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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Miles, I pretty much did that, some points in a different order however,

My steps were

- Loosen the top mount nuts first, the passenger side was very difficult.
- Jack the car from the jacking point until wheel was jut off of the ground
- remove top mount nut and jacked up so front hub/wheel assembly could pull outwards (be care not to stretch brake line, i used an axle stand to maintain position)
- Remove old bump stop and replace.
- Reposition the shock and lower car (It was slightly tricky getting the shock back through the top mount as it just didn't want to line up without some force
- Once through, drop car, refit and tighten top mount nut.

Was really straight forward and not worth the £700 Porsche wanted to do this.

Thanks Rossi, more to come shortly

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another update

The car is soon to be ready for paint worship

I'll be sticking with the original guards red but this time, it will be a clear coated finish to help extend its life. The body will be going into white primer, as some other parts already are on Monday and may get its first coat of red Very Happy















I'm sure it will not be long until the next update
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It’s been a few months but finally we have a nice little update.

There was a slight delay which I was made aware of from the start, I wasn’t at all fussed as it meant that the car would be kept in the workshop rather than outside through the rest of the cold season, plus, I’m having a double garage built so the delay could have been an extra blessing.

This was the cause of the delay. A last minute rush job to build this for the gumball rally.





Anyway, back to the real star 

Once that was out of the way, attention turned back to my 964 and in it went for paint.











Now done, original Guards Red but with a lacquered finish for durability, it has been put in a clean room to sit for a few days before being polished, once polished, I can bring her home and start the refit, fit some H&R coilovers and start to enjoy her all over again!

It’s been a complete pleasure popping down to see the guys at Xquisite, the enthusiasm and shared excitement over seeing the 964 complete is really reassuring and pleasing, knowing that it is in good hands, part of why I have always used these guys, it just results in perfect jobs.

Think the next updates will be of the car once I bring it home, shouldn't be long Smile
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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2016 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks mint, brand new thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers, I bloody can't wait, I just keep looking at the pictures.
Really want to get it back to take along to the Goodwood breakfast club followed by the Beaulieu Porsche show, will have my work cut out!
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Honestly mate, the 964's are canny easy to put together, my 928 though! That's the first and last one of those I take apart 😬
Looks like there doing a fantastic job, get yourself some stainless self tappers for putting the bumpers and arch liners back on. When I fitted the bumpers I put loads of grease/wax oil between the bodywork and the rubber seals to try and keep the water out.

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just another thought, there's a trap inside the hole at the rear of the sill in front of the rear wheel arch, it fills with mud and causes rot! Make sure you clean it out and fill it with wax oil befor you fit the sill covers Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips!

I think I did buy a bunch of stainless hardware, I just can't remember what it all was now Laughing I hate things going rusty! Did the same on my 997.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark,

Much to love here and your car is going to be stellar when finished but finishing it is a bit like reading a really good book, never wanting it to end but pushing on relentlessly anyway Sad

Interesting to note your sunroof clips had gone too, there seems to have been a spate of them recently, in Porsche terms that's 3 of them. I'm cherishing even small jobs now Grin

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 01, 2016 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's brilliant to read your post, well done on your purchase and subsequent work, the car is looking great, I can't wait to read more.

Good luck with the rebuild.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Paul,

Thanks, I do love the rebuild part of any project, I'm eager to get started and see the transformation complete. I'm hoping to have it sorted for the Silverstone Classic event.

The sunroof was one of those jobs I should have done once the car had been returned to me, but I just need to occupy myself with things to do, hopefully once the car is back together and there is no more to do, it may break again just to give me a satisfying job to complete Smile



Thanks Chris, I can't wait to do more Very Happy Smile

I need to get it back, rebuilt, fit the H&R coilovers and then get it in for a service, just don't know where as yet.

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Update;

Not much, I went down to see the new Top gear being filmed, got to meet Chris Harris worship , was a good day out and on the way back, I thought I would pop in with a few friend and the missus to see the guys along with the 964 at Xquisite.

