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WalkerSport
01-04-2014, 03:38 PM
A lovely little 308 GTB QV, cracking little car, mechanically she is lovely - minor cam belt service, tensioners, anti roll bar bushes etc but nothing major, her interior will be covered later on on this thread - very straight forward minor works, but first of all is the body, she does not have any corrosion but the previous repaint (probably around 8 - 9 years ago) was good but not the best, the primer had not fully dried before the paint was applied.

The paintwork will be sorted first.

WalkerSport
01-04-2014, 03:42 PM
Remove the indicators first.

WalkerSport
01-04-2014, 03:44 PM
While were painting most of the car including the bonnet its best to remove and repaint the grills as well.

WalkerSport
01-04-2014, 03:45 PM
Bumper, lower grill and spot lights.

WalkerSport
01-04-2014, 03:48 PM
Wing mirrors...

WalkerSport
01-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Nothing sinester in here, everything just the way she should be.

GF355
01-04-2014, 07:13 PM
Tim
Can you take a few pics of the rear light removal when you get to it? I've tried to do mine a couple of times and given up (I don't have much patience).
1/ I cannot find the right tool / box spanner
2/ I'm scared of pulling the wiring apart.
Thanks in advance.

WalkerSport
01-04-2014, 07:27 PM
Hi Graham

Page 11 and 15 of this thread will show what you need to know.

http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?45836-Ferrari-208-Turbo-Restoration-thread&highlight=208+turbo+restoration+thread

The light units are held in by 3 nuts, the light unit has exceptionally long fixed bolts at 2 o'clock, 6 o'clock and 10 o'clock, If memory serves (which can be a bit hazy at times) the nuts are 7mm. Unless you have a very long socket you will struggle with a little spanner without removing the carpet, once you have managed 1/2 a turn they will finger spin all the way off (as long as they are not corroded).

Good luck!

T.

GF355
02-04-2014, 06:25 AM
Thanks Tim. So do the electrical connectors just pull apart? This bit makes me most nervous.
Looking forward to seeing this this 308 thread develop btw :thumbsup:

WalkerSport
02-04-2014, 07:48 AM
The back of the light unit has two clips at the top and two clips at the bottom, you just spread these apart at the top and gently pull, once the top is out you then repeat the bottom, its nothing to be afraid of, they where designed to be removed regulary to change the bulbs, I have never broken one or seen a broken one from removing the bulb holder.

T.

GF355
02-04-2014, 09:51 PM
Ok great. I'm sure I'm fussing over nothing and will feel silly once done.
Keep us posted on this restoration thread. Love the 308 and really enjoy seeing new life breathed
Into them on these threads.
Cheers :thumbsup:

Bertie
03-04-2014, 09:23 AM
Looking god Tim, can't wait to see her finished!

Robert

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 02:39 PM
Time to take her down and see whats underneath.

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 02:41 PM
No corrosion really, you can see some previous repairs to the base of the front wings under the swage line, but its nice not to deal with filler - these have been lead loaded so reprofiling will be easy.

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Continued...

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 02:45 PM
The rear N/S quarter profile is a little too rounded, so we will correct that, - once the paint has been taken back its easy to see why, a previous corrosion repair, The lead loading requires a little bit of building up and correcting.

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 02:47 PM
More.

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 02:50 PM
Cracking really, no corrosion this will be a very straight forward refurbishment, we will not paint the roof, although this would be the correct way, the extra costs of removing the glass and trims cannot be justified so the paint will be blended on the A pillars and buttresses.

Further progress to follow.

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 05:05 PM
The reprofile work can begin.

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 05:07 PM
Next...

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 05:12 PM
The rear quarter has been built up a little so it can be shaped correctly.

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Front end has started preparation ready for painting.

WalkerSport
08-04-2014, 05:15 PM
We'll leave that to dry overnight and rub her down ready for primer tomorrow.

T.

WalkerSport
09-04-2014, 01:14 PM
The rub down commences...

