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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-07-2021, 04:37 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 738,225
Posted By A 986 S
sunny day drive

I drove the Boxster to work today and put the top down (the first time this year) for my drive home. Took the curvy route along the river, a great way to de-stress after a hard day. The car seemed...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 12-29-2020, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 369
Posted By A 986 S
My Boxster's shift knob looked much like yours...

My Boxster's shift knob looked much like yours when I got it so refinishing it was one of my first projects. I didn't want to repaint the chipped plastic bit because I thought that rattle can spray...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 11-08-2020, 01:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 507
Posted By A 986 S
I'd keep the two tone. The silver top ties in...

I'd keep the two tone. The silver top ties in well with the silver air intake and wheels.
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-09-2020, 02:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By A 986 S
Well - You're not wrong... but, Hazel's kitty...

Well - You're not wrong... but, Hazel's kitty observation was completely spontaneous and unprompted as was her comment later when she told me "Papa, I like your car." Both of these things please me...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 10-02-2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 719
Posted By A 986 S
Hazel's observation

Hazel, my three and a half year old granddaughter, informed me that my Boxster looks like a kitty cat, something that I had not noticed previously. She gave me a well reasoned and detailed...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-19-2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By A 986 S
My head unit was installed a couple of years ago...

My head unit was installed a couple of years ago so so, of course, the specific model that I have is an oriental antique. The Xtrons web site shows the current version is nearly identical...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-16-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By A 986 S
The double-din head unit that I installed is a...

The double-din head unit that I installed is a Xtrons brand that I found on e-Bay. It runs plain vanilla Android so it's easy to make a OEM looking background and even makes it easy to change the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 09-06-2020, 07:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By A 986 S
It's all up to what you value in your motorcar..

Hunt down a copy of the Road & Track Jan 2000 issue's comparison article of a C5 vs a Boxster S. Pros and cons of both cars from back when they were new..

Spoiler alert - they liked the Boxster S...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 08-22-2020, 05:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By A 986 S
I hadn't planned to start a business but sure...

I hadn't planned to start a business but sure I'll sell you one! Send me a PM and we can work out details.

Cheers- dj
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-27-2020, 05:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,168
Posted By A 986 S
My P.O.'s aftermarket stereo install was a bodge...

My P.O.'s aftermarket stereo install was a bodge job all the way through. Not only did the cheap head unit look out of place but it was installed so poorly that it just looked wrong. The worst part...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-19-2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By A 986 S
The clips on the back of shift pattern medallion...

The clips on the back of shift pattern medallion fit snuggly in the circular slot in the top of the knob. A nice tight friction fit. Visual aids! Take a look!!
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Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-19-2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By A 986 S
As an experiment, I decided to see if my theory...

As an experiment, I decided to see if my theory of how one could turn a shift knob without the use of an adapter would actually work in practice. I dug a chunk of curly maple out of the scrap wood...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-15-2020, 05:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By A 986 S
I think that orient red metallic is a beautiful...

I think that orient red metallic is a beautiful color for our cars. The front bumper cover on my Boxster was pitted in the front and scraped on the bottom when I bought it so I had that part...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-14-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 525
Posted By A 986 S
Replacement LCD displays are available from...

Replacement LCD displays are available from 914rubber.com. They are labeled to fit 1997 thru 2004 Boxsters so should be a good fit for your car. I replaced mine a couple of years ago and found it...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-11-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By A 986 S
Cutting the slot after turning the knob could be...

Cutting the slot after turning the knob could be problematic. There a couple of other options that might work. The first would be to drill a series of 7mm holes in the base of the blank to create a...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-11-2020, 04:52 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 928
Posted By A 986 S
My shop made solution was to drill an oversized...

My shop made solution was to drill an oversized hole in the knob's base into which I glued a metal tube that I modified to have a nice friction fit with the wide part of the shaft. I then drilled and...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-08-2020, 12:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By A 986 S
Can't say I'm surprised that you were able to get...

Can't say I'm surprised that you were able to get by without a front plate. A couple of decades ago I went without a front plate on my X1/9 for a few years before being pulled over. Frankly, I think...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-04-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By A 986 S
It's Orient Red Metallic. The metalflake really...

It's Orient Red Metallic. The metalflake really pops in the sunlight, photos just don't capture that sparkle..

Some years ago I was pulled over for not having a front plate on my X1/9. The...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 07-04-2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 794
Posted By A 986 S
Plateless

A change in Ohio law means that I no longer need to display a front license plate so removing the front plate was today's project. I had the holes for the center mount license plate bracket filled...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-20-2020, 05:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 717
Posted By A 986 S
Make your own!

My solution to the cup holder "problem" was to make a insert for the console bin from a scrap of open cell foam. I keep the bin's lid propped open with a mini-bungie that connects the lid to the...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 06-12-2020, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 837
Posted By A 986 S
Leatherique

My seats were in even worse shape than yours when I got my Boxster. I used Leatherique products to redye the seats and am mostly pleased with the results. The dye did not adhere properly to the areas...
Forum: Performance and Technical chat 05-16-2020, 06:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,225
Posted By A 986 S
Good stuff

I used Leatherique products to dye my leather seats and am (mostly) pleased with the results. Like Stroked & Blown, the color match for the dye wasn't quite right but in my case the slight mismatch...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-25-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By A 986 S
chrome wheels

My 2002 Boxster S came with a set of chrome 17" Boxster S II wheels installed the like of which I have never seen. Researching the car's original build sheet shows that my car had 18" Sport Classic...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-25-2020, 05:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,145
Posted By A 986 S
A Boxster may or may not need a back up camera...

A Boxster may or may not need a back up camera but I found that installing one was a fun project. The main reason I installed mine was that my car's double din Android head unit is capable of...
Forum: Boxster General Discussions 04-03-2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6,249
Views: 738,225
Posted By A 986 S
Sunny day drive

The boxster is awake after its long winter nap so I took advantage of this warm and sunny day to take the long way home from work today. It was great fun following the curvy roads that run along the...
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