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TZ 197's Vent Photo

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I think that your 1984 car is starting to show a bit of separation where the inner portion of the vent (fiberglass?) was fit to the steel opening by the body men at Werke1. I have seen similar cracking of the paint at this juncture on a number of the hand built factory cars (prior to 1987) including my own 1984 model. This is normally very slight and is a cosmetic issue and not structural. If slight it can possibly be addressed with professional detailing or of course corrected by prepping and painting.

Dave's 1985 slant looks perfectly smooth in this area (as intended) and may never show where the joining of the materials was fashioned for the vent. When the slant package was moved to the production line in MY87 it was not expedient to hand fashion each vent and Porsche resolved the issue by not bothering to disguise the joint and changed it to essentially a "bolt-on" body piece.
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