WalkerSport
09-04-2014, 01:17 PM
Cont/

WalkerSport
09-04-2014, 01:18 PM
Rear quarter reprofiled.

WalkerSport
09-04-2014, 01:19 PM
Almost ready for primer now, hopefully update later today.:thumbsup:

2281GT
09-04-2014, 01:28 PM
:thumbsup:

Bertie
09-04-2014, 02:23 PM
Nice job, getting quite excited to see her finished now.

Sun is out, it's time to :drive:

WalkerSport
09-04-2014, 02:54 PM
Primed, ready to be painted.

WalkerSport
09-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Rear quarter realignment completed.

Bertie
10-04-2014, 03:48 PM
They never look at their best in prep, be nice to see it with paint on!

I keep telling myself it has to get worse to get better!! 

Looking forward to seeing her finished. :D

WalkerSport
10-04-2014, 07:16 PM
The finishing touches to the rub down, moving her into the spray booth and then the masking off.

WalkerSport
10-04-2014, 07:19 PM
Ready to paint.

WalkerSport
10-04-2014, 08:14 PM
Reassembly tomorrow! then the older paintwork will be detailed to get a good match of old and new.

T.

RJBruce
11-04-2014, 11:48 AM
Thanks for posting this thread. My '78 GTB was bare metal resprayed 20yrs ago as part of a full rebuild so not much masking was necessary (see pic)134018.
Paint is still pretty good to be honest but a few areas of concern will probably push me towards a full respray within the next 3-5yrs so very interesting to see the process with most internals in situ.

WalkerSport
11-04-2014, 12:41 PM
Re assembly started, The swage line will be done later today, The paintwork pictures are exactly how she's come out of the paint booth, she needs to be mopped and edged yet.

imapadlock
11-04-2014, 12:52 PM
That's come out really well! Will be awesome when finished

WalkerSport
11-04-2014, 01:34 PM
[QUOTE=RJBruce;763686]Thanks for posting this thread. My '78 GTB was bare metal resprayed 20yrs ago as part of a full rebuild so not much masking was necessary.


Hello Robert, believe me a full strip down is a lot easier to paint, but costs go up dramatically, For example you can usually get a windcreen out quite well, but it never used to matter as they only cost 150. Nowadays a genuine one can be 4 times that - if you can get it to fit. This is the most cost effective way of dealing with the minor corrosion issues that pop up. You maybe interested in this thread...

http://www.clubscuderia.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?49572-308-race-car-build&highlight=308+racecar+thread

I have yet to find the time to finish it mind!

T.

Mike01606
11-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Nice work Tim...... Were you the man with the gun?

WalkerSport
11-04-2014, 03:09 PM
HI Mike,

No I leave the big painting jobs to a professional painter who does it for a living, its not the sort of thing you pick up and put down again.

T.

Bertie
11-04-2014, 10:18 PM
Really coming together now.:thumbsup:

WalkerSport
11-04-2014, 10:35 PM
Reassembled, mopped and nibbed. The paintwork is now finished, the car is still in need of a good wash and polish to finish the works,

Bertie
11-04-2014, 10:37 PM
Tim, what can I say, wow! :shocked:

That looks stunning, the anticipation and excitement has just gone up several notches!!

Awesome job :thumbsup:

WalkerSport
11-04-2014, 10:39 PM
The paint merges have gone very well..

WalkerSport
11-04-2014, 10:41 PM
I will try to post some interior pics later on as I have made a start in that direction. This is how she was put to bed this evening.

T.

WalkerSport
11-04-2014, 10:49 PM
Door card cleaned, and colour washed, ready for conditioning tomorrow.

T.

NWRed360
12-04-2014, 08:48 AM
Lovely job Tim :thumbsup:

Bertie
12-04-2014, 11:25 AM
Interiors looking good too now, top job.

It's been really good to see the cars progression and the process.

GF355
12-04-2014, 02:43 PM
Lovely Tim. I'm sure it will get a great deal of interest if you've not sold it already.
Don't see too many qv GTBs around.

