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Took it for a spin and shot those pics for you!
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I note your car has euro-spec tail lights and rear bumper guards, but no side marker lights. Were they removed during the time frame when the car was out of Germany?
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I note your car has euro-spec tail lights and rear bumper guards, but no side marker lights. Were they removed during the time frame when the car was out of Germany?
Its a US import. The tail light are regulation here and the bumpers were most likely switched to Euro because most here consider the US ones slightly less pleasing on the eye. US cars have no side blinkers...hence this car has no side blinkers.
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Its a US import. The tail light are regulation here and the bumpers were most likely switched to Euro because most here consider the US ones slightly less pleasing on the eye. US cars have no side blinkers...hence this car has no side blinkers.
Makes sense. I have installed euro-spec taillight lenses and side blinkers to my 911 Cab and have the smaller euro-spec rear bumper guards on order from Porsche, due to arrive later this month. I agree, the huge USA-spec rear bumper guards are "...less pleasing to the eye...".
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Geeze..tough crowd...im a beer rookie...all the beer tastes better to me than american stuff.....that glass was in Velburg...slowly working my way to the alps..let me guess..you're a Bayern fan too
If you're talking about any of the crap thrown together by InBev or Miller-Coors in the U.S., then I totally agree. However, there are hundreds of new breweries opening each year. Your sig doesn't say where you live, but I guarantee you there is a craft beer store within driving distance of your house where you can try all kinds of great local stuff. Enjoy!
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Anyone know why several German brewers hauled ass to the US in the 1800's to brew? Does the above regulation have anything to do with it?
The crushing of democratic dissent in 1849 sent a lot of Germans abroad some of which were brewers. That's my best guess (using the term Germans loosely, as this was before unification)
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I note your car has euro-spec tail lights and rear bumper guards, but no side marker lights.
I did the conversion. looks nicer imho.

- deletet the front side markers next to the turn signals with the OEM short rubber-bumper parts
- swapped the rear us-bumpers (elephant feet) to the smaller euro ones and welded the extra holes shut and paintet the bumper to clean finish the look.
- swapped the rear taillights from us-all-red to euro yellow/red.
- lowered it to euro stance.

the side-turnsignals were ruled as from late 1980, so as of early 1981 they all have them from factory.

mine is a built'78/registration date 5/79, so it fits that it doesn't have them.
look cleaner anyway and avoids potential rust.
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these were the pictures I had when considering buying it.
good thing the seller was descent and honest, more than the pics could suggest.

somewhat tired, polished fuchs... but I saw the potential and price was fair 8for german standards)








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then I startet work on it - just some pictured moments (otherwise too much to upload)

base cleaning


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get started


some of many parts for blasting


before...


after !!


new driveshafts and boge shocks


new bushings, arm blastetd and coated (black, didnt want it shiny)


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oil leak from the top

oil leak part II

upgrade from trombone to bar-cooler
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About 10 years ago, I had to give a presentation to the Board of Directors of Heidelberg Druckmaschinen on an antitrust case we we successfully handled for them. My boss and I took an overnight flight from JFK to Frankfort. They sent a BMW from the carpool that was driven by a retired Formula 1 driver. Because it was very early in the morning, there were very few other cars on the autobahn from the Frankfort Airport to Heidelberg. That was the most exciting ride I've ever had.
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got new (used) seats (code M409, recaro for porsche) :yeah:



had to give xome first-aid to one side of the drivers seat (will be professionally fixed later some day)




I wanted these for so long so badly... now I'm happy!


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... and look what I found... stuck in the frame!

and old Deutsche Mark coin, from 1979... my car make date!


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Nice seats! Some questions:
How difficult is it to disassemble / reassemble the seat upholstery? Any special tools needed?

Did you consider heating the seats?

How difficult would it be to add a little height in the center section? These seats get a little pinchy in the bottom if you're not race-driver size.
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How difficult is it to disassemble / reassemble the seat upholstery? Any special tools needed?
rather straight foreward, remove the clamps below.
reinstall with a saddlers pliers for clamps

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How difficult is it to disassemble / reassemble the seat upholstery?
the nice thing is, that all seat sections are single parts. so can do/undo any by itself, one at a time

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Did you consider heating the seats?
no. "heat" comes from the back. nebraska is far away from my place ;-)

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How difficult would it be to add a little height in the center section? These seats get a little pinchy in the bottom if you're not race-driver size.
exactly. I quess just fresh foam or reinforced foam for the center would do the job.
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rather straight foreward, remove the clamps below.
reinstall with a saddlers pliers for clamps

the nice thing is, that all seat sections are single parts. so can do/undo any by itself, one at a time
Nice. I will do that this week, then.

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no. "heat" comes from the back. nebraska is far away from my place ;-)
Yes, it's always nice weather here in Germany.

Heated seats extend Targa driving to weather like today. I have the kit. I have the seats out (and the drivetrain out, and the rear suspension out, and the floorboards out....). What's one more job?
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The coin from the year the car was built is a nice find.

Maybe make it into a key chain for the car?

The new seats look great in place.

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Astonishing how many of you have been there!
Gruss euch! Had an internship there in '95. Sachsenhausen, Zeppelinheim, apfelwein, junkies at the Hauptbahnhof....

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geez Flo, we were born in the same year, have some of the same cars and i have that jacket....and ill be in Frankfurt tomorrow! doppelgangers....
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