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Color reminds me of my brothers fresh restored 57 VW.
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Great color combo

That looks similar to leaf green, a nice light "soft" non-metallic green.

The '57 Beetle is fantastic as well. Even though they made millions of them, I think nice, rust free and non-wrecked early (pre '70?) Beetles or KGs may be good buys these days...
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my 3.2 is going through the same phase, the color is very similar but a bit lighter shade.
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You guys are just too young. You have just discovered the fantastic appliance color for the 60's: avocado. I discovered it myself when painting my entry to my home. It's pretty cool.
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VW Green

I really like that Green bug!
I spent WAY, WAY to much time back and forth about the color of my car. I was originally gonna go stonegrey 5710 (a 356 color) inspired by the "Brooklyn" Singer Porsche.
Then I decided to go green- I think I looked at every Porsche and VW green (palm green, pastel green, iceland green, reed green,....). I was VERY close to choosing VW L14 reseda (aka mignonette green).
In the end I had early911 match a color chip I found at home depot. The paint sample they sent me from the spray matches this picture very closely (at least on my monitor)
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Awesome build, my st will be ready for paint soon good luck.
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I'm going two tone interior- orange/teracotta and black (inspired by my old 2007 Cayman S and by Chris N.'s current build- see pics attached).
That interior is awesome, do you have a link to the build thread or more pics? That would be a great contrast to my Minerva Blue exterior...
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Great build. Subscribed.

Do you think 15x9/235 is enough tire? I thought STs used 15x10/285 rear, albeit Minilites in the rear because Fuchs didn't make a 10" back then. Am I wrong?
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Are 235's enough tire....I don't know. Certainly it would be "under tired" for an ST in track spec. I discussed my plans for the car (spirited back road drives- no or very limited track use) with Nick Moss at early911 and those are the sizes he recommended. He felt some of his other ST builds were "over tired"

The following is a link on the topic (opinions certainly vary):
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15x9/235 I mean
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I certainly would welcome any input on tire size for a mostly road driven ST backdate. Anyone? Maybe Chris N? (I think he has/had an ST backdate)
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Are 235's enough tire....I don't know. Certainly it would be "under tired" for an ST in track spec. I discussed my plans for the car (spirited back road drives- no or very limited track use) with Nick Moss at early911 and those are the sizes he recommended. He felt some of his other ST builds were "over tired"

The following is a link on the topic (opinions certainly vary):
Porsche 911 St tire sizes
Good point. I have seen that thread before I think, probably when researching my friend's build. I was actually thinking in terms of aesthetics rather than performance. It seems those rear fenders are going to need a bit more tire than a 235 to fill them up, unless, of course you use a spacer or lower offset wheel.

Keen to see what transpires.
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A quick look on Tire Rack shows tires at 225/55-15 and wider are slim pickings indeed, and I don't see it improving. I expect you'll be happier with a 16" wheel, and I believe Minilites come in this size. If you're going to 10" in the rear...man, I'd consider 17s, or you'll probably be limited to a small number of track tires. Maybe you have better research than I. Hell, I saw a 930 with 18" Fuchs replicas. I was surprised at how well they worked...

Options abound if you aim less for replica and more for homage, presuming the end goal is a lovely car that is wonderful to own and drive for years.
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For an ST to look correct, it would need the 15 inch wheels.
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That's kind of my point. Nobody's going to be actually fooled by any backdated replica, so why sacrifice performance and practicality for "correctness" on a car that is already quite incorrect.

In the end, it's preference and philosophy, so it's far from my place to say, but...I'd rather have a car with good tires.
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An ST replica really should have 15" wheels. Between the offerings on Coker and Michelin classic, 15" options will be available for a while.
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ST rim/tire size

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I was originally planning to go 7x15/205 and 9x15/235 Minilites on my ST backdate. Since starting this thread, many people have mentioned that tire choices are very limited in this size.

I know 15's are "correct" for an ST but should I go bigger for more tire choices? Do Minilites come 7 and 9 x 16? will they fit properly under the ST flares? In my mind this is more "ST inspired / look" rather than trying to fool anybody. Maybe I should go 16's just for more/cheaper tire options...this will be a daily driver.....I'd hate to be limited to very expensive, sticky track tires.

I really don't know much about tire options- I'm gonna need some PP knowledge.

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