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Old 07-11-2017, 10:51 AM
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Just wanted to say Hello. As my name might suggest I am building a Ferrari 275 spyder replica. I am not far enough along with the project to start on the body but I signed up here so I could do some more research what it might take to make it out of aluminum vs. fiberglass. It is something I might tackle. If you are on GRM you can read about my project here
https://grassrootsmotorsports.com/fo.../129937/page1/

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Old 07-11-2017, 10:08 PM
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Hi Spencer welcome to the forum
you have a nice project there!!
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Old 07-12-2017, 09:54 AM
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Hi Peter,

Thanks for the warm welcome!
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:13 PM
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Welcome to the forum, Spencer. Very cool to see such a thing being done here in SC. That project be worthy of a visit to see what you're doing, if you're in the habit of having visitors.

I like the v12 touch- are you thinking of making some custom Ferrari-badged valve covers to keep things copacetic......?
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Old 07-12-2017, 02:28 PM
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What an awesome project. I'll be excited to see it progress. I'm in Charleston and love to see things like these projects happening.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:55 AM
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Thanks fellas. I'm happy to have visitors... always good to have an extra eye on these kinds of projects. I'm still a good bit away from starting the body buck though.
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Old 07-13-2017, 11:34 AM
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Very cool project. Welcome to the forum.
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Old 07-13-2017, 01:22 PM
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As a fellow South Carolinian, I am most appreciative of your project. You are welcome to come to Rock Hill and take a 'test run' on one of Peter Tommasini's wheeling machines if you have an interest. I have four English wheels here at the moment and you can compare them. I also have a number of wooden egg crate bucks that you can take a look at to give you an idea of what you might and might not want to do with the body buck.
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Old 07-13-2017, 05:49 PM
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As a fellow South Carolinian, I am most appreciative of your project. You are welcome to come to Rock Hill and take a 'test run' on one of Peter Tommasini's wheeling machines if you have an interest. I have four English wheels here at the moment and you can compare them. I also have a number of wooden egg crate bucks that you can take a look at to give you an idea of what you might and might not want to do with the body buck.
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That would be really awesome! I'd love to see how this all works first hand. I've done a little bit of planning as far as the buck goes but seeing some examples might present a new approach to building that I hadn't thought of. I am just up the road in Indian Land/Fort Mill.
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Old 07-14-2017, 03:33 PM
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Hi Spencer,
Welcome to the forum.
You have an interesting project ahead of you. Very attractive body style. You work is clean and tidy with a nice working environ.

I think if you keep the chassis light and the engine heavy you will get the same handling that the aluminum-bodied NART spyders had, since the steel-bodied coupes tended to be stiffer in the corners.
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