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« on: August 19, 2011, 13:09:11 pm »

What do you think is it possible to have a nose down arse up style on a early 911/912?
The only sorta cal look porsche i can find is something like this ...

But its just almost standard but throw that colour onto a bug with the wheels and you have a nice cal looker?

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« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2011, 13:48:52 pm »



But its just almost standard but throw that colour onto a bug with the wheels and you have a nice cal looker?



Yep : http://cal-look.no/lounge/index.php/topic,97.msg242243.html#msg242243

But I don't know about the nose down style for a 911/912  Huh, maybe because I see them all the time with stock or race-track/rally style.

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« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2011, 14:22:35 pm »

Lose the trim & bumperettes, delete the vent windows, anodize black the rest of the window and light frames, beef the rear tires with some alloys or burners, body color the door handles and headlight rings and you'll be pretty close.
 ... and get a smaller black antenna.
Color is good to go!
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« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2011, 14:33:47 pm »

Or, take the easier route; simply get a later model 911 that already came factory with everything blacked out and color coded. The early seventies versions are works of art just as they were produced. No reason to alter perfection on the world's best sports car.

But... to each their own.

An even better option; opt for the R Gruppe approach. By far, the best and most functional of all options.

http://www.twinsparkblog.com/whats-an-r-gruppe-porsche-911-car
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« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2011, 14:46:17 pm »

If that's your train of thought, then just buy one of these ... early body with all the goods in place!
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« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2011, 15:22:29 pm »

An even better option; opt for the R Gruppe approach. By far, the best and most functional of all options.

http://www.twinsparkblog.com/whats-an-r-gruppe-porsche-911-car


Oh yes  Cool
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« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2011, 16:28:57 pm »

Where do you think most if the Cal Look styling cues came from???
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« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2011, 16:46:33 pm »

Where do you think most if the Cal Look styling cues came from???

Yes... but one of the most important things, the stance, just doesn't work with a 911.
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« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2011, 17:44:19 pm »

I love 911's and 912's, and especially the early ones ( But not as much as air cooled VW's!) and you could definitely modify them with the Cal-Look style.  For me I love the 911 as a sports car that was designed and engineered for sports car / course type driving / performance. If you lower the front end of a 911 and give it positive rake, I think you'd be taking away from the performance of the car - unless maybe you were going to Drag Race it. Drag Racing is where much of the Cal-Look influence is from right? So you would end up with a Drag Race influenced 911 or 912 that most likely could not perform as it was intended to.  Plus I think it would look like $hit.  Maybe if you had a basket case 911 / 912 it might be considered....

Modifying an aircooled VW in the Cal-Look Style can enhance and improve it in every way (if done properly / correctly of course) so to me it makes sense.  This treatment on a 911?......not so much.  If I had a stock looking 911 or 912 and wanted to improve on it I would concentrate on engine / suspension / and brake system mods........Hey wait, that's what we do with our Cal-Look cars right? Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2011, 18:44:01 pm »

I lowered the front on my 912.Looked cool,but as mentioned not ideal for handling.
The good thing is you only need a 19mm spanner.
As soon as mines back in 1 piece it will be sold to pay for a cal look bug.
Porsches are ok....But they're not Bugs.
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« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2011, 19:21:12 pm »

The blue car is 911 R.  #20 of 20. Ordered new by Lance Reventlow in 67. $500k car nowadays. Got to spend the day driving that car last fall. One of the highlights of my year!

Here is my RGruppe car. 2.8 litre MFI twin-plug.
Funny thing. Cal-Look was influenced by Porsche's, but when you talk to the founding members of the RGruppe, they say that the club was inspired by the DKP. Full circle eh?   Smiley


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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2011, 19:30:32 pm »

Cal-Look was influenced by Porsche's, but when you talk to the founding members of the RGruppe, they say that the club was inspired by the DKP. Full circle eh?   Smiley

awesome!
i figured you'd chime in here, dave!



for what's worth, i think cal-look on works on a 356. mostly like because of the corresponding curvature. perhaps?

i love the R gruppe look though, not need to go cal-look on a 911/912 when you look at those beauties!
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« Reply #12 on: August 20, 2011, 00:03:58 am »

The blue car is 911 R.  #20 of 20. Ordered new by Lance Reventlow in 67. $500k car nowadays. Got to spend the day driving that car last fall. One of the highlights of my year!

