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Old 02-27-2013, 09:37 AM   #21
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As part of this build, I will be installing 997 mirrors from Xtreme Motorcars. Here's a link to the DIY guide I posted on the conversion process. Installing 997 Mirrors to 986 Mounts





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Old 02-27-2013, 11:06 PM   #22
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:24 PM   #23
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:32 PM   #24
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I hear ya! I will be stopping by the shop on Monday and will snap more photos. Check back Monday night for new updates :-)
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Old 03-02-2013, 10:39 PM   #25
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I hear ya! I will be stopping by the shop on Monday and will snap more photos. Check back Monday night for new updates :-)
In the meantime, I guess I can show you where I work on my Boxster. This is my home away from home (my garage).

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Old 03-03-2013, 07:03 PM   #26
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Today I covered the plastic door pocket covers in leather.

Here is the DIY Guide I posted: Leather Door Pocket Covers

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Old 03-05-2013, 07:59 PM   #27
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I stopped by the shop yesterday to check on the progress of my car. The right side of the car has been wet sanded and polished. Kind of hard to tell in the pic cause the lighting wasn't that great.



You can see how shiny the paint is coming out by the mirror finish on the hood. Can you see the Ghost Stripe? It's kinda hard with my reflection.

The re-assembly should begin this week!

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Old 03-05-2013, 09:56 PM   #28
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This is going to look nice
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Old 03-06-2013, 04:29 PM   #29
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The reassembly has begun!

The rear bumper cover, trunk lid and clam shell have all been attached. The new Depo tail lights and center brake light installed too.

Next, he'll be ghost striping the rear spoiler and wing. The rear bumper guards are getting painted as well.





Can you see the ghost stripe? Can't wait to see it in the sunlight.

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Can you see the ghost stripe? Can't wait to see it in the sunlight.
We can't wait to see it either! Can barely see the stripe. Would love to see it in person. It is looking great!
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Where did you get that 3rd brake light? I've been looking for one for a long time. The car looks awesome!
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:12 AM   #32
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Where did you get that 3rd brake light? I've been looking for one for a long time. The car looks awesome!
Thanks! Here is the brake light on ebay: Porsche 986 Boxster 3rd Brake Light Load Resistor Set LED License Plate Bulbs | eBay
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Looks super, great work!!

Can't wait for the final product!

Dibs on first ride in the modded and supercharged beast!!

Whoops, did I let the cat out of the bag?!
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:26 PM   #34
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So, the progress continues. I am pretty sure I will be getting the car back by the end of this week!

The new GT2 front bumper cover and hood have been installed. Since they were in the midst of working on it, she's pretty dusty. When clean, you can really see the ghosted stripe, but nearly impossible when dirty.

They still have to install the front lower lip, headlights, side mirrors, passenger door, rear wing and side-skirts. They should all go in pretty quickly.

Should I put the Porsche Badge on the hood or leave it off? What do you all think?







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Old 03-11-2013, 07:43 PM   #35
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WOW!
I have the same bumper on the way. Always wondered how its going to look on my blac car.
Now I can't wait
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Monochrome or blacked out crest...?
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Old 03-12-2013, 08:02 AM   #37
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I would want the crest.
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Definately put the crest on, I would also put the script on the trunk. While I don't like "over-badging" the car, like a beautiful woman she does need to wear some designer labels
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Old 03-13-2013, 09:13 PM   #39
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Seems unanimous to put the Porsche Badge back on. Was leaning that way too.

I ordered a new silver badge for the hood. Also, ordered the newer P O R S C H E chrome letters instead of the script Boxster for the rear (like the 2013 Boxster).

Coffinhunter, I think that will be designer enough for her

Thanks for all of your input.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:09 AM   #40
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Great choice on the rear badging.
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