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 on: March 17, 2018, 06:33:43 PM 
Started by Paul79 - Last post by Flyerbunch
Nice job! The last pieces of the puzzle?
Saw this on YouTube a while ago regarding this subject:

Might come in handy?

 on: March 17, 2018, 04:38:27 PM 
Started by Paul79 - Last post by Paul79
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.


 on: March 17, 2018, 04:28:40 PM 
Started by Paul79 - Last post by Paul79
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

 on: March 17, 2018, 04:20:40 PM 
Started by Paul79 - Last post by Paul79

 on: March 17, 2018, 04:19:58 PM 
Started by Paul79 - Last post by Paul79
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.

 on: March 17, 2018, 03:30:32 PM 
Started by Paul79 - Last post by Paul79
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. 

 on: March 17, 2018, 03:27:25 PM 
Started by Paul79 - Last post by Paul79
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.

 on: March 17, 2018, 03:22:27 PM 
Started by Paul79 - Last post by Paul79
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

 on: March 17, 2018, 12:24:37 PM 
Started by ferrari360jd - Last post by simonc64
OMG JD it looks amazing!!!  Appreciate all your hard work!!  Really coming together now!!

 on: March 17, 2018, 10:12:31 AM 
Started by ferrari360jd - Last post by ferrari360jd
Now looking sweet  Smiley

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