View Full Version : The first 944-Spec build party of the year !

12-29-2008, 05:17 PM
Quick before it snows again and we can't get the cars out !

Here is the plan for our first build party of 2009. Hank will be hosting it at his shop start time around 10 am end time around 6 pm. Jan 25th !

The focus of this build party is social and growing the class. ;) Oh by the way we will also be working on seat mounting !

The seat mounting that Hank has done for a few other cars has been well liked. He is offering to "help" us build our own. Hank will show us what to do then let us use all of his stuff to make all of the parts, Then he will "help" us weld up the parts that need welding !

When Hank and I were talking he really shared with me that he wants us to have this important safety feature in our cars. he noted that some drivers need to choose between what they would like to have and what there budget can afford ... Hank feels this is a great way to get his racers what they need !

THANKS HANK ! and Thanks Hanksville Hotrods !

I'm guessing we will order Pizza around 1pm bring your own drinks maybe I will bring some soda...

We will need to know who is bringing there cars so materials can be ordered . Like all of our build parties everyone is welcome ! So come on out and watch Dave Dirks try to measure to the 1/1000 of an inch .

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12-29-2008, 05:22 PM
So...whats the date of this event?

12-29-2008, 05:22 PM
I was wondering the same thing, but it looks like it's going to be Jan 25th... I found that in the subject line of an e-mail he just sent.

12-29-2008, 05:40 PM
Dad gum yall are fast ! Thanks and it's fixed.

12-29-2008, 06:14 PM
So come on out and watch Dave Dirks try to measure to the 1/1000 of an inch

Don't engineers use metric?

12-29-2008, 10:19 PM
Don't engineers use metric?

yea but then none of the AI drivers would understand what I was talking about ...

12-30-2008, 08:05 AM
Dang.... I'll be in Panama (woohoo!) Y'all have fun!

12-30-2008, 09:21 AM
I'll be coming down the mountain for that!
Can't wait to meet you all.

01-07-2009, 07:54 AM
I'll be there. I won't be bringing my car, but I'll be curious to see what Hank's super-duper seat mounting solution looks like (and, of course it'll be great to see everyone again, too).

SOSkanesumi ARK
01-08-2009, 06:27 PM
where is it going to be at?

01-08-2009, 06:50 PM
where is it going to be at?

Hanksville Hot Rods,


SOSkanesumi ARK
01-08-2009, 10:22 PM
ah balloucks, i wont be able to make it, i dotn have a way up there

01-08-2009, 10:29 PM
take the bus up here, that or buy a 944, it will be about the same price.

Special Ed GT
01-22-2009, 01:28 PM
3 days to go! If you plan to work on your 944 seat mounts, bring safety glasses, gloves and earplugs!

01-22-2009, 03:43 PM
Please remember those how-to pics for us out of towners. Have fun gang !

Special Ed GT
01-22-2009, 06:59 PM
Will do, Cullen. Someone pls bring a camera - my camera's battery isn't holding a charge very well.

01-26-2009, 02:01 AM
Thanks for hosting, Hank!

Here are the pictures that I got while I was there...

Dillon using the grinder...

Dillon using the grinder, after we teased him...

Hank welding in Chris' car...


Special Ed GT
01-26-2009, 08:47 AM
Nice! BTW someone left a couple of tool boxes and a screwdriver here. Don't worry, I'll take care of them for ya! :)

01-26-2009, 10:00 AM
For your information, it was just easier to see from that side of the grinder...and, Hank did the very same thing :p Plus it made for a funny picture :D

Thanks Hank for all the help!

Lee Hodgson
01-26-2009, 10:26 AM
Are the struts for the hood and back hatch working? I think there is a 944 spec requirement that at least some of them are too worn out to function properly...so you have to use a block or something to hold them up. It gives you a perfomance advantage.
Wish I could make some of the build parties...looks like fun.

01-26-2009, 10:44 AM
Those are my tools Hank, realized I left them when I was halfway home, doh! Thanks for hosting and helping us with this important safety upgrade! What a busy day but we got it all done. On top of the seat brace from Hank, Dave and Mike were able to fab me a gauge cluster and Weston was able to wire up my fans for switches, thanks!
Heres some of the pics I got from yesterday.

My car halfway through the install, we had to remove all the insulation and paint, what a pain! you can see that hank already installed two of the braces in this picture

Another picture of Dillon busy at work. Yes, we were trusted with power tools, and no one was maimed!

Test fitting the anti submarine braces

and the finished product on my car!

Dillon's car in prep with the undercoating and paint removed ready for Hank to weld

Dillons car finished!

01-26-2009, 10:50 AM
Thanks Hanksville !

01-26-2009, 10:55 AM
There was a second group at the build party working on our rear quarter "NASA" stickers. details to follow in email.
Dave Wright will have some different number plates ready for us to look at soon. The bottom line on our old plates is they are hard to read but also they are too small for 3 digit numbers. From what I can see we will have over 35 cars by this summer !

Special Ed GT
01-26-2009, 11:12 AM
For your information, it was just easier to see from that side of the grinder...and, Hank did the very same thing :p Plus it made for a funny picture :D

Thanks Hank for all the help!

LOL but I was dumb enough to not use the face shield - I still have pieces of grinder grit in my teeth! :) It was great seeing y'all again!