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post #1 of 19 Old 05-19-2017, 06:10 AM Thread Starter
 
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Ferrari 250 GTO Sofa

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So as the title says I will post the process of making the rear section Ferrari 250 GTO and making the sofa.

I work as a metal shaper / fabricator in a car restoration and race car workshop.

Handmade aluminum bodywork, in old school way, will be a challenge but also a fun way to do something nice.

At the beginning I made a CAD design with all the necessary dimensions.

The rear part will be on the 1/1 scale to the genuine car.





Basic frame construction.

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post #2 of 19 Old 05-22-2017, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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After playing on a computer, now I have to do the real thing in the real world.


Deck lid frame and hinges.
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post #3 of 19 Old 05-22-2017, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Base frame (chassis) is complete.
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post #4 of 19 Old 05-24-2017, 07:27 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wire frame buck / template is made to check the shape through the panels fabrication process.
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post #5 of 19 Old 05-27-2017, 07:52 AM Thread Starter
 
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Metalshaping fun begins.
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Great workmanship. Look forward to seeing her completed. Blue cord or leather?

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Great workmanship. Look forward to seeing her completed. Blue cord or leather?

Thanks.

I plan to finish the bodywork in pure brushed aluminum.

For the upholstery definite leather but I have not yet decided which color.

Maybe red, black or something else?

I would appreciate ideas and opinions from the Ferrari community.
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The original seats were in a blue corduroy, so blue leather might be appropriate.

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The original seats were in a blue corduroy, so blue leather might be appropriate.
I'll take it into consideration.

Thanks.
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Shaping process continues.
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Parts for the right side are shaped.
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It's time to start the left side.
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post #13 of 19 Old 06-10-2017, 07:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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Steps in making parts:

Heavy hammering / blocking.

Light hammering / planishing.

Final smoothing on english wheel.
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Steps in making parts:

Heavy hammering / blocking.

Light hammering / planishing.

Final smoothing on english wheel.

My compliments for the great workmanship, is not easy manufacture ... you have a very high manually capacity ... rare thing ....

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My compliments for the great workmanship, is not easy manufacture ... you have a very high manually capacity ... rare thing ....

Best Regards

Fabio
Thank you.

You also make an excellent product, it looks like a sculpture.

Best regards

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All main parts are shaped and ready for welding.
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What a joy to watch skilled craftsman create beautiful things.

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What a joy to watch skilled craftsman create beautiful things.
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Welding fun begins.
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