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Thefinn
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:01 pm    Post subject: The Finn's 997 4S progress thread take two Reply with quote

After being on the site a while now one thing that i do enjoy and wish i had started with my first 4S are the progress threads that some other members complete. So seeing as i have just picked up my new to me 4S cab here goes.

Its not really where I wanted to take the first shots of my new car or leave it over night but a multi story car park is where i am starting due to a pit stop on its way back to its new home.

I have been hunting for the right car for some time and this is the car that i have been waiting for. Its a 2008 4S cab in Atlas Grey with a little over 34k on the clock, full dealer service history and me being the third owner. Spec included Sports Chrono Plus, PSE, Short shift, sports design wheels, top tint screen, auto dim mirrors and auto wipers, memory multi function hard back heated seats with embossed crest, cruse control, hard top, updated stereo and nav (i have to old uint as well), I think that's everything, oh it also came with oem indoor cover and wind deflector (i doubt i will use this much as the point of a cab is to get the wind in your hair).

The plan is to keep the exterior stock apart from wheel spacers and maybe lowering, maybe LED lights but not quite sure. The interior will get a bit of a make over but stick to OEM upgrade parts and maybe a bit of additional paint to some plastic. Under the bonnet i will upgrade the exhaust, intake to 82mm and filter, engine mounts and a map once the Porsche warranty is up. So her she is
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

outside
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

interior. oh i forgot the cd changer
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Great set of mods




and a lovely looking car Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I still have all of the engine parts from the last car ready to bolt on i just need a new set of CATS which i will get from Top Gear as i left the last set on my old car. But if anyone have an M97 hand brake and shifter i might be interested if in good condition.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thefinn wrote:
But if anyone have an M97 hand brake and shifter i might be interested if in good condition.


I think you are after the Tequipment leather/Ali type Mike? These do look superb.

Great buy and I just love Atlas.
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Thefinn
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks scholester I think love the colour more than the black already. Porsche want £600 + vat for a new hand brake which I thought wasn't to OTT but the knob is £1100 + vat I nearly choked
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tom_nieto
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like a lovely car! The original owner clearly went nuts with the options list! Enjoy it!

The Porsche aluminium gear knob and handbrake is a crazy price, which is a shame as I think it lets the interior down a little. I’m looking for options for mine - to be honest a custom item and retrim would probably be cheaper!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely colour choice OP. Enjoy Smile
 
  
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Those tequipment handbreaks and gear knobs are expensive the handbreaks come up used from time to time, but the knobs very rarely.
Have you considered alcantara mate Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovely car mate Cool

Enjoy it Thumb
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Thefinn
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the comments guys loving it already the lower miles just make it feel a better car than my last one. I have thought of a retrim but I like the ali look so I think I might hold out for while to see what eBay brings if not I bet my frivolous side get the better of me and I will pay up for a new one.

your right about the original owner I forgot that it also has bose and park assist so I think they must have got talked into nearly every add on, lucky me!
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget to change your signature Thumb
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

not much progress this weekend due to other jobs that needing doing, but did get round to changing one of the keys over to a gen 2 fob to stop opening the frunk in my pocket. The least worn origional one safley locked away so as i have at least one original key.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 6:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Again other chores got in the way of progress on the car including an airport pick up at Gatwick this weekend, although that was the perfect excuse to pop into the 9e open day
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When i bought the car there was a small ding in the door that i want to get rid of asap so i had a local paintless dent repair guy round today fix it.

Its the first time i have tried this method and i have to say i am very impress.
In just a couple of hours the dent was gone with no trace, no paint required and the car stayed on my drive. Not only can you not tell but it only cost £84 to have it repaired as well, what a bargain!
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I used a local to me guy called Liam from Storm Dents who i would highly recommend, he even leveled out my only stone chip on the bonnet for free so all i need now is a little touch up paint.

https://stormdents.com/


before dent removal
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This weekend i managed to get round to doing a couple of more job on my list but not as many as i wanted with the bad weather. The first one was a 30 second job to replace the odd umbrella the last owner had left in the car with the OEM one from my old 4S
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