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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:01 am    Post subject: First 'mods' complete after 2 weeks of ownership Reply with quote

So after two weeks I've made my first two changes/tweaks.

Trying not to change too much too early and enjoy the car for what it is.

First thing was to get my plate on. It makes such a difference to the attachment i have with new cars. They only really feel like 'mine' when the plate goes on thumbsup


Then it was time get naked and lose the rear badge. I've seen a few pics on here of de-badged cars and I think they look great. when I get bored I think i will add the more modern "P O R S C H E" badge?

I think it looks great Mr. Green
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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking look mate , your right to lose that matt grey carrera badge they really date the car Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
looking look mate , your right to lose that matt grey carrera badge they really date the car Thumb Thumb


cheers chap.

feels good to make a few tweaks so it starts to feel like it's mine.

cold air induction and BMC filter hopefully next.

then maybe some red carpet mats but struggling to find nice ones Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can relate to the plate comment thumbsup

I was thinking it was going to be B9 BOY though Grin

Looks good debadged Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 10:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can relate to the plate comment thumbsup

I was thinking it was going to be B9 BOY though Grin

Looks good debadged Thumb


Cheers thumbsup

Ha ha. Periodically look for B9 BOY to see if it ever appears. Sadly My Alpina B9 is a 1983 so cant even put it on the car the 'nickname' came from... Sad
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picked up my Cabriolet on Friday and like you, I can't wait to get my number plate on it as it doesn't feel right without it.

I've ordered a chrome Porsche badge and will post pics as soon as its installed.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Which P O R S C H E badge did you go for - got a link?

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder if I am alone in detesting the crass "P O R S C H E" badging on the newer cars? Honestly it seems childish and "shouty" in a CAPITALS text speak fashion and frankly so unnecessary and everybody knows it is a Porsche, so why???
Dont know

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By the way, congratulations on you new motor, I love the colour thumbsup
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richtw wrote:
Which P O R S C H E badge did you go for - got a link?

Thanks


On my old car i put the whole 991 set on.




But this time I think I'll just stick to the PORSCHE, as I think it will look too busy on a cabriolet.

I've brought a set from ebay:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Genuine-Porsche-Script-Logo-Rear-Badge-In-Chrome/182643170120?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649


Here's the measurements for the full 991 set if you need them.
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Apparently, the important bit is to keep the badge in line with the slightly curved edge of the spoiler and not to fit them straight.

The Porsche 'S' is in the centre of the boot, and each letter is 80mm from left edge to left edge etc.

The start of the letter 'a' in Carrera is in the centre, then measure the distance from the centre to the end of the word 'Carrera' and mark the other side for the start of the '9'.
The top right edge of the '9' is vertical to the bottom left of the '1', and the same goes for the other '1' but add 2mm.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkC4S wrote:
I wonder if I am alone in detesting the crass "P O R S C H E" badging on the newer cars? Honestly it seems childish and "shouty" in a CAPITALS text speak fashion and frankly so unnecessary and everybody knows it is a Porsche, so why???
Dont know

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By the way, congratulations on you new motor, I love the colour thumbsup
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkC4S wrote:
I wonder if I am alone in detesting the crass "P O R S C H E" badging on the newer cars? Honestly it seems childish and "shouty" in a CAPITALS text speak fashion and frankly so unnecessary and everybody knows it is a Porsche, so why???
Dont know

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For me the porsche script its a link to the heritage, and not something new. Anyway 911's have always been a bit "shouty". Bright colours with large stickers and PSE - Subtle they are not.




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Phil 997
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

silvermilnec wrote:
MarkC4S wrote:
I wonder if I am alone in detesting the crass "P O R S C H E" badging on the newer cars? Honestly it seems childish and "shouty" in a CAPITALS text speak fashion and frankly so unnecessary and everybody knows it is a Porsche, so why???
Dont know

Flame suit zipped up Very Happy

By the way, congratulations on you new motor, I love the colour thumbsup
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Sad Sad Sad WOT me shouty and childish noooo never, I cant believe you can say such a thing about me Floor Floor

Well it has to be better than using the Spanish word for Race on a German car in a nasty matt grey finish just to prove how dated the car is Grin Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not into older Porsches so not twigged the throwback to the old badging; makes more sense now. Still I do think it looks OTT and shouty in modern "TXT speak" terms. Certainly I am not shy of a shouty colour Mr. Green
 



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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MarkC4S wrote:
Not into older Porsches so not twigged the throwback to the old badging; makes more sense now. Still I do think it looks OTT and shouty in modern "TXT speak" terms. Certainly I am not shy of a shouty colour Mr. Green


Mark , you just need PORSCHE in acid green on the back of her Grin Grin
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
MarkC4S wrote:
Not into older Porsches so not twigged the throwback to the old badging; makes more sense now. Still I do think it looks OTT and shouty in modern "TXT speak" terms. Certainly I am not shy of a shouty colour Mr. Green


Mark , you just need PORSCHE in acid green on the back of her Grin Grin


....and a pair of very strong sunglasses Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
MarkC4S wrote:
Not into older Porsches so not twigged the throwback to the old badging; makes more sense now. Still I do think it looks OTT and shouty in modern "TXT speak" terms. Certainly I am not shy of a shouty colour Mr. Green


Mark , you just need PORSCHE in acid green on the back of her Grin Grin


Question now that might just work Surprised Sad Thumb
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

b9boy, that's lovely, welcome & enjoy!

Please though, for my OCD, either paint or get a black number plate screw cap, its making me twitch!!
 
  
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just 911 digits look great Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cliffbase wrote:
b9boy, that's lovely, welcome & enjoy!

Please though, for my OCD, either paint or get a black number plate screw cap, its making me twitch!!


Thanks Thumb

You're not wrong on the screw caps - it makes my skin itch when I see it......

I always tape my plates to the car to avoid the screw head problem but the front one in particular wasnt for staying stuck Sad

Either way it needs sorting as you rightly point out!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 10:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

b9boy wrote:
I always tape my plates to the car to avoid the screw head problem but the front one in particular wasnt for staying stuck Sad


Heat it up first, bend it a bit and it 'should' be ok thumbsup

Or this thread may help:

http://www.911uk.com/viewtopic.php?t=123977&sid=54d657a0fc368cc42f79b37b34c736a3

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