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      Lower valence back on for fitting, biggest...

      Lower valence back on for fitting, biggest problems with it repaired:

      https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2937/14787323781_ce6f0b6ee0_z.jpg
      944 work by jabella, on Flickr


      Nose is almost done!
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      Cam tower gasket work went smoothly, no more...

      Cam tower gasket work went smoothly, no more leaks. I won't lie, the cam tower had to come back out once, but it's resolved now.

      Headlight bulb in, mechanism works well. Waiting on trim piece....
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      A few more updates ! New headlight bucket in...

      A few more updates !

      New headlight bucket in and working:

      https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3838/14556773649_1e6e008c67_z.jpg
      944 work. by jabella, on Flickr

      ...
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      Yeah, it was LM3A / Guard's Red when new, and it...

      Yeah, it was LM3A / Guard's Red when new, and it will be again when it's done.

      Cam tower off, everything looks good:

      https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5567/14761279773_3d237a0964_z.jpg
      944 work...
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      Took the front bumper off - no frame damage at...

      Took the front bumper off - no frame damage at all from where the RF corner was a little mushed:

      https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3926/14532325098_b6902d5cef_z.jpg
      944 repairs. by jabella, on...
    6. You should have used me! :P

      You should have used me! :P
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      Needed something to fit a car seat better. No...

      Needed something to fit a car seat better. No interesting EV's in that space yet in my price range. Ended up taking the Legacy back from my wife and got her a new RAV4.

      Next car will be after...
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      Just as a data point, I just turned in a 2 year...

      Just as a data point, I just turned in a 2 year lease on a Volt.

      My average MPG (lifetime) was just a hair over 202 when I handed it in. So these cars with super, super low lifetime mpg were...
    9. Nothing in my garage, but this is the lot at...

      Nothing in my garage, but this is the lot at where I work today..... two friends of mine.


      http://i.imgur.com/Cfr3WP2.jpg
    10. It totally depends on budget and willingness to...

      It totally depends on budget and willingness to tinker.

      If you just want to hit 'print' and have it work reliably, and are willing to pay a little more for that.... there's options. If you're...
    11. And it's only going to get cheaper and easier. ...

      And it's only going to get cheaper and easier. This is in my basement (and there are a few not shown) - click for higher res.

      https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14147068889_cd71376961_c.jpg...
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      Yeah, this won't ever be a 'I'm buying all new...

      Yeah, this won't ever be a 'I'm buying all new parts for it' type of car. I'm more likely to get this if it needs brakes:
      ...
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      Parts so far seem to be cheap? I'm sure I'll be...

      Parts so far seem to be cheap? I'm sure I'll be back to update this and laugh at my own pain somewhere down the line.
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      This? ...

      This?

      https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5585/14503338410_20a0fc4e68.jpg
      Owners Manual Build Sticker - Porsche 944 Project Car by jabella, on Flickr

      I think the codes were: sunroof, power...
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      Yep, it was LM3A or 'Guards Red' originally. ...

      Yep, it was LM3A or 'Guards Red' originally.

      And it will be again when we're done.
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      Awesome Plan or Future Pain: 944 Project Car

      Just picked it up this weekend, started cleaning it up to see what it needs, etc. It was too cheap to pass up... 1985.5. Had factory sunroof, power seats, rear wiper, cruise control, and a few...
    17. It buys quite a lot, actually. I'm trying to...

      It buys quite a lot, actually.

      I'm trying to pick one up this weekend, will start a new thread if it works out. Cheap!
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      Were you going to put these designs up on...

      Were you going to put these designs up on Thingiverse or YouMagine? I'd love to print a few...
    19. The earlier ones didn't have a 1.4 turbo like he...

      The earlier ones didn't have a 1.4 turbo like he says - I wasn't aware of a change?

      (or he made a mistake)
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      Since you can have a 4400 lb, AWD car that gets...

      Since you can have a 4400 lb, AWD car that gets 33-34 mpg highway.

      (we've got a 2010 Legacy / 2.5 / CVT)
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