These are some of the finishes used. Clear cad, Yellow cad, Powder coat, High temp paint, Ceramic coating, Black oxide and some parts are just media blasted for further finishing.
With my GTS off for some much needed metal work and Shawns GTS just finishing metal work, Marks and Erics should be done next week, my 206 I keep pushing to the end of the line and a 74 Silver GTS on it’s way I got my butt in gear and started the assembly process of the parts on my GTS so everything will be ready when it comes from paint. This part of the process takes about a month and I try to have everything together so I’m not looking or waiting for parts. During this time, Ralph at Auto’s International is busy recovering all the vinyl pieces, and redoing the seats, door panels and firewall in leather. The carpet is fit later as he likes it exact so we don’t use any patterns only for position. The car should be back from Brads in 3 to 4 months. I kind of have him stacked up right now with 4 on rotisseries in his shop! I take one TAV at a time, usually starting with the suspension and work my way through all of it. It’s very rewarding to see things coming back together and looking so good. Another Dino being rescued!!!
Now that it is completely stripped, I sent it over for media blast. Rust in the usual spots and a few others! The area under the nose has been cutout and aluminum riveted on. A bit of work on this one!!
I brought the Dino from my place in Austin, Texas back to home in San Diego. Time to get busy and get this back on the road. I already have the interior in process
A few shots of the motor after I unloaded it with the help of a Kubota tractor.
I couldn’t stand looking at the sorry interior so I spent the day removing everything I could with my limited time and tools while vacationing in Austin. I did find some dreaded rust that will have to be cut out. Nothing major.
I was suppose to be on vacation this week in Austin, Texas. Instead of boating on Lake Travis I dragged a Dino home from Houston. This is a 72 GTS originally Dino Blue Metallizzato with Sabbia interior. It’s been in Houston all of it’s life and was originally bought along with another green one by a Houston women as gifts for the 2 doctors that helped her husband through some serious health issues. It was repainted red in the 80’s and has sat for some time. The engine was just totally rebuilt in Houston by a Ferrari trained mechanic. He has somewhat of a history if any of you are familiar with the F 40 that crashed in Houston and was the subject of the TV show on Discovery Channel. The body is in decent shape and the engine like new. As for the rest, as you can see much work is needed!!