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Old 01-20-2019, 07:09 PM
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I have given up with this car but I am not ready to give up on the 928. Maybe for those of you who like th challenge of restoring these cars. We could come up with a mutual agreement. I would be willing to possibly trade + cash for a good running & looking 928.
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Old 01-20-2019, 08:06 PM
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Originally Posted by paulrhein View Post
I have given up with this car but I am not ready to give up on the 928. Maybe for those of you who like th challenge of restoring these cars. We could come up with a mutual agreement. I would be willing to possibly trade + cash for a good running & looking 928.
Not to put too fine a point on it Paul, but how much cash are you thinking? It's already been mentioned that you need to be a member to offer stuff for sale on this site, and you need to quote an asking price? Dem's da rules .
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:12 PM
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I apologize, I thought being able to post messages meant I was a member. I am obviously mistaken. What does it take to be a member of this site. I will officially withdraw my offer. So that I can stay in compliance.
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Old 01-20-2019, 09:16 PM
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Paul - there's a membership page, I think it's $17/year. But mostly you need to post an asking price? There's a Member Marketplace page where you post this stuff with instructions, you can also cross post to other relevant forums.

Welcome to the club !
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Old 01-20-2019, 10:55 PM
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Originally Posted by paulrhein View Post
I apologize, I thought being able to post messages meant I was a member. I am obviously mistaken. What does it take to be a member of this site. I will officially withdraw my offer. So that I can stay in compliance.
Technically, you're a 'user'. If you paid the subscription, you'd have 'Rennlist Member" in red under your name.

Top bar, "Forums Gallery Tools Marketplace Membership New Posts How-Tos"
Follow "membership". Costs a few bucks a year, gets you access to a few forums and ads that 'users' can't see, lets you post 'for sale' and "want to buy" posts.

Hacker-Pschorr is the moderator on this forum, he's usually pretty reasonable about this sort of stuff. Since you didn't originally post this as a 'for sale' ad thread, he may well let it slide unless someone complains.

I'm still rather curious as to how you ended up with the car.

Care to share the tale?

Lots of folks 'fell into' cars, not really realizing what they were getting into.
Some ended up keeping the car and restoring it over time, some ended up dumping a lot of money into it, some walked away.

Best of luck, whatever you choose.
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Old 01-20-2019, 11:34 PM
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And as long as you become a member or give up entirely, it's almost certain no one will complain. No harm, no foul.
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Old 01-22-2019, 12:33 PM
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I sort of jumped into the 928 game without doing proper research. I was lined up to purchase a 944 but just before going to purchase the car Hurricane Micheal stuck and the car was destroyed. I was told that the 944 was a good car to work on so I figured the 928 would be as well. WRONG! Acually at this point I have a gentleman who is looking to possibly purchase it as a father/son project. If that falls through I might look for a trade 944 for the 928.
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Old 01-22-2019, 03:17 PM
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Well, I have both a 944 & 928. I wouldn't say one is easier or harder to work on.

Both have their good & bad points. Both have strengths and weaknesses, Both have pretty decent communities for advice & assistance. On here & elsewhere. Both will give you heart attacks when you find out what parts cost. Both have reasonably decent used part availability and a few "MacGuyver fixes" here & there.

OTOH, the 928 was both the Porsche flagship (944 was 'entry level') and one of the most advanced cars of its time. However, any modern car is leaps & bounds ahead of it in complexity.
The 928 can be 'electrically challenging', but a good understanding of basic electrical principles and wiring will take care of most of what you need (figure high school shop class electrical). There isn't much electronics, and nothing is integrated.

Good luck with the hunt for the right car for you. If that turns out to be a 944, say "Hi" over on that board. Make sure you point whoever ends up with your 928 in this direction.

You got a bit of a 'less than warm' welcome here mostly because the idea of restoring any car (let alone a 928) on the budget you stated is unrealistic.
We get 'more than a few' folks who show up on here with totally unrealistic expectations of what their car can be as far as value, performance, cost of ownership, required effort, all that. They can get a bit 'snippy' when they find out that their 'classic Porsche' isn't worth a lot of money, will take a lot of money to get 'nice', won't win a stoplight drag against a new Camry, needs to have a fair amount of preventative work done on a regular basis, ect.
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by karl ruiter View Post
For me the trick is to take baby steps, fix the worst things first, try not to break things. Restoring a 928 can be a fun, and not too expensive hobby. So, if you follow this path, you are probably looking at:
$0 to $1000 to fix your electrical issue
$100 to $300 to have someone inspect and replace fuel lines as necessary
$150 to service the trans
$300 for a used passenger seat
$50 for a dash mat
$200 for an econo tune up
So, somewhere in the range of $1000 to $2000. Does not give you a showroom floor restoration at all, but an awesome toy you can drive and enjoy and continue to improve.
^This.

Originally Posted by paulrhein View Post
I sort of jumped into the 928 game without doing proper research. I was lined up to purchase a 944 but just before going to purchase the car Hurricane Micheal stuck and the car was destroyed. I was told that the 944 was a good car to work on so I figured the 928 would be as well. WRONG!
You're not listening, Paul. The 928 is a good car to work on, and you came to the right (only) place to find answers to literally any question or problem you come across. I am literally learning to wrench as I go along by working on my 928, and I'm not the only one.

However, if you wanted a sportscar, then the 944 is what you want. The 928 is a GT car. Like Joe, I've owned both. I've moved on from the 944 (into a Boxster), but I've still got and intend to keep a 928.

Yours is already gorgeous, and a standout color.
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Shawn Stanford View Post
^This.


Yours is already gorgeous, and a standout color.

I think what the OP is missing, is that he does NOT have a car that needs "restoration", just some basic refreshing here and there...and over a long period of comfortable time.
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Old 01-23-2019, 08:51 PM
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I think you'll find that unless you're willing to wait for an un-bespoke 928 currently in restoration, you likely won't find a better car than the one you have for a refresh. Like Speed says, your car doesn't look like it's in need of a restoration, just some positive attention in some areas. If you are looking for a well prepared 928 in good to very good condition, you're likely looking for something in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. You can do a lot of good for that car with $20,000. If you like the color you should probably keep it.
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Old 01-24-2019, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Otto Mechanic View Post
I think you'll find that unless you're willing to wait for an un-bespoke 928 currently in restoration, you likely won't find a better car than the one you have for a refresh. Like Speed says, your car doesn't look like it's in need of a restoration, just some positive attention in some areas. If you are looking for a well prepared 928 in good to very good condition, you're likely looking for something in the $20,000 to $30,000 range. You can do a lot of good for that car with $20,000. If you like the color you should probably keep it.
This-^ x 928.
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