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Old 03-10-2014, 03:20 PM
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Default MASHAW Ducktail Install

I fitted the duck on the 993 this weekend. For just coming straight out of the box / me having very little body work knowledge - I thought the fitment was very easy.

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> I removed one shock. Two was just too much lift. When I pulled the release I had to stand by the side of the car and hold the lid down or it would fly up like a scalded dog.

> The holes for the two rubber bumpers on the bottom of the lid had to be drilled. When drilling, I had to cut the slits as well to match the original deck lid. Without the slits, the bumpers would not screw on.

> Reading about past installs really helped. Especially with finding the correct relay to unplug to turn the spoiler light off. It's on the passenger side - the passengers left foot will point at it.

Here's some pictures of where she stands today. I'll take her to the shop on 3/24 for prep and paint.





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Very nice Chad Fitment and gaps look great from the pics. You gonna badge it or run incognito?
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Very nice Chad Fitment and gaps look great from the pics. You gonna badge it or run incognito?
I'm looking into getting a "Carrera 3.6" sticker made.
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Old 03-10-2014, 05:56 PM
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lookin good, you did a nice job getting it on there.
once painted it will be perfect.
good work
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Your trial fit looks great Chad. So many people talk about hours and hours of massaging to get them to fit properly. Can't wait to see the painted version
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Great to see this...ducktail is my next cosmetic change!
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which black plastic grill insert did you use?
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Love it Chad, nicely done.
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Originally Posted by pburt03 View Post
Love it Chad, nicely done.
Thanks for the nice comments, guys! I started off with a good product, so that made things easier.

I used a stock grill that I purchased off of eBay for $100. When it arrived it was badly oxidized and I was worried it wouldn't look good. After a thorough cleaning - it wound up looking good as new.
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Originally Posted by 1stgear View Post
I'm looking into getting a "Carrera 3.6" sticker made.
Which sticker are you looking for? Which font? Color? I am researching all the options also.

Did you install the gasket? How about the light?

Looks great, can't wait to install mine.
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Michael, the owner of MA Shaw is a great guy to talk to. Make sure you have plenty of time on your hands when you call. I used his Turbo S tail on Rufus. Quite happy with it.
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Originally Posted by L741_993 View Post
Which sticker are you looking for? Which font? Color? I am researching all the options also.

Did you install the gasket? How about the light?

Looks great, can't wait to install mine.
I'm looking for the one with "Carrera" in script and the 3.6 in outline/hollow font. I would like it in silver or red. I'm working with a guy now to see if he can do it. I'll keep you posted.

I didn't install the gasket. I was worried that cutting that long of a slit may compromise the structural integrity. I know that some have installed it. I'd like to hear pros and cons on weather to install it or not.

I left the light off. I figured that it doesn't put out that much light anyway and I wanted to make the original lid easy to reinstall.

Michael, the owner of MA Shaw is a great guy to talk to. Make sure you have plenty of time on your hands when you call. I used his Turbo S tail on Rufus. Quite happy with it.
He's great. I talked on the phone with him for roughly 20 minutes. He asked me to call him as he is not a big fan of email. I had a blast talking to him about Porsches, ducktail installs, happy customers, the weather, politics, etc. He told me two weeks till my tail shipped and I had it one.
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Originally Posted by ca993twin View Post
Michael, the owner of MA Shaw is a great guy to talk to. Make sure you have plenty of time on your hands when you call.
Very true on both accounts!
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I found a place to get my graphics for the duck. Dan at Magnagrafik.com was stellar to deal with. He's making my "Carrera 3.6" graphics exacly the way I wanted them to look. Here are some mockups - I'm getting red and silver as I don't know which way I'll go. Probably silver.



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