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Dash swap complete

Is pretty much done! Ok, well I need the face for the A/C control unit, and I still have to put in two or three plastic pieces, but my dash swap is over with! I was successful too. It took a month, or three, but that was because I wasn't able to work on it everyday. Stupid high school. Lol. Honestly though, if someone else with an early interior is looking to to a dash swap, I say go for it. What you get when it's all done is amazing. I would suggest having parts car though. That way you have the steering column, dash switches, etc. You can also see how everything was fitted on the newer car.

Oh, I'm also looking for a driver side door panel, with the window switch. If anybody happens to have one... Lol.


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Are you looking for a black door panel? I may have one.
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Are you looking for a black door panel? I may have one.
Yep.
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Got more pics? This would be a fine HOW TO writeup.
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I Also Have a Black Door Panel if u still need
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Yep.
Where you at?
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Where you at?
I'm located in Chico, CA. Like an hour away from Sacramento. Lol.
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Yes, please do a write up on your project. This would help out alot of people!
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Yes, please do a write up on your project. This would help out alot of people!
If I get time I will. Lol. There just isn't much I could write up on. I mean, I cut only like three pieces of metal, that was it. Lol.

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Interesting...

Just curious - what was the inspiration? Did you hate the early interior THAT much or was it a case of "hey I have a parts car with a new interior - I'm going to try this!"

Lots of difficult issues with this to do it correctly. What did you do about the heating/air conditioning ductwork? Do all the gauges actually work? What about the center console - all the wiring, switches, lighting, the lid, etc.? I'd love to know more details about the specific issues/challenges and how you addressed them.

You've probably figured this out already but it's worth pointing out that virtually everything for the new interiors is FAR more expensive than for the early ones - but again, personal preference. If you really gotta' have the newer interior then go for it. Off the top of my head, I know that the newer dashes' center console hinged lids are notorious for breaking and/or tearing, and replacements are quite costly. Same with the digital clocks on the passenger side. The a/c heater control units are pretty spendy too if you want a good one that the buttons aren't all destroyed on. I went through all these issues back when I had my 951... It's just a question of resources and will though - if you really want to make it "perfect" it can be done on the early dashes - it just isn't cheap.

All that work on freshening up the interior and you still have a ripped seat in there? Oh for shame, for shame...

I can respect the amount of work it takes - it's a pain. I recently changed the dash on my 944 too (admittedly mine was an early being replaced with another early - that's a big enough PITA, I can't imagine how much more of a PITA it would be to actually convert things).

You added an airbag? Tell me that's just the steering wheel itself and not the whole airbag system. I'd really be scared if you tried to retrofit an airbag system onto an early car...
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My inspiration? I did not like the early interior, at all. Ha. I didn't hate the early interior. In fact when an early interior is in mint condition, it's a nice place to be. I'm not saying my interior was trashed or anything, it was actually in great shape. Yes, part of it was because I had a parts car. I told myself if I find a parts car that is somewhat close to me, I'll give it a shot. So I got lucky and found basically a complete car for $100. Lol. The heating/air conditioning will be sorted out when I can have a professional do it. I am not skilled enough to even attempt. Ha. The gauges work great, I still have to fully test them out though. The center console was a piece of cake. All the wires were just clipped, and put onto the new switches. Any screw holes that weren't already there, I simply just drilled in.

Oh I know the late interior is expensive. I also thought the early interior wasn't exactly cheap. Ha. You just have to find things at the right time like you stated. The cost doesn't concern me though when I'm dealing with my Porsche (not saying I'm rich, far from it). I just think the late interior looks much, how you say quality? Ha. Especially when I have the money for the 928 Leather Shop to do my dash, panels, etc. Lol.

Yes! Back off my seats! Ha. I got them for two hundred dollars. So I'm not going to complain. Haha.

It was a pain, but it was fun, so.. Lol. Air-bag? Oh hell no. I would never tamper with the air-bag. Haha. That's way to risky.





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Interesting...

Just curious - what was the inspiration? Did you hate the early interior THAT much or was it a case of "hey I have a parts car with a new interior - I'm going to try this!"

Lots of difficult issues with this to do it correctly. What did you do about the heating/air conditioning ductwork? Do all the gauges actually work? What about the center console - all the wiring, switches, lighting, the lid, etc.? I'd love to know more details about the specific issues/challenges and how you addressed them.

You've probably figured this out already but it's worth pointing out that virtually everything for the new interiors is FAR more expensive than for the early ones - but again, personal preference. If you really gotta' have the newer interior then go for it. Off the top of my head, I know that the newer dashes' center console hinged lids are notorious for breaking and/or tearing, and replacements are quite costly. Same with the digital clocks on the passenger side. The a/c heater control units are pretty spendy too if you want a good one that the buttons aren't all destroyed on. I went through all these issues back when I had my 951... It's just a question of resources and will though - if you really want to make it "perfect" it can be done on the early dashes - it just isn't cheap.

All that work on freshening up the interior and you still have a ripped seat in there? Oh for shame, for shame...

I can respect the amount of work it takes - it's a pain. I recently changed the dash on my 944 too (admittedly mine was an early being replaced with another early - that's a big enough PITA, I can't imagine how much more of a PITA it would be to actually convert things).

You added an airbag? Tell me that's just the steering wheel itself and not the whole airbag system. I'd really be scared if you tried to retrofit an airbag system onto an early car...
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Oh! I forgot! Ha. I would have not of done this if Marcquito didn't help me through the whole process.
Haha.
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I may be wrong but I know the early speedo is cable driven, mechanically. isn't the late speedo electronic? How did you wire it up?
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The heating/air conditioning will be sorted out when I can have a professional do it.
Uh-oh.
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I may be wrong but I know the early speedo is cable driven, mechanically. isn't the late speedo electronic? How did you wire it up?

I have a Cable X thing that the cable plugs into, and converts into electric. Or, I may also switch over by using the speedometer sensor from late transmission. It will hook up to my 924S' transmission.

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What? Was that a bad uh-oh? Ha.
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I think he means that anytime you leave something to have a "professional" look at it, it's going to set you back megabucks.
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I think he means that anytime you leave something to have a "professional" look at it, it's going to set you back megabucks.
Ha. Yea thats what I though. By professional... I meant Marcquito stopping by to help me out.

Hahaha. Thats if that ever happens though. Lol.
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what did you do with the old dash cap? want to get rid of it?
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