This is Part 5 of a series on the conversion of a 914 to a 916-6 GT Porsche. In Part 1 of this 1972 Porsche 914 restoration/conversion to a 914/6 GT race car, we show the car after media blasting and outlined all the work that we will be completing. Part 2 covers the restoration starting with the rear quarter replacement and alignment.  Part 3 explained how the original fenders were removed and the new flared fenders were set in line.  Part 4 shows the final steps in grafting in the rear fenders.

Moving to the front of the car where we graft in the front GT panels.  It’s the same process as the rear fenders, with a little shape change.  Completing the front fender graft, completes the GT conversion, as far as the exterior metal work goes.

Next we will look at  the rocker panel conversion to marry up with the GT arches.

 

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Removal of the original fender in process.

 

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Original 914 fender panel removed.

 

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All four original fenders removed and in very good condition.

 

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914-6 GT fender panel set with clecos into position, after careful alignment in ‘body line.’

 

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914-6 GT fender panel now tack welded into position.

 

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TIG welded, plannished, and filed, now ready for the last stage where it’s wiped clean with an abrasive disc.

 

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Front 914-6 GT fender TIG welded and metal finished.

 

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Front angle of the Porsche, proportional and and muscular.

 

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Nice transforming shape.

 

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Ready for high build primer.

In Part 1 of this 1972 Porsche 914 restoration/conversion to a 914/6 GT race car, we show the car after media blasting and outlined all the work that we will be completing. Part 2 covers the restoration starting with the rear quarter replacement and alignment.  Part 3 explained how the original fenders were removed and the new flared fenders were set in line.  Part 4 shows the final steps in grafting in the rear fenders.

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