Here is my RGruppe car. 2.8 litre MFI twin-plug.
Funny thing. Cal-Look was influenced by Porsche's, but when you talk to the founding members of the RGruppe, they say that the club was inspired by the DKP. Full circle eh?   Smiley




Hey, you found the headlights !
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2011, 01:16:39 am »

Those last two black 911 images are what it's all about. My favorite part of Cars & Coffee is seeing the R-Gruppe cars. Nothing else in that parking lot makes me happier. But the gorgeous orange 914-6 is a very close second. Super cool owner, too.
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« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2011, 03:53:42 am »

Back in the 70's.....there were quite a few Cal Look guys who had or moved on to 901 series cars.
Including our own good running...but very rusty 65' 912
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« Reply #15 on: August 20, 2011, 22:06:00 pm »

Cal-Look was influenced by Porsche's, but when you talk to the founding members of the RGruppe, they say that the club was inspired by the DKP. Full circle eh?   Smiley

awesome!
i figured you'd chime in here, dave!



for what's worth, i think cal-look on works on a 356. mostly like because of the corresponding curvature. perhaps?

i love the R gruppe look though, not need to go cal-look on a 911/912 when you look at those beauties!

One of the best photos I have ever seen.

Dave your car just flat gets it. Gorgeous...
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« Reply #16 on: August 20, 2011, 22:59:50 pm »

Agreed, Jim... Dave's car is just right. REALLY dig that style exhaust on those. Same one that inspired me to have Tiger (A-1) build mine.
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« Reply #17 on: August 21, 2011, 04:12:36 am »

Thanks Jim. That means a lot coming from you. Fred, I hate to break it to you, but the sport muffler is gone, replaced by an original "R" muffler that I found a couple of years ago.
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« Reply #18 on: August 21, 2011, 04:25:37 am »

How's it sound? Got any vid? Love to hear it. Wink

Dave, the in action shot on the highway, that picture just begs for the story to be told. There is so much mood in that photo. Open road, low angle of (afternoon?) sun, sport muffler growling away for mile upon mile....
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« Reply #19 on: August 21, 2011, 04:46:06 am »

Jim's post is right on cue. Please DO tell, Dave. By the by, that R muffler is equally as cool.
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« Reply #20 on: August 21, 2011, 12:16:20 pm »

i read about and it was a multiple-day road trip with several cars, right Dave?

kingsburgphil, do you have another pic of that 912? i quite like it  Grin
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« Reply #21 on: August 21, 2011, 22:04:21 pm »

How's it sound? Got any vid? Love to hear it. Wink

Dave, the in action shot on the highway, that picture just begs for the story to be told. There is so much mood in that photo. Open road, low angle of (afternoon?) sun, sport muffler growling away for mile upon mile....


I dont have any video yet. It is very optimistic to call the R muffler a "muffler".  At idle and low RPM, it is deep and throaty. Above 4000 it becomes a straight through pair of pipes and is very angry and loud.  Plus, it has a scalloped RSR flywheel and an aluminum pressure plate and shoe, so it will rev to the moon almost before you can catch it. 7800 in first gear is almost instantaneous. I will try and get some video soon.

That photo was taken on the outskirts of Roswell New Mexico. We were on a trip from the Midwest to California via the Grand Canyon and a few other cool stops. My friend from Portugal, Vasco was driving when I shot that photo. We had started the day well east of Amarillo, Texas where we stopped for lunch. By the time we hit Roswell, the sun was setting and we were making a final push to Riudoso New Mexico.

You can read more of the story and see a lot more photos on my blog under "Road Trippin"
http://renn-spot.blogspot.com/


A few minutes later

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« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2011, 22:33:44 pm »

Sorry to derail this topic. 
I think that a lot of the mid-80s cal-look cars were mimicking what Porsche was doing at the time. By then the drag race influence was not as obvious.  You had more Fuchs wheels, Baby Tornado mirrors, etc.

My friend Alan's 69"S" has kind of a Cal-Look vibe to it.



Hope to see some of you at Rennsport in October at Laguna Seca.
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« Reply #23 on: August 22, 2011, 03:00:04 am »

I've seen a close-up of the wheels on his car before, and like the early 4.5 treatment on the sixes. Looks great with the steel nuts.
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« Reply #24 on: August 22, 2011, 05:13:02 am »

Here's a plain jane 70' 911S that just sold.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2011/08/20/porsche-once-owned-by-steve-mcqueen-sells-for-1375-million/?test=faces
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« Reply #25 on: August 22, 2011, 05:49:40 am »

i read about and it was a multiple-day road trip with several cars, right Dave?

kingsburgphil, do you have another pic of that 912? i quite like it  Grin
To be honest with you I preferred the 2CV, it never failed to put a smile on my face.
 
The 912 however had been ravaged by the "Tin Worm", and it's fate was sealed.
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« Reply #26 on: August 22, 2011, 09:50:20 am »

here's greg aronson porsche  Wink
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« Reply #27 on: August 22, 2011, 09:58:41 am »

darrell vitonne porsche
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« Reply #28 on: August 22, 2011, 14:37:55 pm »

Looking forward to that video footage, Dave. Thanks for the cool related story, too. Such a great car!
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« Reply #29 on: August 22, 2011, 21:24:08 pm »

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