Jon’s 246 GT 04946

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After several years of work #O4946 is done! It is a 73GT, 1 0f 5 coupes imported to the USA with flares and shares. I know, some of you will have to look away. The car was originally yellow with black interior. It was later painted red, then black and now Azzurro Metallizzato. Steve K. did a fabulous paint job and came out of retirement to paint this car. Since this one he’s done a half dozen and more lined up. As you can see (for you purists) I took a few liberties. I changed the black on the bottom so it doesn’t hide the beautifully sculpted air intakes at the front. I also just have individual air cleaners rather than the stock one which hides the engine. I used Henks dash material and vinyl. I had Cavallo Motorsports do all the adjusting etc so it runs and drives perfect. It has about 400 miles now on it to work out all the kinks and fully sort things.

 

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Almost ready for first test drive, hopefully tomorrow. Steve K. came down and wet sanded and polished it. It looks really really good. Hopefull once again the suspension will settle in. Looks like a 4×4 right now.

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More progress. Working on the doors and replacing the window cables.

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More work today, always 2 steps forward and one back. I picked up my chrome bumpers that were just finished and bought new rubber from Superformance. Unfortunately their rubber is NOT the correct profile so I had to scrap the plans to put the bumpers on until I find the right rubber. I have gotten a few things from them that are wrong or don’t fit and it’s usually more to ship it back than it’s worth so I end up eating the cost. But the day was not all lost as I got the doors on, a big step towards completion and spent a few hours on getting the fit right.

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I’m really closing in on the final chapter in the restoration of this car. I am STILL awaiting tires from Coker, they tell me any day. I am really down to the doors and then the dreaded part, testing my wire harness!! My friend Charlie has been helping me with mine and putting Tom’s back together. Jeff really misses helping me, but is starting his career in Austin, Texas with a great new company. The CEO has aDino 206SP!!!! IT was at Monterey last August with a crowd swarming around it.

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