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    Re: Dino update

    I wonder if the shut lines were as good when it was new ..


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    sfo:

    I wonder if the shut lines were as good when it was new ..

    Probably not Smiley , like a few of the restored parts now on the car Smiley


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    I like the car (a piece of art) , the garage and the house in the back all in perfect harmony


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    Gnil:
    sfo:

    I wonder if the shut lines were as good when it was new ..

    Probably not Smiley , like a few of the restored parts now on the car Smiley

    The shut lines were actually pretty good on these cars when new as the bodies were hand made at the Scaglietti factory so each door and closing lid is unique to each body shell as a result. My Rosso Dino car was virtually untouched when I bought it and it's shut lines were good.

    As far as the restoration goes I resisted the American method of taking everything to pieces and then cleaning, polishing or plating them until they are better than they were new. Instead I left many things untouched to give a true patina of age on the cars. The simple rule was if a part was working ok then leave well alone. Things that you can't see in the photo's are wear marks on the exterior door handles, chrome worn off the gear lever where the shaft hits the metal gate, scratches on the ashtray, worn pedal rubbers etc etc. The wheels aren't perfect either as there is pitting in the magnesium that we left in place as the original finish from the factory was never perfect. The overall effect makes the car look like an extremely well cared for example which was my goal from the outset.

     


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    Speechless, congrats!


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    ISUK:
    Things that you can't see in the photo's are wear marks on the exterior door handles, chrome worn off the gear lever where the shaft hits the metal gate, scratches on the ashtray, worn pedal rubbers etc etc. The wheels aren't perfect either as there is pitting in the magnesium that we left in place as the original finish from the factory was never perfect. The overall effect makes the car look like an extremely well cared for example which was my goal from the outset.

     

    would be good to see these age details  ..


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    ISUK:

    As far as the restoration goes I resisted the American method of taking everything to pieces and then cleaning, polishing or plating them until they are better than they were new. Instead I left many things untouched to give a true patina of age on the cars. The simple rule was if a part was working ok then leave well alone. Things that you can't see in the photo's are wear marks on the exterior door handles, chrome worn off the gear lever where the shaft hits the metal gate, scratches on the ashtray, worn pedal rubbers etc etc. The wheels aren't perfect either as there is pitting in the magnesium that we left in place as the original finish from the factory was never perfect. The overall effect makes the car look like an extremely well cared for example which was my goal from the outset.


    Very, very impressive, mate! Hats off to you for your meticulous restoration process yet talent to retain some of the patina. As adorable as those Dinos are, and I keep wondering if there is any personal affinity to this particular model since you decided to restore three of them, I would love to see you take on a eight- or 12-cylinder Ferrari with the same enthusiasm as on those last couple of projects. 

    By the way, what happened to your 911 restoration? Would love to hear about the current state of it.

    Smiley


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    Thanks Ferdie. I'll try and start a thread on my 911 targa disaster this week laugh


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    Again, thank you very much for sharing this unique experience in such detail. This is the kind of project that I used to dream of years ago, before parts and labor costs skyrocketed.

    Cheers!

     


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    You should take the Dino for a drive around the lake of Como this spring and make some pictures!

    wink


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso 

    Ex: 993 Targa, 986S, 986 and 964 C2


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    Amazing work!!! The car looks as new. Thank you for sharing the whole journey with us. I thoroughly enjoyed all the photos kiss Hope you enjoy the car for many more years to come smiley


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    ISUK

    Let's try again (4th time); software keeps rejecting my reply & photo & description of my old pastel blue on tan '71 2.2 E Lux (electric sunroof and aircon on a '71!). How's this project coming along?

     


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    I still haven't got around to the 911 story but promise to do so. Here are some photo's of the first two completed Dinos side by side which I finally got around to taking a couple of weeks ago.

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    angelangelangel

    They look awesome together.


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    Just found this thread. Enjoyed reading the play by play and seeing the progress. Always interesting to see what exactly goes into a restoration.


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    Cars matching the immaculate drive-way kiss


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    Beautiful


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    what a spectacular pair of Dinos ..


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    Exquisite!

    The white one has a different front bumper. A rail bridging the two halves.

    Was that an option at the time?


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    reginos:

    Exquisite!

    The white one has a different front bumper. A rail bridging the two halves.

    Was that an option at the time?

     

    Yes, it was an item that was offered by the importer Maranello Concessionaires. In the UK it was called a "nose bar".  It was also offered in other markets such as the US where it was referred to as a "bumper bow". The UK version is a different shape to ones I've seen on Euro and US cars. It was fitted to this car from new but had corroded over time so I had removed it during my initial restoration and replaced it with a set of reproduction front bumpers.

    As I was taking the car back to it's original spec this time round I decided to have the original bumper re-chromed and re-fitted.

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    Amazing angel My dream car and you have two!

    Why did you keep the Ferrari badges on the orange Dino?


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso 

    Ex: 993 Targa, 986S, 986 and 964 C2


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    One of the most beautiful cars ever made....simply awesome  - love the passion behind the restorations. 


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    993Targa:

    Amazing angel My dream car and you have two!

    Why did you keep the Ferrari badges on the orange Dino?

     

    I actually have three Smiley The Rosso Dino (orange) car had only 2 previous owners and the first owner confirmed to the second that the Ferrari badges were fitted to it by Maranello Concessionaires when he bought it in 1972 so I kept them on.

     


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    ISUK:

    I still haven't got around to the 911 story but promise to do so. Here are some photo's of the first two completed Dinos side by side which I finally got around to taking a couple of weeks ago.Web 6.JPG

     

     

     

    This photo is Dino perfection. 


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    ISUK:

    The Rosso Dino (orange) car had only 2 previous owners and the first owner confirmed to the second that the Ferrari badges were fitted to it by Maranello Concessionaires when he bought it in 1972 so I kept them on.


    So the British importer applied the Ferrari badges back in the 70ies? Also very curious to hear about your 911 that you were about to restore... and hope the final outcome has been worthwile.

     


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    Enmanuel:
    ISUK:

    Web 6.JPG

    This photo is Dino perfection. 


    Indeed...


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    I now look forward to your 911 story - its been a dream of mine to get a 993 & restore it but I dont think i'll get around to it - now I dream about a Singer indecision


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    ISUK:
    993Targa:

    Amazing angel My dream car and you have two!

    Why did you keep the Ferrari badges on the orange Dino?

    I actually have three Smiley The Rosso Dino (orange) car had only 2 previous owners and the first owner confirmed to the second that the Ferrari badges were fitted to it by Maranello Concessionaires when he bought it in 1972 so I kept them on.

    Sorry that I lost count. Smiley

    I actually wouldn't remove the badges either, but I remember some discussion about it. Smiley


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    2012 Cayenne S White/Espresso 

    Ex: 993 Targa, 986S, 986 and 964 C2


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    ISUK

    Noticed the orange one has no exterior mirror. Times have certainly changed. Cannot imagine why somebody (even then) would deliberatly order one without a mirror!


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    On a E30 BMW I owned in the 80s the passenger mirror was an optional extra indecision


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