Porsche 996 project

Nigel Hannon

RMS Member
Location
Lurgan
Drives
clio dci
I don’t be on here much but thought I’d share some of my journey with my 996. It’s a ‘98 Carrera 2 3.4 with the factory aero kit. Nicely specced with a limited slip diff amongst other things though I think at this stage the diff has pretty much had it. The car has a good history with low mileage but as with most cars that age, there’s a list of jobs needing done so I e started to work through them while modding it at the same time.
Basically it has turned into a restoration rather than just “keep it tidy” sort of thing. There has been a lot of fabrication work and it’ll have to get a coat of paint to finish it but that’s a ways off yet.
Along the way, I’ve done some mods and a lot more are planned including a porsche cup car power steering pump fitted in the front and things like making my own suspension bushes.
if anyone’s interested, I have most of it on my instagram account @nedhannon
Plenty of pictures and details available.
Feel free to give it a look
 

KevM

RMS Regular
Location
Banbridge
An old customer of mine used to own that car. He tried to trade it in to us and ended up selling it to who you possibly bought it off. It used to have an awful turquoise re-trimmed interior in it. Good car! Id love a decent 996
 

Nigel Hannon

RMS Member
Location
Lurgan
Drives
clio dci
An old customer of mine used to own that car. He tried to trade it in to us and ended up selling it to who you possibly bought it off. It used to have an awful turquoise re-trimmed interior in it. Good car! Id love a decent 996
Yeah some one else said about the interior. It has black sports seats now but I’m planning on changing them. I also got it with some nice carbon fibre tequipement bits. The steering wheel I sold for an omp one. I’d love to find out more on the history if you know of any
 

Lyons

RMS Moderator
Location
Texarkana
Drives
X5 30D / MK7 R
Sounds like an interesting project! Post the photos up here too, its easily done using the "Attach files" button, and you can upload from your phone. Not everyone will have Instagram.

If the P1 referred to above is an Impreza, photos of it are required too.
 

Nigel Hannon

RMS Member
Location
Lurgan
Drives
clio dci
Thanks. I’ve taken that many of the Carrera in bits to figure out what I’m doing when building it again. The outer and inner sills were completely rotten so I had to fabricate the whole thing from scratch. I also cut out and made new rear arches while I was at it along with a lot more. It’s been a steep learning curve but the fab works pretty much finished. It’s getting a full overhaul of suspension and anything else that needs doing. All on a budget though as parts for these can be extortionate if you don’t know what your at.
gambit how’s it going? You should know I’d have to get a little tinker at it. How’s my turbo?
The p1 was a good going thing. A money box with no arse.lol
 

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Woodcutter

RMS Trader
Drives
P&C Pug Partner
Fishing for Intsa likes are ye?? lol

You can't start a thread about your car and then tell us go go see in on Instagram! Get some pics up, sounds like an interesting project.

I've been half tempted by a cheap 996 project myself, Phil Raby has a nice silver one for sale at the moment.
 

Nigel Hannon

RMS Member
Location
Lurgan
Drives
clio dci
The 996 is a great yoke though the Aeros are big enough money. Standard ones are well worth the money but a bit plain for me. That said, my sills are rotten because of the skirts so standard cars aren’t as bad. Yet.
also I’ve the m030 sports suspension so it’s on the hard side. I’m developing my own solid bush kit and polybushes for it so it’ll be hard when it’s sorted. I need togo through my photos and see what I can find. Don’t have any decent ones of the car but have loads of my work. Some of those pictures are with the outer sill cut off so the rusty bits are more than skin deep
 

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warren

RMS Regular
Location
Larne
Drives
OctaviaVRS
Will give you a follow on insta! Im sure that will be epic when your done. I didn't think Porsches rusted that bad, would almost have thought that was an MX5 underneath :laughing:
 

Nigel Hannon

RMS Member
Location
Lurgan
Drives
clio dci
Will give you a follow on insta! Im sure that will be epic when your done. I didn't think Porsches rusted that bad, would almost have thought that was an MX5 underneath :laughing:
It was a real surprise when I started poking around. Can’t wait to get it done.
the only real reason I did it on instagram is that I can put a lot of my progress on without people trolling me with abuse as to why bother etc. It’s just a way for me to keep a record of what I’ve done in case I ever sell it but after the work that’s gone into it, I’d say it’ll be a keeper.
also getting into a local forum like this is good for sourcing local skilled people for painting and that sort of thing.
I’m always open to suggestions and ideas btw. This is a toy to be played with and I’m keen to improve on the standard car for track days and the likes
 

Nigel Hannon

RMS Member
Location
Lurgan
Drives
clio dci
Good to see you on here mate, will get over and see the car at some point 👍🏻
Anytime boyo👍
Didn't think they would rot that bad?! would make me think twice now about 996's, or probably just make me think where to look now on them lol


Turbo still going grand (y) :grinning: sitting about 400bhp at mo still a fair bit left in it also!
I always dreamed of 400.lol
Welcome along Ned! Following you already on Instagram. Peadar give me your number must get a chat with ye about my mk2.
Shout when ever ya want.👍
 

Nigel Hannon

RMS Member
Location
Lurgan
Drives
clio dci
A few more random pictures of the new sills painted along with new jacking points etc. All plastered in seam sealer and upol to keep the water out.
also the trw electric power steering pump mounted in the frunk though only where it’s place, none of it actually finished. That should help balance out the rear engine😂
 

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Nigel Hannon

RMS Member
Location
Lurgan
Drives
clio dci
Have to say, I never ever thought a 996 would been eaten so badly

It looked totally immaculate when I seen it. That wouldn’t have been two years ago
I never thought immaculate when I was buy it but thought it was ok. I had a lot of back problems so I wasn’t fit to really get under it for a proper look and I took the chance. That was October 2018 I think. The car had been waxoiled and that always bugged me because I couldn’t see the true condition. Mot was up in June and I had a rotten brake pipe, the one that runs up over the gearbox so it was gona be a lot of work to sort. I decided to pull it in, clean the waxoil off and sort any bits that needed work.
the skirts on these reach well in under the car so they can hold a lot of crap. Someone had patched both sills at the rear, badly, painted it with an underseal and then had the whole thing waxoiled. A standard car won’t have the same issues as there’s no skirts but I am starting to see them crop up and at the front it looked like they were rotting from the inside out.
new skirts are only available from porsche atm and are in 2 sections, the rear part being the quarter panel so I decided to make it all rather than go bankrupt.
I still have to pull the engine out and do other bits before paint but I think I’m well over the worst
 

pablo

RMS Moderator
Location
Glengrimley
For a 22 year old car that doesn’t seem that bad at all. Nice work in getting it taken care of now though.

I had an 02 996 and loved it I defo need to scratch the 911itch again sometime.
 
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