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Title: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 01, 2016, 09:40:09 PM
Evening Guys

Hot off the heels of ANUDIMENSION’s post tonight , I thought I’d do the honours and start my build thread. For those of you who don't know me, I previous build was a DNA 4thirty and now that is finished, I’ve got the bug again to start another build.

Steve (the Boss) has kindly let me post my build diary on this forum and for those who read my DNA 4thirty diary; you’ll know they’ll be a few pictures!  So let’s start with a few.

Below is my DNA 4thirty with a Woodsport V6 engine conversion. Plus my donor car for this build. You can use any Porsche 986 Boxster but I have decided to go large and build on the 3.2S. It is a 2002 model with 69k on the clock.  And finally, this is what I am aiming for. Below is the ANUDIMENSION demo car.  I have seen it at Stoneleigh this year and it looks even better in the flesh. Many genuine Porsche parts are used throughout, such as lights, glass etc…

So sit back and enjoy the ride!

All the best

Paulie  ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 01, 2016, 09:45:57 PM
So I picked the donor up on Saturday and I thought it best to get into the workshop asap. All summer I have been working on my house in order to do this build. It involved knocking a hole in the rear of my attached garage, adding a door so I could drive the car through into the back garden.

I then built a log cabin (the Lodge) and kitted it all out and finally the car is in there ready to start. Plan to start the strip down this weekend.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 01, 2016, 10:14:43 PM
Hey Paul, talk about committed!  I love 'The Lodge'.. I'm sure others will enjoy following this build, me included.  Hope you have some heating in there.. the cold nights are coming!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on November 01, 2016, 10:59:00 PM
Nice one bud am looking forward to the build


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 06, 2016, 05:14:28 PM
So to begin….

I couldn’t wait until the weekend to start, so I sneaked into the Lodge a couple of evenings this week to start.

I decided to start at the back of the car and work my way forwards

Removed the boot catch cover and started to strip away the boot carpet and underlining. Rear light next, these are held by nuts. Remove the boot catch as well and keep to later


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 06, 2016, 05:18:14 PM
Removed the boot lid and then from it is removed the gas ram and hinges. These will be reused on the GTB boot lid . Made the rear spoiler come up and removed the plastic painted cover. Next I put the roof halfway up and remove the roof cover. Just needs to undo the nuts circled



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Beemaman on November 06, 2016, 05:22:10 PM
Looking great Paul going to be another fantastic build :)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 06, 2016, 05:24:21 PM
Dad was over Saturday to see the progress and while he was here, we removed the bonnet as this is really a 2-man job.

Once the bonnet was off, I removed the Porsche badge and again the hinges, gas rams and bonnet catch – these also will be reused on the GTB bonnet

Next was the wing mirrors. Pop the internal covers off to reveal the inner-workings. Discinnect the wiring. There are 3 bolts holding the mirros to the car. One of these is hidden behind a hole that has a silver sticker on it (pictured)

Driver side has the mirror controls also in the internal triable cover. Pop out the switch and disconnect. Finally removed the 3rd brake light


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 06, 2016, 05:26:19 PM
No mirrors


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 06, 2016, 09:53:15 PM
Did a bit more tonight

Removed the windscreen wipers and the scuttle cover. This will definitely get a lick of satin black paint before it goes back on the car. Removed the battery cover and under bonnet sides covers below the scuttle cover.  The scuttle cover is held in place with nuts at either end under some caps, a screw in the middle and then 2 star bolts just behind the battery (circled). You also need to disconnect the washer jet electrics (circles and also the washer jet pipe. Then the scuttle cover will just lift off.



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 06, 2016, 09:59:07 PM
Next I started to remove front boot carpet. All standard stuff held in place with trim clips. I planned to remove the headlights next, but couldn’t.  This is because you need a special tool to do so which is in the car toolkit! But I discovered I don’t have the toolkit! Bummer.

Anyway I thought about borrowing the special tool, but then Roland told me I need the tool for the new headlights as well so might as just buy one. Next job is to remove these plastic covers so I can get the rest of the carpet out – but that is for another day (or night!)



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 06, 2016, 10:24:20 PM
Great start fella.. are they still putting stupid size bolts on them cars?  I had a boxster once and it came full of 16mm and 18mm ones... Lol did my head in, talk about knuckle rash Haha.

Keep the pics coming.. very detailed which is great for those that want to have a go themselves.

Steve


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on November 07, 2016, 12:28:28 PM
Nice work bud keep it up will come in handy wen i start mine  ;)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 12, 2016, 11:08:10 PM
Time for this week’s progress report.

The strip-down continues.  

During the week my low-level trolley jack arrived with 2 more axle stands, so I set about jacking the car up and removing all 4 wheels. The car is now supported on 4 axle stands placed under the factory jacking points, with the wheels tucked underneath the car just in case.

As I discovered last week I didn’t actually have a tool kit with the car, so that meant the headlight remove tool was missing. So I bought one off eBay. Remove the rubber grommets and stick the key in and twist and the headlight pops right out.

Next I removed the side indicators from the front bumper. These are just slotted in, so pull forwards from the back and they pop out. This reveals screws that hold the front bumper in place.

This is set to work removing the front bumper. There are various screws holding it in place top and bottom but yo u also have to remove the arch liners as well. I was shocked at how scratched the underside of the front bumper was. It was basically silver underneath!

Arch liners are fairly straight forward. They are just held in place with place nuts and trim clips.

They are pretty dirty but will be reused so will clean them up later on.  Mine were particularly poor condition at the bottom and the plastic had actually broken off in most places (see box below)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 12, 2016, 11:11:56 PM
Front arches without liners

Other screws that need to come out to remove the wings

Front bumper finally off


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 12, 2016, 11:18:03 PM
Next was the rear bumper.  Again various screws and nuts top and bottom need to come off, as well as the rear arch liners. The rear arches don’t have liners all the way around. Just at 3 and 9 o’clock.  Prise out the rear bumper away from the part below so it can be pulled away from the car. Finally I gave the rear arches a good clean. My word! There was so much dirt in there. 14 years of British road dust and grime. Below is what came out.



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 12, 2016, 11:21:43 PM
So today I finished off clearing out the front boot. Excuse the photos. They are a reference for me so I know what goes where when I come to put it back.

There is an amplifier in there which I also removed



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 12, 2016, 11:30:05 PM
Finally I started to tackle one of the front wings. Started with the passenger side one. So on this side, tucked up inside the arch is the windscreen washer bottle arrowed below.  This is held in place by a bolt circled and also two rubber pegs that push into a bracket that is just in front of the door. The filler neck for the bottle is inside the front section and just pulls out/pushes into the bottle.

Unfortunately as I pulled the bottle away, a lot of the water came out. It was really full. Anyway I had a bowl close by and I drained it and then zip tied it to the suspension spring to keep out of the way and take the tension of the pump wires

You need to remove the bottle to get at the 3 nuts that hold the wing to the front of the door area.

Below arrow shows the filler pipe that goes into the bottle when the bottle is in place.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 12, 2016, 11:37:11 PM
So onto the wing removal. There are loads of star bolts that need to come out the run alongside the inner part of the wing and other pieces at the front of the lower part of the wing where it meets the front bumper that need to be removed.

