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I just took my 964 out - and I think it's saved me lots of money!

 
Old 02-27-2007, 07:47 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveK
£1K plus vat????

Hmm - I'm off to see Bodyworks as soon as possible.

Ahhh! But what colour to choose?
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:10 AM
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Well I did keep mine the same colour which helped but I think they can do much more funky stuff too.

I’d get in quick as they are fairly quiet at the moment so think I got a special deal. Plus they said it would normally take at least 3 weeks but as business is quiet they put 2.5 people on it full time for a week.

Funny thing is one of the reasons they said they were quiet is that because Eporsch (one of their larger customers) are not seeing many 964’s or early 911’s at the moment. Which is kinda linked to us lot keeping hold of our decent examples!
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Sal 965
Ahhh! But what colour to choose?
Planning to go and see them this afternoon to discuss prices, timescales and colours.

I now hate James though, because having saved lots of money by driving my car it now looks like I'll immediately be paying for a respray. And if the trimmers seem any good I might get the interior retrimmed at the same time.
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Old 02-27-2007, 09:59 AM
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Excellent, say hi from me. Are you sticking with the same colour combo?

Also let me know what the trimmers are like, I hear they did a cracking job on a Bentley last week, I just couldn't face parting with my car again so soon!
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by jamesallum
They sprayed every panel except the roof
Why not the roof? Just curious....
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Old 02-27-2007, 10:50 AM
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I don't care.... I still want a 993... a C2S similar to what I had.
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:04 AM
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Hmm - I wonder if the paint place will think I'm a serious customer. While I'm there, my g/f wants me to ask them how much it will cost to paint a pink elephant on the bonnet of her Ford Ka.....
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Old 02-27-2007, 11:13 AM
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Originally Posted by DaveK
Hmm - I wonder if the paint place will think I'm a serious customer. While I'm there, my g/f wants me to ask them how much it will cost to paint a pink elephant on the bonnet of her Ford Ka.....
Or you could see if you could get these guys to sponsor you, much cheaper!

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Old 02-27-2007, 11:23 AM
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Somehow, pink elephants combined with the word delirium seem even more fitting to my g/f's car
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Old 02-27-2007, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by TR6
Why not the roof? Just curious....
Just because paint was excellent on roof already and painting it amounted to a complete respray which invloved removal of sunroof and windows which i was told is a real pain in the ar$e.
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Old 02-27-2007, 01:15 PM
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Ah, the best laid plans.....

On the way there, I decided a colour change probably wasn't sensible - and although we discussed it briefly their advice was : if you want a different colour car, sell it and buy a new one. Too much of the car (engine bay etc.) would remain white.

So, we talked about full respray. But generally the paint on my car is pretty good (one half of it + bonnet was done a couple of years ago) and they basically said a full respray was a waste of money. If I wanted it done and I wanted to pay, they would be happy to take my money - but that it would make far more sense to just get the few parts that needed it repainted.

That does actually include my roof (including sunroof) since I do have rust bubbles around the rear window and at the top corner of the windscreen. So - I will be having the roof, headlight surrounds, rear spoiler, offside rear and centre bumper and both mirrors painted. They will also machine polish / valet the car. Total cost £500 + vat.

Whether they manage to get the windows out OK remains to be seen.....

I will drop the car off on Sat. and it will be done next week.

I asked where the retrim place was - and they said it's Surrey Car Radio (who did my alarm when I bought the car) and they get somebody in to do it - and then add a premium. However, they gave me a number that they recommend - ideally I would go and see him before Sat. but I fly to Finland tomorrow night so am a bit limited on time.
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Old 02-27-2007, 01:55 PM
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They do seem genuine chaps. Ask Ian for a pot of his polish when you pick it up. Great stuff - Teflon based but I have totally forgotten the name of it.
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:09 PM
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Just finished reading the all the thread... should have done that first....

I agree... best solution is to just get another 911... every time I try to go out and drive something else I end up coming back to driving the 964.... even after buying the TT...

I think that, for me at least, adding a 993 (just to get something slightly different than what you have today) and getting rid of the Supra will do nicely.
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:18 PM
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I'm not sure I like the direction this thread is taking . . . are we saying that it takes two 964s to make a daily driver?
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Old 02-27-2007, 03:25 PM
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Originally Posted by dfinnegan
I'm not sure I like the direction this thread is taking . . . are we saying that it takes two 964s to make a daily driver?
Not mandatory obviously, but if I had the dough...

One to track/tinker/mod, one to daily-drive.

In my case, it would be one to thrash the livin' hell out of, and one to feed milk-fed veal to and powder it's nose.

Since I can't afford two, I choose the latter.
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