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Steel Front Wheel Arch Porsche 911 RSR

by | Jan 16, 2014 | Classic Porsche Blog, Project Cars

Chris and Andy Osborne – the terrible twins – have been busy in Tuthill’s fabrication shop, fitting steel front wheel arches to this Porsche 911 RSR build.

Tuthill Porsche 911 RSR Steel Arches 1

Steel Front Wheel Arch/Front Wings 911

The most common front wing solution on widebody Porsche 911 RSR builds is using composite panels like the EB Motorsport Porsche 911 RSR front wings, which include the front wheel arch and are moulded in lightweight fibreglass. The main advantages of this approach are reasonable cost, very low weight and easily replaceable panels when things get bruised in competition.

Tuthill Porsche 911 RSR Steel Arches 2

For some of those building dream RSRs, the issue is less about cost and more about craft. Steel is solid, long standing and a rare commodity in arches for bespoke 911 builds. High-end Porsche aficionados like a complex metal wheel arch and the Tuthill Porsche fab shop is more than capable of fulfilling their wishes.

Tuthill Porsche 911 RSR Steel Arches 3

The Porsche 911 RSR build seen here is for street, circuit and rally use. It features a number of composite lightweight Porsche parts from EB Motorsport, but also a measure of old fashioned steel. It is true to classic Porsche, and to the owner, and will definitely turn a few heads when it’s finished.


  1. jim hatfield

    I have just one question and one statement. Statement, thanks for the photos of of how these metal “wings” get attached. I have a 1988 911 Carrerra and will be buying metal weld-on fender extenders. I would like to know what you charge in U.S> dollars so when I find the right welder I know what kind of price to expect.

    Thanks for your help,

    James W. Hatfield ( a good English name I might say)


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