You need to remove the headlight holding tray that has nuts underneath the 3 parts circled below. Some of these nuts are awkward to get to, but all you need do is loosen the nuts underneath to allow the tray to pull forward through the headlight hole. I think these are the Boxster headlight adjuster’s by-the-way

The tray has the headlight wiring connector attached to it. To release the plug connector, slide the yellow clip down. It is very stiff so you may needs pliers to make it slide.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 12, 2016, 11:44:00 PM
The last part was very tricky. There is one nut that hold the wing in place that is very awkward to get to as the radiators are in the way. There is an angled brackets bolted to the bulk head that the wing attaches to at a right angle. The nut is arrowed below. The issue is you need a spanner long enough to get to the nut, but then if the spanner is too long you can’t turn it and it gets in the way. In the end I made a longer rachet spanner by taping 2 together but getting the nut off took ages. It was an 1/8th of a turn at a time. Swear words were mentioned several times, but got there I the end. In theory you probably could drill it out from the top if need be.

So finally the wing is off.

This gives really good access to the brake callipers which I plan to repaint soon.  Until next time….


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 13, 2016, 10:26:25 AM
forgot to say, remove the rear number plate lights from the Boxster rear bumper and keep for use later


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 21, 2016, 11:09:10 PM
Just a quick update from this weekend’s progress:  Managed to get the driver’s side front wing off. It was much easier than the passenger side (see photos of the offending extra pipe that got in the way on the passenger side). Removed all radiator cowlings at the sides and the front (these are not needed). Discovered that I need a new radiator on the driver’s side so might as well put a new one in while access is easy. I will probably look at removing the roof next weekend.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 23, 2016, 07:28:16 PM
no turning back now :-)   looks like you're really cracking on with the build now. Keep it up!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on November 24, 2016, 11:31:03 AM
nice work bud :)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 30, 2016, 10:47:44 PM
Time for an update on last week's/weekends work. Been doing bits and bobs in the evenings.

Finally got round to removing all the rear spoiler workings as these are not needed. Various bolts need undoing and then the whole silver piece of metal comes away from the body of the car. Remember to have the spoiler pistons down in their lowest position other you wont be able to remove them. They'll be some electrics to unplug but make sure you leave the foam covered unit in place as this is the motor that opens the boot from inside the cabin (picture below of me holding it).



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 30, 2016, 10:48:44 PM
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Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: CdRsKuLL on November 30, 2016, 10:55:10 PM
looking good fella. Just wondering, have you found the engine yet? It doesn't appear to be in the back or the front :-p


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 30, 2016, 11:02:35 PM
Next it is onto the removal of the roof. This is pretty straight forward. Put the roof up to 3/4 up, and at the bottom of the rear window you'll see where the inside lining attaches to the back of the car. Unclip this. Then there are 3 bolts each side on the roof near the b-pillars that need undoing. (see photos with yellow arrows). They'll be a small nut that is on the thinner part of the drive bar that you undo and then the roof can be collapsed and lifted out.

You also need to remove drive bar set up which is the 4th photo below. There are bolts that hold the guide rails in place (red arrows), and then to remove the whole setup you need to undo the big gold nut with the yellow arrow. This was VERY tight. Finally there are some black bolts that also need undoing at the rear of the drive bar structure. These attach structure to the side of the car (photo with circle and yellow arrow)



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 30, 2016, 11:03:19 PM
looking good fella. Just wondering, have you found the engine yet? It doesn't appear to be in the back or the front :-p

oh yes Steve.. coming to that bit


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on November 30, 2016, 11:07:56 PM
Then it was time to search for the engine! Before that, I added back the bolts that attach the roof to the car with big washers, to keep the rubber surrounds in place (1st photo)

So I took off the engine cover to reveal the 3.2S flat 6! It looked a bit dusty! So I whipped out the baby wipes and gave it a good wipe down!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 01, 2016, 10:51:55 PM
Other bits done. Not sure if these are needed, but they had tons of dirts/leave behind them that i couldn't get out, so i loosen them off and cleaned them up. (photo 1)

Next was the roll bars. On the boxster they have these little side tags where the rear screen diffuser mounts. (circled) as i wont need this now, I wanted the make them look like just standard rolls bars, so i set about removing these bits. You need to remvoe the vinyl covers as shown with the arrow (they just pop off with a bit of force)  to exposure these tags fixings. They are riveted in place, so I drilled out the rivets and removed. So now the roll bars look a lot cleaner

Next removed the fire wall carpet and the side air vent grills.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 01, 2016, 10:52:28 PM
Side vent grills gone


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 01, 2016, 10:59:47 PM
Started on interior strip down - removed seats (4 bolts on each) and they have special star shaped nuts. If you lift out and turn the seat like i have into the car, you can then easily disconnect the electrics underneath and then lift seat out of the car. I was lucky to find £3 once the seats were removed. That paid for my coffee the next day at the station on the way to work!  ;D

I then removed the b pillar covers and the centre console. You need to remove the CD rack below the radio first before you can get the centre console out. Alot of the fixings for these parts are hidden behind plastic/vinly/carpet trim panels, that just needs pulling off carefully to exposure the screws/bolt.



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 01, 2016, 11:00:29 PM
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Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 04, 2016, 10:22:05 PM
Milestone in the build reached this weekend, as we enter the point of no return. Starting doing bits that cannot be reversed (without buying new bits lol)

Anyway, started 2 of the more difficult parts of the prep before the kit is fitted. 1) is the moving back of the oil filler/water tank in the boot and 2) I also started to move the front radiators forward.

First the oil/water tank. This needs to be relocated further towards the back of the car so once the kit is fitted you are still able to reach them in order to top up the oil and water in the car. If it was left in place, there would be no way to get to them. In the Boxster they are neatly located on the right at the front of the boot. There are 3 breather pipes, the oil top up pipe and the main water pipe. The strip guide details how to do this and extend the pipes, but I have done it slightly different. In the photo below where I have numbered the pipes, all the pipes connect to a black plastic piece that is bolted to the car. On the other side is further pipes that then connect to the engine. This is all inside the bay.

You could remove the whole black plastic set up and extend the pipes from behind this and connect them in the engine bay. But access is very limited in the engine bay. So I decided to leave those connections as they are and do all the extending inside the boot. Fingers crossed it works.  ::)

The worst part of the job is the pipe I have labelled #4. This is the main water pipe, and this connect to the water tank inside the engine bay. All the clips used are ones that require pliers to squeeze the tabs together to loosen them and it is just the acess inside the engine bay that is the main issue and getting to these clips.

The photo below with the yellow arrow is the hole where this #4 pipe goes in and the photo after it is the view inside the engine bay where this pipe connects to. The final photo after that shows the 10cm pipe finally freed. I had to cut the plastic oil pipe as well in order to get the whole unit free.





Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 04, 2016, 10:28:28 PM
More photos on this. It helps numbering the pipes so you connect them up right next time! So in terms of where to relocate the water unit next, it has to go further back towards the rear of the car. The distance of the main bottle is 160mm from the utmost rear of the car. Because of this, it seems the unit has to be much more central in the boot, and looks high, but remember the 911 rear shape is more like a coupe than a roadster so there is going to be clearance. All the pipes are on order and hope to start connecting them up next weekend. I mocked up a small bracket at the front of the water bottle to help mount it.  More detail on this when I start putting all the pipes back.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 04, 2016, 10:38:37 PM
You also need to move both radiators forward before fitting the kit. This is because the GTB has 20 inch wheels, and if the radiators where left where they were, the bigger wheels would hit them when turning. I thought it best to take everything off and clean everything up to see what is what so I could do this properly. I need to replace one of the air con radiators (which is mount on the front of the normal radiator anyway.

