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deathxninja  



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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 9:59 am    Post subject: Body upgrades Reply with quote

I am new to the 924 scene. I have an 82 turbo. I was wondering if you could tell me some good places and apperance upgrades I could do to the front. And side skirts and where to get them in the states. Any help would be nice, I am really lost with this 924, seeing as I have only ever owned chevys. Thank you.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Side skirts and stuff here

http://www.allporscheracing.com/BodyK.html

Ryan
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

StienbargerR wrote:
Side skirts and stuff here

http://www.allporscheracing.com/BodyK.html

Ryan



So another question. To put on that turbo nose there, I would have to do the whole car completely?
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your talking about the nose panel with 'intake holes' no. You can just replace it. I think on some of the earlier 924's you have to cut out the origional panel, but since yours is an 80's model, it might just be bolted on there.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 10:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe any 2.0l 924 has the front header panel tac welded in. So you have to drill out the welds and then source a new header panel and then screw/bolt the new one in.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you can get the Carrera GT replica parts from GT Racing, too.

American International Racing may have the D Production kits. Anyone checked this out?

Keep an eye on the Cars and Parts Wanted/For Sale forum. Carrera GT kits pop-up there on occasion. Sometimes some other interesting bits, too.

I vaguely recall someone posting a source for clear indicator lenses but I'll be buggered if I can find the thread.

Some members like morghen and Joes924racer have gone the D.I.Y. route. With a bit of creative cutting and sanding, you can probably fit lips and skirts from many different cars, provided the bits are roughly the right size in the first place.

Like most, I prefer the car in "Euro" trim, with the shortie bumpers and without those ridiculous side markers. I also like the look of the car with the side trim strip removed. Like mine...

I reckon SoyRacer's car is very clean looking. One of my favourites. And, of course, bass gt's beast.

But I don't think there was ever a huge market for bolt-on body kits for the 924. And now they seem to be all but non-existent, except for the Carrera GT replica bits. I've heard the rear-end is a real bugger to get right, too...
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 09, 2007 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khal wrote:

I vaguely recall someone posting a source for clear indicator lenses but I'll be buggered if I can find the thread.


I got mine from here: http://protocast.co.uk/

Good gear and Richard was very helpful in supplying fitting instructions etc (especially for rears - they require you removing your existing orange lenses with a Dremel). The fronts just bolt on in 30 seconds.


Gavin.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 25, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.allporscheracing.com/BodyK.html

Having clicked on the link above I nearly wet my pants!!! I have seen one or two places here in UK selling GT/S/R bodykits but some on that link are outstanding!!

Does anyone know of anywhere in the UK I can get a kit like it... or do they ship to UK?

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 10:54 am    Post subject: body kits Reply with quote

I didn't see one piece they sold that i would put on my car. but thats just me. I have a nose panel for sale but it takes some body work that most would not be comfortable doing.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if its a turbo panel 20v924 im interested though its alot of work to put one on period I think anyeay tell me if its a turbo panel.
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Neil924  



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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure the quality of the panels differ greatly.

I would like to know the exact materials that went into my body as it is holding up very well. It was put on in 1989 in Germany and that's all I know.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Khal wrote:
except for the Carrera GT replica bits. I've heard the
rear-end is a real bugger to get right, too...


These four pictures are from my car. I haven't seen any that even come close to the look. In the last one, the car is pointed slightly down hill. The space between the tops of the tires and fenders match 100% in terms of distance. It's the rear valance that tucks under the car that makes it look deceiving.







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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is a common rear piece of a 924/ 931/ 944/ 951


A real GTS? With that little bump underneath the rear passenger side too.



A real GT? With no rear piece.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i think the red one is a replica or not a GTS..maby a GT...anyway..the rear of these cars is almost impossible to make nice...thats why even porsche let it like that
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2007 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

morghen wrote:
i think the red one is a replica or not a GTS..maby a GT...anyway..the rear of these cars is almost impossible to make nice...thats why even porsche let it like that


You mean the red on in the picture just above your post?
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