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My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:17 pm

32wildbilly wrote:
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b3freak wrote:
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Maybe I should put the carbon fiber bits on the Outpost's freebie section? :x
Heck no! Those are super secret squirrel items with unknown and misunderstood alien technology. Pure Area 51 stuff. Make some $$$$! List them for sale on That other website...wait...never mind....Sorry
I'm not allowed over there anymore and so I guess Rennlist (dammit) is dead to me in spite of my apologies. :|
2002 Porsche 996 Carrera - bare bones basic, but still a blast to drive! Heck, I don't even have PSM on it. Ha!

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Re: center console installed

Post by b3freak » Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:19 pm

Groovzilla wrote:
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b3freak wrote:
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Here's the console reassembled and installed. Next step is to get the low center console piece installed.
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**good job on the center console color job - that grey interior would look great with the door carpet, floor carpets, rear shelf and seat carpets in black - contrast will look good. they make an excellent carpet spray dye which holds very well.
i forget which product i used years ago but i sprayed red carpets to black in my volvo P1800 - it took 2 coats but as long as the carpets aren't subject to lots of sun(cabriolet)the color stays nice and true for years.

lets get this damn project moving along 8-)
Thanks Groov my friend. I think Colorbond makes some of the best carpet and dash paint.
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by Groovzilla » Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:59 pm

years ago I bought a wine red 911sc - it had a black interior but the dash was brown. weirdest thing - i had the dash dyed black and turned out excellent and held up to any scratching/etc.

highly recommend dying for interior color changes - wouldn't dye seats but everything else yes
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by Dr_Strangelove » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:32 pm

Stealth radar install! *thumbsup.gif*
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by EPiK » Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:54 pm

years ago a converted a brown interior to blue including the dash. I used SEM vinyl dye and it held up very well.. not sure on carpet though
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:52 am

Finally got around to removing the frunk lock sensor. Obviously, the plastic trigger inside the part is completely shot. A new sensor from Porsche is like $160. I’ll try to snag one used.
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:03 pm

b3freak wrote:
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ElSchnell wrote:
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One consideration: graphite is electrically conductive. Most likely a non-issue, but I prefer to use dry silicon spray when electronics/electrical is involved.
Dgi 07 wrote:
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Don't lube external latches with WD, ,etc. Use graphite powder. Doesn't attract grime and dirt like liquid lubricants would.
dbjoe gave me some good advice. If you have frunk sensor going bad and dash light on, unhook the sensor in the frunk. I did that, and waaa laaa... it worked. This also saves you from draining the battery due to the frunk light remaining on.
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:55 pm

Got my used micro switch for the frunk lock. Ready to this thing installed. Yes, I put a little oil on it to get the mechanism moving smoothly.

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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:07 pm

Got the frunk lock removed and replacement micro switch installed. Yay it works!
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Re: My 2002 996 "renovation" thread

Post by b3freak » Fri May 04, 2018 5:40 am

Started out as a simple project to remove the front bumper to clean the rads. After removing it, I noticed the right (passenger) side air duct was cracked. Ugh! :x My original plan was just to remove the front bumper, clean the rads, and reassemble, right? but NOOOOOooooOOOOO.... things had to go south like every Porsche project! And get this... after looking at the front bumper closely in direct sunlight, I noticed many paint cracks from multiple resprays. Lazy owners should have demanded sand and prep instead of just adding more layers of base and clear coats!!!

Double ugh!!! :evil:

And so after much thought... I decided to have it repainted while it was removed and be done with it. Ordered the replacement air duct from Perimeter Porsche part and then after some thought, I decided it wouldn't be a bad idea to get them to respray the rear deck lid too because it saves money in the long run from a pro paint perspective. The previous owner must have backed into something, because the rear lid had a nasty scratch that I touched up when I first bought the car. And so, to save myself some disassemble and prep money, I removed it and sanded it down myself. It is scheduled for respray along with the bumper next Monday.

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2002 Porsche 996 Carrera - bare bones basic, but still a blast to drive! Heck, I don't even have PSM on it. Ha!

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