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Old July 31st 2012, 21:04
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Oval Ragster

I really never saw this coming, but I'm starting a new build thread!!!

So, here's where we are at:

2004 Boxster S 85k miles purchased
Cutting out dented panels and generally cleaning stuff up and see what I have to work with.
Have made contact with a guy in Oregon who will sell me a '57 Oval Rag body and some later doors that I'll be fileting within an inch of it's life. Take heart that this body has already been stitched together at some point, so I'm not cutting up a complete car.

Here's some of the damage:









Some motivational reference:



The one with the red decklid is the one I've got my eye on, I'll be replacing all sheetmetal with fiberglass from CCC.









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Old August 1st 2012, 01:18
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I'm so stoked on this build thread.

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Old August 1st 2012, 06:32
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That is awesome!
Extremely cool build and that 'motivational picture' indeed is. (not sure on the grammer of that tho)
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Old August 1st 2012, 10:33
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Old August 1st 2012, 11:40
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I can't stop ogling your inspiration pic *drools* This will be one hell of a project, one I might have to inspect in person
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Old August 1st 2012, 13:56
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Are you grafting the oval to the boxster body, or building up a bug with boxster parts?
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Old August 1st 2012, 14:20
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More pics of the victim, a little nicer than I really want to cut up actually...



















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This is going to be great! Very nice.
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Old August 1st 2012, 16:02
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Are you grafting the oval to the boxster body, or building up a bug with boxster parts?
Yep, grafting. I had orginally planned on making it a bolt on affair, not wanting to cut up the Oval too much, but the dimensions of the Boxster make that impossible, some of the suspension pick-up points are right in the middle of body areas.

The only way I could dodge the cutting would be to build a tube chassis with the Boxster components attached, but I'm just not up for building a whole chassis right now. Maybe later? What would someone spend for a tube chassis a bug body could be bolted to that has Boxster running gear? Any how many of those crazy people exist?

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This project is rigoddamndiculous. Makes me think about buying a wrecked boxter to throw under my other project...
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Where can I find some more info on the car in your inspirational pic.

Can't wait to see this one evolve.
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Old August 6th 2012, 20:45
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Where can I find some more info on the car in your inspirational pic.

Can't wait to see this one evolve.
No idea, it just showed up under the German Look Tuning section, the poster didn't know where it came from either...

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Old August 6th 2012, 22:22
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the inspiration pic is a great photoshop of the 2012 911-gt3 rsr 4.0 and whomever did it should really get the credit.

here's the 911 for comparison
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Old August 7th 2012, 06:33
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I think this is the guy who created the picture: deviantart user

He has another VW beetle photoshop:picture

Now, back to putting VW beetle body shells on Porsche Boxters!
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Good find Gerrelt!
I very much love that style as it is indeed based upon Humble's picture which is a car with emphesis purely on function.
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