79 308 restoration
Back in november 2003 I decided to take my 308 apart to repaint it. I bought the car in 2001 which was my first ferrari after getting out of mopar muscle cars and I havent looked back! The car was originally grigio on burgandy, had been painted a few times, seats were tired and it was unloved. I bought it not caring about all those important details and enjoyed it for 2 years before deciding paint was much needed. One thing lead to another (which usually happens with me) because to do a proper repaint on a 308 you have to take apart half the car. I thought if I paint it and see a tired interior thats no good. The suspension bushings were dry, 3rd syncro (not 2nd) was tired, the list goes on. I wanted more power too, so I took it apart completely.
Ive restored cars before but this was different. Ive never restored a car that had so many rivets and so much lead as this car did. It was very complicated and it took way too long. I didnt work on it non-stop since 03. Ive moved 3 times during the restoration and hauled it in bins and baskets, divorced once (not over the car but I got to keep it!) re-married once, bought a boxer which slowed the progress of the 308 and the winters here kill motivation. Needless to say the car is basically done now. Ill post pics and add comments here and there.
Feel free to ask any questions.