After the 50th Dino celebration in Maranello /Reggia Emilia I took some time to visit Cicognani and buy some parts. They are the manufacturer of most all rubber products in our Dino and if you buy from one of the large parts suppliers from the USA (Mr. Fiat/Rutlands), German or UK (Superformance) then you are buying Cicognani parts. http://www.cicognaniguarnizioni.it/i...ategory_id=227
So I was wearing my OMGjon Dino shirt and stopped in to buy a bunch of rubber trim, door and lighting surround materials actually finding more than I need, Thank you sales person Alessandro! As I am finding more to buy, the owner hears 'Sandro and I joking about cars, chatting and generally having a good time. He talks to 'Sandro and he turns to me and 'Sandro says "The owner would like to take you on a tour"
Wow, you don't have to ask me twice, Si, si, YES!
Cicognani is a very large facility and we get along great as I only have basic Italian language skills. He directs me to the materials dept, receiving, extrusion prep, Extruder (and a GAZILLION extruding dies! WOW), curing kiln and finaling. I had a great tour and even showed me several Pagani prototyping rubber trims on their carbon fibre parts. POINT MADE: The local supercar manufacturers bring their parts to Cicogani for final trim and sealing rubber BEFORE they finalize their Carbon Fibre molds.
As we walk back, he deviates from return and shows me his document reproduction section - WOW!
So I wanted to show folks here about their line of repro pouches and papers, they are fantastic and concours correct.