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By UKKid35
#82091
I was lucky to be able to visit Sharktoberfest 2012 while I was on holiday in the US

I bought a hoodliner amongst other things while I was there

I got around to fitting it exactly a year ago during the UK lockdown, after just an eight year delay

What have you managed to do recently that you had not got around to doing before?

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(apologies for the dreadful framing)
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By linderpat
#82093
I got a set of Porsche center caps from a guy off rennlist with the promise of refinishing them, several years ago - but still haven't gotten around to it. Also, a 1/43 plastic 928 model kit from another car buddy about 6 or so years ago, still waiting paint and assembly.
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By RobertMichael B
#82094
Almost. I bought my GTS in 2013. I planned on doing a custom interior in leather and Alcantara so I bought all the materials (leather, carpet, Alcantara). A few of the coverings were tailored.
It's all sitting in a box somewhere.
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By N_Jay
#82096
If I dare discuss parts bought for projects I have not finished (or even started) I might have to admit my wife is right about them.
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By UKKid35
#82102
linderpat wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 6:27 am Also, a 1/43 plastic 928 model kit from another car buddy about 6 or so years ago, still waiting paint and assembly.
Here's mine, a birthday present from a 928 buddy in 2010

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By maddog2020
#82116
where do I start? pulled the motor to go with new heads, and ITB's on 2009. Got distracted with F50 front brakes, then a 6 speed conversion, a full ecu redo (from motec to link thunder with coil on plug, then after it was back together, a GB tilton clutch, then negative front spacers, almost back together and now weissach bushing along with front and rear top strut bushings. I've had every system in and out of the car multiple times, and lets not forget the decision to do a full carpet color change while I have the interior out for transmission wiring. project started in 2009. did I win? :banghead:
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By Stepson
#82120
MD20/20,
You win hands down. I've known you for about 20 years now. It was about 5 years after we first met that I first saw your car for the first time. You were always good to show up periodically with 928 parts in the trunk of your car to show your progress.
I did finally have to ask Jim Mayzurk if you did actually have a 928. He verified that you did.

You win . Hands down. You win.
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By Hey_Allen
#82130
I got my rescued 928 semi-running, but then decided to pursue an engine swap... 2 years ago. The new engine is still sitting on a stand in front of the car, and the car has been slowly buried in boxes of parts for it, and other projects around it.

(I'd hoped to take time to work on it during the expected "brief" shutdown for quarantine, only to be told that my work was somehow essential industry, and working all last year. I can't complain about the work, but home projects were neglected even longer!)
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By SeanR
#82132
Not quite as bad as some of you but close.

Car hit by inattentive ballet mother back a good many years ago which squished my fender. Bought fender, sanded down ready for paint. Took for paint and body shop says they need to paint it on the car to blend. Said screw it and car started to shed it's clear coat so it needs a full repaint. Car still sits in the driveway getting driven every month or so and keeps looking worse and worse. Maybe some day.
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By N_Jay
#82134
You guys! Really?
914 mostly parked after a broken valve sprint at the 1992 Porsche Parade.
Put in the "Little" 2.0 engine, but (stupidly) thought why not pull the FI and put on the carbs from the big engine.
Never really got it running right so it sat (without the rain tray, since it was pulled out to help keep the (now broken) 'Big' 2.4 engine cool.
Water got into the carbs and stopped running about 1995.
Moved from CA to IL 1997. Had car shipped but had to use a flatbed to get it onto the carrier.
Car did start (with work) to get it into the garage when we got our house in 1998.
BY 2017 engine was locked up, and forgot which engine was in the car, pulled an engine of the shelf (thought it was n extra 2.0, but it was the bad 2.4) and put it in with a new set of small Chinese Webbers (Thinking it was good enough to get running and small carbs tune easier then big ones).
Found out that a 2.4 with a bad exhaust valve spring runs but makes lots of noise even with little carbs.
Put car in my trailer in 2018 to move to NC.
Now 2021, and the trailer with the car is on the driveway in NC, and 3 engines, one transmission and lots of parts are in storage, (and in both trunks and teh passenger seat) and in the trailer with the car, there is a new/used set of Boxster wheels that have been added since we got here.

