Go Back   986 Forum - for Porsche Boxster & Cayman Owners > Porsche Boxster & Cayman Forums > Show and Tell Gallery

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-26-2013, 08:46 AM   #61
San Diego Boxster
 
drbodzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 325
Garage
Added P O R S C H E Badge

Been busy working on the interior of the car. But in the meantime, here's the new P O R S C H E Badge installed.

__________________
Happy Boxstering!
Miles

1998 Black Boxster (owned since 2001)
drbodzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 09:56 PM   #62
San Diego Boxster
 
drbodzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 325
Garage
Cool Latest Updates - Interior

I spent the entire weekend working on the Boxster.

Here is a list of what I did:
  1. Installed New Stereo Head Unit
  2. Installed New Amp
  3. Installed Sub-Woofer
  4. Installed Back Up Camera
  5. Installed 4-Stalk for OBC
  6. Installed Wiper Intermittent Switch
  7. Installed Wood Trim
  8. Installed Silver Gauge Rings

I will post more on each of these later. For now, I just want to show you the DIY I posted for installing 6.5" Door Speakers using the OEM Baffle.

DIY 6.5 Inch Door Speakers Using OEM Baffles
__________________
Happy Boxstering!
Miles

1998 Black Boxster (owned since 2001)

Last edited by drbodzin; 03-31-2013 at 10:20 PM.
drbodzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-31-2013, 10:03 PM   #63
San Diego Boxster
 
drbodzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 325
Garage
My last post where I listed all the stuff I did this past weekend submitted before I was done.

I also did the following:
  1. Installed Short Shifter
  2. Installed Race Pedals
  3. Installed New Hand Brake
  4. Moved AC to Lower Console to allow for Dual Din Head Unit

Still waiting on my seats to get finished. Hopefully this week!

Here are a few shots before I reinstalled all the interior.







Here is how she is looking now.





I mentioned in my last post that I dyed the carpet. I think I found a new favorite product. The carpet dye from www.LeatherMagic.com is AMAZING. And they have Porsche Colors. http://leathermagic.com/Pages/porschecolrchart.htm

My carpets literally look new again!

Here is the rear carpet with half dyed back to Savanna Beige (the darker half). See how faded it was. Its so easy to use too. Just spray it on the carpet (after you clean the carpet and its dry). Then use a bristle brush to brush it in. Once it dries, I used a wire brush to brush the carpet fibers. It is AWESOME!

__________________
Happy Boxstering!
Miles

1998 Black Boxster (owned since 2001)

Last edited by drbodzin; 03-31-2013 at 10:19 PM.
drbodzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-01-2013, 06:12 AM   #64
Registered User
 
BruceH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 2,449
Garage
I was going to mention your carpet looks new! Fantastic job!
__________________
______________________________________________
2001 Boxster S Lapis Blue
TS Cat Bypass Pipes and exhaust
iPad Mini Dash Install
DEPO Tail Lights
BruceH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #65
Registered User
 
tanque55's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: mexico
Posts: 169
That's really impressive. You truly have a beautiful ride. Can I ask what you put into your car, ( rough estimate)?
tanque55 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 02:33 PM   #66
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Longwood, Florida
Posts: 80
Garage
Looking forward to seeing the new seats.
jccash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 02:43 PM   #67
San Diego Boxster
 
drbodzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 325
Garage
Cool

Quote:
Originally Posted by tanque55 View Post
That's really impressive. You truly have a beautiful ride. Can I ask what you put into your car, ( rough estimate)?
Several forum members have asked this same question, so here you all go

Get ready to spend some $$$ for this type of project

Cost of Body Parts
  • Front Bumper and Side Skirts: $1650
  • Hood: $800
  • Mirrors: $450
  • Wing: $150
  • Headlights: $1,000
  • Tail-lights: $180
  • 3rd Brake Light: $100
  • Wheels & Tires: $2900

Paint & Body Labor: $8,900

And then there's the interior.
  • New Leather for Seats: $1400
  • New Top with Glass Window: $600
  • Labor to Install Both: $600
  • 3-Spoke Steering Wheel: $600
  • Wood Trim Parts and Kit: $600
  • New Floor Mats: $100

Stereo & Navigation System:
  • Head Unit: $600
  • Dash, Door & Rear Speakers: $200
  • Amp: $300
  • Sub-Woofer: $300

Probably another $1,000 in misc stuff.

Plus $1,000's on engine upgrades and mods.

You get the idea though. Of course since the KBB value of these cars are so low, you have to really want to do the project in order to justify that kind of money for these cars. Me personally, I LOVE IT!
__________________
Happy Boxstering!
Miles

1998 Black Boxster (owned since 2001)
drbodzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 03:42 PM   #68
Custom User Title Here
 
particlewave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: KC
Posts: 5,456
Garage
$23,430?!

That's bananas Doc! Now that's dedication! Nice results, though
particlewave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 04:17 PM   #69
Registered User
 
BruceH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 2,449
Garage
The results speak for themselves! It is a lot of money but if you are planning to keep it, then it really isn't. Love the results!
__________________
______________________________________________
2001 Boxster S Lapis Blue
TS Cat Bypass Pipes and exhaust
iPad Mini Dash Install
DEPO Tail Lights
BruceH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #70
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Longwood, Florida
Posts: 80
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by BruceH View Post
The results speak for themselves! It is a lot of money but if you are planning to keep it, then it really isn't. Love the results!
I love Docs 986. I'm thinking of selling my Harley Street Glide that I've upgraded and doing the same to my Boxster. Inspirational.
jccash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 07:30 PM   #71
San Diego Boxster
 
drbodzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 325
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by particlewave View Post
$23,430?!

