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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:05 pm    Post subject: removing wart (sports chrono pod) Reply with quote

Fancy changing the hue of my Sports Chrono Pod and the speaker grill that sits behind it, anyone removed these? If so how did you do it ??
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aha Stu, I got my wart painted body colour, quite easy to remove by taking out the middle air vent squeeze the tabs holding the wart to the dash in place and it pops out. never removed the middle dash grille but I imagine its only clipped in .
also I painted the surround that goes around the gauges , on the gen1 it was done silver to match the galvarno trim on the gen2 it was done body colour
if you didnt want to do the door spears then you could just do the door pull see the pic

I also today picked up a few more painted interior pieces
mirror triangles
roof light and alien eyes
rectangular bits that go under the door speakers
headlight washers (get rid of the chrome)

hope some of those ideas help with what your planning Thumb Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil. do you not think the wart will pop out without removing the vent? If not any info on getting vent out?? Cheers Stu.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Phil. do you not think the wart will pop out without removing the vent? If not any info on getting vent out?? Cheers Stu.


No mate as the tabs have a v shaped tooth that holds it under the dash you have to remove the centre vent , cant remember how we did it but I am sure others will tell you I do remember it was very easy to remove the vent just cant remember quite where the fixing are to point you in the right direction Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stu , what are you thinking of doing with it paint , leather with french stiching or Alcantra Grin Thumb

or carbon

http://www.supertweaks.com/porsche/porsche-carbon-fibre/porsche-997gen1-carbon-fibre/porsche-carrera-997-gen-1-2-carbon-fibre-sport-chrono-clock-instrument-housing


you could always stick a speed camera detector in it Grin Grin

https://www.cartronics.co.uk/Porsche-road-angel-pod
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is there a standard clock replacement so it least has a use?
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Robbie, I have spent so much time looking for options for the chrono clock to give it a use , As there are only so many times getting it to stop on 911 is fun Floor but the best I could come up with was the speed camera detector . Thumb
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a MacanS as a loan car last week and that had a time clock in the wart It had hours and mins in the centre and the large needle was the second hand looked good but I bet it would be expensive
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Had a poke about but short of breaking something cannot figure out how that centre vent releases?? The speaker grill was easy as bought a second hand black one off the Bay, bit closest pulls up then front unclips, swap sensor thing to new one and job done!
Just this grille and then the wart for recovering. Anyone??????
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Had a poke about but short of breaking something cannot figure out how that centre vent releases?? The speaker grill was easy as bought a second hand black one off the Bay, bit closest pulls up then front unclips, swap sensor thing to new one and job done!
Just this grille and then the wart for recovering. Anyone??????


Stu my tech is at my home tommorrow afternoon for pre Dinslaken checks on the car ,I will ask him to remind me how to remove it Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

that would be brilliant cheers Phil. Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The wart seems to be a contentious issue amongst owners. I'm a massive fan of it although I'm not sure what it actually used for in the real world.
I like the speed camera thing as an idea as a retrofit, but I couldn't bring myself to put a hole in that beautiful cocoa leather.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stu, James says if you look up into the top of the vents you will see two tabs one each side of the middle section they are quite difficult to see use a torch , get two flat tools and gently pucsh them both down at the same time it vent should then pop free Thumb hope that helps and good luck with it Thumb
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FZP wrote:
The wart seems to be a contentious issue amongst owners. I'm a massive fan of it although I'm not sure what it actually used for in the real world.
I like the speed camera thing as an idea as a retrofit, but I couldn't bring myself to put a hole in that beautiful cocoa leather.


No I agree Frank if you havent got a wart then its not worth the hastle to retrofit one just to hide a speed camera but if you have got a wart and what to make it have a use then the speed camera is an option Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil, ( & James) thanks for that I will have another go at removing vent and wart.
On another note can Gen 1 door spears be removed, looking at it I think not they appear to be permanently fixed to the door cards!! Damn just purchased a second hand set of door cards with the idea of swapping them!!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
stucart wrote:
Had a poke about but short of breaking something cannot figure out how that centre vent releases?? The speaker grill was easy as bought a second hand black one off the Bay, bit closest pulls up then front unclips, swap sensor thing to new one and job done!
Just this grille and then the wart for recovering. Anyone??????


Stu my tech is at my home tommorrow afternoon for pre Dinslaken checks on the car ,I will ask him to remind me how to remove it Thumb


I am pretty sure when I removed mine I just got a plastic trim removal tool under the edge of the sport chrono and levered it out. I don't remember removing any air vents.
I had mine carbon dipped. It was all pretty straightforward.
Go on - have a go....
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stucart wrote:
Phil, ( & James) thanks for that I will have another go at removing vent and wart.
On another note can Gen 1 door spears be removed, looking at it I think not they appear to be permanently fixed to the door cards!! Damn just purchased a second hand set of door cards with the idea of swapping them!!!!


Blimey Stu your getting into all the PITA trim bits mate firstly as Rob says you may be able to remove the wart from the top with a trim tool but James said for the extra few mins removing the vent its not worth the risk of damaging your dash leather .

ok now the spears . these are plastic welded on and when removed the welded tabs break off , in the past this had meant they were no good ,so we had to buy new boxter ones as those were the cheapest but we have now found that by attaching the correct size self locking washer on whats left of the tabs that break off you can safely refit the door spears with no issue

see the pic for what I mean by self locking washers

hope that helps mate
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also removed my door "spears" to get them carbon dipped.
As Phi says you have to remove the door panel and they are plastic welded in.
I carefully drillled through the plastic weld and into the back of the post - basically doing as little damage as possible.
When I refitted them I put some silicon on the parts that connect together and then pumped quite a lot of hot glue into the holes where in most cases the plastic post was either poking through or just beneath the surface of the door card.
This is all on the back of the door card so you won't ever see it - it just needs to be secure.
Mine have been fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The later (991/981 etc.) clocks also tell the time and impress passengers with a sweeping reset on start up. Dont know Not heard of anyone retrofitting though.
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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers guys, I’ve purchased 2 complete black door cards so intend to swap out my red “spears” and other bits, pull handles, door bin lids, etc.
Bit puzzled as to how to drill out the plastic welded fixings?
Rob - any advice on size of drill you used to drill out? Thought about trying to use my “Dremel” to grind away the outside diameter of the button so to speak but if drilling’s the way forward I’ll do that?
Yes Phil, a lot of this is your fault and EBay for tempting me with the black parts 😁
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