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By amdavid
#82136
Stepson wrote: Tue May 25, 2021 11:08 am MD20/20,
You win hands down. I've known you for about 20 years now. It was about 5 years after we first met that I first saw your car for the first time. You were always good to show up periodically with 928 parts in the trunk of your car to show your progress.
I did finally have to ask Jim Mayzurk if you did actually have a 928. He verified that you did.

You win . Hands down. You win.

Um, @N_Jay has now taken the "win".

Sheesh......the days are long and the years are short.
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By N_Jay
#82143
Not to try to outdo myself, but I was into electronics and radios, and built a whole service bench in my first house (Circa 1983-1986).
Boxed up the equipment, because I "knew" I would need it later, and moved it to CA in July of 1986.
Then had the boxes shipped to IL when we moved in 1997.
Then in 2018 with help from CWILT packed the boxes into my trailer (One or two trips before the 914 that he also helped me move).
And now they sit in storage, waiting for me to build my garage/shop.
Yes, these are unopened boxed packed in 1986!
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By Flat6Noise
#82146
This stuff is great! It’s good to know I’m not alone. I started gathering parts in the 90’s to put a motorcycle together all from swap meet parts, the Recycler (remember that paper?), catalogs and my local independent shop parts dept. Seriously, every engine component was purchased separately. I started with just a crankshaft and heads, and didn’t even end up using those heads. Anyway, I’ve promised myself just recently that it will run this summer, and I’m dragging it home from where it’s stored this week. I also have a square body Chevy crewcab 4x4 (single rear wheel) with a Suburban donor that I bought in Az. and had shipped home probably 20 years ago that I’m finishing this year. And I’ve got a bunch more that I won’t even admit to here. It’s almost embarrassing. Don’t even ask about the nearly 70 year old wooden boat! Time really does fly.

Translation: I’ll finish nothing soon, but I really am bringing the bike home with the intention to. But the only thing that I know for sure I’ll be getting done is that “Project Bald Spot” on the back of my head will be continuing forward with great success!

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By maddog2020
#82206
purchased bone stock low mileage 928 (37K) in April 97
Tore apart for stroker build in Dec 97
Moved to home in 2002 - 928 flat bedded to new home :banghead:
Drove 928 got rear ended in 2007 :banghead:
Body shop for a year (gts quarterpanels and complete repaint) :banghead:
tore apart in Dec 2009 for ITB's :banghead:
decided to install 6 speed :banghead: :hitfan: :banghead: :hitfan: :banghead: :hitfan: :banghead: :hitfan: :banghead:
moved in 2018 928 flat bedded to new home :banghead:
Installed engine and 6 speed
Moved back to original house in 2020 - 928 flat bedded to new (old) home
moving to new home in fall 2021 trying my best to drive the 928 there. :deadhorse:
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By worf
#82320
@maddog2020 I remember from PorscheFans mailing list ‘98/‘99 when you were doing the variocam thang. I’d had my ‘91GT for a year.

I bought my ‘89GT in 2002 as a ‘project car.’ On e-bay. I really got my money’s worth.
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By XR4Tim
#82445
I like this thread. It makes me feel less bad about my Typhoon that blew the head gasket in 2006, and I've been able to drive about 1 mile since.
On the other hand, I know people who are phenomenal at completing projects that they start. Jerks.
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By The Fat Man
#82450
I won't win this, but there has to be an honorable mention somewhere.

Bought the Red Witch in April of 2016, knowing she needed a water pump and timing belt. As she was 500 miles away, had a recommended euro shop do the work as well as take care of some other issues. So, in May of 2016, I had a fully functioning, fun to drive 928 that I drove every day. July 1, 2016, I put her on lift bars for transmission service and to replace the (+) battery cable. And found a bad ABS sensor. And found a failed parking brake shoe. And fell off the WYAIT cliff onto the WYAIT tree, hitting every branch on the way down. Still waiting to hit bottom.

Right now, she sits in the same place, on the same lift bars. Engine and front suspension are out. Engine is bagged on an engine stand.
On the plus side, transmission and torque tube are done, as is rear suspension.
But I am pulling the rear shocks again to change springs.

Every time I build up momentum, something else in life pops up and gets in the way.

Never giving up, though! :biggrin:
I have been spending money on her like I have no sense. Because I don't.
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