PF coupe Windshield
PF coupe Windshield
After removing the rear glass on the PF Coupe 1747 we had to wait a while for the front windshield gasket. First, our supplier sent us two rear gaskets, then the re-order for the front gasket got lost in the shuffle. After the front gasket was supposed to be in the mail, shipping labels got mixed up, and the gasket was sent to the wrong shop! It seemed like we were destined never to get this gasket, but finally the correct gasket arrived in the mail and I could pull the front windshield. In the world of Ferraris, you never pull a windshield out until you make sure you have the right replacement. Luckily, this one was the right one, so I was back on track.
After carefully cutting out the chrome surround out of the gasket, we carefully cut around the gasket and removed the glass. I tried not to think about how irreplaceable this piece of glass was, and set it gently aside for more cleaning. With the glass out of th way, I had to heat the glue around the windshield opening to release the headliner.
I spread the headliner out to vacuum the rest of the debris left by the former inhabitants, and set it aside. I’ll have to set up a large table next week to thoroughly clean the top side to see if we can eliminate the stains and save this piece.
I spent the rest of the day painstakingly scraping and cutting out the old urethane glue out of the windshield opening. When everything goes back together, this area will have to be pretty clean to accept a new gasket, so cleaning it thoroughly was important.
1747’s gauges came back from our instrument shop. We specifically asked they be serviced but not restored. The chrome on the trim rings is in relatively good shape considering they’re over 50 years old. They’ll be going back in as soon as the interior is finished.
Reminder: If you’re looking for a Vintage Ferrari, or have a Vintage Ferrari for sale, please let me know. I would be happy to help you in any way that I can. I am not a broker, but occasionally hear of a good car for sale and can get them to the end user!
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