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Old 02-11-2012, 07:39 PM   #1
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"Just for Fun" rear deck lid...

Put this together just because. Sold car last year. 4 deck lid bolts and it's on and off. $200 in SF Bay Area, Ca

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Old 02-11-2012, 08:09 PM   #2
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So what's it supposed to be? Black panels or something else?
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Old 02-11-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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they are open grilles from the "root car" - 356 cabriolet.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:55 AM   #4
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Don't like. Painted rear bumperettes would look great. Rear bumper with diffuser looks great.
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Old 02-12-2012, 03:59 AM   #5
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What an abomination !
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Old 02-12-2012, 08:40 AM   #6
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It will keep luggage and groceries cooler! It looks well done.
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i like it in concept and have considered the same myself. in execution it looks a bit 'busy' what with all the shut lines, third brake light, etc. might actually be practical if you ever put an intercooler in the trunk. i've also often thought about making a 1-piece rear deck lid for the 986 that looks like the 987 spyder lid; if you could get it to wrap down at the front and seal against the engine bulkhead then you could actually remove the engine cover and vent the engine through a set of those like on the original 550.
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Wasn't sure between some kind of super-subwoofer grilles or mobile hibachi grills (BBQ). Hard to say what it is... in all honesty. So what is this for exactly?

Please don't tell us someone' dead and starting to smell in that trunk?
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Old 02-12-2012, 09:51 AM   #9
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hang on mate... can rain/water.... you know.... where is the water drained?

seriously... is this photoshop?
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Good Grief - tough group.

Radium - you got the message - It "could" be practical. I also thought about routing some ducting from the trunk firewall up into the vents with flex hose.... the top side of the engine gets really hot.

Madmods - at this "prototype" stage (no, I'm not producing these), it's framework is made of oak - contoured to reinforce the trunk lid and retain the plywood pan. It can most definately be made waterproof with a thin sheetmetal pan (even modify a deep dish cookie sheet and then route drain lines along the lid itself into drilled holes just past the rubber deck lid gasket into the cavity for the pop up spoiler.

This project was just a challenge waiting for an answer - with lots of possibilities.... paint the grilles to match... leave them in the original silver aluminum... anyway, thought I'd share with y'all.

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I like the "retro" look. I don't like the idea of opening up the trunk for no beneficial reason.
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Old 02-12-2012, 07:43 PM   #12
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I like it..... the idea of cooling the engine compartment even better... so what other toys do you have hidden behind that door on your building?
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:32 AM   #13
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Good Grief - tough group.
LOLLL was sure you were in "just for fun" mate So I gave it my best!

Take a joke or two bro.... and besides, if you like it then that's what matter. Working cars is also one of my fav hobby so just go ahead, knock yourself out! Don't listen to members
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:12 AM   #14
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At first glance the top picture sorta looked like solar array panels. Maybe for use as a battery tender? There's a thought.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:23 AM   #15
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while i like the general concept, i don't think they look they belong on the car simply because the grill slats are too close...they don't match the look of any of the other intake grills on the car.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:14 AM   #16
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Well..... for me, the intent was to 'borrow' from the old and apply to the new. While proportions and aesthetics can be debated, I wanted to link the original concept of the 550 through 356C to the new design.

.... we might have solar panels sooner than we think, BlueStar.... clever analysis.

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Old 02-13-2012, 10:15 PM   #17
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While the entire rear area looks a bit busy, I generally like the concept! Good work.
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They look good -- it reminds me of the "original" 986:


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Old 11-04-2015, 06:09 AM   #19
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I like them and thought about doing something like that but would not want to cut into the rear deck lid. Maybe something that fits on top of the deck lid faux venting? where did you get the grilles? are they actually 356 grills?
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:28 PM   #20
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Pretty cool, I like it!
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