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post #1 of 16 Old 12-17-2009, 03:57 AM Thread Starter
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Hi, I am a new member and new owner of 1989 Mondial t cabriolet. I have 2 questions which you could perhaps help me with.
First - the shield emblems one sees on some ferraris/mondials. Were these original from the factory or post purchase add ons? Are they adhesives? Will they damage the paint as add ons? Are there specific placement instructions if I choose to add them to my fenders?
Second- was the original leather tool case and jack case stored with the spare tire in the front, or in the rear trunk?
BTW, I have thoroughly enjoyed the mondial to date. I don't quite understand some of the disdain for the model, lol!
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Hi, I am a new member and new owner of 1989 Mondial t cabriolet. I have 2 questions which you could perhaps help me with.
First - the shield emblems one sees on some ferraris/mondials. Were these original from the factory or post purchase add ons? Are they adhesives? Will they damage the paint as add ons? Are there specific placement instructions if I choose to add them to my fenders?
Second- was the original leather tool case and jack case stored with the spare tire in the front, or in the rear trunk?
BTW, I have thoroughly enjoyed the mondial to date. I don't quite understand some of the disdain for the model, lol!
Thanks for your help,
Rob (Miami, FL)

The shields are add on's regarding Mondials. There are exceptional quality after market shields available but I do not follow who is making the best at any time. I have not seen any damage to the paint other than it (the paint) doesn't fade 'under' the shields as the rest of the car does.

It takes a lot of study of other models for one to determine the best placement of the shields. I have made and kept templates over the years of the cars originally supplied with shields to make placement easier on those not supplied with shields. The Mondial is one I do not have a template to share.

The tool case goes in the front 'spare tire well' held in place by the leather strap.

The Mondial T is an exceptional car. I am in agreement, I do not understand any of the adverse comments about any of the Mondial models. They had a few issues early on but we now fully know how to keep them healthy and reliable.
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Thank you for your reply

Dave,
Thank you for your reply.
I came across some seemingly very high quality emblems on ebay and supposedly made by Ferrari.
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Dave,
Thank you for your reply.
I came across some seemingly very high quality emblems on ebay and supposedly made by Ferrari.
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Rob
The ones made by Ferrari cost about $800/ea. Don't believe what you read on ebay.

A very high quality enamel/metal aftermarket one can be found at www.yoshield.com.


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Yours is the earliest Mondial T which had a variant of the seatbelts and a couple other items, but as Dave said front and with that strap that should be in there. The spare was optional.

As JRR said, Yoshields make a fine aftermarket product. I had them on, but now taken off. Might put them on later. Had on for less than a year so fading didn't become a factor. Taking them off was quite easy using dental floss.

Yoshi gave directions on placement, which you can sort of see here.
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adhesive attachment?

Do they used an adhesive to attach to the car?
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Do they used an adhesive to attach to the car?
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Yoshi's does. The OEM used back screws, through mounting holes, where the shields held into the recessed fender points via nuts of sort, and making the shields almost entirely flush.

Yoshi, mfgr's shields that are 1/3 the thickness of OEM shields. Shoot, I sold a pair to FL owner, 348 [he the Queen's carriage driver] that were Baccarats[sic] that were HEAVY and better quality IMO than OEM a few years ago.

Yoshi's uses a 3M tape which is very strong: no need to worry they'll come off. SO, placing them correctly should be done with care. I'm sure he would help fix them. They ride very tightly on fender BUT you'll need to make some very nice adjustments for clean fit WHICH IS VERY important: Don't rush any of this mounting. Make sure the shields are flat on the curvature of the fender points, and point to mount understood. MEASURE 2x 3x then mount once.

Mondial T's NEVER had the shield option. Thus, you'll not see ones with recessed shield points. Yoshi makes the correct 'near' attempt to satisfy a person IMO.

Yoshi is typically doing his day job, and is sometimes difficult to communicate with, but his web site is somewhat very good. He is a stand up guy and makes good his product: I had one set with messed up backing and he replaced them right away.

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Thanks. Maybe I'll not add them as I generally prefer to stay original to the car.
BTW, now, to be totally hypocritical to my statement above, does anyone fabricate an alternative to the black plastic plate on the center console?
(BTW, great cup holder!)
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Thanks. Maybe I'll not add them as I generally prefer to stay original to the car.
BTW, now, to be totally hypocritical to my statement above, does anyone fabricate an alternative to the black plastic plate on the center console?
(BTW, great cup holder!)
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NAW!!! DO it. Ya' gotta do it at least once

can always take them off. Don't feel that because someone insists on 'it isn't on road cars' or doesn't look the part or whatever that you should back off.

IF ya' had put on lambo wings and doors I would have to put Guido on your tail, but small bling on Ferrari non-racers is ok....I as you wanted to go original for awhile, but DID enjoy the shields when I had them.

I feel the looks are great with/without them.

As for the PLASTIC part, we do have some CF fabricators and ROBBIE has stickienomore where he might be able to change the looks.

what are you looking for? More leather, metal, CF?

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Not sure what I'm going to do in response to all of your encouragement, lol.

I'm not quite sure what I'm looking for as far as replacements in the interior - perhaps, wood - maybe a burl maple? Either gray/blackish stain or natural. Have not given it a whole bunch of thought as yet. Not sure how an anodized aluminum would look, either.

Your thoughts?

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you are talking about where the switches are on the center console?

any of the plastic parts are laminated on top of and very thin, about 1/8inch at best. Unless you are handy not sure ... take a pic, post it with a circle [use MS Paint if needed] and can see better.

but sound interesting none the less. REMEMBER: always keep the original parts, somewhere safe for later.

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Yes, I'm referring to the plastic where the switches are located. I didn't realize the plastic was that thin. Mine is in fine shape; just thought a nicer finish there might make the car look a bit better.
Thanks for all the information.
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Give rob an email and see what he thinks: Believe he's a sponsor here and his work is good. http://www.stickynomore.com/Testimonials.html

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Thanks, Rik.
Will do so once I get further along in my thoughts.
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"real" ferrari's had stickers or paint.

True...and the old ones were painted on [Infineon Challenge, '08]:
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