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De-Wood a Dash ?

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Paddy_N_Murphy

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17,823 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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If I was not so keen on the wood effect in a Porsche 996 ( Ahem..... would it be easy enough to change out and replace for more descrete and Small Ally trim Pack / Wheel.


Or.... is it not worth the effort and cash?

BertBert

10,177 posts

117 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
not worth the effort and cash?

SalesManager

2,225 posts

146 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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The dash plastics can be replaced for peanuts with new Porsche parts.

You can get the handbrake and steering wheel off of the bay and sell the wooden ones back on the bay.


Paddy_N_Murphy

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17,823 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Not quite 50:50 on this, but I get the impression that unless bargainous, don't bother ?

Deerfoot

3,009 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I love Targas, not too sure about the rear spoiler though.

I don`t find the wood that bad to be honest.
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xftdr

1,055 posts

110 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I have a wooden dash/wheel 993 and love it. Apart from a few boring sheep on here (baa baa baa) and jokes about MFI furniture (yawn!) just about everyone who sees it likes it. When I first got it I did go through a period of thinking I would change it and emailed Pelican parts. They asked to see a picture of it, told me not to be stupid and leave it as it is. That was 4 years ago! Be an individual.

Paddy_N_Murphy

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17,823 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Deerfoot said:
I love Targas, not too sure about the rear spoiler though.
I forgot about the Spoiler. That needs to go too biggrin

Perhaps the though of an otherwise nice one, within 75 miles of me had we frothing at les gusset !
Back to the classifieds...........

Deerfoot

3,009 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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There`s a black one at Romans in St Albans (although it has the rare mint green interior....).

Could be worth a look?


Paddy_N_Murphy

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17,823 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Deerfoot said:
There`s a black one at Romans in St Albans (although it has the rare mint green interior....).

Could be worth a look?
" A Look " biggrin

I have been lusting for that one for the last 10 days, unsure of the BBS'
There is also a lovingly kept Black one in Devon too, private sale.

I, however, live in North Yorkshire :headbang:

But hey, I appreciate the heads up, and specifically the heads up on the "mint" interior - I thought it was grey but a crap photo ! yikes

Deerfoot

3,009 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
But hey, I appreciate the heads up, and specifically the heads up on the "mint" interior - I thought it was grey but a crap photo ! yikes
I thought it was grey too until I read the description on the advert.

I think you`ll have to cast your net far and wide for a nice Targa, the good news is it`ll be worth it.

Paddy_N_Murphy

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17,823 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Hope so thumbup and Yes, I think you're right on the legs I will need !

Mankers

192 posts

75 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Mint green read nephrite green, rare for a reason. Even Stevie Wonder had to look twice smile

Mankers

192 posts

75 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Mint green read nephrite green, rare for a reason. Even Stevie Wonder had to look twice smile

Helicopter123

1,823 posts

62 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
If I was not so keen on the wood effect in a Porsche 996 ( Ahem..... would it be easy enough to change out and replace for more descrete and Small Ally trim Pack / Wheel.


Or.... is it not worth the effort and cash?
That's a really dated interior, even for a 996...

Paddy_N_Murphy

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17,823 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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And that's the Rub.

I started on this 'quest' after seeing Don/m's (?) 911 go for silly small amount of money on Ebay and was assured a 15k 996 was a good thing.
I keep now looking up at the 997's and 'just a bit' more.......
Then I do the guilt and thik that I should put myself back in check.

How long til 997 Targas hit 20k ?? ?

Helicopter123

1,823 posts

62 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I think you might be 2/3 years away minimum.

What about going retro with a 964/993? These should at worst hold their value until the 997 comes back to you.

Paddy_N_Murphy

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17,823 posts

90 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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I did look retro originally, and knowing they would 'hold' better - I am needing a GT type drive for comfort driving the country and doing work at the other end - as opposed to just a Toy.
I don't think (in due respect) 993 / 64's would deliver that (m18 dark, wet nights etc) with the same aplomb.

Edited by Paddy_N_Murphy on Saturday 13th October 22:56

gl20

455 posts

55 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Think the wood is just about ok. Think it is only a problem on 987/997 where it is the whole rear centre section!

Helicopter123

1,823 posts

62 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Paddy_N_Murphy said:
I did look retro originally, and knowing they would 'hold' better - I am needing a GT type drive for comfort driving the country and doing work at the other end - as opposed to just a Toy.
I don't think (in due respect) 993 / 64's would deliver that (m18 dark, wet nights etc) with the same aplomb.

Edited by Paddy_N_Murphy on Saturday 13th October 22:56
Do you really need the +2 seats meantime? Boxster maybe?

SalesManager

2,225 posts

146 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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Nephrite green, only ever looks good when in somebody else's car.
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