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Lee22

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Re: New Build - 430 Spider V6 3.0Ltr
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2018, 04:58:26 PM »
And second job yesterday was to sort out the chassis where the rams for the deck fit.

When the car was first built, the builder had placed the rams on the wrong side of the chassis, and because of this, the rams were not straight and didn’t work correctly..
But, the big problem was the amount of damage the rams did the chassis, with them being located on the wrong side, and pulling.

This (over time) has weakened the chassis in this area and snapped part of the box section off the main rail..

There’s a fair amount of panel beating to get them back flat, Barry took to the welder and welded 2 flat plates across the weak sections to put the strength back in.
A little bit of body filler to make it look nice and smooth.

Now ready for etch primer and paint.

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Re: New Build - 430 Spider V6 3.0Ltr
« Reply #31 on: November 24, 2018, 10:57:26 PM »
I was going to start this post with the words : ‘a little work done today’...

But to be honest, it’s been a full day for both me and Barry.

Again looking at the previous work done on this car, we knew the gearbox had been painted (badly), as some of it was flaking off, due to NO undercoat / primer, and cheap black paint being used straight onto the aluminium box.

So we set too, scraping the black paint off the gear box, so we could ‘Acid8’ prime the box and paint it properly on a nice metallic silver.

So after 8 and a 1/2 hrs of scraping and rubbing, we’ve almost got the gear box clear of this horrid black paint.

I didn’t take a picture of the box almost paint free, but the ones below will give an idea of the work done.
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Re: New Build - 430 Spider V6 3.0Ltr
« Reply #32 on: December 01, 2018, 08:25:08 PM »
Ok

Day two on the super exciting scratching of the gear box  ::)

Think I’m nearly there now (thank goodness)

Plus, got other bits back from the powder coaters too and looking good.

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Re: New Build - 430 Spider V6 3.0Ltr
« Reply #33 on: December 02, 2018, 11:41:46 AM »
Keep scratching, you will get there one day !   You could borrow my dremmel ?

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Re: New Build - 430 Spider V6 3.0Ltr
« Reply #34 on: December 02, 2018, 05:20:07 PM »
That’s the problem Mick, I’ve tried the wire wheel on the drill and the dremell and neither would touch it  >:(

Luckily I’ve got a long way forward now, just the engine block to start now  ::)

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Re: New Build - 430 Spider V6 3.0Ltr
« Reply #35 on: December 03, 2018, 09:05:16 AM »
If it's so stuck on that a wire brush won't fetch it off why spend days scratching it off with a screw driver ?  There must be a bonding primer that will make it even stronger ?  Its aluminium........... they are not painted as new from the factory and it's not like it's going to rust ?


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Re: New Build - 430 Spider V6 3.0Ltr
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2018, 10:21:26 AM »
Hello Friend! I am also building F430. But I did not get the metal. I make metal parts myself in size.
Please, tell me the size of the metal base for attaching the door handle please. 1, 2 and 3 size on the photo!


thank u!

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Re: New Build - 430 Spider V6 3.0Ltr
« Reply #37 on: December 13, 2018, 05:39:17 PM »
Hi

I can’t help you I’m afraid, as it was a couple of years back when mine was done, and I can’t get to it to measure it, as the cars been painted.

So unless someone has written the measurements on their build thread, like Paul79, you may just have to pay, with trial and error..

Sorry I can’t help
Lee

 

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