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Old 11-09-2015, 03:32 PM   #1
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I just couldn't wait until it is finished....here's a picture of my wide bodied 986s just before being painted. I widened the rear quarters by 1 1/2" and added GT2 style side skirts. It looks amazing!

Now I am looking for a GT2 style front bumper and some wider rear rims!

Color is going to be 1978 Porsche Crystal Green Metallic. I'll post more pictures after it is painted.

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Old 11-10-2015, 04:30 AM   #2
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How did you widen it? You have any pics of that process?
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Old 11-10-2015, 02:44 PM   #3
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How did you widen it? You have any pics of that process?
I did take a couple of photos during the process but cannot find them

Basically, I took a zip disk and cut the 1/4 panel from front to back, around the tail lights, cut the inner fender in the same way. lastly I cut it at the curving body line around the door. I pull it all outward about 1 1/2" and fill in the gap with welded in pieces of flat bar (1 1/2" x .0625"). After a million little spot welds, I topped everything off with some fiberglass filler and smoothed it all out.

If the pics turn up, I will be sure to post them.

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Would love to see pics
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Old 11-10-2015, 07:09 PM   #5
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yeah, pics plz. This sounds very interesting
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Old 11-11-2015, 10:57 AM   #6
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I need more pics showing the wide body. Your only 2 pics look completely stock.

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Old 11-25-2015, 06:41 PM   #7
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more pics

Here's some pictures after paint. The wideness of the body from the doors back is just enough that it looks stock, nothing to crazy. Hopefully you can make it out better in these pictures now that there is some color on it. Notice to I had to slice and plastic weld the rear bumper to fit the wider body.

I am seriously considering designing my own all aluminum "targa" top. Kinda like a zientop with t-roofs. Might be cool, or a disaster, won't know till I try it!


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Old 11-25-2015, 08:03 PM   #8
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Looks good. Will 996 wheels fit the rear now?
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Old 11-26-2015, 03:04 PM   #9
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Looks good. Will 996 wheels fit the rear now?
Thank you, I am hoping so, I haven't addressed the wheels yet. I have about 1.75" distance between the wheel well lip and the tire, so I can fit something nice and wide in there. I probably will look for something nice in the aftermarket, BBS, etc.
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Subtle but nice! Now you need to fill up those rear fenders with some huge rim/tires!
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Here's some pictures after paint. The wideness of the body from the doors back is just enough that it looks stock, nothing to crazy. Hopefully you can make it out better in these pictures now that there is some color on it. Notice to I had to slice and plastic weld the rear bumper to fit the wider body.

I am seriously considering designing my own all aluminum "targa" top. Kinda like a zientop with t-roofs. Might be cool, or a disaster, won't know till I try it!

here's a pic of my car w just the rear hatch from a z-top installed (post #1223 in the thread if it doesn't open in the right place):

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/37273-what-did-you-do-your-boxster-today-51.html#post411667

looks very targa-ish. I think you could accomplish the same with a modified cayman hatch (there is actually a guy in PQ making CF cayman hatches on ebay). install some 987 windows, an alu hoop, a canvas top and some lexan quarter windows and done.

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here's a pic of my car w just the rear hatch from a z-top installed (post #1223 in the thread if it doesn't open in the right place):

looks very targa-ish. I think you could accomplish the same with a modified cayman hatch (there is actually a guy in PQ making CF cayman hatches on ebay). install some 987 windows, an alu hoop, a canvas top and some lexan quarter windows and done.
Thanks Radiumking, that's very close to what I had in mind, its nice to be able to picture it better with the help of you pictures. Thank you for contributing.

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Subtle but nice! Now you need to fill up those rear fenders with some huge rim/tires!
Thank you and YES, I am going to stuff the widest, biggest rims I can fit in there. won't do much until spring now. Just going into hibernation for the Canadian winter
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While I generally am not a big fan of body kits or mods, what you did looks cool
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While I generally am not a big fan of body kits or mods, what you did looks cool
Thanks Jay, my goal was to keep it looking like an OEM car. I'm not a fan of huge goddy kits either,
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Here's another pic showing my car and some of my little machine shop set up. It was nice enough the other day to actually have the garage door open while I work

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