The radiators are mounted in a frame which hold the radiators and fan. The frame is bolted to the chassis, and it is this that needs to move forward 45mm. There should be enough slack in the pipes to allow this. The frame is mounted with and upper bolt at the rear of the frame and 2 bolts that attach the frame to the underside of the car chassis. I first took the whole frame/radiator set up off the car and then took the radiator out of the frame, the fan out off the radiator and got my little helper to clean things up!  :)



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 04, 2016, 10:40:54 PM
Radiator attached to frame via special clips, likewise the fan to the radiator. The air radiator at the front is bolted in place.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 04, 2016, 10:42:44 PM
Damaged radiator below:


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on December 05, 2016, 04:38:18 AM
Looking good bud loving the detail but then no more than i would expect from you  ;D will make my life easier

Mark


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: ferrari360jd on December 05, 2016, 08:01:28 AM
Great work and detail as allways Paul , I'm sure you will get a lot more interest off some of the guys once you start fitting the body and it starts to take its new form ,  :) jd


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: anudimension on December 16, 2016, 01:25:09 AM
gonna soon look like one of these

(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y331/anudimension/twins%206_zpshpqiafv9.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/anudimension/media/twins%206_zpshpqiafv9.jpg.html)

(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y331/anudimension/twins_zpsyvyoxoyi.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/anudimension/media/twins_zpsyvyoxoyi.jpg.html)


www.anudimension.com


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Litho on December 18, 2016, 10:13:28 AM
Nice cars, but 'nightmare wheel cleaning'  in winter ! :)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: anudimension on December 19, 2016, 11:48:49 PM
Choose a different rim?
their not that bad to be honest cleaning


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Alex360 on December 25, 2016, 09:50:31 AM
Looking good buddy :)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: dman1409 on December 26, 2016, 04:10:16 PM
Great progress mate!! After the holliday i'll catch up with this one! Cheers!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 28, 2016, 06:30:55 AM
Time for a long overdue update on progress….

In the boot of the car I have nearly finished the repositioning of the water tank. I found the desired position and then fixed the tank in place via brackets and the use of rivnuts to make it more secure and removable if need be. I also added a brace at the rear to stop it moving about. It is now very solid

I’ve also started to add the breather pipes and also the main water pipe that goes into the engine bay. Juts need to add all the hose clips to keep it in place.




Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on December 28, 2016, 06:54:58 AM
Back to the radiators and moving them forwards.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on December 29, 2016, 04:05:10 PM
looking good bud  ;)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: seriph on December 29, 2016, 11:44:57 PM
Hey mate .... I'm finally here! I've been through your entire thread so far and it is bloody awesome! I will be observing with relish (or maybe mayonnaise) ... I wonder how long it will be before some lunatic puts in a panoramic glass roof :D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on January 29, 2017, 09:25:05 PM
Evening Guys

Well I am sorry it has been so long since the last update. I checked and it’s been nearly a month! Very unlike me… anyway, rest assured I have been doing work and the car is now in the safe hands of Roland at  ANu Dimension, who’ll is fitting the body kit for me. The car was delivered to him last Saturday, but I have a few bits prior to this to update you on….

So to back track, now both radiators have been moved forward around 5cm to make way for the bigger wheels, plus I have also installed a new air con radiator on each side as well. Below are some pictures of the passenger side radiator being moved forward.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on January 29, 2017, 09:27:59 PM
You also have to move the fuel box slightly back at the rear of the driver front wheel, in case it hits are new bigger wheels. This is a case of removing it from it’s bracket and then pushing it back and mounting it back on the same bracket, but from behind. I can be secured with a teck screw


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on January 29, 2017, 09:31:00 PM
On rear of the car I finally finished the set up for the pipes on the water unit/oil filler. I also extended the wiring for the water level senor as the whole unit is much further back now


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on January 29, 2017, 09:33:27 PM
So here is the car ready to go for it's new clothes. A bit Mad Max eh?  ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on January 29, 2017, 09:59:39 PM
Just another thing to update you on, although not part of the build, it is car related and you might like what I did…I was a bit chuffed as well that it actually worked…..

It is to do with the fence in my rear garden: When I had the lodge built in the summer and the fence, the idea was that 2 of the fence posts were removable. This was to give me space to move the car around; I could remove a lot of the fencing temporarily so I have lots of room to move the car around on the grass.

However, it turns out the posts didn’t come out of the metal posts the builder had used as they had expanded (like wood does).  He did also think I was mad when I told him what I wanted doing! When I got the car in the back garden the first time, I managed to remove one wooden post but I had to pull about a ton of concrete along with removing the block paving. Not ideal and hard work.  Getting the car out again last week, I had to do the same, but it was even harder to move the car around.

This got me thinking. When the car comes back with the kit on it is going to be wider so even more difficult to get the car in. So I had the idea to make the posts properly removable, so that when out, there is no trace of them.

I had the idea to cut the posts off as close to the ground as possible, so the base was flush to the blocking paving and then fit a bracket that I had made, that contained a M8 rivnut. The bracket would be sunk flush into each end of the now cut post, and a threaded bar installed so I could just simply screw the post to the ground. When I need to remove it, I simply unscrew the post and remove the threaded bar. On paper it seemed it would work.

So Saturday I set to work. It took around 3 hours. I had already made 4 brackets with rivnuts installed during the week so I was prepared. I cut the post flush to the ground, neatened up both cut ends up and then installed the brackets.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on January 29, 2017, 10:03:01 PM
Pleased to report it worked! I could screw the post in really tight. I repeated the process on the other one, and now in the last picture as both posts come completely out, I can now remove all of the fence highlighted with the red line and should have plenty of room to move the car around when I need to!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on January 30, 2017, 10:47:18 AM
loving work can not whight to see it with its new clothes on :)
 

Mark


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on February 02, 2017, 10:16:28 PM
a few progress pictures on the kit fitting



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on February 02, 2017, 10:17:04 PM
and more


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on February 02, 2017, 10:17:57 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on February 03, 2017, 01:10:57 PM
liking it


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on February 07, 2017, 06:49:56 AM
a few more progress pictures  ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on February 07, 2017, 12:10:32 PM
 :) :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on March 05, 2017, 10:14:06 PM
evening all... pleased to report the car is going to be coming home next saturday.. very excited... here are a couple more progress pictures..


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on March 06, 2017, 06:30:11 AM
looking good with the roof on  ;)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: rshores228 on March 07, 2017, 02:35:06 PM
Man I love this car.  And I'd love to build it myself.    Very good job on this build!   Very thankful for the details you are posting.  Really really makes me feel like I could do it myself.  I as well as everyone else an envious of your build.  It looks great.  Roof look good.  I was just wondering how that was going to look.  Is the roof piece part of the kit?  Is it fiber or metal?  It looks metal.  Also is the windshield and rear glass original boxster or a bigger or different size?   



