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Old 12-29-2020, 11:09 AM
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Dirk:
That sounds like a nice car but undoubtedly will be out of my price range. I'm thinking of something not quiet as nice and with another digit in the mileage reading. And BAT sounds like the right place for that car.

Kurt, I don't know, LOL!. But it's a safe and slow by todays standards so might not be a bad first car. A modern toaster on wheels has more horsepower so maybe insurance won't be too pricey.
yeah, an 84 with 7K miles sold couple months ago for $40K would be nice!! This is the first resto I have seen of a 944, they are nice comfortable (touring) cars, handle nicely kind of lacking in HP for nowadays but can drive all day and get out without creaking too much. Looks like another great job being done.
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Funny, they are like a rash. Sad? to admit... well, I'm not quite ready to come out just yet.
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Old 12-29-2020, 01:03 PM
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My "beater" would live with cracking body filler but I am too lazy so I just leave the rust well done Rothaus.. saving another one.. and yes, 924/44 are the newest basic entry Porsche since 914's have either rusted out or priced themselves out of that world. Boxsters are next, but likely viewed as "too new" despite being around for 20+years!
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It's time for an update:

I decided to plastidip the beater.



First the gray coat.



Next the final color. It will stay this way.



Now the outside is done.

The dash cluster needed some work. I removed the gauge cluster for cleaning and to improve the illumination, and also to give it some bling.





Removed the rear section



Removed the lens to get access for cleaning



Clean up time. Cleaning old dust, and remove the old paint from the reflectors.





All clean. Installing the reflective foil for the dash illumination.



Also added some bling with the trim rims. attaching the lens.



Ready to go back in the dash, with new LEDs for illumination.



Dimmer all the way down. This is what it looks like with regular bulbs, but dimmer full up.



Dimmer all the way up.



The brakes needed some work. I replaced the rotors and pads back when it was on the road, but now it was time for the calipers.



All disassembled.



I blast the calipers with the piston installed, and the fluid line closed.



I powder coated the hardware black for this one.



Pistons all cleaned. Only 4 pistons for the whole car, pretty easy.



Ready for coating.



Coated and backed.



Test fitting all parts after coating.



More to come.

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Man, when I grow up, I'd like to be able to do HALF of what he does. By the way, the light kits he sells are absolutely stupendous. My old eyes can finally (again) see the gauges at night. Next up: LED headlights!
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Putting things back together. I installed new booths for the lower ball joints. Also install the sway bars with new bushings.



Also installed the front hubs and calipers.



The best thing I did is my power bleeder I made from a garden sprayer a few years ago, it makes bleeding the brakes so much easier.

Here the front and rear calipers and pads complete.





At front I already mounted the 7 x 16 951 Fuchs wheels. I have to make sure not to make this too nice, since it will be the beater.





The driver seat was a little damaged at the side section, and I need to repair it. I switched the back section from the right seat to the driver seat. So when I'm done with the repaired area it will be on the inner side and should not be worn so easy. I will post later how I fixed it.



Here are some pictures outside. I moved it over to the other garage to make space fro my next project, the Froggy.





Soon I will start a new post from the Froggy resto....

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Did you powdercoat the actual pistons?

What are the big bent metal pieces next to the long pins?

I did a similar job, but just painted everything (not the pistons...I wrapped them lovingly with a Brawny while I did the rest).

You clearly have a better paint booth.

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The bent pieces hold the assemblies together. I coated the section of the pistons which are exposed. I have not done it in the past, and noticed that the pistons started to build some rust on the exposed sections. It's more cosmetics, but I wanted to try it, and I think I will do this going forward.

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Old 01-26-2021, 11:08 AM
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I got the seat finished.

First I cut away all the thin worn pieces around the big hole, and sanded the leather a bit.



I used a piece of leather, and sanded down the edge all around.



Insert the piece, and glued it in with some trim contact glue.



I also did a small piece for the small hole.



Then I use a few layers of Viper Duraflex.



Sanded it smooth, ready for dye.



Here after applying the leather dye. I got the dye from Leatherword, and the brown came with an color adjustment kit.





Since this is now on the passenger side and at the inside it should hold up pretty good.

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