Right, for those of you who aren't familiar with my thread on Aircooled, here goes....
The story so far.
I started this project in 2003, I was not married, I had no kids and I was gainfully employed. My goal was simple: Build a 1:1 scale replica of a Porsche Speedster using the KCC 'kit' as a starting point. I planned to use the exact parts wherever possible and fabricate what I couldn't source. This would be my statement against all the half baked kit cars adorned with Venter trailer number plate lights and Land rover indicators. (and Alpine sound systems, golf door handles and white smiths wheels....)
Anyway, as I am writing this 2015 is coming to a close. This year I have celebrated 10 years of marriage, my two boys have turned 8 and 9 respectively. I have been working for myself for 8 years. The car started off at my partents house in Edenvale. I then moved it to my new house after I got married. Then to my mother in laws spare garage, then back to my house, then it spent a year at Universal and now it is back in Edenvale. I have sourced almost everything I wanted to put on the car. It has lots of great original parts and lots of very nice fabricated parts. I was the first to do the now famous 'nose job' (it has the more correct nose from a 356A coupe replica grafted to it) I have done the rear seat conversion. I have fitted dual twin choke carburetors to the 1600 engine. I also have two of the finest (second only to Manny's) Speedster seats provided by the masterful Anton Decker who has been instrumental in my involvement with Dutchmann Porsche and Gavin Rooke.
So life is good.
I have had to answer the question; "how's your Porsche coming along?" too many times with the same answer:
"It's actually almost done"
Oh, and it's not a Porsche, it just looks like one. It's actually a beetle, and that is not a bad thing.