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: anudimension on March 07, 2017, 08:21:02 PM
soon it ill have a new colour and hopefully an owner with a smile


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: rshores228 on March 08, 2017, 04:13:18 AM
Is the roof metal or fiber?  Does the roof skin come with the kit?


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: anudimension on March 08, 2017, 09:46:00 AM
The roof is part of the kit, its GRP


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 11, 2017, 09:41:51 AM
Hey Paul,

Looking really nice. Have you decided on a colour yet ?

Thanks,


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on March 13, 2017, 10:55:41 PM
Hi Steve/Guys

I was going for white, but now I am going to go for blue instead. Something different!  ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on March 13, 2017, 10:58:26 PM
So I picked the car at the weekend and it looks fantastic. Thanks a million AnuD!  Still boat loads of work to do, but that is the fun part. Managed to get the car safely tucked up in the lodge ready for the summer of fun! Took a few pictures before she went away.



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on March 13, 2017, 11:00:02 PM
More pictures....


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Post by: casper on March 13, 2017, 11:43:24 PM
Looks fantastic!

Will the car require any spacers on the wheels or will it be able to do without? Will stock gt3 rims fit?


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: rshores228 on March 14, 2017, 04:51:33 AM
Wow, that looks awesome.  Thanks so much for posting such a complete tear down and buildup of this car.  Makes one of us "average joe's"  think we can do one of these kits ourselves.    I think this would be so fun to try and build.  Luckily I do have a brother that owns a body shop and can do all the paint/body work if I needed help with it.  Great job on the build. Look forward to seeing this kit finished.   

So are the lights, taillights side markers included or do they have to be bought separately?   Also, wheel specs .  Are spacers needed?    Also I saw some interior pictures.   There is an interior kit for the rear compartment?     I guess the dash is the same original that the boxster donor or does it get an upgrade as well?

Thanks for posting.   It looks wonderful. 


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: BennyD on March 14, 2017, 08:13:54 AM
Fantastic detail Paul. Keep up the good work on the car and on here! It's great to have something like this for when I get the time to do mine. ;)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: rshores228 on March 14, 2017, 10:31:25 AM
Was doing some searches for boxster .  Haha. And came back.  It seems that Boxster apparently have a problem with the IMS bearing failing and from what I can find Porsche still hasn't found a solution for it.  I saw some cheap Boxster for sale on ebay but they had this IMS bearing failure which requires a new motor I guess when it goes out.  Makes me wonder if a Cayman motor would fit into the boxster engine bay.  It's basically the same except it doesn't seem to have this IMS bearing failure.  Hmmm.    Something to think about anyways.  There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason as to when these IMS bearings go out either.  The Boxster I saw on ebay only had 25,000miles on it.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on March 14, 2017, 11:48:46 PM
Evening Guys

Thanks very much for all the positive comments and questions. They do spur a builder on!

To bring you all up to speed and to answer the questions so far….

This kit is designed with the home builder in mind. Roland at ANuD founded DNA which prided themselves on the ease of their builds. I have experienced this first hand when I built my first car, the DNA 4thirty. Most of the regulars know this car (and the build diary) and as a first time builder, the kit was so well thought out and complete, it enabled me to complete it to a pretty high standard. It will be at Stoneleigh on the Sunday so come over and have a chat.

The Porsche GTB kit is no exception. What is also great it the customer service.  With many sharks in the kit car business you need to be careful but Roland is always available to help if you’re stuck. He has become a good friend of mine over the years and he is passionate about what he does and likes nothing more to see his product finished and on the road. It’s the best form of advertising!

While I haven’t personally fitted the body on the GTB, I have no doubt I could have. That is the beauty of the kit. The reason why I chose for Roland to do it was just because of my personal circumstances. I have done it before with the DNA 430 and I have no doubt this would be just as straight forward. I work long hours in my job and whilst I have a (very) forgiving wife, bless her, she put up with a lot on the last car. So now, less than 2 years later I couldn’t do that to her again so soon. LOL.  For me it is now about finishing the car and dressing it how I want it to be and for me there is no rush. Not that I will let it drag on too long, but given my current lifestyle (wife, 2 girls and now a dog) I estimate I have a years-worth of work ahead of me.

Build diaries are great and they give a sense of how taxing the build could be. The diaries on the DNAOC sister forum helped me decide that I could do it on the 430 and since then I have made numerous friends and helped other builders also with their cars.

On the questions:

Wheel spacers: this is always a bit of a sensitive subject on kit cars, although spacers are not the correct term really. While we use the term spacers, what is actually used are hub extenders. Spacers have no physical attachment to the car where hub extenders do so are more secure/safe. The first 2 cars built by ANuD wheels spacers/extenders were used. The fronts were only 10mm spacers while the rear had 30mm extenders. So a very minimal size. However we are currently looking at other wheel options that could do away with the need for anything so watch this space.

IMS Bearing: a popular subject among any Boxster owners.  I read numerous articles/forums on the issue. My conclusion?   Don’t worry about it. My job is to take calculated risks. It affects a very small % of cars and you have no idea when it will happen. You can buy a 12 yr. old Boxster with 30k on the clock and 1 careful lady owner that is mint and then it goes. Or you can buy one that has been driven hard with 150k on the clock and it is fine. I had many sleepless nights worrying about it but in the end it is fate. All I’d say is if you need to change the clutch, get the IMS uprated to the better one at the same time and then problem is sorted. 
HTH
Paulie  ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: rshores228 on March 28, 2017, 05:54:41 AM
Any updates or pictures to share guys? 


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on March 30, 2017, 10:49:20 PM
Sorry for the lack of updates. Progress has been slow as I haven’t had much chance to work on the car lately. However I have made a start. Once in the lodge I jacked it up and took all 4 wheels off and placed the car on axle stands. It will probably stay like this until it goes to be painted.

First job was to give it a good clean. The fibre glass dust gets everywhere. So out came the baby wipes for a good rub down. This gave me a good chance to give the kit a good look over exactly how it all fits together etc... It’s a great kit, full of very clever ideas. Great work ANuD!

The first choice was to whether put the extra spoiler on. ANuD give customers the option but not cutting out the extra holes as some like to just have the ducktail spoiler alone. I slept on it and decided I would go for it with the extra one. I don’t think you can badge the car as the GT3 without having it. So out came the power file to cut out the holes that are pre marked and I placed it on. I think I made the right choice. It looks awesome!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on March 30, 2017, 10:52:37 PM
Next I added back some rubber trims. The one around the oil and water filler unit and the old boot seal. Both had to be cut. These serve no purposes other than to make it look more factory and pretty and to hide nasty sharp edges. I dont like sharp edges.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on March 30, 2017, 11:05:32 PM
I have also been acquiring more parts for the build. I managed to get another DRL plus some 997 door seals that will be needed later.  I also managed to find the 3rd brake light that mounts in the ducktail spoiler. I have bought the radio dash conversion kit that allows you fit a double din radio into the dash and moves the air con controls lower below. I want to fit a reverse camera which I got off eBay and this will go between the rear number plate lights.

I have also bought a second hand sports exhaust silencer. I found it on eBay and it is a Toyo sports one. So while the car is being built I will swap it over. This should hopefully give a better sound than the stock Boxster silencer. Better get the WD40 on those exhaust clamps!

