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By captainOCD
#69932
Hello, I'm Matt and I have a 928 problem...

Anyway, thought I'd continue my "I might have a problem" thread from RL (still undecided if I'll continue posting much over there or not).


Anyway, quick recap is I bought the car (my 3rd project 928 in 4 months at the time) in 2018 advertised as parts looking like this:

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And now it looks like this:
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That dash pod cover was my project this past Saturday. It didn't come out perfect unfortunately. Whoever glued it on at the upholstery shop didn't stretch the cover down far enough so the key hole piece didn't line up exactly. It's still way better than my crap attempt at making my own cover.


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Brake cleaner lids work perfect for holding the material to the inside of the knob cutouts while glue dries.
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Also while the cluster was out I put in some warm white (close to incandescent color) led "bulbs" in the dash. They're a bit brighter too.

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Next project is to clean up and reseal the intake and valve covers. Then I have a new fuel pressure regulator and colder plugs from Roger and some porken chips to throw in.
Last edited by captainOCD on Tue Mar 30, 2021 11:50 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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By captainOCD
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Yes, in my driveway last summer. There are still some areas where the paint isn't perfect, but it's fine for a driver quality paint job.

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Then lots of wet sanding to get rid of the orange peel I caused. (Still need to do more of that)
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By linderpat
#69934
wow, impressive nevertheless! Did you repaint it?
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By captainOCD
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Yes, in my driveway last summer. There are still some areas where the paint isn't perfect, but it's fine for a driver quality paint job.

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Then lots of wet sanding to get rid of the orange peel I caused. (Still need to do more of that)
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By hlee96
#69961
Amazing transformation!
Keep us in the loop.
These kind of threads always keep as amateurs inspired with our own projects.

thank you!
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By FLInstigator
#69970
Looks great! Nice work on the dash and pod!
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By captainOCD
#70059
Thanks guys, I'll keep this updated as the project progresses.

And I'm very much an amateur at this. Before I got this car I really hadn't worked on much that wasn't an old Chrysler or Chevy V8. As long as you're willing to learn from those here and other sites, and are methodical about what you're doing, nothing on these cars is really that difficult.
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By captainOCD
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@linderpat Don't think I've asked before what area in Pittsburgh you're from. I grew up around Yukon (down I70 from New Stanton).
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By captainOCD
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I haven't got started on the intake refresh yet, but I did talk to Roger to start getting some parts together to make that happen. In the meantime I decided to get the new cover I've had from classic9 put on the steering wheel. Looks and feels much better than the parts store slip on cover that had been over the old crumbling leather.

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By Redgt
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Great save of a parts car, coming along very nice, steering wheel looks great!
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By Sazerac
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I don't want to encourage you too much to take on even more projects, but that it is an impressive paint job not even considering that it is a driveway paint job. Man! Well done!

I haven't painted in 20 years now and I don't want to start that again. I found it so hard it's also what gave me my original paint fetish... LOL.

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