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My Car...

I have yet to show anyone what my car looks like so here are some pics of my car!






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Old 04-01-2006, 01:04 PM
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Its amazing how '80s the car looks with out the badge
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Now you know what I want for my birthday Auh
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You're lucky you have a late 944. Getting to the badgeis 6 bolts and 4 screws. On mine its 2 bolts and 3434598382034 spot welds
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I bet one of the 'dark' badges would look pretty cool on your car...you know, the more 'bad-boy' badges without the gold.

I do prefer the black centered Fuchs on the black cars though- they match the more 'industrial' look of the 944 IMO- especially the ones with the earlier bumpers that I also prefer more than the later ones that are more smooth and a mess of vents.

A matte black license-plate frame would also be an inexpensive touch for your car.

You could also change out the corner markers for clear ones, unless you want to keep the original more "80's" look.

maybe add the 'porsche' lettering decal across the back as well?

I like the look of the hatch more without the rear wiper, mine is the same way. And also the look of the car without those hideous side protection strips on the doors that they added later- completely spoiling the lines of the car.

Nice pictures- love the raindrops on the black.

Be careful parking with the front spoiler placed over those parking lot thingies! While it will clear most, there's always that one that goes 'scrrrrrrrrrrrrape'!

Backing into the parking spot is 'safer'....and you can get further back into the parking spot in order to help protect the car from others.

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Thanks for the tip Panzer Grey! I am used to cars that are able to clear the parking space blocks so thanks for the heads up.
I have never seen the dark badge that you are talking about but I will look around. I replaced my old bmws turn signals with clear lenses. I loved the look. Do you know where I can find clear turn lenses for the 944?
I definately like my style of bumper as opposed to the newer style. It makes the car look longer from the side and is better for accidents IMO.
I think the black Fuchs on my car would look pretty cool but I have never had rims as nice as the phone dials before. I know. I know.

Oh, and I'm very glad that I don't have those strips on the doors I just have to park far away from other cars.
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P.S. - Yes, burgundy means "upchuck in the back of your mouth" in German.
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Its amazing how '80s the car looks with out the badge
I remember being on a date in my 924S once and when I turned on the headlights the girl watched them pop up and then giggled, "Oooh, pop-up headlights! It's like it's 1985 all over again!"

Oh well.
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I really like the car with a badge, but otherwise it looks really nice. I really thought the badge is just attached with two pins and is pressure fit, I have a hard time believing you need to take off the nose panel to replace it. Although I can't see the holes in the pic so maybe they have been filled?
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There are two holes where the badge should go. Two holes inside of circles. I'm not sure what I would need to replace it. I am assuming the entire kit. The Previous owner had it painted without the badge on so the holes are filled with paint.
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Sure looks nice. Mine is (was) guards red, now faded orange. Oh well, I'm a painter among other things so no biggee. Yours looks so good it makes me want to consider changing the color. Although as a teen I lusted for a guards red 944, so that it will stay. Best wishes!

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If I had to trade I would go with red or orange so I guess it depends on your perspective Steiner!
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Hey Frank,

The 87 I just bought was orange too. I took a little polishing compound and followed it with some Mother's wax and it now looks awesome. Okay, actually my daughter did the work and she used my electric buffer and it turned out great. Give it a try on an inconspicuous spot and see what it does for yours. You may be pleasantly surprised like I was. I was going to paint the car, now I do not plan to.
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there are badges on ebay that are stuck on using some strong 3M double sided tape... haven't used one, but it might be your solution...
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are they not attached with two rubber grommits in the two holes in the sheetmetal, and then two pins on the back of the badge? BMW Roundels are done this way, and I assumed the 944 was too, although I have never had my badge off. If so, just pry out the old paint covered grommits, get two new grommits(likely a few cents at a dealer) and stick them in with a new badge.

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