I’ve decided to start building the rear of the car and work forwards, starting with the rear lights. In order to fit up the lights the ducktail spoiler has to come off. It won’t go back on properly before paint as it needs to be painted separately, plus it will make drilling out the 3rd brake light hole easier. The ducktail is held on with 2 screws and then 4 bolts. They are a bit fiddly to get off on yor own, but would be easy with an extra man to help.

I had to get the headlight out to note down the part # as I still need the driver’s one and I couldn’t resist placing it on the car! Love it.  ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 31, 2017, 08:59:39 AM
Looking great Paul ,defo right decision to fit spoiler . Jd


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: CdRsKuLL on March 31, 2017, 10:07:21 AM
please STOP posting photos..                                you're making me want one!

I second that spoiler.. looks great!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: ferrari360jd on March 31, 2017, 12:27:57 PM
Steve you have a Lambo to finish first,  four weeks to stoneliegh show lol .sorry for high jacking your post Paul   :) jd


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: casper on April 01, 2017, 07:50:56 AM
Love it! What color are you going to paint it?


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: tng2000 on April 04, 2017, 06:54:08 PM
Drooling over this build and dying to know more details !.

I emailed anudimension for info but no response after a week  :(

Would you be able to post more shots of the roof area, mostly how the joint at the original windshield to roof joint was done, and is there any steel reinforcement on the inside of the roof ?

Thanks in advance and keep up the great work !


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: anudimension on April 04, 2017, 07:29:47 PM
Really sorry I missed your email Stan ive just replied

ANUDIMENSION


(http://i1027.photobucket.com/albums/y331/anudimension/fb2_zpszpu5ewz5.jpg) (http://s1027.photobucket.com/user/anudimension/media/fb2_zpszpu5ewz5.jpg.html)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on April 07, 2017, 10:48:13 AM
going for blue for the colour at the moment (although it could change) . i will post more progress soon... but here is a couple of pictures to keep you going....



Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: rshores228 on April 18, 2017, 10:53:42 AM
Man that thing looks great!  Looking at all the pictures with the commentary sure makes it look like it's be a project that I can complete myself.  I have a brother that already has a real late model 911.  I love the way this car looks.  I like it better than my brothers 911 that he paid stacks for.  It'd be cool if could update the interior some.  Would there be any plans to add a updated console/dash to the kit? 

It looks great already tho. Wonderful in fact! I love this car! Look forward to more updates!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Alex360 on April 25, 2017, 07:01:09 AM
Looking great Paul,
Hope to catch up with you this Sunday at Stoneleigh buddy

Cheers

Alex360


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: rshores228 on May 03, 2017, 05:12:06 AM
Any new pictures or updates?


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on May 08, 2017, 10:23:46 PM
Time for an update - sorry it has been so long, but things have been very busy. I’d like to be further along with the car but family and work takes priority at the moment. Plus my darling wife has a very long house DIY list I had to get thru. Good news is this weekend I finished the major jobs so now I plan to get back to the car on a regular basis.

Also it was lovely to see you guys at Stoneleigh – it was a good turn out from Extreme and DNA and was nice the weather was ok for once.

So what have I done? Well bits and bobs at the rear end of the car. Fitted the lights (still need to wire up), added the rear number plate and surround, reverse camera and number plate lights. I also ordered and picked up some goodies from Porsche which include rear bumper reflectors, front bumper grills and rear upper bumper grill. I’ve blacked out under the rear wheel arches as well so it is nice and clean. I’ve also had both number plates nicked from my other cars out the front of my house, so I’ve gone security mad and had CCTV installed. Hence why I am blanking out the number plates now in the photos.

When I picked up the parts from Porsche, the place was also a Ferrari garage. My word, Ferrari’s galore, so I took a photo of mine with them real ones in the background. Below are some pictures of progress


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on May 08, 2017, 10:24:47 PM
more....


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: ferrari360jd on May 09, 2017, 07:41:34 AM
Coming along nicely mate ,looking sweet Paul , was great to see you at stoneliegh also ???? Jd


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on May 21, 2017, 09:04:34 PM
Evenings Guys

A couple of weekend’s worth of work to update you on. I’ve fitted up the rear grill that I got from Porsche at the top of the bumper. I had to take the ducktail spoiler off, pre drill out the marked holes and then it just bolts in place with washers and nuts underneath. I had to trim away part of the rear of the grill surround, so that the ducktail spoiler support bolts clear it (see pictures).

With the spoiler back in place the rear is really starting to take shape. Behind the grill I will black it all out at a later date, but also I am tempted to add another brake light strip. I’ve ordered one so will see what that is like when it comes. I might as well try it out now while I am doing the wiring for it.

I also started to look at the wing mirrors. You need the motors from the Boxster mirrors. I tried previously to prise off the mirror and plate from the motor and I was too heavy handed and actually broker the mechanism behind it. So I ordered another second hand mirror for £20. This time I literally just cut up the mirror so I could get to the rear of the mirror plate and remove it properly to free the motor. You need to extend all the wiring anyway, so I just cut them and after undoing the 3 screw bolts that hold the motor in place out it came. You can see on the GT3 mirrors where the motor mounts. I ordered a new mirror glass off eBay for around £15 ready for when the times comes.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on May 21, 2017, 09:06:33 PM
Mirrors


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Post by: Paul79 on May 21, 2017, 09:16:22 PM
During the evenings I have also been slowly painting up the hubs on the car so they are nice and black behind the wheels. I did this by hand with a brush after masking up the disc. Then my attention turned to the callipers. The Porsche red had faded after 15 years to a baby pink, so I masked everything up using bin bags and masking tape and sprayed them a nice shade of red. This is the first time I’ve done something like this as they turned out really well. I looked at videos on you tube and it is easy, especially as you can do while the calipers are on the car. I'm really pleased. I will leave them a week or so and add the Porsche logos to them. I've also sprayed a lot of the underside of the car black as well, so it all looks clean in there. I used a combination of tough satin black and high temperature paint just in case.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on May 21, 2017, 09:30:17 PM
I’ve saved the best till last. I have finally bought my wheels. It took a while to find ones as there aren’t that many available. Well, not unless you want to spend £000’s. LOL.

I wanted to go for a more spoke like set of wheels as opposed to the Hockenheim look on the ANuD demo car. So last week I sent a few emails out to wheel companies with the dimensions I wanted. Roland at ANuD gave me the spec on the demo car, but I couldn’t find ones exactly the same. The demo car has 10.5s on the rear and 9s on the front. I manage to find 9.5s on the rear and 8.5 on the front. While they are narrower, I made up the difference by getting them in a lower offset.

Which leads me on to spacers. I’ve ordered those as well. For the rear you need 30mm spacers. Loads on eBay, so I got the ones below. These are ones that bolt directly to the hub like the DNA ones. I got black ones to match the hubs. Then on the fronts you just need a 10mm shim, again in black with longer bolts.

As for tyres, my Boxster came with 205 on the front and 255 on the rear. I should be able to get 275 on the rear and 235 on the front. My DNA 430 has 245 on the rear and that is plenty for me.

