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    As promised here is the 911 once I got home.
    The front fenders and bumper are off because the previous owner was going to install Lambo door hinges.........
    1971 911T project
    1999 Boxster

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    Nice project! It's very rewarding to bring these cars back to original. For my Targa we had to use various new parts such as a front fender so it really doesn't make sense to worry about date-matching parts elsewhere. And for me the fun is mostly in the driving. I wouldn't say no to a nice set of date-matching Fuchs though.
    1972 911 2.4 T Targa Aubergine (MFI)
    2000 996 Carrera Ocean Blue
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    Senior Member joegt3cup's Avatar
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    "The front fenders and bumper are off because the previous owner was going to install Lambo door hinges........."

    Sounds like you got there just in the nick of time :O
    Joe Annicelli
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    Black/Red 1967 Alfa GTJr. Coupe "Nero"
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    Ahhhh the sixties... I envision myself one early Saturday morning with black frame glasses, plaid shorts, black shoes and white socks smoking a cigarette driving to a hardware store and buying a bag of nails... .

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    Senior Member raspritz's Avatar
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    It does appear that matching date codes is the least of things.
    Rich Spritz

    1959 BMC Huffaker Mk1 Formula Junior racecar
    1967 Porsche 911 racecar
    1969 Porsche 911T
    1973 Merlyn Mk24 Formula Ford racecar
    2007 Porsche 997C4 cab (totaled by an idiot running a stop sign)
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    It does appear that matching date codes is the least of things.
    Yeah, I get it. But since I'm taking on this project, I was just wondering how "true" is "true enough". Apart from the quarters, the parts I'll be changing you wouldn't know what came on the car from the assembly line and what didn't. It won't look like the same car when I'm finished with it. Some would say, just run it as is and enjoy it. Some would say, I'd never even attempt a project like this and that I was crazy (which might be true!) Some would say, challenge accepted!

    1971 911T project
    1999 Boxster

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    Isn't that the entire basis for the trade in porsche parts that half the owners are updating / modifying and half the owners are backdating / restoring and eBay take 20% out of the middle!!!!

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