West Coast Fieros Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home » Technical Topics Forum » Build Threads
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Ferrari 308 Replica Rebuild
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Register Register  Login Login

Ferrari 308 Replica Rebuild

 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 456
Author
Message
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12 March 2014 at 12:57pm
The headlight buckets are being molded this week as
another local 308 replica builder wants to do the
front end upgrade that I did to my 308. Buckets
should be out of the molds by next week and I can re-
sand them and get them into the car. I also found
someone local to do my carbon fiber on the console
parts as well.Almost there....
Cheers
Don


Edited by Linlor
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 June 2014 at 3:47pm
Not too many updates lately.  Other projects and yard work.

Headlights have been molded.  I need new fascias as the ones we used got ruined in the moding process.  Just as well.  We corrected a couple items when we molded anyway.

I have since been working on finishing the items list on the front clip.  vents, lights, etc. etc.  I found a new process I did not know about.  Low temp soldering of aluminum.  What a cool process.

I made the trunk vents out of metal and made a mess of the welding so I think I will redo the same vents in aluminum.  I also redid the front grill with the low temp soldering.  Again cool process and very clean.

I also placed my windscreen in for front fender fitting etc.  Really makes a difference for the look of the car.

I plan to go after the fender vents this week so will have a few more updates soon.

Cheers
Don

Can't seem to upload images today so I linked to photobucket.  Hope it works.





Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 July 2014 at 3:26pm
Finally getting some time back on the 308.

I got my passenger side fender vents made up last night.
Will be low heat soldering them tonight. I made up two
side plates with notches cut into them for placement of
the fins. I then made the fins with the notches and put
everything into the fender vent dry fit to get the right
shape of each fin since the opening is not exactly
square. I now need to make up some jigs to keep the side
plates in the same orientation when I take them out to
solder the fins in.

I put three holes into the side plates and the opening
and used my nut inserts with #8 screws to hold everything
in place.

I did end up with interference issues with the headlight
motor frame and the pivots I made for the lights. I will
need to redo the pivots to remove the interference. The
last(front) fin is not in place in the pictures due to
the interference with the headlight and I did not want to
cut the front fin up until everything was set.

Cheers
Don

I have some pictures but can't seem to update them here.
I can't load directly and linking from photobucket the
way I always used to doesn't seem to work now....

Link to the Madmechanics forum page:
diaries/6479-ferrari-288-gto-build-project-
67.html">Madmechanics 308 Build Page


Edited by Linlor
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 August 2014 at 4:06pm
Finished up the fender vents.  I will try Photobucket pics again....  I just now need to add mesh to the under sides and then send off to powder coating.

Cheers
Don




No idea why this is rotated again as it is properly oriented in Photobucket.....





Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2014 at 1:28pm
Not much picture worthy updates. I have been working
through wiring this thing up. It has been way more
work than i thought as the original wiring has been
hacked several times and then I am moving switches
etc. around so not doing myself any favours.... 20 od
years of backyard mechanics and wiring have left many
dead ends not terminated properly cut wires and
connectors that go nowhere.....

I hope to have the wiring finished up soon and then
put the dash in for the last time and get the
windscreen installed.

More to come as I get more done.

Cheers
Don
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 January 2015 at 2:15pm
Haven't been here for a while so thought I would
update the build log.

I tried to set up my sail panel louvers to have a gas
door 6 louvers up from the back edge. I found that I
could get the gas door to open up with my hinge set-up
but i ended up with interference issues with the front
louver of the gas door. I wanted to see if I could do
the gas door but oem Ferrari is opening the full
louver panel so I am most likely gong to go that way
in the end. The smaller gas door looked really good
though.....

I am now on to the targa top latching mechanisms. I
decided to go with the same set-up that is on the
older Firebird and Camaro t-top cars. There are pins
front and back that slide into receivers on the inner
roof side and clamp the top down on to the seals. I
am using Firebird t-top seals so the set-up will work
on my application as well.

I made four latches front and back as I found that the
Fiero roof section that is now the targa was a bit
flexible and would not clamp down on to the rubber
seal very well with just two latches each side. I
have the latch sliders and pins built and attached to
the targa and this week I am building the receivers to
accept the pins. Should be pretty much weather proof
by the end of the coming weekend. The targa will get
convertible material glued to the outside and a
fiberglass inner shell made and covered with head
liner material to finish it all off and cover the
mechanisms but still have everything accessible..

I am still not 100% happy with the lever mechanism as
it offsets the pulling on the pins quite a bit as the
lever is rotated. I may go with the same mechanism as
the Firebird where there are two cams that intertwine
and pull the pins back. More design to be done on
that aspect before I finish off the levers.

