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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2017 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Side Scoops look incredible, really like them!


Interested on your thoughts on the front bumper now you've had it a while? I've got a scratch in my bumper and it's almost the perfect excuse to completely do away with the standard Turbo set and do something similar to you
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DW 996turbo
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay. - Thanks again mate, glad you like the side scoops.

I'm still really happy with the way the front end turned out. It took me a long time to decide to go ahead with the bumper vents as I was a bit concerned they wouldn't look right with the turbo bumper. It's a personal thing though, I'm sure a lot of people would prefer the front without the vents, but I'm happy I went through with it.

If you decide to go ahead with it, or if you just want some more info, give me a shout. If you've got any questions about anything I've done, I'd be happy to help if I can.

Hope you've had a good Christmas.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 26, 2017 10:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For some strange reason I had not seen this thread until today, but I have just read the whole thing and have to say how impressed I am at many of the things you have done especially given you did not just buy off the shelf mods.
I LIKE 99% of what you have done and much of it is similar to things I have done to either my 997.1 or 997.2 but for me my two favorite bits and its because of the time and thought are the way the smile grille mesh is moulded to come up within the vent. this is better than OE and looks great , I also love the way you have kept the 996 headlights but now they have a slant to the 911 round headlights again this was Imo HOW Porsche should have made them in the first place. I also like the front grille with the DRLs looks very 997 turbo in some of the pics.

I do like that headlight tint you used early on and am going to try it on my gen2.

I also used a lot of carbon dip on my gen1 and did all the frunk trim in it.

Very very impressed worship keep up the great work Grin Thumb I look forward to reading about what else your going to do. oh yes and finally thumbs up on the number plate Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 - Thanks very much mate, really appreciate the compliments.

The headlight tint film should look good on your aqua blue 997. I look forward to seeing a few pictures when it's done.

I'll keep the updates coming as often as I can, glad you're enjoying the thread.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DW996turbo are you still around?

Any further updates?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey mate, yeah, I’m still around. I didn’t realise how long it had been since my last post.

I’d love to be able to say I’ve done loads of work to the car since then, but unfortunately I’ve had a busy year with other things taking priority.

I have made a few changes though and I’ve been meaning to post some pictures and info to see what you guys think. I’ll put some updates on soon when I get some time.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 7:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh glad to hear it! Look forward to the updates dude!

I've actually started to fettle mine a bit again, I'm currently in the middle of a front end refresh, powdercoated rad brackets, new rads/condensers, bit of a respray at the front. The more I do the less I want to sell it.

I think I'll get some use out of it this year but keep it up for sale on here in case someone wants a well sorted car. If not then at least I'm getting pleasure out of it.

Don't hang around posting your updates!!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers mate, I'm pleased you've enjoyed the thread so far.

Glad to hear that you're still tinkering with yours as well. Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s been quite a long time since my last update on the car and that’s mostly down to it being exactly the same for several months. I was trying to enjoy the car as it was and driving it as much as possible.

Here’s a few shots I took while out for a drive with a few friends along my favourite road. Of course, we had to stop in the usual spot to take a couple of photos.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 08, 2019 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After several months of the car looking how it did above, I was trying to decide what I wanted to do with it. I was quite happy with the way the majority of the car looked, but there were still aspects of it that I felt didn’t really look right.

The biggest one for me was the rear spoiler. The spoiler was something that, to me at least, looked a bit too much like an obviously aftermarket addition and I was never really happy with the way it looked.

I decided to experiment with fitting the original spoiler back on the car and see if I preferred the look. It took me a little while to get used to seeing it without the larger rear wing, but I decided to sell the aftermarket spoiler and stick with the original one………for now.

While I was deciding on the rear spoiler, I also decided to make a small and subtle change to the rear lights. I had previously covered the lower section of the rear lights in a tint film from Lamin-x. I trimmed a small section of the film along the outer edge of the lense. The results are very subtle, but I felt it looked better this way.

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While I was trying to decide on the rear spoiler, I figured the best way was to go for a drive and take some photos.

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