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  • Kingchops Posts: 4078
    Adelaide, SA
    Forum Legend 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: 7771
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    10 Oct 2017 02:47 PM
    Some people have way too much talent
  • Soapbox2627 Posts: 2813
    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.
  • chinashop bull Posts: 3562
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    11 Oct 2017 07:33 AM
    It’s a big NO from me.  Looks horrible. Especially that stupid VW hump on the rear and  the interior.  

    A group off my mate have been into 356 Porsche’s for 30 plus years.  Not rich blokes.  They just bought up quiet a few when nobody wanted them.  On owns a pre A model split screen. 

    They are also into retro 911’s. Take an old steel bumper 911 and stick Carrera 4x4 running gear and turbo motor under it. They look bone stock yet go like stink. 
  • Kingchops Posts: 4078
    Adelaide, SA
    Forum Legend 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.
  • chinashop bull Posts: 3562
    Forum Legend chinashop bull
    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.


  • Kingchops Posts: 4078
    Adelaide, SA
    Forum Legend 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: 5215
    The Place To Be.
    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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