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I just hit my 1-year anniversary with the car! To celebrate, I changed the oil and performed some other maintenance that I've been putting off for a while.

For starters, I replaced the hood struts with Weltmeister lifetime warranty units


I also replaced the faded heater control knobs then dissembled, cleaned, and oiled my squeaky fresh air blower fan. Silent and perfect again, no more mouse stuck in my dash!




I also cleaned out the drivers front fender, there was a few pounds of dirt in there easy!


That was in an effort to repair the windshield washer fluid system where the tire had worn through the filler hose. I ordered the necessary hose and hope to get it back together soon.

I also pulled out the remaining AC components while under there. Everything is officially gone! I fabricated up a nice little cover for the hole the fan left in the frunk.



And lastly, I've been taking it for some nice drives lately. Even commuting in it to work more often now that it isn't raining so frequently.
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nice work! how do you clean out the fenders?

I'm just new in the 911 scene and want to clean my fenders.
But don't really now how to, with water? brush?
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I replaced my heater handles last year and, 1 year later, they're turning pink on top! Those things fade quickly.
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nice work! how do you clean out the fenders?

I'm just new in the 911 scene and want to clean my fenders.
But don't really now how to, with water? brush?
I just used a plastic brush and some elbow grease. They aren't spotless but I removed all the clumps of dirt and buildup from 200k miles of use. The dirt was already wet since it had rained that day but I'd recommend a spray bottle to keep the dust down. Someone told me they used a wire wheel brush to do theirs but that seemed a bit aggressive to me plus it only took me 30-45 minutes to do it by hand.


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I replaced my heater handles last year and, 1 year later, they're turning pink on top! Those things fade quickly.
Bummer... luckily we don't get much sun in Seattle I guess!
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Nice work bringing this SC back to a well-kept condition! Enjoyed reading through your progress, gives me ideas for where to look next for projects on my SC.
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My '83 911SC

So I was cleaning the car a few weeks ago and went to vacuum the rear seats after washing the outside and found a nice big puddle of soapy water.

After much deliberation I decided that since I would be pulling the rear window to do the seal I would also pull the remaining glass out to do the headliner. Now, two weeks later, the car is in pieces but just about ready to start going back together.











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All in all I've pulled about 32lbs of sound deadening out so far! I'll be replacing it with some more modern closed cell stuff that should weigh half as much and do twice the job.

The most tedious part has been adhesive removal from the window sills and rear seat pans.


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Wow I hadn't realized how long it's been since updating this...

Interior is in, and windows. All sealed up and water tight! Also installed some h4 euro lights with Bosch lenses and painted trim. Had some bouncing tach issues so I put in a rebuilt alternator and new voltage ref. Hasn't fixed it so I think the CDI might be on it's way out. Most recently I picked up some 17x7 17x9 euromeister fuch replicas wrapped in Michelin Super Sport A/S 3+ 225-45's and 255-40's. they look great and handle SO much better than the conti tires that were on there. Have a little rubbing in the front left and need to lower the ride height a bit still.
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beautiful car, and great work! have you noticed any rubbing in the rear, or any concern? i'm considering the same wheels...
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Looks great! How hard was the glass reinstall? A future project for me...
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beautiful car, and great work! have you noticed any rubbing in the rear, or any concern? i'm considering the same wheels...
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No rubbing at all in the rear. The front left is rubbing a bit on hard cornering, but I just realized the fender edge has a short bent section in it that is causing the interference. I think that if I massage it back into place there shouldn't be any rubbing issues at all. I am SO much happier with how the car rides on the new wheels/tires. Best upgrade to date.

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Looks great! How hard was the glass reinstall? A future project for me...
Honestly, it was a PITA. But my wife and I were able to do it on our own with some elbow grease and sweat. I spent a day per window as I was taking my time and being careful not to break/damage anything. The most challenging were actually the rear side windows.
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Washed it today in sub-freezing temperatures but it was worth it.






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For you or anyone else interested, there is a black dye product called Forever Black Bumper and Trim that with 3 quick applications will restore the black to your front smile, mirror surrounds, bellows, overriders, etc for years. I even used it on the ignition surround and inside door pulls and they all look factory new. Word of caution, don't dare get any on a painted surface, so mask your paint well. Use "The Google" to find.
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Than you Rick, I will definitely look in to that as I have some fading and what appears to be wax embedded in my black trim here and there.

I found a nice spot out by the train tracks while on a drive this afternoon



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Flon3y,

Did you install the new headliner? Where did you get it? And, your car is really great.

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Did you install the new headliner? Where did you get it? And, your car is really great.

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Richard, I did install the new headliner and it makes a world of a difference for the interior. My only complaint now is that my sun visors look terrible by comparison so they will need to be replaced/recovered. Thank you for your kind words.

I purchased the headligner off of Pelican, I believe it was this item and I'm very happy with the quality:

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I went on a 650 mile road trip this weekend over 2 days... Visited Palouse Falls and back from Seattle. Car cruised flawlessly in 85 degree heat and was a blast in the twisties!

















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