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rob_p
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all.
New wheels now fitted and I am happy. Thanks to everyone for contributing to my thread last weekend about the clearance gap between wheel and caliper on the fronts. On the end I went with 3mm spacers on the front wheels (which now gives me a 5mm gap between wheel and caliper) and some 6mm spacers I previously had on the front now fitted to the rear.
I think the wheels are right on the edge in terms of stance but it is growing on me. All round, I am very happy with this latest mod.
I have also painted the wheel bolts black to match - used some black hammerite satin finish - may not last but seems ok so far!

The new look:


Wheels up close:


The stance front:


The stance rear:


Quite like this view:


The wheels were from here:
http://www.kerscher-tuning.de/raeder/index.php?id=21

I bought them from an eBay seller in Germany (new). All very straightforward.
Cost about £1,250 including the shipping.
Centre caps were from design911 - another £50.

Coming on quite nicely....
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2016 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking great! Go really well with the ducktail too Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 12:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Big fan of the car so far!


Were you ever on Mx5Nutz? I came from a Mx too - quite a different car
 
  
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rob_p
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 5:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jay. wrote:
Big fan of the car so far!


Were you ever on Mx5Nutz? I came from a Mx too - quite a different car


Thanks. I wasn't no. I only has the MX5 about a year - it was like a gateway drug to boxster ownership for me! Thoroughly enjoyed it though.
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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, you should be very pleased with yourself! Thumb

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PostPosted: Mon May 02, 2016 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rob ,That car is looking very nice the new alloys add to the classic look. nice job mate. Thumb Grin
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 2:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic with new wheels stunning worship
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments guys.
I am still debating the full length carrera decals down the side..... Too much or just finish it off nicely....??
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PostPosted: Tue May 03, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow they look really good. Really like the retro look of the car. Reminds me of the CSR. What you need now is a turbo front bumper! Ahem just so happens I'm selling one! Haha
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not much to report on from the last few months but I picked up some rear led lights from eBay last week. They were used but £265 on a buy it now and I couldn't resist. I had thought about getting some for a while so decided to go for it. I had planned to get the smoked ones but I am happy with the look and I think they go pretty well with the red brake light in the ducktail (which I can't change to a smoked version I don't think).

I think the exhaust is next - trying to find time to phone top gear and chat through the options. Anyway, back to the lights:

Before


After


It may be my imagination but I think it makes the rear look slightly wider...??
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It may be a bit boy racer, but you could use this spray for a tinted high level brake light. I used something similar on another car in the past and it worked surprisingly well. The more coats the darker it gets.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/E-Tech-Black-Lens-Tinting-Spray-Glass-Tint-Plastic-Lenses-Car-Motorbikes-Lights-/331277375738
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 10, 2016 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. Now I have the lights I am happy with the red.
Goes with the slightly retro theme!
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all
A couple of updates.

I had the drivers side seat bolster refinished last week.
Used a mobile service in Leicester, took about an hour and cost £55.
Very happy and absolute bargain.
It was starting to look quite tired, now looks like new.

Before


After


Also fitted some new engine mounts which I bought from a forum member (thanks krispe). Usual story on the stretch....
Can't say I have noticed much difference but gives me some piece of mind.


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rob_p
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 8:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all. A few BH jobs to update on.

Firstly, I got the climate control unit refurbed by the guy that advertises on eBay. Quite expensive for what it is I guess but good service and nice and easy. I sent the whole unit away - came back in one week.

Before:


After:


Looks like new but actually the biggest improvement is the feel - nice and smooth and the old ones were a bit tacky.


I also decided to go for the lower dash alcantara treatment which I had been thinking about for some time.

I ordered some alcantara type material from amazon - MUCH cheaper than alcantara at £10 for 1.5m2 so I took a punt and was very impressed. I haven't used alcantara but this was easy to work with and seems to be good quality.
I would recommend.
ALCANTARA SIMILAR FAUX SUEDE LEATHER SOFT TOUCH FABRIC LEATHERETTE UPHOLSTERY - Charcoal https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01HRZMDVO/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_tai_Dks9ybBNKJFH1
They also do black.

Also got some spray glue from eBay which was recommended on here.
http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=112170500592&globalID=EBAY-GB

Some idea of the process:

Spray glue on both parts:




Glove box done:


The other bit:


And all back in:


It looks a little light in the last photo (and a bit lilac??!!) but earlier shots are a better indicator - it's a good grey which complements the black nicely in my mind.

Really enjoyed this project and all for £20! Great guides available online for taking everything apart and as usual the Porsche quality shines through when you start taking these things apart.... and putting them back together!

I mainly used this guide:
http://teamspeed.com/forums/gt/29997-gt3-alcantara-lower-dash-installed.html
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks nice Rob Thumb Thumb I will have you carbon centre console when you decide to go alcantara centre console lol Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Phil.
It's a carbon dîp - about £150. Treat yourself.... Smile
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rob_p
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I decided to tidy up the door handles which were a bit tired (chipped and scratched). Having decided to paint them I thought maybe gloss black might look good. Be interested in thoughts...
Apologies - it's not a great was/now and different sides also but you get the idea!

Was


Now


If I stick with it I might do the glove box handle and the steering wheel bits which are also silver.
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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Evening all.....

It's been a while since the last update - car has been running very well with fairly minimal running costs (just as well as I spent a small fortune in the first 2 years!).

I have been thinking about installing these Carrera side decals for a while now and this completes the "RS homage". I thought people might be interested to see what it looks like with the fuchs, ducktail and Carrera side script. I love the sport classic and the 73 RS so this is my attempt at something similar (in terms of looks at least!).











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PostPosted: Tue May 29, 2018 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Car looks great rob Thumb

Why don't you lower it and widen the stance with bigger spacers Grin

That would top it off imo.
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PostPosted: Wed May 30, 2018 5:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks. The car is set to "porsche performance" ride height which is 10mm lower than pasm as I recall. The work was done by centre gravity when i had the ohlins installed. I am more concerned by ride comfort and I wouldn't want it any lower.
I did have some spacers fitted pre the new wheels - I though these sat just fine (the fronts are a touch wide I think).
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