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944 front valance on 924 fitment

does anyone know if a 1985 944 frront valance(air dam) fit a 1979 924?
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Old 03-29-2005, 03:46 PM
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I believe you will need the front fenders as well.
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It has been done but the valance needs to be modified.

Here's a shot of a stock fendered 924 with a 944 front end.

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It looks messed up. There once was a guy her who took a 944 front valnce and chopped some meat out of the middle and made it fit. The same can be done with 944 front body kits, only thing is if you do it wrong it looks really bad
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the front of that yellow car looks terrible
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Now that its mentioned, i do remember someone who fitted a 944 front valance to fit the 924 fenders. I remember him from the 924Board.Org forums, I believe his name was Vaughn Scott. He had a Gemballa front end which he cut out a portion of the center. He did this buy cutting it in half, then reglassing it back together.
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Now that its mentioned, i do remember someone who fitted a 944 front valance to fit the 924 fenders. I remember him from the 924Board.Org forums, I believe his name was Vaughn Scott. He had a Gemballa front end which he cut out a portion of the center. He did this buy cutting it in half, then reglassing it back together.
If it were VS who did that it must have been a long time ago. That does not fit his MO at all, but I have only been hanging around 924.org for a couple years.

Anyway, that yellow car belongs to a 924board.org member Joes924racer. I agree that it is not the best solution for replacing the valance on the 24. There are nice aftermarket replacements but they are somewhat scarce. I had a nice new air dam but sold it in a pinch.
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OH and it is bad enough that some states require a front license plate but I think it is even more hideous if you insist on putting an extra one on there like Joe did, and especially if it is blocking air flow to your radiator.
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Looking into it more...appears i had the wrong person! It was actually a guy named Alex Roy,

http://www.alexroy.net/GemballaFront.html

I remember reading his site from maybe a year or two ago now when i still had my 924S. I was impressed with his custom work then and still am impressed with it!
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Yep Alex has done some neat things to both his 924 and his 931. He does not post much on the board anymore but occasionally I see him pop in.
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I think that joes924racer dude is pretty cool. Hes done some neat stuff.
Hes hotrodded that porsche pretty good.
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Same guy

Aren't you the same guy on another site that cannot spell. And why do you not confirm you are the same guy you mention.
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gee.....2 first time posters in the same thread.....one right after the other........
read the rules......your ip can easily be checked to all be the same person.......
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gee.....2 first time posters in the same thread.....one right after the other........
read the rules......your ip can easily be checked to all be the same person.......
+111111 We don't need that here.
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I've been contiplating what to do with my 924s......my decision is to use 944 fenders/valance , to add the vented nose 924turbo style, suck in the bumper, and non flip up headlamps in the front......the rear is getting the bolt on flares and a slotted rear pan.....
I'll be making some molds to make the headlamp buckets out of fiberglass to fit dual lamps, still contemplating if I'm going to buy the clear covers or form my own.....I'll probably buy some as normal plexi will warp from the heat of the bulbs.....
I work with "drift a 944" and he already called dibs on the first set of fiberglass buckets
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Bell hmm i know a guy who made his own covers out of plexi..
If there back far enough heat shouldnt be an issue. No Im a one time poster this is my 2nd post.
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Thanks! Its basically a 944 style for 924's. I did spend a lot of manual fiberglassing time on it though. It came with only a rough edge at the side that was mounted to the fender. I built it up and rounded it off. The GTS headlights were $$ but I had to have them. Now I would just make some up.
The whole car is repainted in this picture as well. I had a lot of good times driving that car. There is also 80's camaro side molding painted the car color. The 944 stuff was too pricey at the time.

I always wanted to square out an opening in the bottom half of the bumper to match the spoiler opening. This way I would have more air coming in for cooling and the 951 intercooler


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J & V, you're not fooling anyone. Heh!

I've got a spare 944 valance waiting around for my roadster project, and I'll do the section & refit thing with it. The 944 one is dead anyway, so why not have some fun?

I guess the real answer is that anything is possible with enough resources.
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I have been considering doing the reverse. 924S front spoiler on a 944. The key would be keep the spoiler 100% stock and mod the fenders a bit.

Sounds like a stupid idea, but in one particular racing series their appears to be slight rules advantage to a "wide body" 924S vs a 944. IE fender flares are free, but if you mod the spoiler you are assessed points.

I proabably will never do it however.
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