Before I got to the car, I got to see some interesting cars.

Someone very very high up at Mclaren's own personal toy, in for a complete restoration.



And a recently returned, AMG GT which the guys at Xquisite had custom built a GT3 replica bodykit for. It has now been returned to them for it to all be recreated in carbon fibre panels, not overlays but actual 100% carbon panels! Crazy.





Enough about those, the 964 had been brought back in for sitting alone for a couple of weeks and it was now being wet sanded and its first polish. Pictures do the paint work no justice, it is SO SO SO red and SO flat, yet they have another stage of polishing to do on the panels that have been polished already! Amazing job.







These were in the other booth, not sanded as yet.



So that was last Thursday.

Apparently the car now has the doors back on and is shaping back up so I may need to shoot down later this week Surprised Very Happy Smile Thumb

Not long now...
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

really enjoyed reading this thread reminds me of the fixes I undertook on my own GR 964.

Can I ask where you sourced the gauge face from please, have the same issue with one of mine and would like to replace.

Looking forward to seeing the finished article.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 1:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Tim! I don't suppose you want to part with your Cup wheels? Very Happy Smile

The gauge face was purchased from a German based company/website

http://www.porschedials.com/

The item arrived quickly and is a dead match. Well worth it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkGolf wrote:
Thanks Tim! I don't suppose you want to part with your Cup wheels? Very Happy Smile

The gauge face was purchased from a German based company/website

http://www.porschedials.com/

The item arrived quickly and is a dead match. Well worth it.

Hope that helps,
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Sorry buddy, they are originals and so I'm afraid that will be a no! Seems gold BBS is the preferred choice for many 64' owners which I think look great, but personally I'm a sucker for the cups that give that RS look.

Thanks for the recommendation dude, hopefully not too much of a faff to fit the new dial, I need to replace the bulb that lights my trip computer whilst I'm at it too thumbsup
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 17, 2016 7:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Mark,

Quote:
The gauge face was purchased from a German based company/website

http://www.porschedials.com/


Mine came from Ed too a few years ago, great quality, no fuss. He's in the Netherlands though, unless he's moved recently.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2016 12:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When do we get to see the finished article?
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The car is back but frustratingly, I just haven't had the time I would like to get it back together and to a standard that I want to show it off (It's filthy). I have only been able to spend the odd few hours on it fitting the new bits and pieces, things are taking much longer than planned (Sunroof seal!!!), I now have to be really careful when doing anything in fear of causing any damage and I keep coming across new nuts/bolts/things that I have to order which I didn't anticipate which slow progress.

But, here'a pic after I fitted the front H&R coilovers. I can't fit the rears as yet as upon doing so, I discovered that the kit I've bought is for a late 964! I am after the adapters and late top mounts in order to complete the job.



Few bits missing and things not buttoned up but you get some idea Smile I hope to lower the rear of the car, just a touch once I manage to get the rear coilovers on.

The paint is pure perfection!! I have not come across one single fault, it truly has been an amazing job by the guys, it was a shame to hide areas like the door shuts as even these areas are perfect. I am really really happy with the work and it is every bit of the show quality job I wanted, perfectly flat. I will have to see if I can share some videos which one of the guys took which shows how flat the job is. The painter strives for perfection out of the gun.

Will be sure to update properly very soon.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small update on some bits I have taken pictures..

Getting ready for me to take home, I thought I'd go down and pitch in seeing as I had many of the new hardware to bolt things back on with. Cant be using rusty old things with the fresh paint.



Fresh bits and pieces Smile



Along with the Corvette which was undergoing some finishing.




The headlight trims had to come back off as they had been painted on the inside which was making them just too tight to fit back on properly.





