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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    Just purchased a spot in a storage facility for the 911 whilst we have some work done on the house (garage needs to be clear as will probably have to let builders enter via the back door. ).

    Catalogued and photographed on entry, dehumidified secure facility, regularly exercised around the yard, parked on carpet, drip trays, battery tenders, car covers, the lot.

    It's like sending your pet away on a luxury retreat to a posh kennels
    Sounds a bit posh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Actual_Ben_Taylor View Post
    Ah no worries, garage is empty and has proper industrial steel roller shutters so pretty secure.
    Would have been perfect, that. Never mind mate - cheers anyway



    It is indeed a bit posh Paul, which is why they insist you bring the car in clean. So today I've been busy.

    Started off with a rinse and then Autobrite snow foam:





    Rinsed, and foamed again, and then used Dodo Juice Born To Be Mild shampoo; after that I hit the Dodo Juice Clay Mit with Born Slippy to get it back down to the bare paint. Then I applied 2 layers of Super Resin Polish and finished with a coat of Dodo Juice Purple Haze wax.

    Unfortunately the sun had well and truly gone down by the time I was finished, so these are the only pics you'll get

    Many reflections in the roof:





    Tomorrow's list is:
    1 finish the wheels off (just found my Autoglym wheel cleaner )
    2 clean the glass inside and out with Autobrite diamond brite
    3 vacuum carpets / mats
    4 clean leather seats with Porsche leather cleaner
    5 apply Renapur leather feed to the seats dash


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    I think the 996 shape is looking ever better with age.
    2004 - on : 1999 S14a 398bhp 378lb/ft
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    I agree. I know it upset the purists but it was a great design then, and is now, for me, the best of both worlds.

    It's modern but not fat like the 997 onwards became.
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    I like the 997 as well, probably my favourite, I'd take a 996 over anything that came after 997, especially with the electric steering.
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    Thing is a 911 should be under 50" high and all the water cooled ones are over that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skyshack View Post
    Thing is a 911 should be under 50" high and all the water cooled ones are over that.
    Wut?

    So is the 930, 964, 993 and come go think of it even the classics.
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    Sounds like they ain't supposed to be under 50" high.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R3K1355 View Post
    Sounds like they ain't supposed to be under 50" high.
    Good god; you're right. I tell you what, now this has bee pointed out to me, it's totally ruined my ownership experience
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    Into storage. And now I have the sads

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    Quote Originally Posted by arry View Post
    Wut?

    So is the 930, 964, 993 and come go think of it even the classics.
    964 is a babe

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scottie View Post
    I think the 996 shape is looking ever better with age.
    Definitely agree, they look small now. Went to Autosports at the NEC and was surprised how wide 911s have got since. Caymans are the same.

    Car looks lovely, Arry

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    How can you have the sads when you have that Jap weapon to drive ? Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    How can you have the sads when you have that Jap weapon to drive ? Lol

    Having this outside doesn't really have the same impact on me lol


    Even if it is like proper bare JDM 2JZ powaz yo



    911 is still in storage

    The garage has been tidied up a bit since but a week or so ago still looked like this





    But the kitchen has been going from this:




    To this:




    Nearly done. Few more weeks I suspect. Missing my car and bikes badly TBH. Hadn't realised how much they keep me sane (ish).
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    Loving the glass worktops lol
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    Nice place to make a pot noodle that is for sure
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    Quote Originally Posted by SXRORY View Post
    Nice place to make a pot noodle that is for sure
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    Loving the glass worktops lol
    New B&Q invisible ones, easy to clean ect..

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    Kitchen looks great mate.

    Bit of advice. If you want to take the old wax off first. Isopropyl Alcohol rinse

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    Minor update. Finally got the car back out of storage on Saturday - yay



    Back where it belongs. In the garage, cos I never drive it

    Oh apart from today, when I did drive it, up through the Maldon lanes to Tollesbury for a little walk in the country. Drove at about 7 tenths on the way there; got told off by the missus. Drove at 4 tenths all the way home; didn't get rewarded with a thank you. May as well be 8 tenths everywhere then



    It's good to be back.
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