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I will definetly not have it sit at a shop. I will for sure drive it and then determine if I want to go from 3.2 to 3.4 and dual plug. I may drive it and love it and let it be.

This car has been owned for almost three years by me and I have never driven it, heard it run, or even sat in the car. The day it arrived to Michigan from Miami it started to be disassembled. So when this car is put together and is looking as good as I hope it does I will enjoy it.

This car has been frustrating, expensive and many times has caused me to wish I never began the process. Writing checks has been frequent and painful so the day this car is handed to me to drive will seem like a dream so I will be hesitant tearing it apart again.
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Had a costly set back today. The glass couldn't be polished and needs to be replaced. Need all the glass on both sides of car replaced due to pitting. All three pieces, ouch. Not sure why glass was pitted. Perhaps it happened in the body shop or perhaps was present when I bought it.

Either way it is another check to write. These are the days that make me cringe

But I will get over it and be optimistic in am.
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I have been on your side of the fence and know excactly what you are going through.I can tell you had a vision of what you wanted out of your car and judging by all the pics she really looks amazing and i have no doubt when finished it will be one hell of a car.I know writing check after check gets old but it looks to me that your restorer is doing a really good job.

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Great job on the build.



Have your steering feel nice and smooth for many years to come and get rid of the 928 sleeve that's in the upper bearing of the steering column. Replace it with one of Mitch Leland's steering wheel bushing inserts

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Thank you kevin and KTL for the complement and advice.

My glass came in today all the way from Germany and now the work can commence much more rapidly. I was told that that cars interior could be done on their end in 7-10 days which I am elated to hear.

Doors were rehung and now door panels, glass, window switches, etc can be put together . Bought all new window switches as I get tire of replacing them so I figure this may buy me a few years of not dealing with it. I also bought from Suncoast all new oem front and rear speakers and grills. I had bought a nice blaupunkt Toronto and never took out of box but instead bought the new Porsche classic stereo. It should look nice when all put together. The interior guys are going to handle all the stereo work too which is nice as it will save me a step someday.
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Dash is coming together. Looks like a car again.
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Working on arranging a trailer today to get car out of interior shop. It is very possible that it could be done this week. If not the week after. Then back to Tim Pott to put engine/trans/brakes/electrical/exhaust/brakes/ fuel and oil lines and much more back together. Not sure the time this piece will take but I love the work they do and I know it will be done right.

Have to decide on what I am doing on an AC system. I look at griffiths site and know it is good stuff - any one give some advice here. I would like a functioning system that can keep car cool but no need to make ice.

After Tim is done it heads back to body shop again to have front and rear glass, lots of seals replaced, front bumper and rear deck installed. Also still needing a mirror mounted on driver side. Bought three different mirrors to see works best.

Also next question I am looking for advice on is "rocker panel or no rocker panel". Kind of like the look without it. I know there is a weight savings as well. See a lot of outlaws with rockers.
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I don't need no stinkin' rocker panels.

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Well car is still in the interior shop but is progressing nicely. I have said it before but we are like a week away from it leaving and heading to the shop that will get all mechanicals put in. Not sure what final bill will be in interior shop but not looking forward to it. Just had to buy 2 rear speaker cover grills from suncoast Porsche. They cost $100.00 each for a piece of plastic. Crazy.

Well here are some new shots of interior work. But first a shot of my door handles that I love
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Here is a shot of the rear leather in back seat area and my installed dash with cool orange stitching.
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Looks great where are the door handles from? I am doing as much work as I can to avoid writing as many as the checks you talk about as I can but even then it is still hard.

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The door handles were the ones that came on the car. They were taken to a machine shop and drilled and then coated. I tried to buy them everywhere but couldn't find them. Surprised someone doesn't start making these on line.
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Visited the interior shop today to drop off some parts. They are very close to being done. Every week I say it will be done next week and I will say it again.
Door panels are in. Look great
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The stitching looks off on these photos but it is orange. Seats look awesome. Mix of leather and Alcatara
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Rear deck went in. Dropped off the speaker grills I got from suncoast.
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Dash knee pads are in. Sure there is a technical name for them but I don't know it.
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I think the technical name for those knee pads is Very Cool - great looking car. Congrats on the whole thing, looks great.
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