Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Boxster General Discussions

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-19-2018, 08:39 AM   #41
WALDMEISTER
 
BRAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,027
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by JBauer View Post
Like this idea. Wrong color silver but just a quicky.


Looking good

__________________
Original Owner | PORSCHE Boxster 2.7L (MY01) | Seal Gray
BRAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 09:01 AM   #42
Registered User
 
The Radium King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,987
i think amber corners?

and, you can go black ...



silver ...



body color (also a good pic of no amber at all) ...



if you wish to cover the turn signals altogether consider, as PW says, running the turn signal wiring to the marker lights on the side of your bumper and having them blink instead. or you can do like a 997 and put them in your headlight assembly (drill a small hole and stick and led in there).

Last edited by The Radium King; 07-19-2018 at 09:03 AM.
The Radium King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 10:00 AM   #43
Registered User
 
JBauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,083
I can make the black ring chrome or silver also. Gray and amber:

JBauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 10:53 AM   #44
Registered User
 
JBauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,083
I can't believe I'm gonna be looking for amber HL corners 😲
JBauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 11:26 AM   #45
WALDMEISTER
 
BRAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,027
Garage
I told ya, amber is the new white

But honestly, you see white everywhere, not a biggie at all anymore, but amber is the eye catcher. There are amber wrapping foils for lights btw.
__________________
Original Owner | PORSCHE Boxster 2.7L (MY01) | Seal Gray

Last edited by BRAN; 07-19-2018 at 11:29 AM.
BRAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 12:13 PM   #46
Registered User
 
JBauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,083
I guess it is LOL Someone on FB did this. Not bad.


.
JBauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 01:16 PM   #47
"50 Years of 550 Spyder"
 
10/10ths's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: The Road
Posts: 792
Fried Eggs......

.......Good enough to win LeMans.

Define a period of time.

Are part of what makes the 986 a classic.

Learn it.

Love it.

Live it.


__________________
550 SE #310---"It's more fun to drive a slow car fast, than a fast car slow."
10/10ths is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 01:23 PM   #48
2003 S, Arctic Silver, M6
 
paulofto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Posts: 1,049
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by 10/10ths View Post
.......Good enough to win LeMans.

Define a period of time.

Are part of what makes the 986 a classic.

Learn it.

Love it.

Live it.
I couldn't agree more. 10/10ths and I may be in the minority but I like the 986 headlights. Very practical design and are well integrated into the whole car design. Not crazy about the later turbo look 996 lights but they are distinctive as well and clearly define the model years.
paulofto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 02:04 PM   #49
MWS
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 410
I think we, collectively, are in that awkward time period between "dated" and "classic" and I would gather the OP is fighting the "dated" and trying to "freshen" the look (which I can understand). Personally I have never fallen into that trap because anything "new" will become "dated" and if updated, it just starts the cycle again. Classic just stays classic.

I suppose it's the same with clothing fashions...in future photographs, anything trendy now will look dated, whereas anything classic will look the same...dull, but not dumb. Personally I've been wearing Top-Siders, khakis and white shirts since the 80's and if it wasn't for my hair, it's hard to tell when a pic was taken. Dull? Maybe. I just call it classic...or perhaps as a child I was just overly influenced by the Professor on Gilligan's Island.

Anyway, update headlights if you wish, but remember that 20 years in the future 718 owners will be lamenting over how dated their headlights look. At least by then (hopefully) the 986 lights will look classic....and yes, maybe then amber will be the new white.

Back to the OP...at least your having fun. What else really matters?
MWS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 02:43 PM   #50
WALDMEISTER
 
BRAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,027
Garage
never understood the fried egg nick...fried eggs look totally different...maybe because of the amber...can't be >02 where totally white...I guess the guy who came up with that was not a PORSCHE guy...lol
Nothing looks more wrong then old cars pimped to look pseudo modern.
aftermarket chinese LED rear Lights nowadays just look sad compared to the original look or latest technology. Only way to go IMO is backwards…or like e.g. Singer (a classic look with latest Technology)
That is what JB is trying to do. He is going for a classic look….not a modern look, I hope
I like the last design, too. PORSCHEs are not meant to keep them stock, I am pretty sure, but to each their own
__________________
Original Owner | PORSCHE Boxster 2.7L (MY01) | Seal Gray
BRAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 03:21 PM   #51
Registered User
 
The Radium King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Canada
Posts: 2,987
i've no problem with the fried eggs. i do, however, recognise that the 986 was an effort to acknowledge porsche history with styling nods to the 356, 550, rsk, etc. so, i understand efforts to reinforce this. sometime it goes too far, and the 986 to 550 conversions, while i understand the concept and vision, are awkward in execution.

