HOW TO DO AN ADVANCED SEARCH.

Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:56 pm by Admin


For the benefit of 944Hybrids users there are two search functions available for you to use.
The purpose of this sticky is to explain the "Advanced Search" function because it is much more powerful and is the best choice when researching information.

When you log on to the site a list of options is shown in a line at the top of the page. One option is labelled "Search", use this option (NOT the search box lower down on the right).

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IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  skywalker01 on Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:54 pm

No I am far from being sure of myself on this, but this is not going to be your
'sleeper' car - you have to take some chances with the grinder!!
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  skywalker01 on Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:57 pm

Admin wrote:WOW, looks good.
You really need some of those headlight bucket things. Cool

I can't wait for more pics and info, I want to do this to my car so bad it's not even funny. I have to work on the rear end conversion first though.

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I think I would pick up a pair if I could find a nice set of projector lamps. Do you know where I could find some??
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  Admin on Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:34 pm

Not at the moment, I am going to be sending a set to a local here. He is installing projectors in his. He will do a write up for us and my website when they are done.

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  944v8inDFW on Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:29 am

Not Slamming anyone with fiberglass BUT.....

I have done more than one wide body conversion buy using two sets of steel fenders and a extra set of quarter skins. Basically the same method as skywalker but in steel. I HATE fiberglass always makes me itch just thinking about it. Besides with steel you get the chance to refine your TIG skills. Biggest challange in steel on the 944 is where the front of the fender meets the nose area on top. Just getting that body line to look right.Smile
Next set I do I plan on using a chemical bond of some type, mainly because I like the idea. Of course on a race car it don't have to be purdy.
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  skywalker01 on Mon Aug 24, 2009 10:43 am

Yeah - if I had the skills that you obviously have, I'd be a welding fool. Not only
would it probably be cheaper, I don't have to sand again!!
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  turbobob924 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 10:41 am

I am so jealous!

I wanted to go this rout but chickened out and went with the Carrera GT flares.

Should have done this!
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  Admin on Tue Aug 25, 2009 12:32 pm

Post some pictures of those steel one you did. I want to see it all....... Shocked

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  skywalker01 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 5:46 pm

So a couple applications of MAR GLASS, a bunch of sanding, and a whole buch of dust . . . . and voila!!
Smooth transition!!

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  Admin on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:12 pm

Cover that poor engine, Your killing me with the dust! Shocked

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Post  skywalker01 on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:16 pm

Nothing that the compressor can't fix [cough]
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  Admin on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:43 pm

At least cover the air filter.... PLEASE! No

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Post  944v8inDFW on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:44 pm

i will dontate a walmart sack to the cause
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Post  Admin on Tue Aug 25, 2009 7:45 pm

Thank you, at least someone cares....

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  skywalker01 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 5:31 pm

Finally got both front fenders on and touched up! Had to remove the headlights again to sand the buckets - will have to fix those up again. I started messing around with the rear now. May start cutting the rear tomorrow!!

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  944-LT1 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:20 pm

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Its lookin great! Shocked
Keep that mobile one AWAY from that fiberglass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  skywalker01 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 6:42 pm

Thanks for the props and info on the site. Sorta been there and done that, but it's always nice to get additional tips on how to do things. Bookmarked!! sunny
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  m73m95 on Sat Aug 29, 2009 8:43 pm

The front pic reminded me of this HAHAHA

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Car looks fantastic!

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  skywalker01 on Mon Aug 31, 2009 5:31 am

Johnny 5?? More like Jonny V8!!
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  Tetzuoe on Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:34 am

not sure I should be looking at those pics at work Shocked
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  Admin on Thu Sep 03, 2009 8:03 pm

WHERE ARE THE PICTURES? I need pictures!

Aren't you done yet.....?

I want to see the finished car.... Cool

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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  skywalker01 on Fri Sep 04, 2009 4:39 am

Admin wrote:WHERE ARE THE PICTURES? I need pictures!

Aren't you done yet.....?

I want to see the finished car.... Cool

Sorry, not finished yet....school's started, and helping kids with homework and deprogramming
eats up most of my afternoon/evening. Don't worry, this weekend sparks will be flying as I and the newly purchased plasma cutter and I go to work on the rear tubs and get the rear part of the kit installed!
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Post  ffmedic on Fri Sep 04, 2009 7:56 am

You got a plasma cutter What a Face , I want one as well just figuring out a way to justify getting one myself lol.

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What have I done?!?!....or Confession of a Chassis Cutter

Post  skywalker01 on Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:32 pm

You'd think that this far into the conversion I'd be immune to this sort of thing. Heck! Just last week I was posting photos of the successful grafting of widebody quarterpanels on the front of my car. But up to now the cutting has been on parts that could be 'somewhat' easily replaced or restored.

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For the last week, I have been fighting trying to get the extended tubs to fit into the car and properly mate with the body. As you can see the initial cutting has been pretty conservative up to this point, and that the body is not matching up with the tub (that is temporarily installed in the right photo)

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After repeated test fittings and ever-increasingly deeper cuts into vintage steel, I still am not gaining any ground on getting the tub to fit up to the body.

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At this point I am looking at sections of the car that haven't seen the light of day since 1983 (cue up the Raiders of the Lost Ark music), and I am asking myself what have I gotten myself into. Up to this point my body work experience has been limited to bolt-on wings and stuff of ricer legend, but now I start to feel that I may have bitten off more than I could chew (despite the engine swap). After looking at the amount at the amount of cutting that I had done without success, I decided to just cut the fiberglass tub to fit the body.

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So after getting the tub into position and gluing the tub into place, I started work on closing up the gaps caused by the cutting.

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....and the final status of the drivers side tub....

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In this state the tub is closer to fitting the body, so I am going with this. Thing I wanted to say is that don't give up. When in doubt, take a break and go with what you know - panic is the enemy of many projects. Will work on the other side of the car over the week and see if I can get the widebody shell on. Stay tuned!! As always, comments/critiques are welcome!!
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Re: IFC Widebody Kit - WARNING! Parental discretion advised

Post  Tetzuoe on Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:34 pm

I hate/want your plasma cutter.
that is all. Laughing
also second what you said earlier, sometimes it takes the right tool for the right job, other times it takes the tenacity for the wrong job.
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Post  v8carreragts on Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:00 am

Just feel good about what you have accomplished. Even I have times like you have had and i have been doing this kind of thing for over 30 years. Things don't always work out like you expect.

I kept the complete inner wheel wells on my car and cut the 924 1/4 panels to fit around them figuring that they would come close to fitting the 924 Carrera GT rear flares. It turns out that the 944 inner wheel wells are a little too tall and they don't fit the GT flares even close. I still haven't figured out exactly how to mate these.

But sometimes you just need to walk away for a while. (take a break as you said) I have so many other things to do on my car so I just go and work on something else.

Nice job on your car so far!
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