 19 June 2016 - 10:02 PM

Here's my car...

Nice. I have always been a fan of the 944. It is a nice shape and I think quite an undervalued classic car in this crazy market.



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 10:31 PM

Hey guys. Well I know it has been a while, but I have reached a stopping point on my 911 and it is time to start my Z build.

 

This week I first needed to replace the front wheel bearings on the 911 so I could put wheels on it and move it out of the way. I then got into doing a stocktake on my Z to see what it needed, and start formulating a plan for the build.

 

Here is the episode.

 

 



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:36 AM

Time to start a build thread Jeff.
I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

Jeff
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Posted 16 September 2017 - 07:50 AM

Time to start a build thread Jeff.
I'm looking forward to seeing the progress.

Jeff

Good point. Moving it over ;) 






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