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Old 09-18-2014, 05:53 PM   #1
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911 Turbo '88 [Singer Style]

Starting a new project after 1,5 years and I'm very excited! In the meantime I managed to fall deeply in love with Porsches... While browsing I learned about the Singer company. They "restore" (the word is not enough to describe their work and passion) air cooled Porsches, producing stunning results with respect to the brand's ideals, style and driving pleasure.
At their homepage you will find more info and photos:
http://singervehicledesign.com/

So I want to give many stylistic aspects of Singer to my 911 Turbo and accentuate a more classic/retro look.

The pics show the major changes to be done primarily.










The front bumper will look like this but the black line between the bumper and the hood, as well as the bumper protectors will be left intact as tribute to the 930 style of the 80s:


For starters, the wing was cut and the the bumper details were erased.








Abrasive paper work started and so far it looks more retro and sexy to my eyes without the wing:






During the next days I will work with epoxy putty in order to fill the holes and start shaping the bumpers. That's all for the moment!
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Old 09-18-2014, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: 911 Turbo '88 [Singer Style]

I'm excited about this build, recently fell in love with porsches too.
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Old 09-20-2014, 12:07 PM   #3
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Re: 911 Turbo '88 [Singer Style]

@ brysonwong Me too, I hope it turns out as I have visualised it...

I worked mainly on the rear bumper and with 2 part epoxy putty I filled the holes and exhaust gaps. I also used putty to reduce the rear hood opening. Lots of sanding and shaping awaits me...




Putty was used to eliminate the engraved line from the side bumpers. My aim is to make it look like a one piece side skirt that will be painted same as the body colour with no black line.


The fuel cap is also deleted and instead I drilled a hole on the hood from where the new cap will emerge. I was satisfied with the result when I realised that it was 1-2mm offset to the left... So putty again and in line for sanding and drilling.








I left the putty to dry overnight and the started sanding. I also changed plans and will eliminate the black bumper protectors. I tried the right side and I like the result. After the first priming session I will have a clearer picture of the final shape and possible flaws to be corrected.












The most difficult part will be the front bumper which has to be reshaped. I'm working the shape in my mind while drilling the openings. More details on the plan in upcoming posts.


I hope I will have an update soon and thanks for watching!
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Re: 911 Turbo '88 [Singer Style]

Interesting build! Following!
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Old 09-21-2014, 02:22 PM   #5
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looking forward to seeing this done. it's not everyday you see a singer-styled build
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Old 09-21-2014, 03:20 PM   #6
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Nice start, I like those Singer mods a lot! I think you shoul also apply those 2k putty on the fenders cause as I can see on the process photos by Singer, they apply tons of putty to smooth the shape of the fenders.
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Old 09-22-2014, 03:34 PM   #7
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Re: 911 Turbo '88 [Singer Style]

Thanks for the comments. They keep me going as I began the project with minor modifications in mind and it turns to be a custom body kit. Small update to keep the thread going.

@Scrible There is no need to use putty to the fenders as the body of the Turbo is already wide to begin with. If I add more it will become a RWB...

The 2K epoxy putty never got hard. Maybe I didn't mix it well. So I used plastic card and then filled with cyanoacrylate. But this way it couldn't harden properly as there was too much quantity. I removed it and used a toothpick to add layers of glue, each time one got hard I added another until I "reached the surface". Then I measured carefully this time and hit the hole dead center.






Apart from that, I mainly focused on the front bumper and leveled the epoxy putty with the rest of the surface. I didn't shape the openings yet (well I tried the left a little). In some places the putty was like rubber as it wasn't backed properly. This was taken care of with some super glue. Now I'm ready to give the final shapes.


I also sanded the side skirts and the fuel cap.




When I'm done I will move to some more changes to the body. As you see in the following photo, Singer is more round overall (different model I know) and the fenders "close" towards the center as they go down leaving a big part of the tyre exposed to the sight.

IMAGE IS FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY

In the Turbo it's almost 90 degrees vertical. (This means more sandpaper work... )


My purpose is to achieve a more homogenous and rounded result when seen from above.


So, still lots of work to be done but I enjoy it.

And thanks for watching!

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Old 09-25-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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Re: 911 Turbo '88 [Singer Style]

Small update. I cut the low part of the fenders and putty was placed. I started shaping one side and so far I'm satisfied as the mods look (to my eyes) well integrated to the whole body.













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Re: 911 Turbo '88 [Singer Style]

Very nice work. I like what you are doing with the styling.
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Re: 911 Turbo '88 [Singer Style]

Hi,

nice project.

here are 17" Fuchs wheels: http://www.scaleproduction.de/produc...17--fuchs.html

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wonderful idea. Also I love 911's
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good job so far!
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Hi,

nice project.

here are 17" Fuchs wheels: http://www.scaleproduction.de/produc...17--fuchs.html

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And I thought I would avoid the temptation... Great looking wheels but I think I will stick with the factory ones for this model. Thanks for the heads up!

To the model: I noticed that the wheel arches are wider than normal and form an elliptical shape. It is corrected with putty but it adds more time. I hope I will be able to put primer by the end of this week.






One done, 3 more to go...
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Looking Good!
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wow. each update looks great!
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