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post #1 of 61 Old 12-11-2011, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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1960 Ferrari PF Cab metal work restoration.

Metal work rebuild on this 1960 Cab as follows.The car was dis assembled and media blasted ready for me to perform the metal work restoration on this fine sports car.
I have a personally designed and built 'measuring box' that i set the body inside to help in the rebuild of the handcrafted sheet metal work.The 'box' will aid locating the complete new rocker rebuild compromising of the inner construction and outer rocker skin i made.The 'measuring box' brought out some interesting points,one major one being the complete rear end body was sitting 2" (50mm) to the right as the front half is square to the chassis.The car has never been hit,sits just as it was hand built in the factory from back in the 60's.The decision was to leave the back end alone,but i did make a new tail light housing (shown in pic) as the original was too big when married up to the trim ring and angled inwards.The right hand headlight housing is also 3/8" (10mm) longer than the left hand side.This cannot be noticed with the eye unless you know you have your body dead square with the chassis.These are just a few points captured with the aid of the measuring box.
I have now completed the metal work of the car and will post detailed pictures regularly.
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very impressive. look forward to following the progress
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very impressive. look forward to following the progress
+1. Thank You for sharing. w/ smiles Jimmy
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Talk about meticulous.

Very impressive!
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Great project and excellent craftsmanship. Can't wait to see the update. Welcome to the site.



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Surgeon- Looks like you have this down to a science. Great work and looking forward to future installments.

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That is craftsmanship.

My goal for my 60th birthday a decade away to have a 1961 brought back to life properly in a manner like this.

I have done plenty of restorations ... ok watched but paid for and been looking for a car and building a list of who is who upon the restoration.

Never seen one done like this and I have seen plenty!

Beautiful work Sir!
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Very cool in-progress pics. We have quite the experience with rebuilds like this and it is interesting to see how other people go about it.
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That is craftsmanship.

My goal for my 60th birthday a decade away to have a 1961 brought back to life properly in a manner like this.

I have done plenty of restorations ... ok watched but paid for and been looking for a car and building a list of who is who upon the restoration.

Never seen one done like this and I have seen plenty!

Beautiful work Sir!
Let us know if you need any help.
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Let us know if you need any help.

I would like to be top of your list!

thank you for the comments so far!
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Surgeons thread

Motion I know of your work also on your 100 point Pebble Cars.

I am in no rush but on the lookout for a 1961
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Inner fender panels both left and right hand needed to be made as the originals were very thin,damaged and decayed.I divided the panel into 5 profile sections as a guide to recreating the new inner fender panels.From there i blocked out the shape in a sand bag,followed by the English wheel and plannishing hammer(as shown in picture).Each stage i repeatedly referred back to the profile templates.The end photo shows a completed pair of inner fender panels ready for fitment.
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Nice, the templates get all the curves correct. Great work.

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Very cool in-progress pics. We have quite the experience with rebuilds like this and it is interesting to see how other people go about it.
Thanks.I guess i came into restoration with different prior experience.I worked in automotive prototype design houses for 20 yrs for Bentley,Rolls Royce,Jaguar, Aston Martin etc making everything from drawings from the ground up.I'm used to working to very small tolerances +/- 1mm,i know hand built cars of the 60's, as proven with this one are to no tolerance.This being said i can replicate with my methods how it came out of the factory with new metal.
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Man, that is impressive stuff to say the least. Too cool.
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Awesome thread. I am looking forward to following the progress.
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I know I can't even begin to appreciate the level of detail and work that goes into this. Just amazing.

+5, looking forward to the updates.
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