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I am interested in spiffing up the bland interior of my Ocean Blue exterior, Metropol Blue interior 2000 C2 Cabrio and I am looking for inspiration.

Who has re-covered their black gauge faces?

Anyone used the dash trim kits to add contrast and color?

Anyone gone wild with leather re-painting?

Your experience, pictures, sources and suggestions would be appreciated.

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I am interested in spiffing up the bland interior of my Ocean Blue exterior, Metropol Blue interior 2000 C2 Cabrio and I am looking for inspiration.

Who has re-covered their black gauge faces?

Anyone used the dash trim kits to add contrast and color?

Anyone gone wild with leather re-painting?

Your experience, pictures, sources and suggestions would be appreciated.

I added CF parts (from MACarbon) and then did red leather accents, new steering wheel, red trimmed mats...pics are in my sig link.

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I am interested in spiffing up the bland interior of my Ocean Blue exterior, Metropol Blue interior 2000 C2 Cabrio and I am looking for inspiration.

Who has re-covered their black gauge faces?

Anyone used the dash trim kits to add contrast and color?

Anyone gone wild with leather re-painting?

Your experience, pictures, sources and suggestions would be appreciated.

I added CF parts (from MACarbon) and then did red leather accents, new steering wheel, red trimmed mats...pics are in my sig link.

Thanks. Very nice!

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You can redye leather www.leatherique.com yourself. Just don't screw up. Or better, get spares and use them so you can go back to your original if you feel/need to.

For interiors inspiration, check www.gemballa.com. Some of the designs might be way over the top but you can see many color/material/design combinations, from 997's to 996's.

You can get alcantara materials from www.gulffabrics.com

For carbon, aluminum look, and other parts, check the sponsors in this site.

Gauge faces, they are available through sponsors, in silver and white. Yellow and red too, but for '02 cars only (as far as I have found).

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Here is an easy one. One thing I did not like on my 996 was how long the shifter was. My prior car had a shorter shifter and the travel required to change gears on the 996 was bugging me. I did some reading and found many short throw shifter packages out there for $200+. I came up with a $0 solution. I pulled off my shifter knob and leather boot assembly, cut the metal rod down by about 1-1.5" and put the shifter assembly back on. See the attached for basic instructions on how to get the shifter off. Once you unclip the leather boot simply pull off the press fit knob (mine was a little different than the pics in the attached). I pressed a large garbage bag over the rod so that no metal chips would end up in the car. With a hack saw I cut the rod back 1-1.5". Clean up. Put a little lock-tite on the tip of the rod and press the Knob back in place. Then clip the boot in place and your done. $0 and 1 hour max. Let me know what you think.

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Here is an easy one. One thing I did not like on my 996 was how long the shifter was. My prior car had a shorter shifter and the travel required to change gears on the 996 was bugging me. I did some reading and found many short throw shifter packages out there for $200+. I came up with a $0 solution. I pulled off my shifter knob and leather boot assembly, cut the metal rod down by about 1-1.5" and put the shifter assembly back on. See the attached for basic instructions on how to get the shifter off. Once you unclip the leather boot simply pull off the press fit knob (mine was a little different than the pics in the attached). I pressed a large garbage bag over the rod so that no metal chips would end up in the car. With a hack saw I cut the rod back 1-1.5". Clean up. Put a little lock-tite on the tip of the rod and press the Knob back in place. Then clip the boot in place and your done. $0 and 1 hour max. Let me know what you think.

Any pics?

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I am interested in spiffing up the bland interior of my Ocean Blue exterior, Metropol Blue interior 2000 C2 Cabrio and I am looking for inspiration.

Who has re-covered their black gauge faces?

Anyone used the dash trim kits to add contrast and color?

Anyone gone wild with leather re-painting?

Your experience, pictures, sources and suggestions would be appreciated.

Have you looked in the Registry? It is full of mods and pictures showing what folks have done.

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