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wasz
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:58 pm    Post subject: This is how to buy a 997 Reply with quote

“Turn it off! Turn it off! For **** sake turn it off”

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http://www.ddk-online.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=62147

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, fascinating reading.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just read the whole 14 pages of the build wow talk about attention to detail and following through with your vision . Some guys just have great skills and patience Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well , that was an amazing thread ...!!

What a craftsman ... given his own issues too ...

Just whiled away over an hour reading that!!

Food for thought .....inspirational in so many ways!!

Hats off to him!!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The man is a legend. To take the car on in the first place was one thing but to take it to the level he is going too is amazing Bow
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing skills and great ways to solve some issues.

The rear bumper is a step to far though IMO.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the words of ian dury....there ain't half been some clever bastards
Hats off to him
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2018 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree about the bumper, not my taste, definitely 10 out of 10 for effort there though!
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That bloke knows how to tell a story too (I'm only half way through). I'd never heard of that forum, it seems very gentlemanly, and certainly maverick.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah I'm not convinced by the exhaust tail pipes either, but it would be a boring world if we all liked the same thing!

Amazing skills, and I still think its the best way to buy a 997, just got to find them in that state.....

I do think he lowballed the value of his Audi swap... I'm sure it was mint when he finished with it!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cracking bargain, I would have had that but not a fan of the bumper or exhaust, incredible skill however!
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a amazing read , such amazing workmanship worship worship
 
  
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A great read and a great buy, if you've got the skills.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 7:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awesome read - amazing transformation.
A brave guy - but I guess with his skills he had a better chance than most to turn it around...
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just read that whole thread. Guys skills are beyond impressive!
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2018 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What a thread. Love the initial purchase with the dodgy dealer crapping himself trying to offload the lemon.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just read the whole thread ........ bloody hell what attention to detail Darren has ....... I was completely gobsmacked ....... Surprised
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just finished reading and I'm knackered! Phenomenal attention to detail and what a craftsman.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would love to be skilled enough to even try this, amazing work.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

total craftsmanship; very impressive.
now I REALLY want a set of fuchs for mine.
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