David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/27/12 11:48 a.m.

I want to play, too: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/project-cars/1984-porsche-911-carrera/

Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
10/16/12 9:56 a.m.

See it in person.

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/project-cars/1984-porsche-911-carrera/show-and-shine/

edit:

Nashco
Nashco UltraDork
10/16/12 12:38 p.m.

Something is broken in this build thread. Too many links, not enough pictures.

Bryce

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/16/12 1:50 p.m.

I figured that pictures of me washing the car wouldn't be too interesting. Should get some good photos this weekend.

JoeyM
JoeyM UltimaDork
10/16/12 1:56 p.m.

Glad you posted this. Now I know which car to look for Saturday. Hope to see you there.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/16/12 2:02 p.m.

Yep, that's it. Judging by the registration info that I just received, I'll be parked somewhere on Massachusetts Avenue.

JoeyM
JoeyM UltimaDork
10/16/12 4:05 p.m.

That means you'll probably be up the hill near the lake

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/12 9:03 a.m.

That was fun. No, it didn't involve squealing tires or time sheets, but spending a nice, relaxing Saturday with cars and the people who love them certainly doesn't suck. Plus I got to catch up with Joey M and meet a bunch of readers. For those who stopped by, thanks. It's always nice to chat.

Quickie update: http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/project-cars/1984-porsche-911-carrera/showing/

And by the way, GWAR was awesome.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/12 9:04 a.m.

It's not in the update, but something did break during the trip--or at least I noticed it during the trip. JG and I caravanned to the show, and he said that my right headlight was out. It wasn't simply "out" as the guts of the lamp seem to have exploded. The bulb is full of bits of glass and stuff.

Solution? Hello, Hella H4s.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/26/12 5:07 p.m.

It's taken me years to admit this, but I think I actually prefer the look of the US spec bulbs on a lot of 911s. I actually have a pair of NOS headlight assemblies in storage. Someday, I will paint the trim rings and semi-backdate my '87.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/12 5:15 p.m.

I go either way, but I figure the cars I saw in Road & Track when I was in high school had the sugar scoops, so I'm keeping them--at least for now.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/26/12 5:19 p.m.
David S. Wallens wrote: I go either way, but I figure the cars I saw in Road & Track when I was in high school had the sugar scoops, so I'm keeping them--at least for now.

Yup, that's the way I feel. I remember having mixed feelings when the '87s came out. The new transmission was great, but I never really liked the headlights or rear reflector.

...says the guy who spent three years shopping for the right '87-'89 911...

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
10/26/12 5:30 p.m.

Yeah, I have the old-style rear reflector, too. That one is a no-brainer--the early one is classic.

For headlights, I don't think there's a wrong answer. The Euro headlights with a black trim ring can look cool, too.

I guess this is why people eventually wind up with more than one.

Spinout007
Spinout007 SuperDork
10/26/12 5:54 p.m.

That's reassuring!

Woody
Woody MegaDork
10/26/12 7:30 p.m.

My only regret about fixing rather than parting The Dirty 911 is the fact that I wasn't able to steal its perfect early rear reflector for my other car.

Alan Cesar
Alan Cesar Associate Editor
12/5/12 9:54 a.m.

Here's another quick update:

http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/project-cars/1984-porsche-911-carrera/quickie-porsche-update/

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