Then back to finishing off the interior wiring and
install the interior and windshield and I am pretty
much close to having this bad boy on the road.....

Enjoy
Don


Try one last time......

Body_308_Targa_Top_Latches_1_zpsacb76650.jpg">

Edited by Linlor
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
beken View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 12 February 2007
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1387
Post Options Post Options   Quote beken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2015 at 9:27am
Cool. Hope to see your car around at a club meet or on
the road sometime.   


Beken (aka Ken) - bekentech@westcoastfieros.com   Original and still the owner of an 85SE 2M6 4spd
Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2015 at 9:30am
Thanks Beken;

I will most likely drive the car for a couple months
and put it up for sale as I enjoy building them.
Don't really care that much about driving them..... :)

Dr. Fiero. I was wondering what was going on with the
images. I used the normal upload tool and the site
was taking a very long time to load back up.

I will try to get the images reloaded later
today/tonight.

Cheers
Don
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
Car-2-Lo View Drop Down
Senior Post God
Senior Post God
Avatar

Joined: 14 February 2007
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1266
Post Options Post Options   Quote Car-2-Lo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06 January 2015 at 12:54pm
Originally posted by Linlor Linlor wrote:

Thanks Beken;

I will most likely drive the car for a couple months
and put it up for sale as I enjoy building them.
Don't really care that much about driving them..... :)

Dr. Fiero. I was wondering what was going on with the
images. I used the normal upload tool and the site
was taking a very long time to load back up.

I will try to get the images reloaded later
today/tonight.

Cheers
Don


Don, if you're using Photobucket, just copy and paste from Photobucket, don't use the upload tool !!!
Johnny-B-Good

Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2015 at 10:36am
Ah... The upload tool used to work so I will post up to
Photobucket and update the pics.

Thanks
Don
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
Graeme View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group


Joined: 17 October 2006
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 249
Post Options Post Options   Quote Graeme Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2015 at 10:46am
Back to Top
Car-2-Lo View Drop Down
Senior Post God
Senior Post God
Avatar

Joined: 14 February 2007
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1266
Post Options Post Options   Quote Car-2-Lo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 January 2015 at 1:24pm
Originally posted by Graeme Graeme wrote:

Just go here maybe:http://s454.photobucket.com/user/Linlor1/profile/



The problem with that is maybe Don wants to show the pics he wants to show and post along with copy

Hey Graeme do you still your red Fiero, do you want to sell it let me know.
Johnny-B-Good

Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 June 2015 at 11:49am
Almost done.

Down to touch ups and cleanups on various parts of the
car.   Hoping to have the first drive by the end of
June....

Cheers
Don

I give up on posting photos here..... Nothing seems
to work for me.


308_Full_Shot_3_zpsoi3e458w.jpg">

308_Full_Shot_2_zpshe1pg9qt.jpg">

308_Full_Shot_1_zpsttlweijp.jpg">

Edited by Linlor
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2015 at 1:12pm
Well end of June passed and still not on the road.
Other projects and needs taking priority during the
summer. I am cleaning up the front trunk now and hope
to have that wrapped up by the weekend.

Windshield is installed and looks amazing. I just need
to glue in the windshield trim surround as a have a bit
of touch up to do on the driver's a-pillar before
covering up.

Still shooting for a summer drive but I am quickly
running out of time......
Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
beken View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar

Joined: 12 February 2007
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1387
Post Options Post Options   Quote beken Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 August 2015 at 1:49pm
Funny how other things get in the way. Any new pictures?


Beken (aka Ken) - bekentech@westcoastfieros.com   Original and still the owner of an 85SE 2M6 4spd
Back to Top
Linlor View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member


Joined: 28 May 2010
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 185
Post Options Post Options   Quote Linlor Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 October 2015 at 4:29pm
Well.  Now into October and still putting, or more honestly, not putting the car back together.  I have the front clip back on and just installing the front trunk today.  For some reason, everything is a little bit off on everything..... Very frustrating when you put so much time into getting everything together and right and then when you paint and go to put it back together, everything is just a bit off.....

Front trunk will be back together today and I hope to get the screen trim in place and then into the interior to finish it all up.  Then I drive it....  I will put some pics up if the image poster is working again.  I see a new forum look at feel.  looks really nice......  Nice, image upload tool works again.  Good job folks.

Cheers
Don


Ferrari 308 Replica
Prova 5000s Countach Replica
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply Page  <1 456
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down

Forum Software by Web Wiz Forums® version 11.04
Copyright ©2001-2015 Web Wiz Ltd.