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by John Vardanian
Fri Apr 19, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Windshield Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Windshield Fitting

Thanks Tom. Hearing this from you and Timo gives me such relief. I stayed up at night worrying about bending those delicate bezels. I do remember removing both windows the tree pieces as one.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Windshield Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Re: Windshield Fitting

Thanks Timo. I tend to think that is the way to do it as well, since that is how it came out.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Apr 15, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Windshield Fitting
Replies: 4
Views: 349

Windshield Fitting

Is it easier to fit the glass and seal along with the chrome bezel (altogether) or is it better to fit the glass and seal first then snap in the bezel? My glass guy wants to do the latter, but, I remember removing the glass, seal and bezel, all together. Would appreciate some experienced advice. Tha...
by John Vardanian
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Bravo Tom
Replies: 1
Views: 227

Bravo Tom

I read your blog on the PF coupe. What a monumental task that must have been. When a car like this comes together and ends up pretty on the lawn, it's always the painter and the like that get the accolades. But, for every successful finish there are so many people like yourself along the way that do...
by John Vardanian
Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Radiator blind needed
Replies: 6
Views: 385

Re: Radiator blind needed

The blind itself is a white, cloth-backed black vinyl. It is the same vinyl that covers the shelf under the rear window and other places inside the car. They also used this same vinyl as moisture barrier behind the door cards.

john
by John Vardanian
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear Bumper 250GT
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Re: Rear Bumper 250GT

Tom's method is the way to go. I have taken three piece bumpers on and off before, but this way was by far easier--and I did it by myself. Thanks Tom.

I took the liberty of placing a thin rubber cushions against the paint as Notred suggested.

john
by John Vardanian
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Rear Bumper 250GT
Replies: 5
Views: 441

Rear Bumper 250GT

Tom and all, I wanted to see if there is a cleaner way to installing the three-piece rear bumper, one with the least interference with paint or the new chrome. Seems to me it's a two man job, regardless. Do I install the center piece then offer up the side pieces or assemble the three pieces loosely...
by John Vardanian
Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:41 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Knob Paint Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Knob Paint Removal

If the knob is not fluted, you can spin it against a scotch pad. Do it carefully and lightly and the paint will eventually dust away. Then you polish it back to a luster.

john
by John Vardanian
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Knob Paint Removal
Replies: 11
Views: 682

Re: Knob Paint Removal

I used paint remover on one of my plastic knobs and it melted the surface. If you were going to use a paint remover be warned.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:35 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Fingers crossed for the 250PF coupe
Replies: 3
Views: 452

Re: Fingers crossed for the 250PF coupe

I don't think so. It looks like it is being prepared for a five-star resto.

john
by John Vardanian
Mon Feb 18, 2019 2:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Tell me about the old days!
Replies: 14
Views: 1086

Re: Tell me about the old days!

There are few fortunate enough to start out the car hobby with a Ferrari. For most of us it starts out with much more mundane cars. My dream car at 23, when I got my first “professional” job, would’ve been a Berlinetta Boxer. But the best thing I could afford to fulfill the supercar fantasy was a be...
by John Vardanian
Fri Jan 04, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Kerry's restoration website
Replies: 6
Views: 1017

Re: Kerry's restoration website

Kerry, I am looking forward to seeing the resto progress on your PF.

john
by John Vardanian
Wed Nov 28, 2018 1:36 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 14
Views: 1351

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Thanks for all your help Tom.

john
by John Vardanian
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:29 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 14
Views: 1351

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Thanks Tom. I took a second look at the old stuff and sure enough, there was old glue on them. Dropping in the frame in the door is no cakewalk for sure, even with a second pair of hands. One thing I learned that I'd like to share is this. Before dropping in the frame, pull the two long legs of the ...
by John Vardanian
Mon Nov 26, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Vintage Ferraris
Topic: Question for Tom... Vent Windows
Replies: 14
Views: 1351

Re: Question for Tom... Vent Windows

Tom, I am talking about the roll up side window channels.

john