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ras924  



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:14 am    Post subject: 240Z fender flares for 924 Reply with quote

I saw only one thread with someone asking about the bolt on wheel arch flares used on the 240Z. There was no conclusion. Has anyone done this? If so what brand did you use? How did it turn out?
I absolutely love the look...standard 924 with a little muscle and helps cover wider rims and tires, lowered...I can see it now!
Anyone have any advice...soooo want to to go this way.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For less than $1000, you could have the correct DProd arches that are guaranteed to fit the 924. Why not go that route?
http://www.americaninternationalracing.com/custom.asp?id=259246&page=24
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know this will be sacrilege to some, but I am not a big fan of the D-Prod look. It was true Porsche form following function, but I am looking for a tougher street look, and the ability to put some wider track on it. I absolutely love the Datsun 240ZG look, but I am also a big fan of a straight 924...just want a little more curve. I had actually thought about a quasi-street Lemans look (not CGT), but the power not being up to the look screams Toyota Celica with Trans-Am stickers!
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 6:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking for something like this?

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yikes
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not quite Nick...a little excessive for my little toofah.

Dan,
I was on your webpage and your euro931 looks fantastic. That is what I would like to achieve, 924 with just a little attitude. That satin paint looks absolutely badass! By the way, what kind of seats are those?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a European guy who is on the Porsche Club 924-944-968 facebook group who has done exactly what you're asking about.



Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the look but I have seen much worse.

http://924board.org/viewtopic.php?p=367773&highlight=#367773

I am much more a fan of what's going on in this thread.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I see that ^^^, I don't understand why you would do that instead of either the DProd or CProd kit. You can tell it doesn't match the wings correctly, it looks like general purpose cheap plastic kit bought from a FLAPS and not suited to the car. But that's just my opinion, of course
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've considered what 240Z/JDM arches may look like on a 924/my car more than once. I want a wider stance without going to CGT/DProd arches

Power Tryp wrote:
There is a European guy who is on the Porsche Club 924-944-968 facebook group who has done exactly what you're asking about.





Not the best execution I fear. UK reg plate. The rear will only work by cutting the arch in a CGT rear flare way. Which is why the wheel is far too inboard. Most JDM arches won't be large enough to cover the cut is my guess. Love the reversed front wheel fitment, far too much poke!!

Power Tryp wrote:
Personally, I'm not a huge fan of the look but I have seen much worse.

http://924board.org/viewtopic.php?p=367773&highlight=#367773

I am much more a fan of what's going on in this thread.


Very true, but those arches also don't quite look like they were destined for a 924. Close but not the best design/shape. And yes I do know they were on the rallye.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nickthompson wrote:
Looking for something like this?



Almost there. Needs spoilered 924 v's 944 front end.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 12:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw a familiar picture on google and signed up here for this thread.

I am responsible for the dark red 924 posted above. I'm not such a fan of that picture because some guy got a picture of it half way through doing the arches and the car was a bit of a state.

since that photo i cut out more bodywork and got the arches up higher but also did a better job of fitting them (they are extremely hard to work with and get a good result and my front one as previously pictured had a crack in which meant it didnt have an even bend to it and didnt look as good). anyway here are some better pictures. please excuse the instagram pictures. i have a ton of others if people are interested





I cut away this much twice on the rear and once on the front


the arches are from ebay. listed as jdm arches or universal arches etc. they are the larger size listed as around 70mm. if you got new decent condition ones they fit around the 924 arches well but you are going to need to cut bodywork front and back otherwise it will look like a monster truck.

the wheels i didnt get quite right. the rears are 15x10 et-25 and the front are 8j with et -50 so sit in the same place. if i did it again i would go for an inch more poke on the back and half an inch less on the front. you could get some seriously wide wheels out the back with these arches but i didnt want to shell out for the tyres especially when the car wasnt capable of spinning them anyway.

if anyone wants more info let me know. cheers, Jack
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jack, the new pictures look much better. I do like the look. Thanks for the update, it is much appreciated!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now those photos have definitely scratched an itch that I needed to see. Looks great. Agree on the wheel poke.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 01, 2016 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you can get a spacer for the rear and different hubs for the fronts so you can still do something about the position of the wheels.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2016 6:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello all,

Am the owner of the red car. Ive put the arches as an easy solution in order to fit wider Fuchs as my car has 3.0 S2 engine.
I actually preferred them to Dprod look but I guess its a matter of personal taste....
I know some of you might disagree but trust me it looks much better in the flesh than on the pictures

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