|The Upgrade Program on my 964 Project
Car started with a stock Grand Prix White C2 964 911 with a custom exhaust/muffler
probably installed by the seller.
Being somewhat particular about
the paint and overall presentation of the vehicle, I pulled off everything
I could remove from the vehicle including all lights, wing, carpeting,
seats, etc. and removed a few pounds of sand, grease, accumulated trash
and grunge. I then detailed the engine compartment and replaced the rubber/polymer
air boot that was cracked and hanging somewhere between the engine and
the air recirculating engine gas port. While I was at it I replaced the
rear reflector and light panel that was sun faded and webbed a typical
bane of the 1990-1993 964's.
Unsatisfied with the chipped road
rash front bumper and the bonnet that had a dime size poorly repaired chip,
I refinished and repainted the spoiler front bumper. This plus a thorough
detailing of the rest of the exterior brought the old Porsche back to life
Moving next to the interior, I located
with some difficulty an aluminum shift knob and boot in the Lobster Red
color, an aluminum parking break handle, and a short shift kit and installed
same. Naturally the gas, brake, and clutch pedals seemed wanting after
that, so the aluminum pedals seemed the next logical upgrade. While I was
at it I changed out the knob centers on the dash controls from plastic
black to aluminum. I drew the line at adding an aluminum dask kit and opted
to keep the dash in the red leather. So I topped off the interior
with a two color (black/red) "wheel skin" and dyed the shift boot and red
of the wheel skin to match the rest of the interior.
Wider and lower became my next battle
cry and away I went on the install of the custom rocker panels.
The final upgrade of the vehicle
included the installation of the Road America look rear wing. I had planned
to go futher, but the crunch of vehicles in the garage (Porsche, Corvette,
and one little Toyota I was working on) left the Spouses Mercedes SLK sitting
outside with the Chev Tahoe SUV. Keeping peace in the family unit suddenly
took the center stage and the "cutting down of the inventory" incident
took place. That coupled with finding my 1998 993 Cab solved the garage
space problem and lightened up the monthly insurance bill.