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I think it looks OK. Also Phil what about pulling the lower rocker trim? its kind of hit or miss on looks but definitley retro.
Erik,

I want to pull the rocker trim but when I was re indexing the the rear torsion bars I noticed the paint was not as sharp under it, so it will have to stay for now.

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I think the silver would complement the car nicely because then it would match the wheel centers, which of course is a classic Carrera trick. Also black is pretty timeless/traditional on cars of all colors.
+1. White on red looks a little...strong. Silver will give it a more sophisticated look. More in line with the rest of the car.
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Hmm....my vote would be to pull the rocker covers, repaint the area under the covers, then add the Carrera script in silver.

It doesn't take much paint to repaint that area. To make it easy you could get the paint in spraycans through Paintscratch.com and a few other places.
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I'll bet you can buff under the rockers and make everything look right.

Script on the 74/75 machines looks fantastic with the newer bumper style. Did they have rockers from the factory? Also, what was the finish on the stock fuch for these years?

I am ready to backdate my '81 black 911 SC Targa.

This post is great motivation.
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+1. White on red looks a little...strong. Silver will give it a more sophisticated look. More in line with the rest of the car.
Silver it is, they are on the way. Headlights are next.
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Also worth considering is black headlight rings...I think they look very smart on red cars.


Not so! the 74 and 75 Carreras also have Carrera side scripts.

I think they would look very cool on this car, but then I'm biased by my own backdate.
Your car looks awesome!
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Your car looks awesome!
thanks! it's a real sweetie and a ton of fun of course.
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Nice work guys. Cosmetics aside, you NEED to match the front/rear spoilers. I can't see a tail on the silver car, so you might consider taking the front spoiler(lip) off and putting it on the red car. Running one spoiler without the other can lead to some dicey handling (dangerous) at speed.Cosmetically, I'd take the rocker covers off for sure. H4s will look great with painted rings to match the car. Opinions vary but the medium-dark cars look better with painted rings, while the lighter/metallics look better with chrome IMO.
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Got a few things done in the last couple of days.
Here is the dash before- Whoever did this spent some time recovering it in leather although the color did not match. The leather was stapled under the seem and bowed the dash out pretty bad.
And this is how it looks now. I will be going all black inside. Also did the wheel recover you can see it in the pic.


I also fixed the sunroof and replaced the gaskets for it as well.

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Wow the dash looks great. What product is that? Or is it a brand new dash? Just wondering because my 69 is desperate.
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+1 on info on the dash. My 73 has the plastic overlay and I hate it. Looks crappy and cheap. Yours looks great.
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+1 on info on the dash. My 73 has the plastic overlay and I hate it. Looks crappy and cheap. Yours looks great.
Well, I wanted to keep it a secret :^) JK.

It is a coverlay, but once I got it I did not like the finish, so I went and bought some Vinyl that we used to use when we worked with leather car parts to match up. I then glued it and fitted it to the coverlay. I had to trim the lip that is on the edges so it would lay flat after I wrapped it.
I used the real deal yellow glue from an upholstery shop so I do not know how available that stuff is to the public.
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HA figures! Well it looks way better than the plastic finish it comes with. Now I have another project......add it to the list!
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Nothing overly exciting this past week. Changed the Spark plug wires, added the script and some other small details.
The H4's should be here on Monday so I am looking forward to that change.

The script turned out pretty good IMO and here are a couple of shots of it.




Thanks so far for all the help and direction.

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Silver was a great choice for the script. Great with the wheels!
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what do you think about selling those fuchs and going with the ROTA Fox 17s? With the short hoods they really work.

Looks great. I still think you should pop off the lower trim piece on one side if you can do it with out damaging anything and see what you think.

It looks fine as is though, the H4s are going to really make it rock!
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what do you think about selling those fuchs and going with the ROTA Fox 17s? With the short hoods they really work.

Looks great. I still think you should pop off the lower trim piece on one side if you can do it with out damaging anything and see what you think.

It looks fine as is though, the H4s are going to really make it rock!
My goal is that it only stays a short hood past the summer.

Thanks for the compliments!
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A quick update.

Been on the road a lot lately so the work on the car has slowed. Truthfully I made so much progress because the company I used to work for closed down in my state so I was out of work for a few weeks. I got a call from another company in a different capacity so I took that job and now don't have as much free time.

As far as the car.
I installed the H-4's and painted them to match, no pics right now but it really awakes the front end of the car.

I started stripping the trim around the windows to achieve the aluminum look that looks better IMO on the older cars. I did the drivers side pretty quick as the black paint was begging to come off.

I looked over at my other 911 and thought, "Why not take the windsheild trim off of it and put it on the red car?" Easy enough right? Well not so. I did manage to get half of the windsheild trim off both cars with ease and as I started install the chrome from the silver car on the red car it would not go into the rubber no matter what I tried. At this point I had already installed the black onto the silver car so I know it was not bent. After giving up I decided to go back to how it was before I started and order new trim for the backdate car. The trim went on easy on the silver car, but as with the chrome one, the trim that came off the red car just would not lay down. I pretty much had it to lay down except in the corners and I thought I would tap it with a rubber mallet to get it to lay down. I tapped it a few times and as it seated a nice 12 inch crack ran accross the windshield. That sucks but I think there was a seating problem with the glass or gasket as it did allow wind noise in before this problem. So now I am in limbo waiting for a new windsheiled to arrive as well as the new chrome. As soon as that is done I will post new pics.
Also I may be picking up a parts car so who knows what direction this will go.

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