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Old 09-02-2006, 11:29 PM   #1
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1987 Porsche 911 *Project* (56k run away)

Ok guys, we've had this car for about 2 years now, and the only thing it has done to it are new tires.

Mechanically, its in good condition, though it could use a tune up/engine rebuild just because of its age.

Suspension, brakes, clutch, other wear items may need to be replaced.

Interior needs to be gutted. Water damage to carpets, taken out, interior panels falling off, electrics are screwed, climate control nonexistent.

here are some pics:


doesn't look to bad, does it, a little dirty maybe


oh, now it does.


passenger door missing inner bin/armrest


driver seat is toast


passenger side convetible mechanism paneling messed up


engine dirty, but still runs quite well.

In short, i'd like some ideas on where to go to get work done, who to buy parts from, or ideas on some customisation ideas.

(i'd like it as it came from the factory, but i'm looking at maybe a few custom touches like stereo, and HID lights, and maybe an X51 kit or turbo conversion.

I'd like it to end up in this condition.


all shiny and clean


interior in one peice

also, the rest of the family



thanks for all your help guys.


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Old 09-03-2006, 12:12 AM   #2
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shes alittle rough but the engine looks great. I <3 old porsches.
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wow she need tones of work, you talked to me before about the porsches. i would totaly gut her left and right. did you want to do the body conversion to make it a slant nose? thats really is pricey.

first of how much are u willing to spend? porsches are verry expensive to do up.
EDIT second thought after reviewing the pics and your list of what needsa to be done, I'd sell it buy one with a 930 engine body style. the damage done and the repairs needed are to extensive unless youhave the money.
I would say keep it on the sole condition it had a whale tail that makes it worth wild.
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Well, selling it isnt an option, we're trying to keep it in the family. It was originally purchased by my uncle, and he sold it to my dad.

I figure for about $10k, I can totally redo the interior, and the exterior bits, and the suspension. Maybe another 5k for the engine rebuild.

So far, the bits that *need* replacing are:

Interior carpets
Dashboard
Climate control systems
Center console
Door panels
Convertible top mechanism/sensors
Radio
Speakers

stuff I *want* replaced

suspension (preferable 930 dampers/springs)
brakes (also 930)
engine (just needs a rebuild/tune, but possibly adding an X51 kit, or maybe a Turbo swap)
Front bumper (slightly bent/dinged up)

Thats just the basic stuff I can tell from a glance.

When I get it on a lift, and have a chance to take it apart, then i'll know better.

I was just hoping someone like carerra knew places that could help me do the work, cuz about the only thing i can do is the interior/brakes.

And no, logan, I don't want a slant-nose, i hate those cars. look ugly as sin in my opinion.

I just want to take this car from slightly beat up, to new from the factory, leaving it as stock as possible.
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Now that's what I call project car! Good luck with it and keep us updated
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id just look around for donor cars nad parts if you really want it to be like new stock
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if you dont mind my asking, how did the interior get in such horrible shape?
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Love Porsche, don't think I'll ever get close to one tho..
Here's two Porsche clubs in Michagan, don't know which would be closer to you:
http://www.sempca.org/
http://wmi.pca.org/
Bet they could give you loads of info!
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very nice project car, love porsche
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if you dont mind my asking, how did the interior get in such horrible shape?
I really have no clue. The uncle has 4 kids, maybe thats it.

The driver seat wear is probably cuz he used the driver seat a lot, 20 years is a long time, even for Porsche leather to last. The door panel on the passenger side, i'm really not sure. The panels over the converitble mechanism, dunno about either. The carpets are gone because the top leaked. I think the radio just gave up after so many years of use, it wont accept tapes, or play AM/FM anymore, just turns on and gives a blank dispay. And I dont know about the climate control system, you know, AC/heater. The controls are so confusing, lol.

I gotta say though, i really admire Porsche even more, considering this car is stock and has survived this well for 20 years, esp cuz the uncle isnt very good to his cars.

Anyone have an custom tips. I was thinking of painting certain interior bits white, and adding white panels/piping to the seats. Or maybe repaint the wheels dark blue/white lip. little stuff like that.

thanks so far guys.
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