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Old 12-15-2013, 02:18 AM
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Thanks everyone, I personally like the S ducts, so they'll be staying. The Gemballa skirts in combination with all the "ventilation" were definitely too much, but the glacier white is pretty understated to begin with. I'm excited for the finished product, just need some more patience...
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:17 AM
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Great work on the car - keep us posted - mine is also undergoing "treatment" and I feel your pain of not having the car around. Best of luck with the work.

If you decide to change the interior to black, I would suggest you try the RUF / Koenig seats - IMHO they do not look as nice as the HB seats but as Steve mentioned they are fantastic to sit in!

All the best,
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Progress and evidence as to why NOT to overlap metal...
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OUCH!!!

I thought this was done by Ruf?

Ahh - the lost part of lead wiping…. or craftsmanship…. Another thing that just can't be taught or done by robots. Luddite? No. Appreciator of fine workmanship = yes!

Good luck - Keep plugging away -= it will look SENSATIONAL when you're done!!!

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OUCH!!! I thought this was done by Ruf? Ahh - the lost part of lead wiping…. or craftsmanship…. Another thing that just can't be taught or done by robots. Luddite? No. Appreciator of fine workmanship = yes! Good luck - Keep plugging away -= it will look SENSATIONAL when you're done!!! Simon.
Simon, the conversion paper work I have doesn't specify exactly what RUF did, but I'm glad I'm doing this now. This has been educational to say the least and I'm glad I can document every step along the way. Both the prior owner Steve and my self have gone through every inch of the car to make sure it's perfect over the last 18 months and it will be by the time I get her back.
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Old 12-15-2013, 06:46 PM
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Progress and evidence as to why NOT to overlap metal...
sad to see such poor mod workmanship.
best wishes getting it all sorted to your satisfaction.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:42 PM
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Good thing you are taking care of it, from the roots. No matter how good can look from outside, once you know something in the roots is wrong, you can't live with out fixing it, FROM THE ROOTS.

So, to enlight me me a bit, this was done to put the Turo S ducts and someone cut and weld the whole quarter panel from Turbo S panel/parts? This was exactly my fear about my 993tt when I bought, been told this was done to mine, later I foudn my Turbo S ducts (X79 option) was a option from factory ordered.

Member "geolab" added the Turbo S ducts to his C4S I believe, by only cutting the section where the duct fits, came out pretty nice.

Good luck with the project.
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Old 12-15-2013, 08:52 PM
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No way Ruf shaved the gutters... I would contact ruf in Germany to make sure. It would be a huge embarrassment for them if that were the case. I don't see them doing that without also installing the integrated roll bar.

Glad you're handling it the right way now. White turbo r is going to be epic!
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If I recall, this RUF conversion was not done in Germany. Wasn't it done in Puerto Rico? Wonder where the body work was done. PR or Miami?

I am really glad that you are getting this car fixed properly. These are amazing cars and you will love it.
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Just some data to try and help... the "RUF Turbo R conversion" upgrade has never included body work of any kind...in the "R conversion" its all mechanical as most know...of course someone can add to that list etc if they choose to depending on where the conversion is being done. The Turbo R conversion was done by RUF (documented) with RUF techs that were flown to PR for the conversion with a complete engine swap. The same owner (owned the car since 1999) that did the RUF Turbo R Conversion paid later to have someone do the bodywork and the bodywork was never presented as done by RUF. I am so glad this is getting done right and am to sorry it needed the extra to do so....this car is going to be absolutely amazing when done, that said..... going to be hard to see/watch knowing it was once mine.
Best of luck on the rest of project....
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Being a newbie here, compliments to the RUF fellowship shown.
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This car's recent owner history speaks to how truly passionate Porsche\RUF fans are. I too was interested in the car when it was for sale pending the sale of my last. In the end, I missed out and I'm glad that you are taking it to the next level which will make the car truly perfect. Enjoy it!

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Well.., metal work is just about done. I wish I had the tools/time/skill (not in that order) to have done this myself. It really is an art, and Eddie is truly an artist. Hoping to have her back around the tail end of January. Updated pics attached... Enjoy! Edit: I want to reiterate what steve (mickfluff) said above, this was a conversion done in Puerto Rico. RUF sent a tech and a turbo r engine to PR to do the work. The body work was NEVER mis-represented and was a risk I was willing to take when I purchased the car. Knowing the side skirts were gonna go combined with being certain a full respray was in my future anyway, made it less important for the body to be perfect.... It will be when I'm done though
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Bravo. Nice to know it is done right.
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Headlight washers are gone, metal work is finished, time for primer/blocking/paint...
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