The wheels I got are 20 inch Bola ZTR’s. The are 10 spokes but with a slant so they look a bit like a turbine. I did a mock up with them on the demo car and also on a blue one as I am going for a blue GT3.. I love em!!!! Note they are directional, so on the mock up with the white demo car they are the wrong way around, but you get the idea.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Cheets on May 23, 2017, 12:33:58 PM
Looking good bud and do like the wheels :)


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: CdRsKuLL on May 24, 2017, 08:25:20 AM
very nice... love the colour too.  Have you got a paint date yet?


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on May 28, 2017, 06:53:22 AM
thanks for the comments. no paint date set yet, but i hope to have it in the paint shop by xmas... fingers crossed


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: TrumpyAl on June 13, 2017, 03:15:18 PM
Flipped them for you.
Cleaned the backdrop up a little too as it was triggering the irk with me.

(http://i.imgur.com/rvRe3Yn.jpg)

Watching from Oz, thanks for sharing  :)


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Post by: anudimension on June 25, 2017, 01:35:22 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEwu4Ej3sAo


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 05:30:41 AM
Thanks  for that TrumpyAl – I love those wheels

Anyway I have been really slack in updating the diary recently - So apologies for that. I have been doing a lot of work on the car (see Facebook photos) but never get round to posting here. Anyway, I am going to blitz it now to bring you all up-to-date and to help fellow builders…… ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 05:37:17 AM
Brake lights

I’ve done the wiring for the 3rd brake light. I just extended the wiring from the Boxster connection which come outs below the rear window all the way to the rear spoiler. I also added a 4th brake light which sits below the rear grill. The wiring for the 4th just piggy-backs off the 3rd brake light wiring.

Rear arch liners

These are just strips of black plastic included in the kit that bring the gap between the Boxster arch and the GT3 arch. The plastic slides inside the GT3 arch and you then screw it into the Boxster arch metal with tech screws (drill holes first). I used L-shaped brackets so it attaches to the rear bottom of the GT3 arch as well.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 05:44:55 AM
Rear Spacers arrived. These are 30mm rear hub extenders that bolt to the Boxster hub. All very standard and available from eBay. All bolts are supplied. Spacers are bolted in place, using thread lock.  As I haven’t bought the same sizes wheels as the ANuD demo car I have to experiment with tyres. So I have bought part worn Pirellis front and back.

Fitted the bonnet badge with the help of my daughter. Just drilled 2 holes in bonnet for the pins and put in place with Butyl Tape (dum dum).


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 05:53:55 AM
Rear quarter vents

I wanted to do these differently with mesh which would allow more air into the Boxster side intakes. This is because the Boxster side vents are further forward than the GT3 because of the mid-engined layout. So I set about chopping up the GT3 vents to remove the deeper scoop section and replaced with fine mesh. I have blacked out all the metal that is behind the vents so the look is clean. I just sprayed it all with tough satin black paint.

The mesh is held in place again with dum dum for now, but it works well and could be useful should I ever need to change the mesh. I primed the vents after filling in some imperfections. I toyed with having these the same as the body colour but I still think they’d look better in black as they are a feature. I am really pleased how these came out as it was a bit scary chopping up the vents to start with.  ;D


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 05:59:55 AM
So the wheels arrived and had some fun and games with them. The front driver’s side was slightly dented so needed to be replaced, and then the bolt holes weren’t drilled out correctly, but the company got it all sorted really quickly. I got a local tyre fitter to put the tyres on the rims along with metal valves for £15 a wheel. Now the car is really starting to take shape. I put the Boxster front drivers wheel on so I could get the car out for some photos.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 06:05:53 AM
I have also been blacking out various parts of the car for a more factory finish such as the inside of the boot, bonnet. This is certainly easier to do now than when the car is painted as you just spray at will. I used tough satin black pint that doesn’t require primer so it is really quick. I have also done this with high temperature paint on the inside of the 4 arches as well.


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Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 06:11:05 AM
As I was flicking through eBay I also found for sale at reasonable price, real Carrera boot grills which I thought I could use in place of the part supplied in the kit. I will probably just bond these on and have a mesh between the slats but I have yet to work this out yet. They are currently held in place with dum dum, but they fit perfectly.

I have also fitted the door seals. These are 2nd hand from a Porsche 996/997 and you just need to lose about 1 inch worth of rubber to make them fit the GT3 door frame. I just lost this at the bottom near the front of the car where the join cannot be seen.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 06:20:10 AM

Wing mirrors

You need to remove the whole wing mirror motor from the Boxster mirrors. Do this very carefully as it you pull it out too hard, it will break the mechanism like I did. So I bought a 2nd hand Boxster mirror to try again. In the end I just cut them up gradually to gain access to remove the motor without damage.

The motor just screws into the GT3 mirrors. Drill a larger hole to run the wires through, and you also need to extend the wiring to the harness in the car. The GT3 mirror glass is just standard Porsche 911/991 ones from eBay - £15 each (I got heated ones as my Boxster has this as well). I’ve extended the wires such that they connect to the wiring harness inside the car and then can be placed hidden, inside the door. The wires will need to run inside the door, along the top, right to the front to avoid the window fouling them when it goes up.
 
For now I have just taped some smaller mirrors to the motor so I can use them when I get the car out for painting as it is tight in my drive-thru garage!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 06:43:37 AM
Rear quarter windows

Trailed fitted one of these. You have to drill 2 holes in the b-pillars to allow the window bolts through and then use repair washers from the inside along with nuts. You may have to thin down some of the fibre glass on the inside edge of the window hole to enable the window to slide in. Don’t waste time trying to align anything yet as you’ll need to account for the door windows as well, so that’s a job for after painting


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 06:52:34 AM
I also bought some new wheel centre badges for the car. The wheels came with silver badges with Bola written on them. I tried to get some Porsche badge ones but I just could get the right size. I even tried to make my own using the Bola centre badges, cutting out the middle and gluing the Porsche logo to them but it didn’t look good enough. So, from looking at previous pictures I liked the badge being black as opposed to silver. So I just bought some OZ racing ones instead and put them on.

With the drivers wheel all sorted it was time to get some decent photos of the car outside.


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 06:53:34 AM
more....


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 07:07:24 AM
Next was fitting the sport exhaust silencer. The standard exhausts it just too quiet for me. There needs to be some sort of grumble on start-up. So a while back, I purchased a second-hand sports exhaust from a breakers and then set about fitting it. What a pig of a job. The car is 15 years old and yes, those bolts are VERY rusty. Getting the old exhaust off was a nasty job. In the end I had to blow-torch the nuts and split them, but all came off in the end. One of the exhaust clamps has rusted away and just fell off!

Access is quite difficult to get to the clamps where the old silencer hangs although without the kit on I don’t think it would have been much easier tbh. I looked at you-tube videos so I had an idea for where the fixings were and we managed to get it old one off in a morning. I bought 2 replacement clamps and reused the other 2 clamps that attach the pipes to the cats. But I did have to replace the nuts and bolts on those. All now back in place and thread-locked.

The Boxster exhaust hangs on 2 brackets that are on the ends of the silencer whereas the new exhaust hangs on brackets and mounts in the centre (see photos, black circles). I fitted the sports exhaust up loosely and it then became aparent that it sat too high for the bigger tail pipes, so I had to fabricate brackets so it hung around an inch lower than standard to clear the arch in the rear bumper.

The sound? Much better. A nice louder roar at start up but not too loud to annoy the neighbours.  With a 3.2 litre, straight six blowing through it at 50 mph it should be just lovely.  Very pleased how it turned out!


