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Offline looney


  • Joined: Mar 2007

  • Drives: VW Beetle
OMG!!! found this link on one of my other regular daily Car forums

what a fantastic read, im sure most of you will be glued to your seat like i am.

I hope its not a repost

http://www.build-threads.com/build-threads/ferrari-f40-lm-restoration/



Offline Paulstar


  • Joined: Jul 2008

  • Location: Sydney
Read through this build on the FChat forum  :thumbsup: you need a few hours..



Offline 360c

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  • Joined: Apr 2006

  • Drives: Purple People Eater
I like reading about guys like that, he's gone completely mental, way, way, way OTT. Makes me look positively sane in comparison
  :thumbsup:

Unfortunately he seems to be a bit delusional and is perhaps being steered into a very, very, very expensive restoration by his choice of shop and obvious OTT enthusiasm. Never seen that happen before :rolleyes:

A few examples:

He seems to be under the impression that an F40LM can perform limited street use. I wonder if he has ever had a ride in a full Monty race car before? I've seen about 4 or 5x F40LM's and F40GTE's in the pits and circuits of various Oz race tracks. Driven plenty of dedicated race cars too. No way in hell you are going to be able to drive this one down to the pub for a pint on a Sunday afternoon.
Then he wonders about the need to fit cooling fans for the radiators WTF? You can't even roll around the pits without the fluids quickly reaching critical temps with no air flow.................and he wants to street drive it???????

The last obsession with the 100 point restoration of the  undersurface of the sacrificial front carbon splitter is just plain odd. It's going to get hammered the first track outing...........or destroyed down the first street driveway.

I admire the passion; but somebody is enjoying taking this guys money.
BTW there is no race series that this car can run in. That limits any potential for capital gains.

I've got a few pics of one of the Australian F40GTE's undergoing a sensible birthday refresh. I think it is now owned by the guy who owns my old F50.



Offline Aircon

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  • Who said it couldn't be done?

  • Joined: Mar 2007

  • Drives: Pork
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Name: Peter
I like reading about guys like that, he's gone completely mental, way, way, way OTT. Makes me look positively sane in comparison
  :thumbsup:


Let's not go overboard! ;)
I love my car. Buy your own



Offline 360c

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Let's not go overboard! ;)

I would be the first to admit I'm an idiot when it comes to my little projects; but this guy makes me look like
Einstein.

Got rid of the family for the next 7 days by sending them to Noosa. I'm staying home, doing a total interior strip on the Scuderia and adding the last custom carbon bits. Project done..........for now at least.



Offline Aircon

  • Master Baiter 300kph+ club
  • Who said it couldn't be done?

  • Joined: Mar 2007

  • Drives: Pork
  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Name: Peter
I would be the first to admit I'm an idiot when it comes to my little projects; but this guy makes me look like
Einstein.

Got rid of the family for the next 7 days by sending them to Noosa. I'm staying home, doing a total interior strip on the Scuderia and adding the last custom carbon bits. Project done..........for now at least.

yay...pizza night at 360C's

I love my car. Buy your own



Offline Neru


  • Joined: Feb 2012

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Another thread I loved read was the full restoration of the gtb/4 on Ferrari chat. The one where someone had initially converted a short nose to a long nose with 30kg of filler

I'll post the link up later






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