RJBruce
12-04-2014, 05:45 PM
Looks great, someone very lucky will be getting a great car. I'm biased but I still think the GTB is the prettiest of all the mid V8 ferraris, or V6s for that matter.

WalkerSport
12-04-2014, 08:17 PM
Interior is coming along, carpets cleaned, Seats connalised. I have a repair to do on the drivers bolster which will be documented later on. Pics so far...

Bertie
12-04-2014, 09:02 PM
The interiors looking great too, it's be so nice to be kept informed of the cars progression through the process.

I've been surprised how much it's made a difference, makes you feel involved and the end result feel even more special.

It also helps that Tim clearly knows his stuff and is a gentleman to boot!

Thanks, can wait to finally meet the car!!

Nigel Jeffery Specialist Cars
12-04-2014, 09:15 PM
Great stuff Robert, very exciting :thumbsup:

Bertie
12-04-2014, 09:22 PM
Nigel, thanks to you also for your help, assistance guidance and knowledge.

It's been and continues to be a pleasure dealing with you both.

Robert

Carlo348
12-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Stunning car. Robert. In good hands too. Biggest problem you have though is trying to decide which one of the 3 to go out in. A great predicament to have. Great work Tim, meticulous as ever. :thumbsup:

Nigel Jeffery Specialist Cars
13-04-2014, 07:30 AM
Nigel, thanks to you also for your help, assistance guidance and knowledge.

It's been and continues to be a pleasure dealing with you both.

Robert



my pleasure , and i very much look forward to your comments once you have driven the 308 , i love mine , such fun :thumbsup:

Bertie
13-04-2014, 08:26 PM
Stunning car. Robert. In good hands too. Biggest problem you have though is trying to decide which one of the 3 to go out in. A great predicament to have. Great work Tim, meticulous as ever. :thumbsup:

Thanks, the 3 are very differnt so there's usual a bit of man logic to point you to one!

Also, as I told my wife, no one has ever said they had too many Ferraris!

As dilemmas go, it's a good one.

WalkerSport
13-04-2014, 10:56 PM
See why I call them little 308's...

Bertie
13-04-2014, 11:10 PM
Wow, that is slim!

The 575 is significantly narrower than the 458, the 308 is going to feel like an Elise!!

RJBruce
14-04-2014, 11:04 AM
Wow, that is slim!

The 575 is significantly narrower than the 458, the 308 is going to feel like an Elise!!

Took this picture of my 308 next to a 458, it's certainly a lot smaller which is exaggerated even further from ground level, particularly head or rear on.

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Bertie
15-04-2014, 05:51 PM
Barely bigger than the Z4 next to it!

Can't wait!! :thumbsup:

WalkerSport
23-04-2014, 02:38 PM
Front compartment clean, Hill Eng wheel bolt fitted.

Bertie
23-04-2014, 10:23 PM
Can't wait to come and see her finished! :thumbsup:

WalkerSport
25-04-2014, 11:51 PM
HI Bertie.

The final finish and remaining jobs will wait until you have signed her off tomorrow, until then here's a few taster pics of where were at so far.

T.

Nigel Jeffery Specialist Cars
26-04-2014, 07:14 AM
HI Bertie.

The final finish and remaining jobs will wait until you have signed her off tomorrow, until then here's a few taster pics of where were at so far.

T.

looking lovely Tim :):):)

Kyodo
26-04-2014, 10:19 AM
:thumbsup::thumbsup:

Mitch Thompson
26-04-2014, 10:33 AM
Beautiful work. I'm wanting to get a similar refresh done on my beloved old E36 BMW. On paper it makes no sense at all but I've had the car from new and will never part with it.

Bertie
26-04-2014, 06:38 PM
Tim, great to finally shake a hand, the car is looking fabulous. :thumbsup:

WalkerSport
27-05-2014, 07:45 PM
Were getting into the final stages and final preparation of the 308 now, Latest jobs have included, new engine bay struts, new fuel pump (we damaged the old on in the paint booth - due to heat). and the airchamber refurbishment.

