GT40s.com
MK-I  MK-II  MK-III  MK-IV  GULF  MIRAGE  J-CAR  LOLA
GT40s.com
Home Forum Gallery Support GT40s.com  
Register FAQ Advertisers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   GT40s.com > >

Notices

Wings, Wheels, and Keels Assorted discussions and build projects

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 13th May 2010, 01:18 PM   #1
MrNoo
2 Tenths
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glos
GT40: A Tractor
Posts: 248
917 Scratch Build

Evening all, just thought I`d post some picies of my project. Am scratch building a 917, not a perfect replica but as close as I can get to it with the limited info/drawings available, I have also stretched the cockpit section 6 inches with the hope of moving the pedals back to the front wheel centre line and also to hopefully enable me to fit in the thing, I am 6ft 4 so thought it a good idea! Plan is to use Boxter S engine/box and running gear with spaceframe tube chassis and hope (if I can get E mark sorted on the windscreen) to get it road legal.



There are some other photos on flickr
917 Buck progress so far - a set on Flickr
MrNoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 01:35 PM   #2
Jim Craik's Avatar
Jim Craik
Lifetime Premier Supporter
United States
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Los Gatos, CA
GT40: P2264, LMP-002
Posts: 5,224
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Chris,

Very nice work, please keep us posted on this one, she's a beauty!!
__________________
Ah, but I was so much older then....
Jim Craik is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 03:05 PM   #3
Curtis's Avatar
A Tenth
United States
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
GT40: WA Coast, USA
Posts: 128
Re: 917 Scratch Build

You seem to be on the right track.
It looks Fast already !
" Very Cool "

Cheer's
Curtis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 04:40 PM   #4
simonjrwinter's Avatar
simonjrwinter
I Have No Life
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 2,879
Re: 917 Scratch Build

DAMN, that's impressive work. well done Chris.
Some of the talent out there amazes me!

Simon
__________________
GTD40
simonjrwinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 04:43 PM   #5
simonjrwinter's Avatar
simonjrwinter
I Have No Life
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Essex, UK
Posts: 2,879
Re: 917 Scratch Build

"hope (if I can get E mark sorted on the windscreen) to get it road legal."

Like this one?
YouTube - STREET LEGAL PORSCHE 917
__________________
GTD40
simonjrwinter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 05:39 PM   #6
zetecmk2
3 Tenths
United States
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: sussex
GT40: pile of bits!
Posts: 310
Re: 917 Scratch Build

i love that!!!
__________________
locost,,,oh yes!!
zetecmk2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 07:55 PM   #7
Big-Foot's Avatar
Big-Foot
Administrator
United States
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kenyon, MN
GT40: Gulf Cart
Posts: 6,571
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Just amazing.... Wow.... Thank you for posting this!!!
__________________
Regards - Randy
-- Youth and talent are no match for old age and treachery!
GT40 RCR40 #45 G50-331-Weber IDAs ((Sold))
My build site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big-Foot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13th May 2010, 08:02 PM   #8
kevinruthbox's Avatar
kevinruthbox
2 Tenths
Australia
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: South Australia
GT40: GT40NZ
Posts: 284
Thumbs up Re: 917 Scratch Build

Simply AWESOME !!!! work Chris

Look forward to your future posts


Kevin B
__________________
GT40 NZ
Scat / Probe 347W - Modified Brodix Spec heads - Hilbourne (EFI) Roller cam
kevinruthbox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 02:35 AM   #9
MrNoo
2 Tenths
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glos
GT40: A Tractor
Posts: 248
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Thanks all for your kind words! A long way to go yet, will keep you all informed re progress.
Chris
MrNoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 05:54 AM   #10
Dalton's Avatar
Dalton
10 tenths
Australia
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Sydney, Aust.
Posts: 1,432
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Beautiful project. I like the idea of using an air cooled engine, in keeping with the original philosophy, and avoiding having to run coolant lines to the front. Well, you may want an oil cooler, depending on the final state of tune.
It's usually good being tall (I'm similar height), but not when it comes to mid-engine cars,
Keep up the good work, and post info as you go. Thanks.
Dalton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 06:11 AM   #11
jonnyb's Avatar
jonnyb
Bronze Supporter
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: England
GT40: Tornado
Posts: 598
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Chris,
Thats fantastic! keep us updated on progress.
jonnyb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 06:33 AM   #12
Rockers73
A Tenth
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bristol UK
GT40: On its way!
Posts: 119
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Wow Chris thats amazing, looking really good already! Really looking forward to watching your progress with this!
Rockers73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th May 2010, 06:33 AM   #13
Rockers73
A Tenth
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Bristol UK
GT40: On its way!
Posts: 119
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Quote:
Originally Posted by simonjrwinter View Post
DAMN, that's impressive work. well done Chris.
Some of the talent out there amazes me!

