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Old 07-27-2021, 07:13 AM   #1
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new member hello

Finally after a month my account was activated so i can start posting here. I recently sold my 996TT because there was nothing i wanted to do to it and desired a project. That was a great car that i daily drove for 3 years. I just bought an 01 Boxster S in need of a lot of TLC. Paint is horrible with clear peeling, top leaks like its not even there LOL. I have already learned much from this forum and hope to capture and share the rebuild process.

Need to decide if i go original color or something off the wall, opinions?

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Old 07-27-2021, 12:43 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Beautiful 996TT. I`m not sure I would sell a 996TT to build a 986, you must be really bored . If you are going with a lot of after market stuff then I would go with an off the wall color, If you are keeping the classic OEM 986 look then I would go with the OEM color. I like the two tone seats. Good luck with the build.
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Old 07-27-2021, 06:11 PM   #3
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Not really bored but have a few ideas and couldn’t see modding a turbo to drastically. Would really tank the value. I sold it also because the more I drove it the less it was worth and since prices are going up on them I cashed out now. The 986 I won’t have any of those worries. It wasn’t in great shape when I got it so no value will ever be lost, lol. Not sure how I feel about the two tone seats yet but they are growing me.
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:19 AM   #4
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original mat on right. Tried my hand and dying floor mats.

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Old 08-02-2021, 08:25 AM   #5
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Old 08-02-2021, 08:34 AM   #6
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Also finished the door and center console refresh. I am not a painter but it is not bad for a DIY.
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Old 08-23-2021, 09:56 AM   #7
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Learned a lot today about painting plastic, need the adhesion promoter. I ordered the 718 tail lights and figured I would black out my 3rd brake light as I wait. The led strip i had available is not bright enough but not bad for my first attempt. Will redo it later.


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Old 08-23-2021, 03:06 PM   #8
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Well the place I ordered the 718 style taillights are out of stock. If anyone has a set around there are interested in selling at a reasonable price PM me. Used to see them on eBay all the time but not anymore.
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Old 08-27-2021, 08:27 AM   #9
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Well the 718 lights are out of stock most places unless you want to pay over $800 for them. I just don't feel they are worth that much so i just tinted my stock tails. Need to go back and wet sand some more as the clear ran a bit. Also repurposed the rear fogs into parking lights because i never use the rear fogs and that spot not being lit always annoyed me.



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Old 08-27-2021, 08:30 AM   #10
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Hard top should be here next week then I think it will be time to paint. I want to do a color change but that is a lot of work. I will get quotes later as I think that is way beyond DIY.
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Old 09-09-2021, 07:50 AM   #11
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KBD bumper finally shipped so will be trying my hand at fitting that in a couple weeks. Side skirts are ordered, hopefully in a month or so I will have those and a fresh paint job.
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Old 09-09-2021, 10:02 AM   #12
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Got these vent covers in today. Part of the growing list of items that will eventually make it onto the car. Need to settle on suspension choice soon.

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Old 09-13-2021, 06:24 AM   #13
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Got this over the weekend. The car is starting to match my vision.


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Old 09-16-2021, 10:46 AM   #14
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Got this in yesterday and mounted it today. This proved to be harder than I thought it would be. Its not perfect but it is acceptable.


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