WalkerSport
27-05-2014, 07:46 PM
The car is now on the ramp ready for the final prep and detail jobs prior to collection.

Nigel Jeffery Specialist Cars
27-05-2014, 07:59 PM
looking good Tim :thumbsup:

Bertie
27-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Can't wait.

Just the DVLA to weave their magic!!!!

Nigel Jeffery Specialist Cars
27-05-2014, 09:19 PM
Can't wait.

Just the DVLA to weave their magic!!!!


:sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping: thats the dvla

Bertie
27-05-2014, 09:35 PM
:sleeping::sleeping::sleeping::sleeping: thats the dvla

You're not helping my patience!! :grin:

Bertie
09-06-2014, 04:03 PM
So, the final prep is going well.

I opted to go the Carnuba wax route rather than polymer (first world problems eh!)

Plates have arrived so off to pick the car up Wednesday.....:thumbsup:

Tims done a fantastic job and it's been a pleasure, I'm like a kid at Christmas!!! :grin::grin:

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Nigel Jeffery Specialist Cars
09-06-2014, 05:59 PM
:dude::dude::dude::dude::dude::dude: :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

markst
09-06-2014, 06:17 PM
lovely looking car....and just think......its gone up 20k and you haven't even taken delivery yet !

:shocked:

Chriss
09-06-2014, 07:02 PM
Great Car, knowing Tim it will be superbly prepared.

Enjoy it !

ferrari-nut
09-06-2014, 08:59 PM
So, the final prep is going well.

I opted to go the Carnuba wax route rather than polymer (first world problems eh!)

Plates have arrived so off to pick the car up Wednesday.....:thumbsup:

Tims done a fantastic job and it's been a pleasure, I'm like a kid at Christmas!!! :grin::grin:

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Robert, It's beautiful!!!! :thumbsup: Enjoy .......... and I wish you many, many miles of safe and happy motoring. BTW you purchased your car from a TOP MAN, I know, because I have purchase a few of my cars from Tim.

Bertie
10-06-2014, 11:23 AM
Cheers Guys, I can't wait to have a nice drive back from Shropshire, fingers crossed for the weather!

:)

Bertie
10-06-2014, 02:39 PM
Screwed by failed UPS delivery, so now it's Thursday, it can rain all it wants Wednesday!

Bertie
12-06-2014, 09:31 PM
Went and collected my car from Tim today.

Tim has done a fabulous job as everyone predicted, and has been an absolute pleasure to deal with the whole way through the process.

Need to get down the gym more to get reacquainted with unassisted steering!

My trilogy of 3 generations of Ferrari is complete, all so different but all such great fun!

Couldn't have asked for better weather too!

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Chriss
12-06-2014, 10:03 PM
Great trio of cars !

Looks like there's room in the garage for at least one more !

Bertie
12-06-2014, 10:08 PM
Great trio of cars !

Looks like there's room in the garage for at least one more !

The Caterham is just out of pic, but yes there is......or absolutely not, if you are my wife in disguise!

Nigel Jeffery Specialist Cars
12-06-2014, 10:22 PM
Went and collected my car from Tim today.

Tim has done a fabulous job as everyone predicted, and has been an absolute pleasure to deal with the whole way through the process.

Need to get down the gym more to get reacquainted with unassisted steering!

My trilogy of 3 generations of Ferrari is complete, all so different but all such great fun!

Couldn't have asked for better weather too!

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very pleased you are happy with everything Robert :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Bertie
12-06-2014, 11:20 PM
very pleased you are happy with everything Robert :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:

Many thanks to you too Nigel for your help.

Between you and Tim it's been the nicest acquisition experience I've known.

Nice to know there are deeply knowledgeable and honest folk out there. :thumbsup:

Nigel Jeffery Specialist Cars
13-06-2014, 06:14 AM
Many thanks to you too Nigel for your help.

Between you and Tim it's been the nicest acquisition experience I've known.

Nice to know there are deeply knowledgeable and honest folk out there. :thumbsup:

I very much look forward to trying to keep up with you in my little old carb car :grin: