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ballcock
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1996 Porsche 993 Carrera 2

PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love the idea of WB targa, seeing as the project can be directed that way..
Re back boxes, I THINk they're the same but the tips are different.
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BenC
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always loved the thought of a WB targa, keeping the standard spoiler and not bolting on the daft turbo thing!
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Kimbo
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



This is the bit I would try and do away with if I were doing a project.

It's as attractive as Ballcock's bollocks. But looks a lot better on darker cars.

Could they not have made the whole thing in one piece like a coupe? Or a coupe with a big glass roof.
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Cameltoe & Heel
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know what you mean Kimbo

The new rear suspension components are coming up nice:

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq8/ttrev_993/993%20Targa%20Resto/61BA48D7-3BE3-42C4-B536-CB8ADD303B95.jpg
 
  
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Cameltoe & Heel
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are for Ballers, what's the prognosis old boy?, scrap her? Laughing


N/S
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq8/ttrev_993/993%20Targa%20Resto/13E4EC21-F228-4B70-B156-7BD35EC68466.jpg

O/S

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq8/ttrev_993/993%20Targa%20Resto/14366BF1-FC18-4A58-A170-CBBC05B90F9F.jpg
 
  
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2oldn2slow
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:49 am    Post subject: Envious ! Reply with quote

Howdie.

Good luck with the rebuild.

I bought a beat up Targa 3 years ago whilst based in the Middle East. Had some work done by a local indie and had a full respray but took on the roof myself. The sunshade was missing (strange for a car living in the desert) and the glass was all sealed in with silicon and full of sand and gunk. I removed the roof and stripped it completely and replaced many of the parts, I reinstalled it and got to the point where I could open and close it manually by winding the motors and then the winter arrived so I stopped working on it and just drove it.

Then I got moved to Singapore - no car, no garage and exported the car back to the UK where it sits in storage till we return.

All I get to do now is look at the pics - so here's a couple.
 



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orangecurry
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameltoe & Heel wrote:
These are for Ballers, what's the prognosis old boy?, scrap her? Laughing


N/S
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq8/ttrev_993/993%20Targa%20Resto/13E4EC21-F228-4B70-B156-7BD35EC68466.jpg

O/S

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq8/ttrev_993/993%20Targa%20Resto/14366BF1-FC18-4A58-A170-CBBC05B90F9F.jpg


That looks exactly like mine did - have a look through my photos - looks like you have a good 'un.

http://www.orangecurry.com/993/chassis-rails/

 
  
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ballcock
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cameltoe & Heel wrote:
These are for Ballers, what's the prognosis old boy?, scrap her? Laughing


N/S
http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq8/ttrev_993/993%20Targa%20Resto/13E4EC21-F228-4B70-B156-7BD35EC68466.jpg

O/S

http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq8/ttrev_993/993%20Targa%20Resto/14366BF1-FC18-4A58-A170-CBBC05B90F9F.jpg


That's a result!! As good as they get Trev.
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madalaa
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yup ........ not much work to be done there ....... sigh.
 
  
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Cameltoe & Heel
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OC yeh the same as mine, think we dodged a bullet there Smile.

Love the Riveria Targa, what about a Riveria Targa S???

Now then Smile

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Cameltoe & Heel
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chaps, just an update as I know there were recent posts complaining about a lack of content on the site beyond the usual resale and values threads.

SO progress has been slow recently due to the arrival of our first child Smile.

That said I have a room at home now dedicated to my parts, much to the distain of my mrs. These consist of two new rear quarters and rear bridging panel, two new bumpers, all new suspension, targa parts, the list goes on.

Below are some pics to tell the story so far, I've now lifted the Targa roof away from the body, a tortuous process of much scraping, pulling, cutting but finally managed to free the thing as you can see:






Had to buy a tool for the job Smile



You can see how you have to peel the roof away front to back:



The three motors shown here, two for the retracting glass roof and one for the sunshade. You can see here how you have to cut through the bonding adhesive as you go round the rear screen, tricky.



Inspection of mufflers shows how the straps have been bolted too tight and caused corrosion, these are past repair.



New gear gator on my Aldi bought load skid Smile



All suspension removed showing easy access to engine and box:



New rear bumper:



and quarter panel:



Engine out and ready for cleanup and fettling, cam covers, leads, new tray work, etc,



Shot of the bereft bay:



Finally a shot showing the dolly that I will sit the rear of the car on to transport it. Car is off for professional fitting of the rear quarters and have some minor dings removed Smile, it should be in there next week.

 
  
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orangecurry
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely.

What swayed the NB or WB decision in the end?
 
  
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Cameltoe & Heel
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

orangecurry wrote:
Lovely.

What swayed the NB or WB decision in the end?


Just the extra cost really, there's more than you think required for the change, also the most of the panels, WB items are much more expensive.

Trev
 
  
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Millomboy
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Joined: 10 Dec 2012
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1997 Porsche 993 Targa

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trev, I take my hat off to you for doing this yourself. I am having the final bits (plastic cover strips) fitted to my car this week.

ATB
Ian
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Zingari
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Shanghai


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1993 Porsche 964 Anniversary

PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Niceone chum. It's great you've started with the hardest bit - the console tray, mat and gearstick cover Thumb Everything else is a piece of cake Grin
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Cameltoe & Heel
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zingari wrote:
Niceone chum. It's great you've started with the hardest bit - the console tray, mat and gearstick cover Thumb Everything else is a piece of cake Grin


Precisely, only way I could feel like progress was being made Thumb

But could you image if I'd forgotten the cigarette lighter?, thrown out I would be Smile

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Cameltoe & Heel
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Millomboy wrote:
Trev, I take my hat off to you for doing this yourself. I am having the final bits (plastic cover strips) fitted to my car this week.

ATB
Ian


Thanks Ian, I'm doing a good chunk of the work myself but having it checked out on a jig and new quarters fitted professionally. It will also require a full respray too at the appropriate time.

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ballcock
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Best thread in ages!
No denying the girth of your cojones!
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HSC911
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ballcock wrote:
Best thread in ages!
No denying the girth of your cojones!


Agree

Good luck with it Thumb

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AP90
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2016 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff, thank you of taking the time to post photos, I always find it's the last thing I want/find time to do when doing these projects.

It'll be a rewarding project when finished.

Please keep the reports coming
 
  
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