i think that is the question here. i understand the intent to go to round headlights, pseudo horn grilles, etc. - to 'backdate' the car and further acknowledge porsche tradition, however i am uncertain that it translates when actually executed - are you looking at the end product objectively or subjectively? are you seeing what you want to see or how it actually works with the car as a whole? not sure yet myself.

ps, the counter arguments are that the fried eggs are now part of porsche tradition (hey, 25 years old now) - they are the backdate.
The Radium King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-19-2018, 06:36 PM   #52
Registered User
 
JBauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,083
In my case it has nothing to do with the fried eggs. It more of the, I wonder if I can do it thing. I'm retired and there is only so much grass to cut. I bought the car to play with. Heck more than half of the stuff I've done to it I end up changing back. I just hope I dont run out of stuff to screw up. Thanks for the input all 😀

PS I ordered a GT3 bumper vent to play with next week 🙄🔫

JBauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2018, 11:00 PM   #53
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 107
JBAUER,

Love the look!
lskolnick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2018, 12:06 AM   #54
Registered User
 
DarkStar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Posts: 387
Garage
I actually like it. I'd prob go a lil lower, 1/4". No reason it has to line up with the hood.
__________________
-Josh
2001 Porsche 986 Boxster RS2.7 Bi-Turbo
DarkStar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2020, 08:33 AM   #55
WALDMEISTER
 
BRAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,027
Garage
They look pretty good, although I think the blinkers deserve a little bit more love.
Cut out should be a little bigger and maybe with some wire mesh inset.
https://variel-automotive.myshopify.com/
A lil on the pricey side…

JB...where are ya?
__________________
Original Owner | PORSCHE Boxster 2.7L (MY01) | Seal Gray
BRAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 06:06 AM   #56
Registered User
 
JBauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRAN View Post
They look pretty good, although I think the blinkers deserve a little bit more love.
Cut out should be a little bigger and maybe with some wire mesh inset.
https://variel-automotive.myshopify.com/
A lil on the pricey side…

JB...where are ya?
Just saw this 🤔
I give him an A for quality and design but
I already bought a set, sent them back. On a black or dank blue car I think they look great. I'm sure that's why those colors are used in ad. On red the just don't look the same. 🤷****♀️
JBauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 06:11 AM   #57
Registered User
 
JBauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,083
Quote:
Originally Posted by BRAN View Post
They look pretty good, although I think the blinkers deserve a little bit more love.
Cut out should be a little bigger and maybe with some wire mesh inset.
https://variel-automotive.myshopify.com/
A lil on the pricey side…

JB...where are ya?
Forgot the pic 🙄

JBauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 11:31 AM   #58
WALDMEISTER
 
BRAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,027
Garage
aw man...

Do you have more close up pics? I think they look fantastic! They have great modding potential
How about ALPINE style with DRLs (e.g. LEDs should be in the frame, not blocking the fog light)
__________________
Original Owner | PORSCHE Boxster 2.7L (MY01) | Seal Gray

Last edited by BRAN; 02-12-2020 at 11:53 AM.
BRAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 12:02 PM   #59
Registered User
 
JBauer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Indiana
Posts: 1,083
I know ☹ He's soooo close. He's got the bottom of the headlight hole recessed, the real looking headlight surround. Both great but the edge by the hood, it doesn't cover the headlight! He told me on black cars you just add a tape stripe to cover the headlight edge but non black? If he would of put a downward edge all the way around it would of worked nice. Also I ordered the plug and being polyurethane I don't see how you'd hide the edges of the plug or mod it.
Just glad I got a refund.
JBauer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2020, 12:54 PM   #60
WALDMEISTER
 
BRAN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Germany
Posts: 1,027
Garage
Hopefully he takes feedback into consideration, he might come up with an edged version?
Nevertheless, I used a silver Grey metallic wrap to cover a blank spot, next to my bezels. Works.
You really have to take a close look to notice a slight difference to my seal Grey color.
So I do understand, if he used that Option with less build up instead of a fully covered edge which will conflict with the gap line of the hood (the bezels which I used had that problem).

How to hide the edges of the plug? Tell the paint shop to use filler before priming and then a few thin layers of PUR-laquer paint, done? No?

__________________
Original Owner | PORSCHE Boxster 2.7L (MY01) | Seal Gray

Last edited by BRAN; 02-12-2020 at 01:25 PM.
BRAN is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:15 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page