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Old 20-08-2013, 21:34
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Getting there, working on the A/C system and getting the stuff under the hood to work out nicely...




























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so much awesomeness.....!
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Old 20-08-2013, 22:10
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Old 21-08-2013, 11:23
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holy smokes

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Old 24-08-2013, 22:20
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Getting there, working on the A/C system and getting the stuff under the hood to work out nicely...

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Also love you're keeping the modern creature comfort bits.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:31
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Back at it, just grinding through the details.

Fabbed up these steering column brackets, I now have a tilt AND telescoping steering wheel!!! This little bracket was a lot of work but now I can adjust the wheel for almost any seat or seating position. The nutsert tool is already paying for itself!













Finished up moving the clutch master over 1.75" as well. It's not what I would call pretty, but I'm working on my side under the dash so cut me a little slack. It is all sealed and if I ever do a renovation of this thing I can pretty it up then.










Steering column back in and we have steering again!!!







Finalized the angles, routing, and rotation of the tubes for the cooling system. I think Erik at norcalsandandoffroad got them welded up for me today. I do all the fiddley work and I let the pros do the talent stuff!







These are the details I'm most proud of, I was able to utilize the stock coolant pipe bracket even though my pathway is totally different.




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Old 09-09-2013, 07:29
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More coolant work. Had to "massage" the area above the front lower control arm attachment point to allow space for the rad. Not pretty but necessary. Also welded a tunnel through two body layers for lower rad hose.




This is where the tunnel exits, then up and over the rack bellows. Tight fit.




The top and bottom hoses join next to the gas tank. Also this is a high point for the lower tubing, so a bleed bung has been added that ties into the stock Boxster coolant bleeding system. Hopefully this makes for trouble free bleeding. Very excited to be able to use the factory coolant hose bracket!




The previously dual rad system now only has one pathway. Both side bleed tubes can be seen and will be used. On a technical note, I am now aware that there are special hose clamps for silicon hoses. They have an additional internal sleeve that offers a smooth surface for the silicon to be squeezed by.







I've been able to just squeeze this monster in there, next up add the A/C condenser...




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Old 09-09-2013, 08:37
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Stunning piece of work !!!
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That ducting is very impressive
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Old 10-09-2013, 22:18
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Respect! Nice piece of plumbing!
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Old 18-09-2013, 01:42
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Small update, big progress.

I finally got the floor pan welded to the frame. It sounds simple enough, but the floor pan has a nice thick layer of German underbody sealer on it, and it all had to be ground back from the welded edge. A big mess. Then, to make it just a little more messy, I seam sealed the whole area. I forgot to get a pic, but I used a honey consistency seam sealer so I could really flow it into all the nooks and crannies. Trouble is I'm doing this upside down so I looked like I pigged out at the chocolate fountain...

Also got a jack point welded in, seen it the top part of this pic.

Anyway, here's a shot pre-sealer.




And a couple more of the rad area.







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Nice Project, keep up the nice work.

En keep us posted

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Old 25-09-2013, 06:08
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Big day, I finally came up with a structural solution that is also elegant in its design. It ties the inner and outer Boxster chassis, the new frame rails, and the roll cage together, all while allowing a nice edge to finish the bug/Boxster seam along.
















Also finishing up a factory-like re-attachment of all the lines running back to front.




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Impressive!
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:36
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Starting to get fun. Installed the stock Boxster trunk latch.

























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Old 01-10-2013, 06:45
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Devil is in the details. There was a fatigue fracture through this area. Hope this makes it better and the decklid easier to seal against water.










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Will the hood latch have a remote ?
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Will the hood latch have a remote ?


The Boxster has a remote solenoid to pop it, then there is also a manual pull. I don't remember if my Porsche remote has anything but door locks, but I can add an aftermarket remote later that can handle the decklid latch if I want. Honestly, that little trunk is so small I don't think it will get used that often!

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Old 06-10-2013, 06:16
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More body mods. Not too many things good about getting old, but a couple are patience and knowledge, so I scraped up as much of each as I could and this is what happened.























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really great project you have going on here
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