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ST flares?

Has anyone aded ST style flares to their car?

Any clues to flare sizes? I read some where these were the first cars to run 8s in front and 9s in back.

It would sem these are a good deal smaller than the 930 Turbo flairs and a bit smaller than the original RSR flairs. Some hammer and dolly work involved as welll from what I can tell.


Kinda a mini turbo look.

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A little better look at the size.

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I'm pretty sure they are a 9inch flare like on the rear. The guy that owns Gt Racing made molds from the factory ST he owned. Might want to give him a call and see what he says
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Rdane,

have a search Under "jpnovak" he has recently built a 911St

I have researched the ST quite a lot and all the pictures of the flares differ.

Attached are some photos

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rdane,

Ron Maxwell, he painted my SC, did a complete paint restoration on a factory ST last year. He has loads of pictures from the original car during races and other places. He lives down south of Austin TX. he may be able to help you out. From what ive read, the ST flares were not really standardized. Almost like a custom job for each one. The front fenders are standardized tho as Ron ordered these to replace the originals.
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Mark...thats the car! I remeber when Ron was restoring it. I picked it up by myself when the body was completely stripped. It was feather light...what a great car.
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The cars actually ran 7's and 9's. Since 9" fuchs were not available at first, minilites were used. There certainly is room for 8's up front- they looked kind of funny with the 911R style 7's that were factory fitted
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So has anyone worked out how much actual difference in width there is between an ST and RSR in long hoods.

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ST has 4, 9" flairs..RSR is bigger in back.
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They are wider than 9". Well, at least the only available ones are wider than 9". All of the cars were a little different since they were done by hand. Hank from GT Racing has a mold based on one of the 3 factory '70 STs (I believe the actual car his are molded from is the 2 car above). I mocked a set of the GT Racing flares up on my old '73 which already had SC flares and they were at least 1" wider. Currently, GT Racing is the only source for a set of ST flares. It would be worth it to have a panel beater hammer out a set SC flares to 10" or so if you wanted a unique ST look.

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I just sold a set of these today to a member. They were carbon fiber from GT racing. VERY good quality stuff
Yes, they are a 9 inch flare.

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I talked with Ron Maxwell who did the restroration on the facory #2 ST. He told me they were 9" flares and on that car, #2, the original fenders were fiberglass which they used again and did not repalce them.

He also thought that a hammer and dolly in the right hands could get 2 more inches out of an SC fender and make it a close copy of the ST. Ron has gotten 2" out of the SC fenders many times but wasn't looking for an obvious looking flared fender. I'll let you know how it all goes when my project its done.

To be fair my body shop along with everyone I have talked to can't tell me how to measure a "9" inch flare. Even a standard SC front flare is some where around 8 inches and it is a whole lot short of fitting a 9" Fuch. and not a good fit for even the 8" 944 wheel.

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bumping becuase there are not enough pics of ST flares








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Gives "one of a kind", a whole new meaning doesn't it
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And a nice view from the rear (2.5 S/T with Walter Roehrl at the wheel).

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I'll pitch in with one of my favorite ST's. This one was recently sold by Autofarm:





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I happen to have acquired a real set of factory steel ST rear flares. I do not need them but want to trade for correct steel RSR rear flares. Probably a long shot but oh well.

To answer previous questions, they are wider than 9" flares...closer to 10"
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cnielsen- could you post pics of the flares? that would be cool!
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Do you have a profile gauge? Could you trace the profile every 6 inches or so? This would be useful information for someone that wanted to hand shape a set of Carrera flares. It would be easy to cut plywood templates that are reusable and symetrical for each side.
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