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Brando 01-24-2006 09:45 AM

How to double the value of your 944.
 
1) Acquire car for $500.
2) Replace bent and damaged fenders with new ones for $cheap$
3) Replace old rubber-center clutch with sachs spring-center clutch kit for $250
4) Replace your bent phonedials with dry rubber with ROH ZS 17x7.5s and 17x8.5s and throw on some new Fuzions.
5) Bodywork this weekend...

http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1138128270.jpg
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/uploa...1138128317.jpg

:D

Eldorado 01-24-2006 09:49 AM

very slick :)
wash that puppy up and take some more pics.... and get yourself a new factory exhaust tip...

BananaClip 01-24-2006 11:39 AM

gaaah don't tell me your rear wiper works!

AFJuvat 01-24-2006 11:46 AM

How to double the value of your 944.
 
fill the gas tank....:D

AFJ

SoCal Driver 01-24-2006 12:47 PM

Whens the bumper pull? I still have the chain in the car.

Porsche-O-Phile 01-24-2006 01:19 PM

Put a turbo badge on it. ;)

SoCal Driver 01-24-2006 02:01 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by BananaClip
gaaah don't tell me your rear wiper works!
From the looks of it so does his sunroof.

SoCal Driver 01-24-2006 02:02 PM

Hey Brandon! Did you move? Doesn't look like the house I visited you at.

pokey 01-24-2006 02:24 PM

Still need to fix the headlights, though. I'm parting my '24S if you need anything, let me know.

UconnTim97 01-24-2006 02:26 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by BananaClip
gaaah don't tell me your rear wiper works!
Mine still works too...hehe :)

PhillysMostWntd 01-24-2006 03:27 PM

wow its looking great, my rear wiper used to work.. sunroof still does though :)

Slam 01-24-2006 06:35 PM

Love it! I still figure that for the price, the ROH wheels can't be beat. Makes me wish I lived in the US so I could spend my life doing what you've done to that car.

AaronM 01-24-2006 06:42 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by UconnTim97
Mine still works too...hehe :)
They aren't supposed to still work? Mine does too.

The little light behind my clock works too. :p

Brando 01-24-2006 08:23 PM

Thanks for the positive comments guys! Tomorrow I get to replace the DME relay. I still live in Riverslime, these were at my friend's house.

Bumper pull is this saturday, a pro's pulling the rear and makin it look clean again. Then it's the front... He'll fix the headlight bucket and pull the front so the headlights aren't propped up by bent sheetmetal.

When it stops being so damned windy I'll wash it.

Pokey, could use the front cowling that the hood badge is attached to :) Should bolt right up... Going to vent it...

CJFusco 01-24-2006 08:32 PM

As far as I know, everything in my car works except for the antenna motor (I don't care enough to replace it).

BananaClip 01-24-2006 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by AaronM
They aren't supposed to still work? Mine does too.

The little light behind my clock works too. :p

yeah well my clock doesn't work. :p

AA_Ezra 01-24-2006 08:52 PM

Looking good. Bought my car for the same price + 2 subs in a box and a amp

Good deal for 500$!

Porsche-O-Phile 01-25-2006 07:59 AM

I dunno - I've had good luck with my cars or somethin'. All the "typical" stuff always works and all the weird stuff is what breaks. Dashes are perfect. Seats are perfect. Clock works. Odometers work. Sunroofs work. Never stripped sunroof gears. Never had headlight issues. No snapped t-belts. No hatch delaminations.

On the other hand, I've had the a/c compressor catch fire, a turbo self-destruct, tires shred, a rear axle come apart, a host of oil and power steering leaks, a failed cooling fan relay and a few others. Somehow I've avoided the "common" failures though. Hope the luck holds.

CJFusco 01-25-2006 08:38 AM

Ha well yeah, the typical stuff works in my car, but over the last 5 years I have had just about every major problem common to these cars:

Clutch failure
Head gasket failure
Oil Cooler seal failure
Water Pump failure
Timing belt failure

ha the list goes on and on. Thank god for an honest mechanic, some good parts connections, and the help from PP, or else I probably would have given up on this car long ago :)

Techno Duck 01-25-2006 09:54 AM

I wish you, or whoever is doing the front end body work luck with getting the headlight buckets lining up again. My car was in a front end accident in November, i managed to straigthen everything out myself so that all body panels fit and the headlights work again..its just a matter of getting them lined up, i gave up trying.

Leaving my car at my friends body shop next week, hope he has better luck than i did!


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