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Old 09-20-2016, 09:34 AM
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All Finally got the car. It needs a good paint rub out. Here are pics of the car. Taken with an Iphone camera, so not the best detail.









Have a project list which seems manageable. Needs new window rubber, small stuff. Looks like a fun project.
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If Rich Bontempi at High Performance House serviced the car, that's a great sign!
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Old 09-20-2016, 05:06 PM
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I think that Rich is an even bigger 914 parts hoarder than I am, I thought that I was the biggest. We need to learn to let go so some of these nos and rare rare parts can get to the 914 owners who need them!!!!! (I hug my over 1000 pieces of nos 914 carpeting at least once a week!!!!)
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Old 09-21-2016, 02:09 AM
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Yes, Rich did work on the car. I think he did the hell hole repair, clutch tube and rebuilt the brakes. It was in his good hands. I do need a new front bumper, front and rear bumper pads too. I might take the car and have a reunion with Rich. I only live about 15 mins away.
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Old 09-22-2016, 05:45 PM
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the front bumper can be rechromed out there by Nester at the bumper shop, we have the brand new guards and top pad, as they were discontinued by the factory. Excellent excellent identical factory parts if I do say so myself!!!!!
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Old 06-26-2017, 03:44 AM
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Had the last few days off and good weather. Yesterday, removed the front and rear bumpers and pounded out some minor dings and dents. The body behind the bumpers is rust free and looks original. Not perfect, but the profile and shape are back to original. Picked up a pair of front absorbers and put them on. Today, rubbed out the paint to see what I could bring back. It's 44+ year old paint. Got it to show a reflection, but its long in the tooth. Put a nice wax on the paint as well. I think I will keep it like this as a nice driver and work on the mechanicals. With summer finally here, it should be a fun ride.
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That's great and what a beauty. You probably have a $15-$20k car there. Someone on pelican was selling some nice bumpers a few months ago - might be worth a look. When I was restoring mine around 2000, once I found some really nice bumpers, I sprayed the insides with Eastwood Rust Encapsulator black paint, which neutralizes any existing surface rust (there wasn't really any) and will prevent them from rusting from the inside out, which is what usually causes the chrome to bubble over time.
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Fun to see this thread updated. Looks like a great original '73 2.0- a definite keeper!! And sentimental value makes it even better...

Enjoy it this summer!! Relive some great memories!! My dad bought his '71 914 6 months after I got mine. Wish he was still around to enjoy it.
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Old 06-27-2017, 11:23 AM
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Very nice. Reminds me of my 74, same color, that disappeared in a pile of rust in 1989. I'm quite jealous. Although I like my Cayman, it is no 914!
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