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Old 04-22-2014, 08:02 AM   #1001
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Paid it off!!!!!
Awesome feeling! I paid mine off earlier this year

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I love it when the clear coat turns out perfect on the first try

Three coats of clear should be plenty for trim, I think. I can't wait to see it in the daylight.






Congratulations!
I would hope 3 will do it! It's going to look great!

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Old 04-22-2014, 12:12 PM   #1002
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And it only took me an hour to put it all back together

Boy, I still need to do a lot more



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Old 04-22-2014, 01:47 PM   #1003
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And it only took me an hour to put it all back together

Boy, I still need to do a lot more



That looks awesome, superb!
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Old 04-22-2014, 01:58 PM   #1004
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That looks great Charles! I like it!

I got rid of my security lug nuts and installed my silver turn signal bulbs on the rear.

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And lit up:

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Old 04-22-2014, 04:36 PM   #1005
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First drive top down

Drove to Bertierville in Quebec. City where Gilles Villeneuve grow up

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Old 04-22-2014, 05:45 PM   #1006
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That looks awesome, superb!
I have a 3-spoke steering wheel for you when you are ready.
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:09 PM   #1007
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I have a 3-spoke steering wheel for you when you are ready.
Mine is in the shop for a tune up




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That looks great Charles! I like it!
Thank you! It still feels incomplete when sitting in the cockpit, though. It'll get there

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Old 04-22-2014, 06:12 PM   #1008
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Replaced my broken, cracked, brittle, faded, wiper cowl panel. Not a tough job just a bit tricky getting the seal on top right. Got the part from my local dealer 136.00 and 3.00 each for the end caps, so not too bad. New one looks so much better!
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Old 04-22-2014, 06:13 PM   #1009
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installed my silver turn signal bulbs
I need to do this.
I just speckled some high temp silver spray paint on my amber bulbs. Just a light speckling so that the light output is still bright, but the amber is toned down a bit.
It's kind of halfway between your before and after pictures.
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Old 04-24-2014, 09:37 PM   #1010
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Found myself a 986 plate! It's not really XXX I just pshopped out the real letters.

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Old 04-24-2014, 09:40 PM   #1011
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And it only took me an hour to put it all back together

Boy, I still need to do a lot more



Looks good! I like the accent color on the dash. I did mine when I swapped mine out. It was a little scary but feels good to do my own mods.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:27 AM   #1012
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I fitted heated seats and a dash cam to mine. There's not much to see apart from the switches in the batwing. The camera is hidden behind the mirror so had to take the photo from the side:



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Old 04-25-2014, 01:42 PM   #1013
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I replaced the Titanium colored trim that surrounds the windscreen (windshield) on my 2001 Boxster S.

For those thinking of doing this, one word. DON'T! Seriously, the whole job (removing the old trim and then installing the new one) was a real ********************!

For those who absolutely HAVE to do this, I'll be writing up a DIY on how I did it and the somewhat unorthodox tools I used as soon as I recover from the ordeal.

For the record, I started the job yesterday but in very short order I ran into an OSM ("Oh Sh&^# Moment" - the moment you realize you are in over your head and should have just left it alone).

SO, I stopped and spent the better part of last evening thinking about how to solve the problem. I re-tackled it this morning, armed with a new tool and a LOT of patience.

It came out great (looks brand new) and when properly installed it will not let loose at 100+ mph. The trim is pressed on to the edge of the windshield - the cross section looks like a C. The inside bottom of the C channel has a rubber friction strip that grips the windshield.

I ordered the replacement trim from Pelican (Part # OEM-986541541029A4). Cost was exactly $80 including $11.75 for shipping. That may sound like a lot for the shipping, but since the trim is pre-bent to the shape of the windshield and can't be folded, the box was the size of a windshield! That shipping charge was actually quite cheap! As always, Pelican did an awesome job with the packing - and it's super important because one bend or kink and it's game over.
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Old 04-25-2014, 01:53 PM   #1014
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Looks good! I like the accent color on the dash. I did mine when I swapped mine out. It was a little scary but feels good to do my own mods.
Yes it does



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I fitted heated seats and a dash cam to mine. There's not much to see apart from the switches in the batwing. The camera is hidden behind the mirror so had to take the photo from the side:
Nice work! I've been running a dash cam for about a year now but have yet to fully integrate it or its wiring.
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Found a dead fuel pump in a boxster today only about 75k on this car
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Old 04-25-2014, 08:43 PM   #1016
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I took the cover off, removed the external mothball guardians, battery tender and exhaust protection. Took it out for 10 minutes before it started raining. Highs in 40s through Tuesday, low to mid 50s through next Sunday.

Will Spring never arrive? AAAGGGHHHH!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:06 PM   #1017
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Well I bought a Boxster a couple of weeks ago. It had a recent clutch job and brakes with mew rotors. I couldn't see pulling the clutch to change the RMS that had already passed during the clutch install. So I immediately ordered a guardian kit from pelican. Along with some other stuff. I started the egg guardian install last night and finished it up today. I can't really hear the buzzer so I stop by RadioShack and bought an external hundred and 20 dB alarm. I'll install that tomorrow and then flush the brake system. It's been an awesome car to drive already put 3000 miles on it and the last couple of weeks. I've been wrenching on jeeps for years and this was the cleanest or something I've ever seen and it's 80,000 mile car. There was only a few small little pieces of plastic in the pan. I was real happy about that. There are a few small things that I need to do that came up from the PPI. Including getting a button for the CDR. But I'd rather listen to the engine then the radio.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:19 PM   #1018
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Found a dead fuel pump in a boxster today only about 75k on this car
Is it a 2002-4 with the internal filter in the sending unit? May want to check the sending unit for flow, a blocked fuel filter in mine burned up 3(!!) fuel pumps (original, and two OE replacements). Finally swapped in a used sending unit and pump from DC Auto, and it's been great since.
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Old 04-26-2014, 05:26 PM   #1019
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Polished my headlights and installed a set of spinlocks in order to fit a pair of Speedster Humps that I need to get painted first.
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Old 04-26-2014, 06:28 PM   #1020
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De-ambered, installed factory SSK, corner balanced, and aligned.

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