Title: Re: Paul’s ANUDIMENSION Porsche GTB Build
Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 07:14:43 AM
I bought some car skates/dollies with a view to being able to put the car on these and move it around the garage to get better access to the sides of the car. My advice? Don’t bother – waste of time. The car is too heavy to push around and the only way I could move it sideways was pulling the wheel. Something I think over time will cause damage.   So now I just roll the car forward and backwards when required and for the sides well I’ll have to deal with that when I need to.

Having spent most of the time on the rear of the car, I fancied a change and move onto the front. Front bumper side indicators. You need to cut away quite a lot of the fibre glass to allow them to fit, as the bulb and connector stick out inside the bumper. Not an issue.  Just carefully cut away and use trial and error. Both done within 30 mins


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Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 07:34:46 AM
Front grills

These can be bought from Porsche for £27 so I had 2 brand new ones ready to go. You need to cut away a lot of the plastic to make them fit but don’t make the mistake I did and cut away the sections where the DRL’s attach to. In first photo below you need to ensure you keep the yellow circled sections I have marked. The second photo show after the cutting has been done (although this is the driver’s side one – after I realised my mistake). I also needed to cut away the section arrowed to allow it to fit inside the front bumper. You have to deal with the bumper bar as well so this is why this area needs to be cut.

You need to trim back the excess returns on the hole in the front bumper. Again it is trial and error. The bumper bar does show through, so once I was finished I took it all apart and sprayed it black.  On the lower part of the bumper hole, just neatened it up and once the grill is in place, you be able to mount it so it covers the bottom edge of the hole for a nice finish. You’ll need to cut away some fins from inside the grill frame to allow the thickness of the fibre glass to slide in but I was pleased how it all fits really well.

When the time comes you’ll need to bond this frame to the inside of the bumper hole. The finds then just clip onto the grill frame. You’ll need to make some slots in the bumper so the fins sit inside the sunken triangle sections.


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Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 07:36:16 AM
Other side done – it’s always easier 2nd time round!


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Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 07:38:53 AM
As the grills are quite see-through, I didn’t want to be able to see the floor through them, so I set about making some templates for some under-bumper covers. These will be replicated in black-plastic and utilize the original under bumper cover mounting points.


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Post by: Paul79 on June 25, 2017, 07:41:19 AM
So there you are - 17 updates for you to enjoy over your sunday morning fry up! 

Paulie  ;D


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Post by: Cheets on June 25, 2017, 10:09:44 AM
Hi Bud Loving the updates :)


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Post by: anudimension on July 07, 2017, 11:02:46 AM
looking good


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Post by: rshores228 on January 18, 2018, 03:26:46 AM
Any new updates?  I was just wondering. I check every few weeks hoping to see something. But, nothing.  Would love to see where the car is at on build.


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Post by: Flyerbunch on January 31, 2018, 09:38:57 AM
Does anyone know if Paul79 is still working on this build? I’m also curious about updates regarding this car!  :D


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on February 01, 2018, 01:03:01 PM
I think it's still in paint at the moment I think. I saw some photos on the FB group and it is looking nice :-)


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Post by: Paul79 on March 10, 2018, 07:55:07 AM
Hi Guys - sorry for the massive lack of updates. I am finally getting round to updating this thread. But first I want to reload the pictures that now don't work because of the photo bucket hosting thing
cheers
Paul


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Post by: Mickey_London on March 10, 2018, 09:53:42 AM
Look forward to the updates

If you google Photobucket Fix you will find a work-around for your browser, that will show the pictures again. I have it installed on my home pc with the Opera browser
Then just use the additional options link on this forum to upload any more photos
Hope this helps
Mick


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Post by: rshores228 on March 10, 2018, 05:53:00 PM
Awesome. Looking forward to the updates.


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 07:41:22 AM
I have also lowered the car at the front by around 30mm. I when I got the new big wheels on, the gap between top of the arches and the tyre was too big for my liking. So I have justed replace the front springs. Pretty straight forward to do. Shown below is a before and after picture



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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 07:44:52 AM
Before and after lowering


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:07:13 AM
Finally got the headlights in. I alos fitted a towing strap behind the driver front grill that bolts onto the bumper bar.


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:19:54 AM
During last year sometime I had also made my own rear boot lid grills/spoilers. These are from a real 911 Carrera. The grill is just mesh underneath that will be fixed to the boot lid permanently and painted back underneath. Didn't manage to get many pictures though. Sorry, but you get the idea


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:22:53 AM
More shots of the car I had taken close up



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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:24:25 AM
Some more outside - note below I have attached the lower side skirts as well (last photo)


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:29:22 AM
I spent a good deal of last summer mocking up/planning the installation of the interior panels. sadly I didn't take any photos. When the car is back I'll show in more detail what I do, but for now below is a photo showing the rear parcel shelf in place.


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:32:07 AM
So it was finally time to take her to the paint shop. The date was 16th Oct 2017. The car had all be stripped back and got her out the front of the house the day before. We followed behind her as she went to the paint shop. She looked awesome on there I must admit. Really wide at the back...


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:45:37 AM
The paint shop belongs to an old school friend and the work they produce is fantastic. I wanted to get this car painted locally so I could go over a visit and see progress as it went. I've been over 4 times since then and she's getting there. As you all know it is all in the preparation but my friend has gone the extra mile and wanted to ensure everything fits properly before the final paint. The roof has needed the most work to get right. What follows are pictures from the painter as he progresses


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:46:49 AM
More


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:53:22 AM
More - flatting back starts


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 08:57:29 AM
Did some more jobs at home  - painted scuttle cover, arch liners as they were looking tired and also covered some of the interior panels in felt.


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 09:00:19 AM
On the c pillar trims I have taken real ones from a Porsche 997 and modified/incorporated the ANuD interior kit parts to them. I did this because the real ones have a nice curve that goes under the top lip of the rear quarter window hole. Looks messy but when covered in felt you'd never know!


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 09:17:05 AM
Few more form the paint shop - we trail fitted the lights again


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 09:20:34 AM
We've also decided to change the final colour. I was going for royal blue originally but I have decided to switch for a more modern looking grey metallic colour


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 09:22:12 AM
So finally the car is almost all in primer


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Post by: Paul79 on March 11, 2018, 09:23:18 AM
More


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Post by: Flyerbunch on March 11, 2018, 10:39:13 AM
Looking great! Nice to see some photos again.. looking forward to seeing it painted.


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Post by: Paul79 on March 17, 2018, 03:22:27 PM
Been working on painting some of the interior parts as they were looking tired (they are 16 years old!). I also bought a new gearknob and gaiter from a German company off ebay. There a choice of 3 different knob styles and 6 colours for stiching. I've gone for silver stitching





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Post by: Paul79 on March 17, 2018, 03:27:25 PM
Another job done was cutting some access holes in the interior panels. I want to be able to remove the windows if need be. So in the interior panel that glues to the b-pillar I cut 2 3cm holes so I can have access to undo the nuts that hold the rear side windows in. This panel will be glue inplace eventually and then I will cover with felt carpet. The the windows can be put in place afterwards and tightened up thru the access holes. The holes will be covered with bungs.


