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944s project completed

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Hi guys, 

Recently finished a 1988 944s project. Kept it pretty standard inside And under the bonnet. Outside added a genuine turbo diffuser bilstein suspension and a set of bbs rs 16s. Wheels are stamped 16 x8 16x9 BBS and have genuine porsche center caps stamped BBS porsche made in Germany. Wheels are 1 piece and have not been able to find another set to compare what they are worth. Anyone got any info on them? Previous owner said they came off a 1970s 911 narrow body I managed to change tyres and squeeze in. Slightly bulging out :)

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I recently got a guards 944s, your wheels look great mate please let me know if they come up for sale

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Good job, looks the goods.😆

Like the wheels also.....

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Nice ride, I see you have the original radio as well 👍

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On 12/06/2019 at 14:51, brian in buddina said:

@Bobby44

your dash looks good. Did you resurface the dash?

Thanks. Got it re surfaced at the dashdoctor Melbourne 

On 12/06/2019 at 21:43, OzJustin said:

@Bobby44 Great looking restoration. Can I ask where you sourced your carpet mats from?

Thanks. Lloyd mats america on Ebay. They dont fit perfect as they are for a LHD but still work. Couldnt find any elsewhere. I'm pretty happy with the quality.

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2 hours ago, Bobby44 said:

Thanks. Lloyd mats america on Ebay. They dont fit perfect as they are for a LHD but still work. Couldnt find any elsewhere. I'm pretty happy with the quality.

I looked into RHD Llyod mats but apparently they aren't made. Didn't even consider the LHD version fitting though. If you happen to snap a photo of the driver's side footwell it would be great to see how well they fit.

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On 16 June 2019 at 20:23, Bobby44 said:

Thanks. Got it re surfaced at the dashdoctor Melbourne 

@Bobby44

any details on what or how the Dashdoctor did your dash? I'll be redoing mine, after my clutch job, and I'm interested in the details. I've watched the  You tube videos where they patch the cracks and reglue a new vinyl over the top. I'm wondering if anyone has stripped the hard cracked vinyl & green sponge foam under the vinyl and put all new stuff on? The only vinyl I've seen is the marine grade appled with contact adhesive. Of course the dash would come out.

Anyone else with DIY experience?

 

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On 16/06/2019 at 22:55, OzJustin said:

I looked into RHD Llyod mats but apparently they aren't made. Didn't even consider the LHD version fitting though. If you happen to snap a photo of the driver's side footwell it would be great to see how well they fit.

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On 19/06/2019 at 13:40, brian in buddina said:

@Bobby44

any details on what or how the Dashdoctor did your dash? I'll be redoing mine, after my clutch job, and I'm interested in the details. I've watched the  You tube videos where they patch the cracks and reglue a new vinyl over the top. I'm wondering if anyone has stripped the hard cracked vinyl & green sponge foam under the vinyl and put all new stuff on? The only vinyl I've seen is the marine grade appled with contact adhesive. Of course the dash would come out.

Anyone else with DIY experience?

 

Probably best to give them a call as I just dropped it off and picked it up brand new. Depending on the condition of the dash it will vary in cost and what is required to be done my bottom section in the beige didnt need re skinning as it was in good condition so he just cleaned that part up. They can also paint/coat it if it is faded to freshen it up. As for the removal of the dash it is a huge job. Alot has to come out. And I mean alot! Things will crack and break and you will have about 38 screws left over. Just take photos and try keep screws with parts as you do forget how things should come together after a couple weeks.20190422_141922-756x1008.thumb.jpg.ff60854c773df96075b987cc4e6fe545.jpg20190430_194528-756x1008.thumb.jpg.073b69d6c5f1e1997677400e88361c9c.jpg20190430_194528-756x1008.thumb.jpg.073b69d6c5f1e1997677400e88361c9c.jpg

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Seats dont need to come out but decided to steam clean the carpet as previous owner was a smoker and re trimmed the seats while they were out. I'd recommend paying dash dr to remove and re install the dash as it is pretty cheap considering what is required to remove and re install but I already spent too much money and had to save $ where I could

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It's no easier in the earlier models, and twice as many things break. You are however, only left with 19 screws.

 

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19 sounds like a more accurate number. I managed to only break the fog light switch clip. Which was fairly easily repaired with super glue. Really hope the dash doesnt need to come out again though. The heater control module was very fragile. make sure you don't over tighten anything. But tight enough so things dont come loose. Very fine line.

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