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Porsche 930

Post by Florin » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:08 pm

For some reason I thought I posted pics of my first ever custom model here... I was pretty busy this summer and the 930 project got pushed back quite a bit. FYI, I started working on it in April/May, I finished it sometime in October. The goal was to replace the horrendous balloon tires for something that was both period correct and great looking. In a word or 2, BBS RS.

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Unfortunately, the sun was hiding all day long when I tried to shoot the model and working with no natural light isn't the best thing. Anyway, I did snap a few pictures of the beast. I will get some better ones once the my other plans work out - more on this later.

Basically all I changed on the model was the wheels and the brake rotors. For the rotors I used 16mm Uli Nowak photoetched discs all around (thanks Davide!). I kept the original calipers, just painted them red. The suspension was lowered as well. The wheels do turn and steer and so are the brake rotors - this was no easy task. The lower control arms needed to be sanded down a good 4-5mm otherwise the car would rest on them (or lay frame in modern terms) rather then the front wheels. There was also alot of cutting involved in the front to accommodate the fatter tires - they only steer a few degrees, as alot more cutting and modification was required for more steering action. I have reused the hubs from the original wheels and glued them to the inner center of the BBS. At all 4 corners I had to do some "precision grinding" so that the new wheels do not stick out from the wheel wells when looking from above, they actually sit almost flush if not a little tucked in for that perfect stance.

Anyway, let me know if anybody has any questions.

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:14 pm

WOW! What a difference a new set of wheel can make. This is how the car should of left their factory. Who ever signed off on the original wheels should be FIRED! :shame: Could you imagine how many more units would of been sold if they got the wheel detail right!?! Well done Florin!

Oh I forgot to mention, I believe you're going to perform this on another model. If you have the time and patience, please do a complete DIY with photos :deal:

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by Florin » Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:54 pm

Thanks, Davide! Believe me, if I had my own diecast company I would offer nice wheels as an option! But for both Norev and AA to get the wheels of this iconic car wrong is pretty sad.

I will try to take pics once I start the second project.

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by diecast » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:00 am

Florin what a change with rims .. Great job well done

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by Gavin » Wed Dec 05, 2012 12:27 pm

So...what's the 2nd project?

I do agree with you, Florin...don't know how both Norev & AA got the wheels wrong.

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Dec 05, 2012 2:14 pm

Gavin wrote:So...what's the 2nd project?

I do agree with you, Florin...don't know how both Norev & AUTOart got the wheels wrong.
AUTOart is perfect, don't you guys forget it! :woot:

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by Florin » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks Ravi!

Gavin, the 2nd one can be seen in one of the pics. I don't really want to give out too many details but it won't be all that different.

Davide, if it was I had one by now, replacing one of the Norevs :manual:

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by [KRAFTIG] » Wed Dec 05, 2012 8:14 pm

Davide, if it was I had one by now, replacing one of the Norevs
LOL sarcasm :poke:

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by Florin » Wed Dec 05, 2012 9:50 pm

Sorry, sarcasm meter status: broken.

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by Stephan1986 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:06 pm

the car looks soooo better now ! :)

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by vlastik.vitek » Sun Jan 31, 2016 3:46 pm

Thats a whole different car !! I decided against buying Norev ´930 Turbo 3.3 becouse of the "truck wheels" and Autoart 3.3 Turbo is hard to find. Norev has good shape, when you put right wheels on it, really nice job :)

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by MCWS » Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:49 am

Really like this change!

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Re: Porsche 930

Post by sergem » Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:37 pm

I want replace Norev wheels without lowering suspension. What are the exact dimensions of these wheels an tires (BBS Ulinowak)

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