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Fender flares

OK so I picked up a project car. I want to extend the rear fenders to 14 inches. What is the easiest way to accomplish this? Cut and extend, or buy already made fenders. The only 14 inch fender that I have found is from the GT Racing site. They have fiberglass RSR widebody panles. The only issue is that I really don't want them vented. Are there there manufacturers out there? This is going to be a street car, not a track car. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Here is a picture of the car. I have alot of work to do and much to learn before I get started. Should be fun. I plan on replacing the entire interior and suspension as well.




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You got a lift. Now thats cool.
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Yes I am lucky the previous owner of my house was also a car nut. I will let any pelicanite use it for free whenever.
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GT Racing parts are going to be light weight fiberglsass parts. If that's what you are looking for, you might want to try Getty as well. They make great parts.

If you want longevity, you might want to think about steel flares, but I'm not sure where to find them.
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I think I would like to go with steel for the fenders since this will be a street machine. I will probably have to have a body shop extend the fenders for me since that would be way beyond my abilities.
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Off subject, I love the in ground lift! Is that Ruby Red on the car? I have an 84 with Ruby Red. I am liking it more as time goes on.
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Not sure what the color is called. I like it but will probably change it. The car was originally guards red and so I may go back to that color.
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what year is it?
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It is a 69 chasis with a 92 America Roadster body. The car was kinda thrown together. The previous owner had it sitting in his garage for 15 years and put 600 miles on it. He ended up hating the car because it was leaking oil all over his garage. Kinda what you get when you don't drive these cars. So I bought the car for $5K. It has a 3.2L engine and a G50 gear box. The engine fires right up and runs great. The gears are smooth as silk. For now I will work on the exterior and then tackle the engine. Not sure what I am going to do with the engine just yet. Maybe turbo? One thing at a time.
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Steve - those look to be 930 flares on the car now. I know you want wider flares, but why? It is possible to put a really nice looking 11" rear wheel with the correct offset and style to look right with that style body work. I build/restore/sell custom sized 3 piece 18" wheels. Jim jdorociak@gmail.com
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From the pictures your exterior looks pretty nice, not sure what you do not like. There were only 250 American Roadsters made, so even a copy done right should bring much pleasure and joy. Jim
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Well the car looks better on picture than in person. It has many flaws and uneven panels from poor body work. I bought this car for a project. I look forward to messing with it and learning. I want to make something unique. Those wheels are nice and will keep you in mind when the time comes.
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It's a 69? Wow! Someone went to a lot of trouble to convert it. Was the interior finished or did you pull it already?
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You don't want vented fenders then give some thought to 934 or something more updated you can put GT flares on it that cover more of the quarter panel. both would look outragous on that car and I would keep the color very rich and low key like a fine wine. If you decided to turbo then you could use a low profile intercooler or mount it in the rear quarter ala 934. You have a great starter with excellent possibilities.
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For that car being a cab, I would actually recommend 993GT2 rear flares, a vert GT2 would match the color, be slightly understated and would def be sexy.
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Also if this is going to be a street car, use Getty design pieces, GT Racing stuff is good for the track...
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Thanks guys for all the advice. I have a friend who has offered to cut and extend my fenders to 14 inches.

I want to drop the motor. I am in need of porsche rebuild tools. So if anyone has stuff they can part with just let me know. I also need an engine yolK. Pelican has one 4 spkoke. I was was under the impression that I needed a 5 spoke. Any advice on that would also be appreciated.
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Steve - I am going to make a suggestion, please run it up the flag pole -- make decisions on sizes and how they fit -- make your wheels first, then extend the fenders - leave the engine in until all the rest is figured out. If you are going to extend the fenders to 14" what size wheels are you going to run? What size tire? Too many guys overlook these items until it is too late. Figure it out first. In my humble opinion. Jim
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Oh.... OK so I should buy wheels first. Sounds like very good advice and I don't want to look back and say I should have done that first. Just to give you guys an idea of what I am trying to create here is a picture.


I think this in a cab would be very cool.
Jim what size wheels and tires would work? Advise needed. Any recommendations on wheel brands that would look hot on this type of car?
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I love those cars! If I could find that bodywork stateside I'd add it right now!

Good call on getting the wheels and tires first, the flares need to accommodate them properly for the right look. I've already got the tires I would use, 335/30-18.

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