Stuttgart Classica

Passionate about air-cooled 911s

Headlight install, dash parts, wipers & brake servo

993 Engine'd SCWill ChappellComment

What have I been fitting I hear you ask?  Well, I started on the headlight reassembly. Including fitting our custom headlight bowls to accept the BI-LED Hella units with our own custom reflectors and flat glass.  What a novelty it will be to see where you’re going at night in an old 911!

I now realised I’m the glass seal missing so that drivers side needs to come off again, pain in the bum.  I got the glove box refitted, it came out really well I think.  I also fitted our dash backdate kit, it comes in four pieces, I covered the centre in four fluted perforated leather.

I am also planning on running front and heated windscreens in the car, so I got some custom buttons made, which I installed in the dash trim, right where the heater controls would have been.  I made up some stickers for the buttons.

Another discovery is that you can no longer get the seal for the smugglers box lid in RHD.  So I wiped all the old glue off the original seal, and re-stuck it in place.

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Wiper motor, mechanism and some new swanky washer jets went in, with new seals of course!

Brake servo or booster if your American.  I think the cut out I had to make to the brake pedal rod area to clear the anti-roll bar should work out fine.

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Wing to scuttle seals in.

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I’ve also been messing about with the dashboard.  Luckily the unit opposite me is an old school trim shop.  As there is no heating in the car, there is no need for the dash vents, so I filled them with expanding foam, then fillered over it.  Came out really well actually.  When it is covered in leather I don’t think you would even know it was there.

Which leads me to my next problem, the ash tray.  I’m missing a bit!  Can anyone help?  I’ve tried Douglas Valley and emailed LA Dismantlers, yet to reply.  I am missing the hinge part that bolts to the underneath of the dash.  This is what I have

I believe this is the hinge down type.  Design911 sell the 964 type, does anyone know if this one they sell will fit?

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Got some more bits and bobs coming in now.  Still waiting on some more bloody seals, the head lining.  Refurbished door frames and door handles will be back later this week hopefully, so will get that fitted when in.  Stay tuned….