Embarking on your very own Porsche 914 restoration? Our DIY rotisserie makes it easy.
By cutting all the proper lengths of 1 1/4” square tubing with proper angles, you can build this rotisserie to perfectly fit your 914.
Make sure you are measuring properly, and laying out the tubing to ensure you have all the proper lengths and angles before you weld them together.
We also use caster wheels – a 4” caster wheel is sufficient for home shops.
Building your own rotisserie around your 914 allows you to roll the car over easily, with the help of another person, so you can reach the underside and other angles of your car.
This same rotisserie can also be adjusted to fit a 356 or 911, depending on your restoration project.
Check out the video for specific instructions to build your rotisserie!
If you’ve ever seen us at a major Porsche meet in the US or Canada, you’ve probably seen our 911, the Pink Pig.
The Pink Pig is the nickname of our 1967 Porsche 911 which we originally bought in the US for $800. While we initially bought it to sell it for panels, we soon identified a better use for it.
We use the Pink Pig for showing people how and where different parts that we make fit onto a restoration.
We outline parts with red lines and mark the part number on the car.
But why the pink? The unique colour is to mimic the 917 Porsche race car. It’s thought that the race car was painted overnight by its mechanics, and it had red lines on it to distinguish meat cuts.
Check out the video to see the Pink Pig!
Mike, Peter and Alex DeJonge of Restoration Design are all Porsche collectors. Last month, we showed you Mike’s 356 Speedster – this month, check out Peter’s 1973 Porsche 914.
Peter originally bought the 914 from a seller in Kansas. He spent his first summer after college working on it, and it soon turned into an 8-year project.
With the help of his family, he was able to completely restore it and is now the proud owner of a Subaru-blue 914 – with some modifications:
- Steel GT flares with rockers moulded in
- Rear ducktail
- Running gear and breaks from a 6-cylinder car
- 916 rear bumper
- 993 mirrors
Check out the video to find out what other modifications Peter made to his classic Porsche, and see the finished product.