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Hello all. I recently bought a 2001 360 Spyder...unexpectedly I might add, so I haven't had the chance to build a network of services yet. During a drive this weekend, the lower front undercarriage shield cracked, came loose and needs replacing. Would appreciate anyone with knowledge about qualified mechanics in Geneva to help with some information. Thx.
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Welcome to Ferrari Life. Is #1 the part you cracked? $700 here in the States. Cannot help you much on Swiss mechanics.
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Thanks for the reply. Looks like something I can do myself...although will still need a mechanic. Inevitable that something will go wrong. Where do you buy your parts from in the US?
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Hello all. I recently bought a 2001 360 Spyder...unexpectedly I might add, so I haven't had the chance to build a network of services yet. During a drive this weekend, the lower front undercarriage shield cracked, came loose and needs replacing. Would appreciate anyone with knowledge about qualified mechanics in Geneva to help with some information. Thx.
Modena Cars SA in Geneva will be able to help as a official F-dealer in Geneva. Zenith SA in Lausanne as well. Eurospares in the UK would be a order adress for sparse parts.

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Taz...thanks. Will look them up.
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The car's history is with Zenith, but it is inconvenient as I live in GVA. I have started communication with Modena, but was also looking for an independent specialist for smaller jobs...such as this. I thank you for your response.
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I understand. Hourly charges of independent mechanics are about 3/5 to 2/3 rd's of that of official dealers. Make's sense. Mine is very good but almost 150km's from you which, as you mentioned regarding Zenith is more than double the distance from you to Zenith...so no choice. Otherwise in the Geneva region I do not know private mechanics, others seem more to be cummulated in the Zürich area. Sorry about.

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I'll start with Modena and take it from there. That's what I did after my first 911. Eventually, you find the right places to go. All the best.
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Hello all. I recently bought a 2001 360 Spyder...unexpectedly I might add, so I haven't had the chance to build a network of services yet. During a drive this weekend, the lower front undercarriage shield cracked, came loose and needs replacing. Would appreciate anyone with knowledge about qualified mechanics in Geneva to help with some information. Thx.
If this happened at speed, I would check to see if the sudden drag did not twist any of the aluminum panels slightly out of alignment as they are very thin on the nose and underside.
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I had just hit 210kh...so clearly will need to check the panels. Thanks for the advice.
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Hi Ahmed,

I'm pretty much sure that you can get your issue fixed at any good bodyshop in your area. You can try also Bussy as they have a good reputation in bodyshop repairs: Carrosserie Bussy : réparation et peinture > Carrosserie Bussy repairs, restores and maintains vehicles of all makes and models

I'm not going to the official Swiss dealers anymore. I'm quite "hands-on" and found my car back missing parts or bolts after each service. I do now most of the maintenance of my F430 myself and if I need some specific help, I have a very competent local mechanic who has worked for racing team during many years.

As mentionned before, you can try also Donati but he's in Vevey and a bit more specialised in restoring older Ferrari's. His expertise is in the F40.

As for parts, once you've identified the one that need to be replaced, Daniel of Ricambi is indeed an excellent reference. Although, if you need faster shipping, you can also order any part at Capristo (Ferrari / Maserati Original Parts » News » Capristo ExhaustSystems) and get them by UPS in a couple of days. That's what I do most of the time when I need spare parts.

Let us know how it goes.
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If this happened at speed, I would check to see if the sudden drag did not twist any of the aluminum panels slightly out of alignment as they are very thin on the nose and underside.
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Hi Ahmed,

I'm pretty much sure that you can get your issue fixed at any good bodyshop in your area. You can try also Bussy as they have a good reputation in bodyshop repairs: Carrosserie Bussy : réparation et peinture > Carrosserie Bussy repairs, restores and maintains vehicles of all makes and models

I'm not going to the official Swiss dealers anymore. I'm quite "hands-on" and found my car back missing parts or bolts after each service. I do now most of the maintenance of my F430 myself and if I need some specific help, I have a very competent local mechanic who has worked for racing team during many years.

As mentionned before, you can try also Donati but he's in Vevey and a bit more specialised in restoring older Ferrari's. His expertise is in the F40.

As for parts, once you've identified the one that need to be replaced, Daniel of Ricambi is indeed an excellent reference. Although, if you need faster shipping, you can also order any part at Capristo (Ferrari / Maserati Original Parts » News » Capristo ExhaustSystems) and get them by UPS in a couple of days. That's what I do most of the time when I need spare parts.

Let us know how it goes.
This appears to be a great option...thanks for the suggestion. Their website makes me feel confident (as does your reco), they speak English and they are within easy driving distance from Geneva. I will give them a call tomorrow. Thanks again...will keep you updated on the progress.

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