The Porsche Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Bongolia, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog

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    Chiffon is at first glance is really pretty. But I can see how it would quickly get tiring: "Is that white? Yellow? What is a chiffon?" I had an '84 in Platinum. It got on my nerves after a while too, and in certain light it looked brown.
  2. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer

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    Sort of a slightly tan white, or off white....initially looked great but no matter how much you waxed the Chiffon it never shined. Several pictures of me standing beside the Chiffon car....made it less than 100 miles from the factory before first ticket....you can speed on the autobahn but when you come to a small village exit ramp you do have to slow down....at least that is what the nice Officer in the Mercedese Sedan said the German wording on the sign said.
  3. Tin Dirigible

    Tin Dirigible highly mediocre

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    a very low mile '86, needs TB & water pump but it's all there
    my 911 has to sleep outside few nights till I clear up some space

    I swore I'd never own three vehicles, just to good of a car to pass on

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  4. smoky

    smoky Been here awhile

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    When I see those, I'm always surprised at how small they are. I have a C5 Corvette, and they are essentially the same size, 928 has a shorter wheelbase.
  5. Blakebird

    Blakebird had to get a bike, had to paint it red

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    nice 928S :nod
  6. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer

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    Nice. The 928S feels like it would pull to 200 miles per hour..unbelievable power and range....but so many have/had a love affair with the 911 that it just never caught on, even though it was a great car. Porsche finally salvaged their R&D by cutting the engine in half and putting it in the 944S.
  7. LewisNClark

    LewisNClark Long timer

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    This is long - probably 30 minutes - but is a video of what the factory pretty much looks like today....all 911s are built on the same assembly line....those claiming that the 911 is more toward Robotics assembly can see how it really is still mostly hand built....again long video..

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  8. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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  9. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    I could hit it.
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  10. svs

    svs Posts too much...

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    Ihi
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    I thought so too!
  11. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    Back when I played a little golf, I always thought the best part was the driving range - trying to hit the guy in the cart picking up balls was big, big fun. Other than that, I didn't enjoy playing that much. Maybe a round of 18 in a best ball format where a goof like me is picked up by better players.
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    pfb Riding, not skiing.

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    Year one Mezger turbo. Tons of fun so far!

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  13. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog

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    The re-dyeing 0f my '76 911S white interior is underway. I experimented on the rear seat bottoms and was glad I did. The Leather World dye went on like thick latex house paint when using a brush. I stripped it off and instead used a clean soft terry wash cloth. By applying one thin coat over everything, then "daubing" additional coats where needed, I got good results.

    The leather looked good from about 100' away; up close it was filthy and worn, but otherwise not terribly damaged:
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    Close up shows how nasty they were:
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  14. Tin Dirigible

    Tin Dirigible highly mediocre

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  15. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog

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    I used Leather World products. They have a deep cleaner/prep that worked like magic on the seats:
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    One clean seat, one filthy seat:
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  16. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog

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    Next came the dyeing process. At this point there was nothing to lose because I wasn't going to put the seats back in the car looking as poorly as they did. This is the thin first coat. It is almost like a tack coat. I wanted the grain to show through the color as opposed to looking like painted seats:

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    A third "daubing" on the seat back bolster. This area actually probably took five or six light coats. The water based dye dries really quickly and re-coat is possible within 15 minutes:
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    The completed seat. The dye looks dull, so I treated it to two heavy applications of Lexol Deep Treatment folowed by a buff then final coat of Mr. Leather:
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    I'll take some more photos tonight after I give the seats a final buff. The project went quickly, maybe two Saturdays and several evenings in the garage. I'm getting ready to touch up the interior panels next. They are in much better shape and will only need a deep cleaning, treatment, and a couple of daubs on the worst areas.
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  17. Tin Dirigible

    Tin Dirigible highly mediocre

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    nice

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    dlearl476 Two-bit Throttle Bum

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    Very Nice, HH!
  19. High Hope

    High Hope World's Best Dog

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    If Barbie hadn't driven that Austin-Healey throughout the '60s and '70s I think she would have driven my white-on-white car. :lol3

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  20. k7

    k7 Long pockets, short arms

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    There's no accounting for tastes.