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    1. 01-09-2012 03:03 PM #1
      Ok a brief history. I would find myself day dreaming of cramming a vr6 into an air cooled beetle for the past few years but never really pursued it with other cars eating up my time and money. After researching a bit i realized that they make a adapter plate to run vr's in dune buggies using a few different porsche trans. so obvious choice right? Vr6 Turbo in a 911.

      I started searching and found a 73 911 with a 930 conversion widebody. The guy was less than upfront about rust issues until after the deal was done. I wasn't happy and we needed to make this right. He says he also has a 91 964. no engine or trans, and just importantly no rust that would be perfect for this conversion. This chassis houses the beefy G50 trans that would be great for a Vr6t. We strike a deal and the car is on the way from florida. This was a cabriolet with fiberglass top. I never really knew what was "off" about it but after seeing a factory hardtop with the rain gutters i couldn't move forward with it. Plans now were to find a wrecked car and see if we can make a deal for the complete roof and graft it on.

      Just by chance, within literally days a wrecked 993 pops up and within a couple hundred miles to boot. After talking with the guy it started to make more sense to maybe just fix it. Luck would have it that the 964 part numbers are the same as the 993 for the frame rail and lower structure and i already had a car at home with a good front clip. Cut up a cabriolet to save a coupe? i had no issues with it. After striking a deal with Jeremy for the chassis we were on our way with truck and trailer to pick it up.

      So thats where we are at. I have acquired a crap ton of parts and will post more pics in a bit. Thanks to those involved in making this happen especially my boss Jr at Adaptec Speedware. Its nice to see companies get involved because of their passion for cars. This will be in the Adaptec/ Eurotrash booth this year. also big thanks to C2 Motorsports, Panzer Auto, Adams Rotors, Ramsperger designs, Stuttgart motors for all my porsche parts at cost and any and all my friends who stop by and help turn a wrench or just shoot ideas back and forth until we get one that works haha. The goal is to make Southern Worthersee may 18th.
      Last edited by Brad@AdaptecSpeedware; 04-13-2012 at 11:05 AM.

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