Simon
I'll second that. Im in awe at the talent on this website
Rockers73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 04:00 PM   #14
MrNoo
2 Tenths
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glos
GT40: A Tractor
Posts: 248
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Hi all,
Just a quick update, have shuttered/filled the left side of the car, still have some work to do around the nose area arches etc and then plenty more priming/flatting down to get a ripple free surface ready for taking light cover/side window molds. Just a couple of pics for you, although I do post them quite frequently on Flickr.



917 Buck progress so far - a set on Flickr

cheers Chris
MrNoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 31st May 2010, 08:50 PM   #15
Big-Foot's Avatar
Big-Foot
Administrator
United States
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kenyon, MN
GT40: Gulf Cart
Posts: 6,571
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Thanks for posting the update Chris... I have a bit of a problem with Flicker and my Mac computer for some reason..

Watching the scratch builds like yours gives me a whole new perspective on just how insignificant any little glitches I may have in my build really are...
__________________
Regards - Randy
-- Youth and talent are no match for old age and treachery!
GT40 RCR40 #45 G50-331-Weber IDAs ((Sold))
My build site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big-Foot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2010, 08:33 AM   #16
MrNoo
2 Tenths
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glos
GT40: A Tractor
Posts: 248
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Well went to the Porsche Museum this w-end and very nice it was too!! The building is stunning and the cars better, after going round the museum saw all the 917`s only counldn`t find the 23 (chassis 9) car!! Only to find out that it was in the workshop having a new "Donk" fitted, however after speaking with one of the museum guys he said he`d take us in to have a gander but only for five mins as his shift was ending, so off we went. I have a hoard of other photos that I will put up on Flickr when I have time, 910, 908 etc for you to see.
I must say that the people there (in the museum) were most friendly and would do anything to help even with my rough German (should have studied harder at school!!!)
Some pics of the 23 car








MrNoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2010, 06:35 PM   #17
MrNoo
2 Tenths
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glos
GT40: A Tractor
Posts: 248
Re: 917 Scratch Build

As an aside to the above, I have started to polish up the rear end and hope to get some gel/resin/mat out in the non too distant future.
Some pics


MrNoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2010, 07:13 PM   #18
molleur's Avatar
molleur
Bronze Supporter
United States
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Florida
GT40: SL-C LS1/930LSD
Posts: 7,082
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Really looking good Chris!
molleur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st June 2010, 11:33 PM   #19
Big-Foot's Avatar
Big-Foot
Administrator
United States
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Kenyon, MN
GT40: Gulf Cart
Posts: 6,571
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Wow... Smooth as glass!!!!
__________________
Regards - Randy
-- Youth and talent are no match for old age and treachery!
GT40 RCR40 #45 G50-331-Weber IDAs ((Sold))
My build site:
To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 0 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
Big-Foot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 29th June 2010, 12:26 PM   #20
MrNoo
2 Tenths
United Kingdom
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Glos
GT40: A Tractor
Posts: 248
Re: 917 Scratch Build

Just a few pics of the fences being put in place and first coat of tooling gell, hope I put enough coats of release wax on!!




MrNoo is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LOLA T70 scratch build... marcus Lola T70 Lounge 329 27th November 2017 12:56 PM
GT40 scratch build nnrouty GT40 Build Logs 59 9th March 2010 07:15 AM
1TG Scratch Design & Build. Doug68 GT40 Build Logs 35 24th December 2009 10:37 AM
Tank scratch build marcus The Paddock 3 12th April 2008 09:29 AM
Scratch build websites and sources? aero The Paddock 5 26th March 2005 04:16 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:12 AM.