Chrome, and Trunk Panel Hold Down
3553 Chrome, and Trunk Hold Down
3553’s chrome is back from the platers, and the bumpers look great. They’re going back on at Fran�ois’ shop.
A bunch of little pieces were sent out for plating and will really make the newly finished interior stand out.
The door frames and vent windows were also plated.
At Pollard’s shop I was working on a trunk hold down lever. This lever is found in the trunk of a 275GTB and holds down the plywood cover to the spare tire. The car that I’m restoring is missing this lever and spring tensioner. Making one would not have been a problem, but finding one to copy would have been. Luckily there was another 275GTB at the shop with what looked like an original hold down, so I took the opportunity to fabricate another one from the original.
The nice thing about Vintage Ferraris is many of the pieces were originally made from basic hand tools and materials. The original part was simply a piece of steel welded to a long bolt.
Just a reminder, I’m looking for a new Vintage Ferrari Project. If you have, or know of a restoration project, please let me know. It would be great to restore another car on this website! My E-mail.
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