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rsr flares

i am comtemplating a conversion to rsr flares...not interested in turbo flares! where can these be purchased, and what does one do about the front fenders to properly match-up? this is for a long hood car!
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I,m not sure what you mean but the rears are turbo fenders on a rsr as far as i know. For the front you will need some RSR fenders or standard 70-73 fenders and rsr flairs. Try here http://www.rennspd.com/
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If you want steel ones then I believe you may need to make your own - see last photo on http://911classic.co.uk/RS-RSR_Project.htm

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For the front Ed is spot on. For the rears it's a little more complicated.

I am not really sure but I think that up to '73 the RSR rear fenders were 11' wide. To accomplish this you could get turbo style flares. There are actually 2 different styles.. early turbo (they have a complete round hole for the torsion bar)



or late style (half moon hole for t-bar).



With '74 I think the RS (or IROC) had 11' wide rear flares. The RSR went up to '13 wide flares. If you want these you either go fiberglass or you need to make them as Martin was saying.


I think Pelican Parts still carries the turbo style flares. If not try

http://www.restoration-design.com/
http://www.mamotorworks.com/
http://www.tweeks.com/
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thanks for filling in Matteo ! never knew there were two kinds of Turbo flares. I learn someting new here every day


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The 2.8 RSR's flares had about the same overall width (9"/11") as Turbo flares, but the shape of the lip, and the way the flare comes out from the fender, are both slightly different.

I don't believe there is any aftermarket source for steel RSR or ST flares. There weren't very many factory ones, and they weren't very consistent in any case.

The only way I've seen to do it is what Pelicanite jpnovak did on his ST replica -- which is to take the later style of flare and modify it by hand. See this thread for how he did it. It still will have some differences from the original RSR/ST flares, but they'll be much harder to spot.

Fiberglass is the other alternative.
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Gunnar racing makes their own RSR flares but they don't look correct either...better than Turbo but still not quite a true '73 RSR flare. I tried to get them to make me a set but since I did not own an RSR and a 917 they did not want to talk to me...

I found some steel front RSR flares and I think I will have to match them to fiberglass rear fender extensions. Not ideal but it is my only option. I thought about recontouring a turbo flare but the chance of getting all my mods flat so I don't have to use a ton of filler is not good. Might as well use fiberglass and make the finish work easier.
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rsr flares

thanks guys. first porsche i owned was a 72 gulf blue with real rsr flares with no rust whatsoever.....man what a desired combination these days! sold the car to a young man from the denver area and i believe he made into a track car......should have kept that one! bet lots of us remember our first porsche love???? a keeper!!
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