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Old May 31st 2012, 10:55
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lol, guess what I picked up from the local VW breakers on my way home yesterday

Bad news... My trimmer has had his Bentley contract double for the next month so he has had to cancel on me Looks like I have another option, yet more expense, with the UK Recaro dealer...
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Old May 31st 2012, 11:32
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If travemming/couriering wasn't an issue, how about Bernard Newbury or Rag Bag? Got to be someone about!
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Old May 31st 2012, 12:22
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They are actually quite reasonable, will have to give them a call tomorrow and book it in, they were saying they could do it within a few weeks too so will be even quicker!
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Old June 4th 2012, 15:49
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Don't forget Steve Hudson. He'd do a good job.
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Old August 2nd 2012, 01:00
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WRX/Porsche Karmann cabrio 1303

Hi Rich ,how you gettiong on with your trimmer ?

I am about to start some more work on my project,if you where to do your build again would you still go g50 or would you consider reverse cut subaru gears route.I know you have not driven yours yet but I would just like to hear your views so far.

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Old August 3rd 2012, 13:17
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Trimmer was delayed by lack of leather hides, will hopefully be picking it all up next week and it won't take more than a day to get it all back together...

I really do like the concept of using the subaru trans but here are my thoughts:

G50 is proven for big power, keeps it in the family, adapter kits available, I wanted to future proof for strength (500bhp)

Porsche clutches are bloody expensive!! G50s are very expensive! Adapter plate still so are relying on some bespoke parts

Subaru was designed for the front end of an AWD car, on hard use they unload the front and still get broken at about 350bhp in subarus. This make sme question them being used at the rear where the axle will get loaded up more on acceleration. I believe you still have to sort out custom axles?

I wouldn't hesitate using a subaru trans with an NA engine but remain to be convinced for turbo. It would be very nice to keep it all in the same family as far as OEM parts fitting together properly though.

Anyway, that's where I stand at the moment... I do still think of a fibreglass 356 coupe with AWD scooby drivetrain though!
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Old August 3rd 2012, 15:50
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Good post Rich, nothing to add/comment.
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Old August 5th 2012, 01:34
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WRX/Porsche Karmann cabrio 1303

Thanks for that Rich/ Wally.I am going G50 without a doubt after comments from two of my most resopected builders on here.PM s sent
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Old August 9th 2012, 16:34
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I finally got the call to say the interior was ready late yesterday afternoon... I left work early to pick it up and now it's in!!



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Gorgeous! That's got to feel good! Are those Boxster or 997 seats? Custom brackets? I'm wondering how my Boxster seats will fit in width wise.

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Old August 9th 2012, 17:07
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Yeah, still a few bits to sort out but not really cosmetic. The seats came out of a 996 turbo, they are the sports option ones. I just stripped and painted the hard backs..
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Gorgeous! That's got to feel good! Are those Boxster or 997 seats? Custom brackets? I'm wondering how my Boxster seats will fit in width wise.

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No problem with Boxster seats in 1303. Here is mine:



Realy nice job ricola!!!
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Looks "the tits" mate!
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Old August 11th 2012, 06:35
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No problem with Boxster seats in 1303. Here is mine:



Realy nice job ricola!!!
I have a set of 8 way electric 993 seats for a 1302 cabrio and need to wire them in. Did you have a wiring diagram to help you with yours or how did you work out what wires went where?

Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Old August 11th 2012, 14:18
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That interior looks fantastic. Well worth the wait.
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