I’m down to last few parts to restore and I’m ready to start assembly. The problem is that I’ve has my car at Brad’s for over a year waiting in line. I keep slipping in someone else’s Dino and mine goes to the back of line.
My 206 is now officially “on deck” to be painted. We have a Sera Blue Metallic Spyder next then my 206. I’ve upped my effort on getting parts ready as I see it moving to paint and body in about 6 weeks. The engine is currently being rebuilt and will be ready when I am.
Today we loaded it onto the trailer for the short trip to the paint shop. Brad Diaz at Speedzone is going to do all the body and paint on this rare Ferrari Dino 206. This is the 18th car out of 152 made.
The car was blasted and primed with metal etching primer and is now back at the shop. The next job which is not very glamorous is cleaning and repairing all the various fiberglass pieces. I want to pre-fit all the fiberglass panels now to make it much easier when the frame is painted.
Media blasted today and now gets a coat of metal etching primer. The blasting revealed no accident damage, which is always a good thing.
Now on the rotisserie and tomorrow it goes for media blasting.
The last few parts were removed from 00136 and rotisserie was assembled. Custom mounting brackets will be done tomorrow and the Dino goes to the Media blaster on Thursday.
One more day to finish stripping #00136 the 18th Dino 206 to leave the factory. The fiberglass was a real P.I.T.A. to get out as there were way more pieces than a 206 and 10X the rivets. It looked like they were improvising as they went along, very crude. In my opinion it is really a must to go to the extra effort and remove the fiberglass, there is just so much grit and grime and rust that you would never get out without removing it all. Also the factory used wood shims in many places that just soak up moisture and remain wet all the time spreading corrosion around it. I hope to remove the last pits and pieces on Monday, pick up another rotisserie and have it to the blasters by the end of next week. This one is going to take some time as I have a number of projects to start and finish before I can get back to this. It does get it out of my shop for awhile and will free up some space. It is much lighter than a 246 as 2 people can lift it.