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Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/6/18 10:06 p.m.

Money shot!

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/6/18 10:07 p.m.

Side view:

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/6/18 10:08 p.m.

Parting shot!:

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/6/18 10:17 p.m.

Also thanks have to be given to my buddy, Mike! He has almost as many hours in this project as I do, and it couldn’t have happened without his help!

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/6/18 10:23 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Anytime you want!

I didn’t want to post anything about it until it was almost done! I didn’t want to get sidetracked by conflicting opinions!smiley

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/6/18 10:26 p.m.

In reply to NOT A TA :

I’ve wanted one since high school! But without the modifications that I made I don’t fit. So this one is the only one that I have ever ridden in!

pres589
pres589 PowerDork
10/6/18 11:11 p.m.

This is... who are you?  This is extremely impressive.

dj06482
dj06482 GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
10/7/18 5:49 a.m.

Car shells to finished product in a single day of posts - love it!

Lof8
Lof8 GRM+ Memberand Dork
10/7/18 7:06 a.m.

Wow!  Beautiful!

Brotus7
Brotus7 HalfDork
10/7/18 8:10 a.m.

Looks great.  What'd you end up doing for axles?

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/7/18 8:23 a.m.

In reply to Brotus7 :

The width of the Porsche transaxle is exactly 1” narrower than the diff from a 1.8l Miata. So I had a friend machine 1/2” spacers that let me bolt the 4 bolt axles from a 94-95 Miata to the 6 bolt Porsche flange.  This is probably my weakest link, but at about $60 per axle, I can afford to break an axle or two! smiley I have other solutions if this becomes a problem.

GTXVette
GTXVette SuperDork
10/7/18 8:24 a.m.

 

 

                                                       B  R  A  V  O  !!!!!!!!!!!!

 

To all the UNfinished Europa's,    What's your Excuse now,  I STILL WANT ONE ,

Even if you have just Trumped all Others

dculberson
dculberson UltimaDork
10/7/18 8:25 a.m.

NICE. I’m almost speechless over here and that doesn’t happen often. 

I need to see and ride in this thing some day. 

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
10/7/18 9:06 a.m.

We’re coming up your way next Sunday to take the kids to the trunk or treat at quaker steak.  

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/7/18 9:13 a.m.

In reply to Patrick :

It was at Quaker Steak last Sunday! I’ll take it to trunk or treat if I get back in town early enough.

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
10/7/18 11:13 a.m.

That’s awesome!

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
10/7/18 11:31 a.m.

So....what is it like to drive? I have to think it is at the intersection of  Thrilling Ave and Terrified Blvd?

 

Pete

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/7/18 12:13 p.m.

In reply to NOHOME :

It is still in the sorting process, so it is a little scary, but it’s going to be great! I need to get the fuel maps smoothed out. It doesn’t like to start when it gets warmed up. I’d also like a taller(lower numerically ) final drive ratio. Like I said ... work in progress.

geekinajeep
geekinajeep New Reader
10/7/18 9:02 p.m.

Bravo, this thing is wicked cool, I love it.

Sofa King
Sofa King Reader
10/8/18 1:01 p.m.

Found a good shot of the naked frame:

RossD
RossD MegaDork
10/8/18 1:02 p.m.

I got this...

"This is Sofa King cool!"

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
10/8/18 1:24 p.m.
Sofa King said:

Side view:

That's my second favorite Europa nose, close behind this one:

T.J.
T.J. MegaDork
10/8/18 1:56 p.m.

Wow is all I can say. Great job! 

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
10/8/18 2:46 p.m.
NOHOME said:

So....what is it like to drive? I have to think it is at the intersection of  Thrilling Ave and Terrified Blvd?

 

Pete

I imagine like a Kawasaki H2R but less tippy surpriselaugh

Dave
Dave Reader
10/8/18 3:06 p.m.

What a fantastic project. Kudos for finishing it!

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