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Old 08-30-2016, 02:23 AM
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Awesome progress! Thanks for the updates.

What are the details on the drop links you purchased (brand, price, shop, etc)? My bushes are shot also and mechanic also advised that i need to replace the whole link.
How hard is the replacement?
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I ordered mine through Design 911. The left one is £102. The right is £125. Not sure why there is a difference. It looks easy to fit. I will do it this weekend and post the tips, if I have any.
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Parts have arrived. Seat trim, Seat belt caps and the left drop link. The latter is Porsche OE.
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Usual MO. Arrive home at 1am from the Airport, sleep, pay sufficient attention to the family then into the garage to check out what arrived in my absence. Not that much this time. Seat fittings, caps for the rear seat belts (why did I order 8?) and the new left hand drop link. It's a Porsche part and about NZD 270 landed with freight etc. The old one's boot had disintegrated and the ball joint was sloppy compared to the new one but I think I would struggle to notice it on the road. Someone doing this for a living would have likely left the old one in place. But I do this for satisfaction and it has to be right. A bit of copper grease and tighten to 34ft/lb. A bit of loading required on the wheel hub to line up the anti roll bar end but not difficult.
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I have a week until I leave for Germany (factory tour, museum and Nurburgring - can't wait), so my main focus is to get the small jobs done.

First up I resoldered the ignition switch wires the after market immobiliser had cut into. Not much fun (no pics).

Secondly I fitted the right hand footwell heater hose. I ripped the old one trying to remove it for more room to do the bonnet hinge carpet. The result was an unbearable amount of heat in the footwell. Knowing a tear was not an option I took it carefully. It wasn't easy to refit, but I managed it. Carpet cover back on and onto the next job.
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Next up was radio wiring. The old radio was an Alpine. While the plugs won't fit the new Kienzle, the wire colour codes are the same. I was determined to solder the wires and put proper harness tape on it. It makes the final result much tidier and more reliable
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Radio is in.
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Passenger door membrane is on. This is the proper Porsche one that can be removed and refitted as many times as you want. It has a special adhesive. The cheap ones out there are just plastic and only get one use.
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Tiaan, this is the run done last weekend by our group.

I wasn't able to go but will definitely look at that road in the future
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NZ is God's country...

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Tiaan, this is the run done last weekend by our group. 2016 09 03 Mangamuka Hill 1st run - YouTube

I wasn't able to go but will definitely look at that road in the future
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That road is a dream.... My blood pressure rose and brain fully twisted watching... I clearly have not been paying attention that your NZ cars are right hand drive
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Not a lot done in the week back in the same country as the car as I leave for Europe tomorrow and didn't want to get half way through a job, then forget where I was up when I get back a month later.

First up I sourced an OEM steering wheel. A slight misstep though as I first bought a 944 wheel which is the wrong size. The second one looks right. Putting the images next to each other it's easy to see one is wrong
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The interior quality was weighing on my mind so I went the top shelf option and ordered new door cards, b pillar covers and rear quarter panels. All from Lakewell. I also bought Rockford Fosgate speakers to match the new door cards.
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B pillar covers look like an easy job, it's just padded vinyl over a metal sheet. The existing covers have tears that I tried to repair and was going to recolour, but in the end replacement with OEM quality Black Vinyl makes a lot more sense.
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There has been a hiatus as I'm on holiday in Europe for a month. Visited the Porsche Museum, Nurburgring and Spa. Also visited the Deutsche Museum in Munich and picked up an engine kit to build. I have 290 pieces to assemble in seven days and then work out how to get it back to New Zealand in one piece
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