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> WTB: 914 GT flared rocker panels
bossboy302
post Feb 24 2024, 07:53 PM
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Anyone with an abandoned or otherwise stillborn 914-6 GT conversion? Like to buy GT rockers. Thanks, Brian
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post Feb 24 2024, 08:47 PM
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MB911 sells some metal flared ends that weld onto oem steel rockers. Much nicer than the fiberglass ones. 914-6Werkshop.com
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post Feb 25 2024, 07:17 AM
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Plus Ben's (MB911) flared ends can be welded to the exact size or length to better fit your flared fender. No two cars are the same. Best, Mark
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post Feb 25 2024, 08:01 AM
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Ben no longer has the rocker flares on his web sight. I only found rear valance ones.
Fiber glass new are kinda pricy.
I have a set of the old plastic ones with the "porsche" scripte protruding out.
I can get you a pick if you want, but they are old plastic with some small cracks and I hate them.
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QUOTE(mate914 @ Feb 25 2024, 06:01 AM) *

I can get you a pick if you want, but they are old plastic with some small cracks and I hate them.
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Thanks all. I got (what I think is) really good advice from someone here who has flared a few cars. To mount the rocker panels first, then fit the flares accordingly. Makes complete sense to me.

So, still looking.....
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post Feb 25 2024, 09:58 AM
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QUOTE(bossboy302 @ Feb 25 2024, 07:38 AM) *

QUOTE(mate914 @ Feb 25 2024, 06:01 AM) *

I can get you a pick if you want, but they are old plastic with some small cracks and I hate them.
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Ha! You really should be in sales. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/evilgrin.gif)

Thanks all. I got (what I think is) really good advice from someone here who has flared a few cars. To mount the rocker panels first, then fit the flares accordingly. Makes complete sense to me.

So, still looking.....


Due respect to your friend but I wouldn't mount the rockers first. There's too much variance in aftermarket parts, let alone 914 chassis, to count on the rocker getting the flares in the right place. You run the risk of not having the wheel centered in the flare.
Fit the flares, then do what's needed to make the rockers fit.
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post Feb 25 2024, 10:30 AM
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QUOTE(tygaboy @ Feb 25 2024, 10:58 AM) *

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I can get you a pick if you want, but they are old plastic with some small cracks and I hate them.
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Ha! You really should be in sales. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/evilgrin.gif)

Thanks all. I got (what I think is) really good advice from someone here who has flared a few cars. To mount the rocker panels first, then fit the flares accordingly. Makes complete sense to me.

So, still looking.....


Due respect to your friend but I wouldn't mount the rockers first. There's too much variance in aftermarket parts, let alone 914 chassis, to count on the rocker getting the flares in the right place. You run the risk of not having the wheel centered in the flare.
Fit the flares, then do what's needed to make the rockers fit.

I think that is a good idea.
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post Feb 25 2024, 02:24 PM
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Flares are a structural piece that need to be fitted correctly at the wheel opening. Rockers are cosmetic trim that get fitted once the flares are in place.
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post Feb 25 2024, 02:35 PM
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Most of the faired fiberglass rockers are junk. I put on a set of AA 916 dup's that George said where made from his 916 factory car. They where very nice and that is what I am running.

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post Feb 25 2024, 04:34 PM
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I got a pair from AA when I organized a big group buy for metal flares. They were junk and I gave them away.
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post Feb 26 2024, 07:55 AM
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QUOTE(bossboy302 @ Feb 24 2024, 07:53 PM) *

Anyone with an abandoned or otherwise stillborn 914-6 GT conversion? Like to buy GT rockers. Thanks, Brian

I have a set of steel flared rocker ends and a pair of steel rocker panels in excellent condition. Contact me for pictures and price. Thanks Mike
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post Feb 26 2024, 08:11 AM
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I used Ben's ends on my original metal rockers, still a lot of work to get them right but way better than the fiberglass alternatives
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post Feb 26 2024, 08:39 AM
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Those look great Dave. Mark
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post Feb 28 2024, 07:25 PM
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I am going to revisit these. The previous generation were ok but not as nice as I would like so after I move some current inventory to free up some cash I will start making new patterns Attached Image
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post Feb 29 2024, 09:52 AM
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I had metal ones made from NOS rocker panels. A good metal fab shop can do the work but as mentioned they need to be done after the flares are installed and properly fitted so everything aligns right before paint.

Its not cheap to do correctly but the results can be very satisfactory.

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