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Anyone convert 996 headlamps to 997?

Gotta be pricey but I have line on a wrecked 996
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:14 AM
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The magazine Total 911 Issue 6 Nov 2005 ran an article on the updating of a 996 to 997.

Also, heres one on youtube...

996 to 997 conversion - YouTube
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Okay, i'm on this boat too. I'm thinking about getting an X-50. I have never liked the 996 lights and the turbo is no exception.

So how about a face lift - bumper, fenders, lights, mirrors, hood etc ?

Lets take a regular 996TT like this or one of the million seal grey models..


and turn it into some wonderful play thing like this. BTW, I'm really looking for yellow or red but if I get a deal on seal grey - its going blue.


Do the 997 parts fit with some help? Please don't chime in with any purist nonsense.

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Capt, read my post above.
Get that issue of Total 911 it shows you how to do the conversion.
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Augustus, If you would like to scan and email the article from Total 911, I would appreciate it.

Folks,
I'm looking for other pelicans that have experience with this conversion.
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Okay, i'm on this boat too. I'm thinking about getting an X-50. I have never liked the 996 lights and the turbo is no exception.

So how about a face lift - bumper, fenders, lights, mirrors, hood etc ?

Lets take a regular 996TT like this or one of the million seal grey models..


and turn it into some wonderful play thing like this. BTW, I'm really looking for yellow or red but if I get a deal on seal grey - its going blue.


Do the 997 parts fit with some help? Please don't chime in with any purist nonsense.

Thanks

Capt. Crunch
Wow, you just ruined my day, I was going to go matte blue on my 930 build... eh, mine is going to be darker anyway.... still a bummer though.
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Misha has a conversion...no idea on cost though.

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Like. 8k plus paint and install
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Lemme see. Cost of 996 plus 8K plus paint equals more than the cost
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