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Starting work on the 959 Project Car...

Okay, this car has a lot of little things that need fixing, so I thought I would start small, and basic, just as I advise others to do. I removed the front trunk carpet tonight - the stuff smells like a toxic waste factory. I'm not 100% convinced that it's the carpet itself or something in the trunk. We're letting it air out tonight and we'll see. At a bare minimum, we'll take the carpet to Tony at Autobahn Interiors and he'll make a new front trunk kit for it. I'll bring my camera to work tomorrow - the front trunk of this car does not disappoint the tech people.

Next will be the hood shock(s). PET says it uses two, but there isn't one on the right, and there's no real spot for it either (gas tank is in the way). I think the one on the right is the only one. Porsche wants $90 for one with a 959 part number - the one that's in there right now seems to have the same markings as the regular 911s - I'm going to try a heavy duty one in there tomorrow and see if that works well. And yes, just like the regular 911s, the clips on the bottom of these are about impossible to get to.

The seat is busted too - won't move forward or backwards. I thought it was the switch, but while pulling out the switch today, the whole thing fell apart and those tiny ball bearings fell down between the seat. So, I'll pull the whole seat out tomorrow - I was planning on doing that anyways because it's loose for some reason. There's a bunch of computers under the seat - I'm thinking that someone removed the seat and either didn't hook it up properly, or damaged something. We'll see tomorrow.

I also need to fix the passenger inside door handle - it's broken. I think this is pretty important in case there is an accident or a problem. Right now, you have to roll down the window and open the door from the outside handle (very unprofessional).

I'm also getting a list of parts together that I will be ordering from Porsche as spares (brake discs, caps & rotors, etc.). Not cheap, but I want to have a small stockpile just in case something happens to Porsche's supply.

Pics to come tomorrow!

Wayne R. Dempsey, Founder, Pelican Parts Inc., and Author of:
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