Big things with little cars
Big things with little cars

An Odd Custom Porsche and a Bicycle.(Pic heavy first installment)

When it comes to customs, I like to challenge myself and build things that others may not have considered.

This custom started as the Track day Porsche 935. I’ve always been a fan of the 935 and wanted to do something with the shorttailed version, the 935K.

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While doing research to find the chosen 935, I stumbled across the story of Jean-Claude Rudé. Rudé was a French bicyclist set on capturing the world speed record for a human powered bicycle.

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To assist in this feat, Rudé enlisted Porsche for the construction of a windbreak. Porsche agreed to modify a 935 with a huge tunnel on the back for Rudé to tuck into in hopes of reaching the 150 mph mark.

Porsche chose to lend Le Mans winning driver, Henri Pescarolo, to pilot the high speed ice shanty.

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One of the major problems with the experiment was that the 935 had so much turbo lag that even in the hands of Pescarolo, the car would pull away from Rudé when the turbo hit full boost.

Illustration for article titled An Odd Custom Porsche and a Bicycle.(Pic heavy first installment)
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Anyway...Here are some in-process pics. The finished product, the end of the story, and a full photo shoot will follow soon! Enjoy!

The car was sandblasted and the wing removed.
The car was sandblasted and the wing removed.
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Illustration for article titled An Odd Custom Porsche and a Bicycle.(Pic heavy first installment)
Proper short tail.
Proper short tail.
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A mock-up of the tunnel out of paper.
A mock-up of the tunnel out of paper.
A tunnel made of .007" steel sheet stock.
A tunnel made of .007" steel sheet stock.
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Side mirrors removed and flare mounted mirror pods laid out in JB Weld.
Side mirrors removed and flare mounted mirror pods laid out in JB Weld.
Sculpting mirror pods.
Sculpting mirror pods.
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JB Weld and Tamiya putty to smooth it all together.
JB Weld and Tamiya putty to smooth it all together.
The interior needed to be converted to Left Hand Drive.
The interior needed to be converted to Left Hand Drive.
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The rear shield and roller to be installed after paint work is finished.
The rear shield and roller to be installed after paint work is finished.
Sprayed with a thick filler/primer to look for high spots.
Sprayed with a thick filler/primer to look for high spots.
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A Hot Wheels Tour de Fast gave up its bicycles to the project. The two bikes were removed then sanded thin and glued together to make one bike.
A Hot Wheels Tour de Fast gave up its bicycles to the project. The two bikes were removed then sanded thin and glued together to make one bike.

So there you have it. This is the status of my latest custom. Paint, decals, detail painting, and a few other mods are yet to come.

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Stay tuned!

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