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A set of steel flares, and would be willing to place a deposit in order to get the $499 price? 90 73.17%
Not interested in placing a deposit, but would buy a set when available for $699 16 13.01%
Not interested at all. 11 8.94%
Would rather buy the fiberglass flares. 3 2.44%
Would rather buy the factory flares for $2600/set. 3 2.44%
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Interested? Porsche 914 Steel Flares $499/Set

Interested? Porsche 914 Steel Flares $499/Set

Hi all. Due to popular demand, Tom and I are thinking of reproducing the 914 GT Flares that were made popular by the 1970 Le Mans GT car:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/swapmeet_pics/356_meets_00/disk4/MVC-006S.JPG

These flares would be formed out of steel, and would be exact replicas of the ones currently sold by the factory. This would be an introductory price, and the price would increase later on of course (probably to about $700/set). As a side note, the factory just raised its prices on these flares to more than $2600 per set!

In order to make this happen, we would need to have at least some advance orders, and some deposits. I realize that this situation has happened in the past with "another vendor" that promised the same thing, but I can assure you that this would be a good deal. I have sent my own personal set of Porsche Factory Original OEM flares out to be spec'ed out by an outside vendor, and I have received back the numbers that I need in order to make this profitable.

I need to know if there is enough interest in this project to move ahead. Please answer the poll above, and let me know if you would be interested in this venture. The delivery dates I have for the flare sets would be approximately mid-June.

Please tell all your friends who might be interested in this offer to come here and place their vote. If there is enough interest, we will probably have a two-week period where we will take deposits for the flares (i.e. put your $$$ where your mouth is).

Here are some more pics of the flares:

http://www.pelicanparts.com/swapmeet_pics/356_meets_00/disk4/MVC-017S.JPG
http://www.pelicanparts.com/swapmeet_pics/356_meets_00/disk4/MVC-013S.JPG

Please let me know what you think.

-Wayne
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Old 03-18-2003, 04:52 PM
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Before I vote, how much are the FG ones? I am lazy, I didn't look it up. Also, I should say that because I have a race car, maybe I shouldn't vote. I really like how John Rogers riveted his on like the 934. I think it's the 934.
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Is a set 4 or 2 ??
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That's a good question, too. but I think a set is four 'cause the car would not look right wiht only two.
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Mmmmm, complete competition. In was thinking of getting into the market! Just kidding.

You have my vote Wayne, at 500US$, id take a set and replace the almost-acceptable ones that i made myself from mild-steel sheet for a cost of 80US$.....

See it by yourself.

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Well, I'm the only vote (so far) for FG. But, as I explained, the bolt on make sense for a race car. Guys, if you're gonna bond your flares and you can get them for this price, you'd be foolish to mess around with FG. You can either butt weld them or lap seam them and pretty fast too. And you have an all metal car when you are done. It's a win-win deal. Good show, Wayne.
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I'm in and willing to make a deposite for the 499$ price

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Wayne what would it cost to have the complete fender with the flair included. It would seem if the cost was twice as much you would have a much larger market because the installation would be simpler.

I dont know what I'am talking about but it was a thought.

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Put me down for Three sets.
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$499.00 for a set.
Sounds good to me.
let me know when you would need a deposit.

As I understand you could have disposable plastic molds made at a much lower cost. but I don't know if they would be good for
15 Steel Flares or 1500 Steel Flares.?
Has anyone worked with this.?


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Maybe in a few years (I voted no)...but that would all change in an instant if the car gets whacked on the side ("Well, while I'm in there, I may as well do the flares..." )


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I asked the wife, I'm in, I'll rip the glas ones off my car in a minute. I had my glas ones molded on perfect. I used a catylitic heater to post cure after every step. After painting the car black and leaving it in the sun, the flares show distortion like a Corvette! I can't stand to look at it. Drives me crazy!
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So, are you gonna tell us how many pre-orders you need, or keep it a secret?

I hope you get to make them!
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umm... I'd buy a set at that price in a second.

Make some modern top seals too... out of something that can't be destroyed... and latches.. out of the same stuff... and speaking of tops..

Serious, I'll take a set...

7 and 9?


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I would have been interested if I had not already installed the fiberglass ones on my car, they look good, no regrets yet. But, if there had been a $499 or $699 option I would have made the purchase in a heartbeat. If I ever do ti again, I would but the steel ones.
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I just paid out the a$$ to have all of the body work on my car done, and I would grind it up in a second to put on the real steel flares. Deposit nothing!!! I would pay the whole $500 up front to secure a set of these. C'mon people VOTE!!!
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If i had the money Ya!!! but I dont, so ill just vote for fiberglass.
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I'm petting my welder as we speak.

Who was the joker who voted for the $2600 price tag?
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