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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
No the 993 is not on the ropes, I just need to decide will I actually drive it or do I move it to my underground storage Question


I've got an avocado green onyx plinth left over from a 70s house make-over if you want to mount it on that for the front room Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had already purchased Zunsport grills for the front bumper and the requirement to have to pay the OPC c£70 for the pleasure of removing stones from the offside radiator fan spurred me on to get them fitted.

They are a fiddle to get on but thats only because they are such a good tight fit. I'm really pleased with them and think they match the Gloss Black GTS trim very nicely....






Whilst I had some spare time I treated all rubber seals to some Gummi Pflege......


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

and some gratuitous Porsche porn I forgot to post up .......






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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just catching up with this thread!..The Boxster looks epic. Cool thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got to say, I'm digging those grills! On the 987.1 they came as flat items, I had to carefully manipulate them into a shape that fitted the intake. These look a lot better fit!

What's the deal with that product then?! You literally apply it to all external runners?!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 16, 2017 11:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, just run it over all rubber, brings them up like new, helps them seal better, keeps them supple and prolongs life. Its a marvel on older rubber but no harm in using it on the boxster, made a difference straight away to the look.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll get me some of that then, do you need to minimise its contact with other materials?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonttt wrote:
and some gratuitous Porsche porn I forgot to post up .......







I know this isn't going to look good on the page but that is some pair of rear ends right there.......

This thread is in danger of me using some man maths to get a 981 GTS on my drive ....
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The return of Marty Wild wrote:
I'll get me some of that then, do you need to minimise its contact with other materials?


Not really, I just have a damp cloth ready to wipe off any other trim.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Bud, I will get involved.

Must say, your duo looks immense.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

+1 Gummi
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Jon, nearing the time for a spin out! Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this little car Smile

After a week of slogging up and down the country (Scotland and Sussex) in the RR it was too good an opportunity to resist this morning....... I needed some fish food, sun is shining so I went on a 20 mile round trip to the not so closest supplier Grin

Was sooooo good to get some sun, roof down and sports plus Floor

Why did I not buy one sooner, life is too short not to drive cars like this if you are able Thumb

Proof that the roof was down on the return home...








and a video of the remote roof closure....


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Absolutely can't wait to get mine out.
Off down the unit now to give it its first wash and Iron X Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't stop driving the thing, its addictive with the roof down, I love having a convertible again (that I actually drive lol).
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You and I are in the same club at the moment Jon Rolling Eyes
Mine should be out towards the end of April.

EVO TRIANGLE ANYBODY?? Grin
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did another mod today .......

One of the only "weak" points of the 981 aesthetically are the side indicators which show the orange bulbs.......this is especially true when you compare them to the LED 991 units. Fortunately the 991 units are a straight fit to the 981 and its an easy 10 min job to fit......

So I ordered a pair from Germany



New 991 items .....



New and old units......



To remove the old units you simply push then back......



Until the retaining plastic hook is clear and then pull out.....



And push forward again to release the sprinted rear of the unit....



To release the electric connection you have to lift away the locking plastic lug and pull....



Old unit removed.....



Of course its dirty under there so a fresh polish never does any harm....



Fitting the new unit is just the reversal of removal.....



It looks so much cleaner and when lit so much better.....



I'm very pleased with the end result.

The problem is I'm struggling to find any more mods to do to the car. I've never had a hobby car before that I've not tinkered with ....... but I can't stop driving it Wink

Given the weather was overcast it was perfect for a quick topup wash and wax....



Unfortunately I'm on family duty this weekend away in the FFRR so won't get to drive it until next week :-(
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh dear!
I'll have to change mine too! They look so much nicer!
Thanks for the write up Jon Thumb
Arch detailing today Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So I was sat at the lights, roof down, minding my own business ....... when a white van pulls up alongside me. Window goes down...... I think "here goes..." and a voice shouts "nice car fella...... do you mind giving it the beans for my lad?" ........ I look across and there is a c10 year old sat in the passenger seat with a smile from ear to ear.........

so I obliged Grin

Still can't get over how much attention the boxster gets, much more than most exotica I've driven and always in such a positive way Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It does t strike me as a Boxster at all. When I look at mine, especially from the front, Carrera GT springs to mind.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 11, 2017 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Liking the LED indicator mod, good work!

Nice to hear positive stories regarding other road users.

Just love the Caymans and Boxsters, dare I say it, better looking than the 911?!
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