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    Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    Hi All
    I am about to pick up a wrecked 99 Porsche Boxster from a friend who bought it at a auction but does not want to work on it anymore. The good news is that it does NOT have a salvage title, frame is ok, but front bumper supports are toast, front end is barely hanging on and the drivers side door is missing. (I think they had to pry it open) Rear bumper is torn but underside looks ok and the windshield is cracked. Overall the passenger side however survived pretty well from what I can tell. The car drives ok. (I drove it doorless and bumperless all around to test it out hehe)

    Since so much of the car is toast I was trying to look for some kit cars that use the Boxster frame and interior but replaces the body panels. But the only ones I could find stretched the frame.

    Do any of you kit car gurus know of any kit that fits the 99 Boxster without stretching the frame? Links would be helpful.

    Thanks!

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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    do a GT mod. it would be true porsche... although you would need to stretch the chassis. nothing will look exotic on the Boxters wheelbase IMO.
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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    sorry - I never heard of any kit for a boxter. But, if you're planning to keep and drive the car long term, you might consider something else. Everything I've seen in Car and Driver over the years says boxters are not very reliable and very expensive to fix and maintain. They just had a long term test article on the 2005 model. $957 for a headlight and $131 for front brakes ?!

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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    we have a local porsche guru, that has a 99 TT and boxster (not sure what year), boxsters have the short end of the stick with performance and handling, especially the traction control computer... I know you didnt ask for all that info. But this guy has actually put a TT motor the one that has 415hp into his boxster, and put a body kit on the boxster (wicked) I think is the name of the company. It looks sick! and sounds sicker, and is fast as balls!



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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    kitcar.cc builds their vehicles (Diablo, CGT) on boxsters but they do require a stretch. They are the only ones I know of.

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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    Try these guys they got a wicked reputation in the press
    http://www.worldclassexotics.com/CgtRfin.htm
    also from what i hear there gt moulds were taken of a real car.

    also that gt from the kitcc website still looks on the short side?
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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    Thanks for the feedback. I guess the only true kit cars stretch the frame. Yes the cost of the OEM porsche parts are very expensive as well. Oh well I guess stock is better then nothing.

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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by darkeyesuk2000
    Try these guys they got a wicked reputation in the press
    http://www.worldclassexotics.com/CgtRfin.htm
    also from what i hear there gt moulds were taken of a real car.

    also that gt from the kitcc website still looks on the short side?
    Paul at WCE has a reputation of being a con.

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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    And the WCE C-GT is not moulded from the real thing, but a very good likeness none the less.

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    Re: Any kits for 99 boxster WITHOUT stretching the frame?

    Quote Originally Posted by slipondajimmy
    Quote Originally Posted by darkeyesuk2000
    Try these guys they got a wicked reputation in the press
    http://www.worldclassexotics.com/CgtRfin.htm
    also from what i hear there gt moulds were taken of a real car.

    also that gt from the kitcc website still looks on the short side?
    Paul at WCE has a reputation of being a con.
    I do not have personal experience with Paul or WCE, however, i have heard the same thing and its been enough times that i wouldnt go there....

    I also dont think it was molded from the real thing...its not exact enough to be...

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