Wow I finally got some wheels and tires on, at least the front. Went with reproduction Campagnolo’s for a wider stance.
Moving along, finally starting suspension. Rob opted for coil over shocks custom made by Nics Forza Ferrari. Almost ready for the motor install
With the doors basically done after 3 days I can move on to the next project. The door are very difficult as there are so many things that need to work together and fit right.
You wouldn’t think the dash would take all day to put in, but by the time I hooked everything up and got all the vent/heater cables adjusted the day was gone. If any of you are doing your dash I would strongly recommend attaching the cables to the dash pulls before installing the dash, it makes things way easier than being a contortionist trying to attach the cables after the dash is in.
More interior today, Ralph from Auto’s international came over today and finished the carpet. It’s very fun and satisfying watching and participating in #08450 return to it’s original exterior color and interior. The rust carpeting came from HVL in the Netherlands.
Putting doors together today and as usual eating up a lot of time. Never assume the locks work before installing them! I had put the key in several times and all seemed fine until I installed them and found the cylinder didn’t turn on either one. Out they came and a trip to the locksmith, luckily the key just needed trimmed a bit so it would go into the lock a few thousands more. After the trim, and all of $10 they worked fine and I reinstalled them for the second time. Obviously the previous owner could not lock his car
All interior work today with the Dino vinyl sills going in, the carpeting getting fit and ready for binding and the same with the trunk. All the interior work that needs glued in will be finished tomorrow and Saturday. I did manage to get the electric motors in for the windows and running smoothly. My plan is to finish up the interior and doors and some details, put the suspension on and then the engine can go in.
It doesn’t seem much was accomplished today, but then again I started the doors. For some reason a very time consuming job.