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Now it has a recognizable shape.
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Aluminum working tools

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Now it has a recognizable shape.
Hello Classic,

Many thanks for posting your sequential fabrication photos. They could be used for teaching this rare art of hand metal forming.

As a metallurgical engineer, I am very keen to learn more about your skill and knowledge of metal working, particularly working aluminum.

Since you mentioned that you are doing this work "old school style" I am assuming that you first use a large ball-peen hammer to rough the initial flat sheet, then progressively use smaller hammers, then place the roughened part on a manual English-wheel to progressively roll it to shape. Is that right?

Or are you using a more modern hydraulic "iron-working" station with various tools to form-to-shape after the initial hammering?

If at all possible, a few photos of your equipment and tools would be great to see and learn from a true craftsman like you.

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Hello Classic,

Many thanks for posting your sequential fabrication photos. They could be used for teaching this rare art of hand metal forming.

As a metallurgical engineer, I am very keen to learn more about your skill and knowledge of metal working, particularly working aluminum.

Since you mentioned that you are doing this work "old school style" I am assuming that you first use a large ball-peen hammer to rough the initial flat sheet, then progressively use smaller hammers, then place the roughened part on a manual English-wheel to progressively roll it to shape. Is that right?

Or are you using a more modern hydraulic "iron-working" station with various tools to form-to-shape after the initial hammering?

If at all possible, a few photos of your equipment and tools would be great to see and learn from a true craftsman like you.

Regards,
Gianni

Thank you very much.

The process is exactly how you described it.
Rough hammering on a wooden stump, planishing with hammers and dolly's and ending on the English wheel. During 20+ years of car repair and metalshaping business, I gathered dozens of hammers, dolly's and various metalshaping tools. But I have a power hammer eckold type machine I made myself.
Old Italian masters called it Maglio.
In this job I used it only for making the inner part of the wheel well.
On large panels, a power hammer saves you a lot of time and effort.
But at the end each panel must be finished by hand.
If you have any more specific questions about metalshaping, I would gladly answer them.

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Thank you very much.

The process is exactly how you described it.
Rough hammering on a wooden stump, planishing with hammers and dolly's and ending on the English wheel. During 20+ years of car repair and metalshaping business, I gathered dozens of hammers, dolly's and various metalshaping tools. But I have a power hammer eckold type machine I made myself.
Old Italian masters called it Maglio.
In this job I used it only for making the inner part of the wheel well.
On large panels, a power hammer saves you a lot of time and effort.
But at the end each panel must be finished by hand.
If you have any more specific questions about metalshaping, I would gladly answer them.

Best Regards,
Senad
Hello Senad,

Many thanks for the metal working lesson, you did well in your explanation.

Without giving away too many trade secrets, would it be possible for you to place a few metal shaping "action" photos here showing your various wooden hammers, "Maglio" power hammer, dollies, and English wheel? Now that would be very cool!

I am very keen to learn more...you're an excellent instructor.

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GTO Sofa

Absolutely Amazing!
I'm a foam sculptor and would have made it via foam and plastic hard coating, but that is impressive! I look forward to the finished results.
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Absolutely Amazing!
I'm a foam sculptor and would have made it via foam and plastic hard coating, but that is impressive! I look forward to the finished results.
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Wheel well template and parts are made and ready for welding.
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Sofa? As good as this is turning out, you should make yourself a whole GTO.

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1962 Ferrari 250 GTO recreation $675,000 USD

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Sofa? As good as this is turning out, you should make yourself a whole GTO.
Hello Senad,

Terry has a great idea! A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO recreation is selling for $675,000 USD, check it out.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...o/1946614.html

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Hello Senad,

Terry has a great idea! A 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO recreation is selling for $675,000 USD, check it out.

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds...o/1946614.html

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Hello Gianni.

Making the Ferrari 250 GTO replica would be a very interesting and cool project.

But for the making authentic reproduction, there must be an adequate engine and transmission, and this should be seriously financed.

A newer engine may be used, but that is something quite different.

And yet if someone is interested I will be happy to make aluminum body and steel chassis.

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Hello Gianni.

Making the Ferrari 250 GTO replica would be a very interesting and cool project.

But for the making authentic reproduction, there must be an adequate engine and transmission, and this should be seriously financed.

A newer engine may be used, but that is something quite different.

And yet if someone is interested I will be happy to make aluminum body and steel chassis.

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Hello Senad,

In this automobile business we are all crazy! It seems that you are just a little more crazy than most of us -- -- and far, far more talented! :-)

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Hello Senad,

In this automobile business we are all crazy! It seems that you are just a little more crazy than most of us -- -- and far, far more talented! :-)
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Hi.

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.


Hello Senad, I assume your sofa will have a Modena license plate

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Hello Senad, I assume your sofa will have a Modena license plate
Possibly.
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The inner wheel well is assembled and ready to be installed.
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All major components are ready for assembly.

Rear ventilation openings are made.
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