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a new project begins

Postby zac » Mon Jan 16, 2006 12:45 pm

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Postby zac » Mon Jan 16, 2006 7:52 pm

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250 GT 2+2 3197/GT

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Postby zac » Thu Jan 19, 2006 9:39 pm

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Postby kare » Fri Jan 20, 2006 4:33 am

I believe the car in picture is 2043GT - it is the one and only GT/E in Paris show I have ever seen pics of. Hopefully a color picture of the scene will appear somewhere, so we can be sure. As far as I know MM16229 was a relatively dark greyish blue also called "blu genziana" and cars painted in this color appear quite dark in b/w pictures. Have a look at early pictures of 0719SA to see the color - the color matches the pictures of the GT/E displayed in Paris Salon. Best wishes, Kare
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Postby zac » Fri Jan 20, 2006 1:56 pm

Not to turn this into a F-Chat style post but I have 2043 as pale blue metallic( azzuro hyperion similar to my car) with red interior. I believe it is still in that color combo. Do you agree both cars were at the show? Almost all books of reference list both cars being sent to the Paris Auto Show to launch the 250 GTE to the public. I have other pictures at the Paris show but that is the only book I remember off the top of my head. I am sure more will turn up as time goes on and research continues.

To continue where this discussion started, I began disassembly this week and started sorting the misc. parts that were just piled in the car. I must say it makes it a lot easier when you actually take the car apart yourself rather than getting boxes and bags with little rhyme or reason to the order. I had a bin full of Zip-Lock bags, which looked the most promising but upon opening them I found they were just used to hold whatever was on the bench at the time. Let me just say from a restoration stand point there is nothing scarier than several gallon bags filled with hardware and no identification as to where they go. I know that the car sat languishing in a restoration shop for quite sometime and when it was purchased all the parts were just gathered up and put with the car. The important pieces were inventoried and the smaller items will just have to be sorted as things progress.

The engine has already been delivered to Jens who will be doing the major mechanicals on this project including the engine, trans and differential. Although this is generally my specialty, Jens is the best at what he does and is set up to do these engines. He has access to everything he needs to get the job done, not to mention he has three 250 engines he is working on right now. Even though it kills me to not do the engine(that's my favorite part) I have to delegate some jobs in order to meet the deadline without compromising any quality.

We are meeting with the painter this weekend and will be discussing the project for the first time with him. The painter I have chosen to use is named Peter Hognes and is top notch. Having worked with him in the past he has painted some of the best Jags, Ferraris and various other cars on the show circuit. He is Dutch and was trained the old world way in Holland to use the traditional methods of body work and paint so I we will not be buying stock in Bondo. Since the previous shop decided to paint the entire undercarriage and engine compartment in gloss black it will all have to be removed and the entire car stripped back to bare metal. I am making him a rotisserie so that it makes his life easier and he can make the underside of the car as good as the top side without laying on his back. If all goes well the car will be stripped and mounted to the rotisserie by the end of the month and delivered to the painter.

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Postby william » Fri Jan 20, 2006 3:54 pm

Zac,

Please post pics as this car is transformed!!!
William
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