hi my name is nick, i run and own nickson motorsport ltd and im currently building a 944 turbo track day car for myself.
the car in question is a 1986 220 turbo in metallic black. 180k on the clock, but full service history under the care of afn, la rose porsche and northway. the history with the car is one of the most comprehensive i have ever seen, with hundreds of pages of invoices and receipts for work carried out. the car has also had a full engine rebuild, head gasket, belts, and turbocharger within the last few years.
the car came with a few extras including an amd chipset increasing power to 270bhp and 310ft lb of torque.
mille miglia 17inch turbo twist style wheels and goodyear eagle f1 tyres
full black leather sports interior
m030 front 968 cs calipers and m030 front hubs, braided brake lines on the front
all in all a great base car which i picked up at a good price as the owner suspected a head gasket failure, which turned out to be leaking radiator.
a few pics of the car before it came apart (in a bit of a dirty state) cleans up really well !
i then set to work stripping the interior ready for a nickson motorsport custom weld in cage, welded seat rails, interior seam welding etc.
i also stripped the front end down, and removed all the inlet system to check the turbo and i intend to replace all the turbo vacum lines
i have also been stripping many smaller items from the car such as the sunroof trim, cruise control, air con, large washer bottle, and the sunroof mech will be removed and the panel bonded in place
i removed the dash and cut the whole bottom section off to save weight, only the dash top section survives and will house the clocks etc. i will fabricate a new centre console to house switches, pull chords guages etc
my current job is removing all the floorpan sound mat, and the huge amounts of interior seam sealer ready for seam welding the interior and adding seat rails and rollcage. this really is a horrid job and very time consuming. once the mat and sealer is removed i will then have to wire brush all the remnants away, and use thinners to get rid of all the glue and left overs from the mat. ready for paint once the cage is installed. pics to come
i have been prepping the rear bumper which i have removed the rubber trim from. just needs primer and then ready to paint.
in the meantime i have been collecting parts for the build
sparco evo bucket seats
azev wheels 8j front, 10j rear !
fibreglass front wings
fibreglass 292r front bumper with carbon look splitter
extinguishers, braided rear lines, racing blue brake fluid, battery cut off, window film, toggle switches, sparco seat mounts, flush bonnet catches,
and some inspiration !!
im currently sourcing many other parts and have a few goodies on there way to me now so will have more updates in the near future. hopefully the build will progress at a reasonable rate as i would love to have this on track this year!
next step is finish the interior cleanup, and fabricate the cage and seat rails. i have 3 944 customer shells coming in for race prep within the next week or 2, so i will make 4 cage kits and 4 seat rail kits, along with harness points.
thanks for your time and interest, i will hopefully see you on track in the very near future. keep an eye out for updates to the thread.
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