That's bananas Doc! Now that's dedication! Nice results, though
I am crazy But its still WAYYYYY cheaper than a new 981. And I think its a nicer ride.
__________________
Happy Boxstering!
Miles

1998 Black Boxster (owned since 2001)
drbodzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 07:39 PM   #72
San Diego Boxster
 
drbodzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 325
Garage
Talking The Seats are in!!!!!

So, today was a big day for my Boxster project. Finally got my seats back and installed them right away so I could take her for a ride.

Here are the stock seats in the back of my truck. Taking them to the upholstery shop. I know the leatherseats.com seat kits can be installed as a DIY, but I chose to let a professional handle it.



And here they are with the new LeatherSeats.com leather installed. AWESOME!!!
Oh, and they feel so soft too!



And a few pics of them installed.

Next week I bring the car back to the shop to get the new top installed. In the meantime, I'll have her on display at the California Festival of Speed this weekend in Fontana, CA.





__________________
Happy Boxstering!
Miles

1998 Black Boxster (owned since 2001)
drbodzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 07:44 PM   #73
Registered User
 
BruceH's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Bedford, TX
Posts: 2,449
Garage
Now I'm jealous! Love the seats
__________________
______________________________________________
2001 Boxster S Lapis Blue
TS Cat Bypass Pipes and exhaust
iPad Mini Dash Install
DEPO Tail Lights
BruceH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 08:00 PM   #74
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Arizona
Posts: 711
Wow, that's some serious dedication to throw that kinda $$ on a 986 Boxster. It's something I want to do, but not that extreme. Makes me jealous
Crono0001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 08:02 PM   #75
Registered User
 
Skrapmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 415
Was looking at those two two-tone seat covers myself, as I have the same color interior. Is the brown a good match? I have the full leather interior and I noticed a poster on another forum didn't like the color match on the savannah.

BTW, thanks for the tip on the carpet, I'm gonna order some tonight to clean up my faded engine cover.
Skrapmot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2013, 08:12 PM   #76
San Diego Boxster
 
drbodzin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Diego
Posts: 325
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skrapmot View Post
Was looking at those two two-tone seat covers myself, as I have the same color interior. Is the brown a good match? I have the full leather interior and I noticed a poster on another forum didn't like the color match on the Savanna.

BTW, thanks for the tip on the carpet, I'm gonna order some tonight to clean up my faded engine cover.
The color match is great. They sent me samples so I could compare them to the Savanna. I found their "tan" color was the best match. I upgraded the black to their Ecstasy Black which is a much nicer leather. Also had them do the leather instead of vinyl for the sides and back of the seat. I should also mention that I had to send them the Rubber Grommet sewn into the back of the seat leather that secures the leather to the seat (in the u-shaped grove). They said the Porsche OEM rubber was the best. So I tore it off the old seats and sent it to them. I don't have the full leather interior, so I was matching against the savannah plastic. Although the door air-bag covers where savanna leather and it matched that pretty good. I've since dyed the covers black though.
__________________
Happy Boxstering!
Miles

1998 Black Boxster (owned since 2001)

Last edited by drbodzin; 04-03-2013 at 08:31 PM.
drbodzin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 12:28 AM   #77
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Longwood, Florida
Posts: 80
Garage
Thank you so much for posting your pictures of the seats. This is very helpful and I think you should send those pictures to leatherseats.com so they can send them to potential customers. They did not have that sample pic for a 986 when I wrote them.
jccash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 12:44 AM   #78
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Longwood, Florida
Posts: 80
Garage
[QUOTE=Skrapmot;335057]Was looking at those two two-tone seat covers myself, as I have the same color interior. Is the brown a good match? I have the full leather interior and I noticed a poster on another forum didn't like the color match on the savannah.

I saw that post where the poster was selling his covers. I'm not sure they are the same color and material as the ones in these pictures. My 986 is the same color as Docs. I was thinking of just going with Black seat covers from leatherseats.com but now after seeing these pictures I might simply do the same thing.
jccash is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 11:38 AM   #79
Registered User
 
Skrapmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 415
I really digging two tone, I'll think I'll see if they can send me a swatch. I'm not sure if I could get away with a colored crest though, my ride is a bit more stock, but it would be cool if they could emboss the leather with a Porsche logo though.
Skrapmot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2013, 11:39 AM   #80
Registered User
 
Skrapmot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bay Area California
Posts: 415
[QUOTE=jccash;335084]
Quote:
Originally Posted by Skrapmot View Post
Was looking at those two two-tone seat covers myself, as I have the same color interior. Is the brown a good match? I have the full leather interior and I noticed a poster on another forum didn't like the color match on the savannah.

I saw that post where the poster was selling his covers. I'm not sure they are the same color and material as the ones in these pictures. My 986 is the same color as Docs. I was thinking of just going with Black seat covers from leatherseats.com but now after seeing these pictures I might simply do the same thing.
I think I found those on EBay for $900 and the brown does look a bit off.
Skrapmot is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
body work , ghosting , metallic black , paint job , racing stripe


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 Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On




All times are GMT -8. The time now is 01:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, 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