This is Part 5 of a series on the Porsche Restoration: 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 Porsche Restoration: 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.

Porsche Restoration: Custom Car Fender Flare Grafting

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

Removal of the original fender in process.

 

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

Original 914 fender panel removed.

 

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

All four original fenders removed and in very good condition.

 

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

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

 

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

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

 

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

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

Porsche Restoration: 914-6 GT car fender TIG welded and metal finished

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

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

 

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

Front angle of the Porsche, proportional and and muscular.

 

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

Nice transforming shape.

 

Porsche Restoration: 911 to 914/6 GT with custom Car Fender at The Metal Surgeon

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 Porsche 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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