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Originally Posted by zcoker View Post
This is what I've heard for the early slantnose cars where many think their front slant fenders are stamped when in fact they are cut and welded from the factory, just like the rear flares. Why would Porsche stamp the front fenders in those years and then weld the rears?

Here we go again! If you welded FRONT slant nose fenders then they are aftermarket!! Factory slantnose fenders were stamped steel!

The issue regarding rear flares being welded instead of stamped was do to Porsche not expecting to have the demand for the 930 that they did in the earlier years. Thus during the early period it was more cost effective from a manufacturing/tooling effort to weld the flare to the car rather than stamp a panel then weld to the tub.. simple manufacturing strategy.

Front fenders in an automotive manufacturing environment are easy to stamp and use as a bolt on item.
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Old 12-18-2008, 08:39 AM
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