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PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2004 10:57 pm    Post subject: 924 GTR LeMans bodykit Reply with quote

Just put in an order yesterday for the full 924 GTR LeMans style bodykit from GT-Racing; hood scoop (already have glas hood), entire nose, big rear quarters. Will be sure to take plenty of pics as we go through hanging them; there's sure to be plenty of work to add the proper mounts and bracing. This will be done, as best as we can mimic, as the factory did the original LeMans bodywork hanging, with the possible addition of some dzus fasteners to make the stuff easier to handle.

I'll be sure to show pics of where we cut the wheel well to fit big rims.

Which is gonna be the fun part; finding a relatively inexpensive way to push the rubber out closer to the bodywork (which I think will be about 1' wider than stock?) so that it doesn't look like I'm driving on 4 minispares (space saver/doughnut spare tires).

Cha-ching!
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you going to post a step-by-step for the board? This seems like a popular topic without too many answers.
I bet it will look great.
Good Luck.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 1:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's the idea.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 4:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way cool Vaughan though You know what itlle look like if you dont get the
tires out there where they should be Itll look like bigfoot (monster truck) with the little tractor tires on that they use when the truck not out on the track...
You know bigfoot the ford monster truck.

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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you are using GT Racing flares then I suggest you use 1/4 spacers if you are using 8 in rims. Stock 944 spacers made the tires rub on one side.
As for putting on the flares I bolted and two part epoxyed them on.
One question though, GT Racing did not have rockers for his setup. What will you be using for them. I told you what I used. Godfredson claims that the factory made up the rockers from scratch. I thought I would use rockers from a junker but nixed that and used baseboard heating panels to finish the look. They came out perfect. Welding is a must.
Good luck.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 10:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But I'm not doing the Carrera GT bodywork; the part # for the rear flares is 265, you can see them in the GT-Racing catalog, or just look at the pics of the "Boss" car, #8, on 924.org, or the #86 BFG car. Stupid wide. I haven't made plans for the rims yet, but I suspect I'll probably end up running 7's and 9's or 8's and 10's, most likely 17" dia.

I'm a little suspicious of the need for rockers. I need to look at a bunch more pics of GTR's, talk with the model experts, try and figure out what they did. Looking at some, it would appear that there was no rocker panel extension, and I'd like to confirm that, but my initial plan is no addition to stock bodywork. If there was no real factory standard part, that would be consistent with Hank not having a mould, since all he has is copies of the factory stuff. I guess we'll have to see how it looks when the fronts and rears are on, too, see if it really needs rockers.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you need pictures I have step by step pictures of my car work. Just ask and I will send them to you.
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PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2004 11:15 pm    Post subject: Quick question on this ... Reply with quote

Are you putting this kit on the Blue Race car or the turbo street car? Just wondering.
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i was corresponding with Mike from IFC recently, who spoke highly of Hank over at GT-racing.. he also informed me that gt used his panels to make their molds.. and that ifc made their molds from original carrera's.. with that in mind i noticed that ifc does offer rockers... whether theyre from the original or just thoughtfull additions, i dont know...but its something to ponder and worth checking into.. Mikes url is http://www.allporscheracing.com/GT.html , hell be revamping the site and updating prices soon (prices are going up.) obviously ive no affiliation, both Hank and Mike seem to be very knowledgable and both have answered my questions when ever ive asked. I just wanted to relay a bit that i learned and hope it helps..

im considering using ifc flares and rockers with an early 944 nose at this point,i like the idea of 'glass fenders and the weight savings, but the drivers down here in florida are nuts, i think ill be more comfortable knowing ive got some metal up front. The super wide rears are great for racing, but im not really fond of the extra space and gaps from the rear view for street applications on the GTR...
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PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2004 3:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The kit is for the 81 931. Installation will be with advisement from a local GTR owner, so we expect it'll be fairly close to authentic (though that's not the primary concern).
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 4:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The fenders, without question the wildest parts of the set, just showed up!!! WOW!!! They're STUPID WIDE!!!

I'm gonna have to move the tires out 6+ inches to get near the rear fenders (judging by a quick test-fit on my 931)!!! These are way cool...
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would get a 4 wheel axle and then you would have it made. I have pictures of my car with a Thing 4 wheel axle.
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PostPosted: Tue May 11, 2004 9:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah! Just like the Auto Union cars - a dually raceecar!
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, more traction means more speed

Or you could just fit a nice set of those Lindsey Racing Fuchs, ya know, the 17x11 modular wheels based off of an original Fuchs centre, and a pair of Corvette rims
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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2004 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I saw a F1 car once , that had 4 FRONT wheels , that would go well with dual rears , add all wheel motion and have an 8X8 924
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