The car went off to Doug Richmond’s for some frame work.  Here’s where the rear suspension bottomed out so hard to dented the wheel well.  GREAT.

The initial estimate was $2500-3000, based on the pictures.

Here you can see that the passenger shock tower is about 1″ high and back.

it hit hard enough that it separated from the body here.

Notice the gaps from the celete bench to the lower chassis suspension mounts.  Nice.

That is quite a bit for a car that looks “pretty straight”

OUCH.  Now that’s a gap.

See how the entire driver’s side is high?

Now after some straightening.

Door gaps look good.

Hood closes nicely and the fenders are quite even.

Finishing touches.  I’ll mount the rear bumper and front assembly myself.

OK, now for the fun part.  Throughout I was told that we should be “on budget”.  The bill came to $4300.  $3500 in labor and $800 for the fixtures.  I was them told that the budget didn’t include the fixtures.

It is what it is, and it really would not have made any difference in me getting the car done.

To date I have the following budget:

To get a straight 996 with a theft recovery title and big brakes:
1 Initial Purchase 15000 15000
1 Shipping 750 750
2 Fenders 275 550
1 Nose (including $80 ship) 156 156
1 Rear Bumper (including $80 ship) 250 250
1 Carbon fiber Hood (Including $199 ship) 249 249
1 996 brakes all around (Yeah, that’s a deal!) 700 700
1 Shipping of doors 335 335
1 Headlights – litronic 850 850
1 Fender supports, brackets, headlight support, etc. 400 400
1 paint and body 4000 4000
1 Sale of misc suspension/drive parts -1000 -1000
1 996 motor repaired? -4000 -4000
1 Credit LA Porsche -1000 -1000
1 Chassis work – Straightening 4300 4300
21540
Suspension/Wheels Tires
4 996 GT3 outer control arms 139 556
4 996 GT3 inner control arms 172 688
1 996 Front Shock Monoballs 356 356
1 996 Rear shock upper Monoballs 435 435
1 Set Used JRZ triple adjustable shocks 3500 3500
1 Set factory cup sway bars 400 400
1 Springs (8*75) 600 600
1 Set wheels, including shipping (9.5+12×18) 2300 2300
1 Set Pirelli Corsa Tires (yeah that was a deal) 540 540
9375
Drivetrain
1 GT3 Supercup Engine 16800 16800
1 GT3 Engine Wiring Harness 850 850
1 993 Euro trans with LSD 2000 2000
1 996 tt center radiator (Ebay) 200 200
1 996 motor, 32K miles -5500 -5500
1 996 transmission C4 -2500 -2500
11850
Safety
1 Cage 3500 3500
1 Seats Kirkey Road Race 1350 1350
1 Interior -1000 -1000
3850
46615