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Merv

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    Sunshine Coast
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    1962 356, 1968 911, 2010 987.2

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  1. Merv

    Carpet Kit

    How did you go Daniel?
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    Carpet Kit

    Daniel and Brian, there are many threads on this in the 356 Registry that are good to read about the installation sequence. Time well spent. There are some good quality spray adhesives that do not breakdown with heat or humidity to use, particularly on the vertical pieces (e.g., https://www.autobarn.com.au/permatex-px-bs-hdlnr-adh-16-75-oz-ae-27828). The common ones are pretty poor quality’s and don’t last long. Also read about the use of materials under the carpet. In some places none was used originally . My car was pristine under the original carpet. Most people tend to apply stick on sound deadening that was never there and leaves a slippery surface for the carpet. Johnson's book makes the point that all 356s came with rubber mats on the floor and tunnel sections, but some now like to fit carpets, but I had the original rubber mats and preferred those for originality. This is an area where some quality underfelt can be useful of the original bituminised sound deadening has been destroyed.
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    Carpet Kit

    I initially used Prostitch a few times for carpet, that I had made up locally by my own trimmer. However, they are often over worked and can be very slow to respond. For my 356 I needed someone with actual measurements for my car, pre-cut. Tony Garcia (in California sadly) at Autobahn was excellent. Perfect weave, fast response and delivery. https://www.autobahninteriors.com They know their work and it is first class. You do these things once. Blackmans in Australia also have a good reputation but perhaps not for pre-cut pieces. http://www.blackmans.com.au/1983-porsche-911-convertible/porsche_interior_leather/ As to the typically square weave carpet and edging materials I found that the same material available from Prostitch was also available from my local trimmer at around half the cost.
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    Sources for Zenith jets?

    Thanks Ben. I tried them first, to no avail. Like others, they get their parts from the same Italian source, I believe, and sell them on at double the price. Carb Rescue in the US is one the case however. They have cleaned and resized originals. Thanks Merv
  5. Merv

    Buying a 986

    I have a friend here with, fr sale, the same year manual, non-S, in perfect condition for the same money and 93,000 kms. He an elderly guy who was a factory mechanic in Austria and Germany.
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    Sources for Zenith jets?

    What sources are there for these (main and idle) as I like to have spares? I know about Alfa 1750 but had a negative experience with the person operating that distributor.
  7. Merv

    Seat Protectors

    There are some nice sheep skin (black) overlays without sides, clearing the 'bags.
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    Seat Protectors

    Or the velour?
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    Seat Protectors

    I have done that but they tend to slide around and thought that there could be some kind of horizontal and vertical cover that didn't cover the side 'bags.
  10. Merv

    Seat Protectors

    As summer closes in, our car seats can get hot when left with the top down. I know you can close the roof ... I was wondering what is available as seat and driver protection and still airbag compatible?
  11. Merv

    Stone Guard Film

    Many thanks Jimmy
  12. Merv

    Stone Guard Film

    No JT, as in my PM, I am interested in the front kit and an idea of costs. I can buy the headlight pieces online already.
  13. Merv

    Stone Guard Film

    Thanks JT. I have a Boxster 987.2 (2011) . I was originally thinking of only headlight protection but also interested in a broader front end treatment. Cheers Merv
  14. Merv

    Stone Guard Film

    Templates are good! Thanks Russ.
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    Stone Guard Film

    Yes I watched my 997 being done and it was a specialised job, if you wanted top class work. We can all have a crack at DIY but there is a difference. Could you send me your friends contact ?
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