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Old 03-12-2017, 07:37 AM
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Carrozzeria AutoSport, located in Modena, built some original Ferrari prototypes. I met one of the owners at the classic car show in Stuttgart two weeks ago and here is a bullet-point list of what he told me. Photos show a display they had. It's a Ferrari ???

1. Built many prototypes.
2. Have many original bucks.
3. Have a large supply of old aluminum sheet of the type used on '50s/60s car and only use that when re-making panels.
4. Claims newer alloys don't weld well to original panels (Note: 'claims')
5. Only use original processes, mostly maglio (helve hammer) See photos for maglio markings.
6. Gas welds.
7. Use Eckold Handformer to shrink edges
8. www.autosport.it


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Old 03-12-2017, 05:31 PM
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Do not think it is a Ferrari with a twin nostril opening at the front,
more likely just a mock up.
I have seen a few of the original Ferrari bucks (all wire frame) at the Ferrari factory.
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Old 03-12-2017, 11:56 PM
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Do not think it is a Ferrari with a twin nostril opening at the front
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well done, apart from the F1 car of the 60's twin nostril front was not a Ferrari "thing"
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Old 05-29-2017, 11:25 PM
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You've gotta love how those unpainted parts reveal their secrets.
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Old 05-30-2017, 12:40 AM
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3. Have a large supply of old aluminum sheet of the type used on '50s/60s car and only use that when re-making panels.
4. Claims newer alloys don't weld well to original panels (Note: 'claims')


Salesmanship is always at hand when a company meets the public. These comments are typical in the industry, and I've heard other comments at Pebble and Monterey that also file under that "not adding up" heading.

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Those of us rather familiar with the Enzo comp car metalwork can easily testify to the great similarity between factory original alloy and current replacement alloy available on the market today.

Although, there have been those unfortunate cases where restoration craftsmen have not known enough to correctly identify either what they were restoring - or, to correctly identify what they obtained as replacement materials - and assumed (the word "assume" here equals three words combined: "ass," "you" and "me") incorrectly that the alloy they had was correct, and their jobs eventually started coming apart.

But then, this is not at all limited to Italian cars, nor is it limited to auto restoration.

Caveat Emptor.
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