Was a fairly late night once the car was in a state to be driven, they could have shut up early but they insisted they get the job done, didn't bother me as I got to have a nice 1am drive home on clear roads, finally reunited with the 964! What a feeling Smile I took it fairly easy as the car hadn't been driven in so long and I was a little paranoid about anything falling off Grin Just as well as the MOT had expired. Cop

The next day, my first time seeing it out in the daylight



It also revealed all of the little jobs which were ahead of me! Rolling Eyes



One of the first jobs I set about doing was fitting up the tailgate, a lot of the parts were left at home as I had previously stripped the car so it was time to dig everything out. Excuse the grubby finger prints Hand

All the trim plastics were given a once of with Aerospace 303 protection.



Loom cleared and everything coated, inside of lid sealed. I need to replace the killer heavy duty struts, the lid could easily send a kid miles when opened!



New rubber washers for the plastic trim and I decided to grease the spoiler bolts.



New curtain and everything here complete!



While at the back, I turned my attention to the rear plate lights. My original ones were a bit tired, the internals were slightly corroded so I decided to get some LED versions.

I bought some from eBay, £14 or so but I was not a fan of the clear housing. I could just imagine dirt showing so I set about transferring the LED unit into the original housing.

Once done, I fitted up and found remembered why I never normally fit LED number plate lights. They are always a clinical white colour and OVER bright, I do not want to illuminate my number plate like some sort of garden feature..



Out came some tint film and a heat gun



The difference is clear. Much better, a non LED looking light colour and dim



Next on the list, wire mirrors back up.



Stupidly, I had bought some flash waterproof plugs to use, totally not realising the holes are way too small!!



So, not knowing what else to do, I decided to use some connectors which I really don't like. I'm not sure what alternatives are out there and I wasn't too keen o soldering as the wires are too close to the paintwork for me to comfortably hold a soldering iron close.



Crimped on along with some heatshrink



Before placing the mirrors back on and getting the bastard seal to sit correctly, I used some fabric tape on the legs of the mirror to minimise the metal on metal contact



Now for a simply quick job. I was going to leave the flip thing off but decided to put it back on later, always gets in the way!



Coilover time. Out with the old



In with the new.



Going to give under here a decent clean another time.



When it came to fitting the rears, I ran into a problem in that things did quick fit properly, 2 hours wasted and thanks to some members here, the light was switched on as to what was wrong. I need the late spec adapters and mounts. nooo

The next job, one I was not looking forward to and wish to never do again as it tested my patience. Sun roof seals. I had new seals and they have to be glued on!! I coated these with some Autoglymn fabric protecter which I use on my MX5's mohair roof, hopefully topping up every 6 months or so will help prolong the life of these so that they never need to come off again.

Thanks to another member for supplying the glue for a beer, much appreciated!







I fitted the seals into position with masking tape and went around, bit by bit adding some glue and sticking the seal back down with the tape.



It dries in minutes but I left it over night. Pretty happy with how it came out, a couple of high and low spots but nothing obvious and I'm sure I will soon forget about it. Never again though!



I had an issue with the front suspension struts, I noticed that they were poking up way too high, I later found out that some shims were missing which go under the spring cup and onto the top of the strut. H&R in germany were slow with replies and then stopped altogether when trying to ask what is happening so I had some made up for £5, far less hassle. I had to drop the struts, remove the spring cap and factory shim and pop 1 of these on.



So, I'm nearly there. The exterior needs a wash, with the new garage, it's very dusty while I await some new flooring to be laid. The interior is in desperate need of a clean and I need to fit my headlight trims but I feel like leaving that as one of the last jobs to mark completion. I should get her all buttoned up over the coming weekend, minus the rear coilovers. Then I will be on to getting the leather renewed and the CCU sorted out.

As she stands





So many more little bits have happened in between all of the above but I simply didn't stop to take pictures. I'll get some decent pictures to show off the bodywork once it has been cleaned
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2016 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beautiful Mark. And high attention to detail as usual Thumb

This stuff you used on the plastics - what's the coating? Certainly looked like new...
 
  
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