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Post by: Paul79 on March 17, 2018, 03:30:32 PM
Part of the lower centre console there was a Boxster S badge. This was raised writing. So I ground the writing off so it was flat, and then sprayed it satin black. I found a nice badge on eBay that I covered the ground down imperfections with. 


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Post by: Paul79 on March 17, 2018, 04:19:58 PM
I've also upgraded the speakers. My Boxster just had the standard one ways installed (not the Bose ones) so I bought some custom fit ones from Halfords. They sound alot better as they are 2 ways.

For the door pod's they just swap straight over. On the dashbaord speakers they need some modification. I think you can buy a kit for this but I found a video on YouTube showing how you cut away the old speaker and reuse the mounting ring. You glue the new speaker into the original mounting ring. I then run wires to the factor plug points and soldered in place. The old grill had cloth on the inside that had started to perish, so I stripped it all away. I painted the grills to freshen them up.  Assembled the speaker back together. Job done.

It isn't very clear in the picture but you can see the tweeters through the grill.



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Post by: Paul79 on March 17, 2018, 04:20:40 PM
more...


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Post by: Paul79 on March 17, 2018, 04:28:40 PM
Also been experimenting with the dashbaord and the air con vent grills. I took one apart and sprayed silver. It came out ok, but I think is am going to stick with black vents. The side vents would be very difficult to paint silver and it would look a bit weird having the centre vents silver and the sides black. I am going through all the interior parts and paiting them satin black to make them look fresh


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Post by: Paul79 on March 17, 2018, 04:38:27 PM
A popular mod for boxster owners is to move the heater control unit down to behind the gear stick in order to fit a double din radio. There are many kits on ebay you can buy to do this. The centre trim where the control used to be needs a little tweaking. You need to cut away some plastic in order to slid the double din head unit in. I bought a conversion kit a while back but wasn't happy with it. The reason was, when the double din radio was in place, there was a gap between the top of the radio and the surround (just below the air vents). I put the project on the back burner at the time.

I was going through things last weekend and started to think about this again. Normally when you lower the heater controls, in the space above you have a storage bin (for phone etc..) I needed to buy this as in the place before was a CD rack (which I wasn't going to need). I found on ebay another conversion kit that included the storage bin and surround for the heater controls all in one, plus the radio surround for about £70. 

Also the surround for the radio is better as it fills the gap I was talking about and you actually screw the radio to the surround, so no need for the metal cages that most radios slide into. I mocked up the fitting and was really pleased. The new kit was matt black but I plan to spray this satin black so it matches with the rest of the interior.

 


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Post by: Flyerbunch on March 17, 2018, 06:33:43 PM
Nice job! The last pieces of the puzzle?
Saw this on YouTube a while ago regarding this subject:

https://youtu.be/J38MVG0MASw

Might come in handy?


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Post by: Cheets on March 21, 2018, 12:46:11 PM
Looking really good Paul loving seeing the build :)


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Post by: Paul79 on April 15, 2018, 08:32:32 AM
A couple more jobs done on the car. Finished off the door cards and also the wing mirror blanking plates I have already bonded to the door top trim ready for fitting when the car comes back


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Post by: Paul79 on April 15, 2018, 08:45:23 AM
Steering Wheel
I am not that keen on the old Boxster wheel so started looking at other options. I thought about using a Boxster 987 wheel, but no one does this as the spline and airbag setups are different. However you can get a spline adaptor and if you are willing to do away with the airbag then I think it is possible to change.

I found a Boxster 987 wheel on eBay, cheap at £80 and thought the price was low enough to give this mini project a go. I bought a spline adaptor and it fits the 987 wheel perfectly. So when the car is back I just need to see if the inside of the adaptor fits the 986 steering column. Fingers crossed. Photo below of a 986 steering column (not mine)

Airbags for the 987 wheel are over £300 so I needed to find something else. I found an old tuperware pot that was the exact size, cut it down, sprayed it black and then sunk a logo horn button push into the centre. Job done!


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Post by: Paul79 on April 15, 2018, 09:10:41 AM
We are having a new kitchen fitted at the moment and with the car away I thought it a good opportunity to reuse some of the old units in the Lodge. I had been thinking about changing things around in there as the previous layout wasn't great. The rear of the car is so wide, where the work bench was before meant working on the rear passenger wheel arch area was tight. So I decided to move the bench to the far end. I've also got rid of the floor shelf units and replaced with wall shelves to give me plenty of space to work around the car on the sides. With the skip on the drive I took to opportunity to sort through absolutely everything and have a good tidy up. I have so much space now, I can even put my toy cars on a shelf as my wife won't let me have them on display in the house!!!


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Post by: Paul79 on April 15, 2018, 09:21:18 AM
So I got the news this week the car is in the final stages. All the prep is done and paint is imminent. The car has been away for 183 days (not that I'm counting lol) but the body shop has been working on other projects as well and the day-to-day insurance jobs etc... TBH with everything else going on in my life, the timing has worked out perfectly. My painter is a perfectionist and wouldn't take the job on unless he could have the time to get it perfect. They have done more than jost paint the body. They worked ages on the gaps and they are now perfect. They have also modified the wing mirrors to allow them to be bolted and remove from the car as opposed to screwed and glued.

On the side skirts, we decided to have them fitted permanently and filled in to the body. I know the real car is not like this, and on the real car they are black, but as the body colour is dark grey anyhow I wanted it all colour coded to match the front bumper. The roof required the most work but they have got it perfect and even put the roof channels in like on the real car. Next Saturday is pick up day!!!


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Post by: Paul79 on April 15, 2018, 09:24:04 AM
more


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Post by: Paul79 on April 15, 2018, 09:26:05 AM
final ones


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Post by: ferrari360jd on April 15, 2018, 11:50:19 AM
Looking good Paul  :) not long now and she will hav colour 


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Post by: CdRsKuLL on April 15, 2018, 12:09:11 PM
3 weeks until Stoneleigh..  not a problem ;-)  Will only take you a few days to put it back together.....

Love the mancave and great use of the old kitchen cupboards!  hmm, I wonder if the wife wants a new kitchen?


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Post by: nikospassas on April 15, 2018, 05:15:50 PM
Dear Paul, I love your project and I am a follower of its progress! You have done a great job so far. I just got registered in the forum here to beg you please not to put this steering wheel on your car with this middle cup fixed like that. Ok you had a briliant idea with the old taperware and you did make it work. But mate it looks so fake from 1 klm distance. I would suggest you take it to a leather shop to make it descent for your car, similar to the original part. It wont cost you much i think but please dont put it like that on.


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Post by: Beemaman on April 18, 2018, 08:25:04 AM
Looking good should be nice and smooth are they polyestering it ?


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Post by: catwalk on May 22, 2018, 10:10:44 PM
any updates??? checking almost daily.....disappointed daily  :'(


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Post by: Paul79 on May 23, 2018, 10:46:21 PM
I am sorry everyone. I've just realised I hadn't update here to say the car was home. It been home about 1 month and I have been busy building her up. I will update the build thread with all the details in order at some point but for now, here's a few pictures.


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Post by: Paul79 on May 23, 2018, 10:47:24 PM
a few more recent ones


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Post by: nikospassas on June 10, 2018, 01:09:02 PM
Helloooo!! Any updates??? :) :) :) :) :) :)