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  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    10 Oct 2017 02:06 PM
    Many would be familiar with West Coast Customs from their various TV shows.  Here he is on Jay Leno's Garage with a custom Porsche 356.  I'm not always a fan of their custom cars but what they did to create this Porsche is pretty impressive.





  • paulybronco Posts: 9605
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    10 Oct 2017 02:47 PM
    Some people have way too much talent
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 3005
    Whyalla South Australia
    Forum Legend Soapbox2627
    10 Oct 2017 06:10 PM
    That ain't a bad car, I would like to have it in my garage, right next to my Porsche.
  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    11 Oct 2017 09:56 AM
    I'm a fan of retro Porsche's too.  I would've been horrified if they'd wasted an original 356 to build this car.  But I like the fact that the 356 body they used was pretty much a throw away due to all the rust.  Also, I just appreciate the skill of fitting that body onto a modern car and making it work.
  • Kingchops Posts: 0
    Kingchops
    11 Oct 2017 11:34 AM
    Posted by chinashop bull on 11 Oct 2017 11:16 AM
    Posted by Kingchops on 11 Oct 2017 09:56 AM
    I'm a fan of retro Porsche's too.  I would've been horrified if they'd wasted an original 356 to build this car.  But I like the fact that the 356 body they used was pretty much a throw away due to all the rust.  Also, I just appreciate the skill of fitting that body onto a modern car and making it work.

     Me too.  But that fucking hump.  It's not hard to fit 911 running gear in a 356 without altering exterior appearance.



    I get what you're saying about the hump.  Not sure why they did that.  Could be to cover the mid-mount motor as it would be right under there.


  • rodders Posts: 5474
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    Forum Legend rodders
    13 Oct 2017 11:01 AM

    That's a bloody good effort engineering wise with a lot of skill in panel & interior work as well. But being wider than the original, if I saw it driving down the road I'd think it was a kit car replica. I'd prefer to have an original in my garage.

    Have you seen the episode with the giant VW Beetle? Hilarious.

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