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Old 01-29-2013, 08:06 AM
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F40 LM Restoration

As some of you may have read the thread about chassis 84326, a non original F40 that raced in the BPR in 96 and which had been rotting in a garage for 8 years and I bought a few months ago. Described by Mike Sheehan as LM/GTE it is one of 27 non original cars converted by privateers.

If it was of interest I was going to post a thread of the work we are doing once I have sufficient images etc and wanted to know if this was the right area of the site to post? I looked at restorations section but that appeared all to be Redline stuff?

Thanks in advance and let me know if it is of interest to follow the restoration or if it is not worth the hassle.
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:24 AM
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It is well worth it!

Congrats on purchasing and restoring the car.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:03 AM
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It is well worth it!

Congrats on purchasing and restoring the car.
+1 and living vicariously through images is all some of us will ever have or need, pics STAT!!
This a great story and one which some of us would love to follow.
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:09 AM
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please post up some pics when you can .........
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Enjoy this journey

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:42 AM
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This is the appropriate place for it, Tim.

Please do post pictures of your progress!

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Old 01-29-2013, 09:49 AM
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I'm really looking forward to follow this resto!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:31 PM
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Tim,

do the last pic forwarded is enough to answer your last question to install the radiator?

If not I can check with the new owner of my ex car to get the necessary pics.

Good luck with your restoration and post some pics on this site!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:36 PM
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Hello Tim,

Dates for the Modena Motorsport Track Days are set: 30-31 July at Spa Francorchamps:

Modena Trackdays: Modena Motorsport

Maybe you could finish your restoration in time for this event? Anyways, good luck and have fun with the process!

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Old 02-05-2013, 09:31 AM
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Well thanks guys to those very few who are interested but it seems that it is not worth the effort. I will post on another UK forum which seems genuinely incredibly keen and post a link here.

Disappointing
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:09 AM
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Well thanks guys to those very few who are interested but it seems that it is not worth the effort. I will post on another UK forum which seems genuinely incredibly keen and post a link here.

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Really?

That's your response? Perhaps you shouldn't bother. Considering other posts you have made have given you help and answers in the 288/F40/F50/Enzo section, I'd feel insulted if I were one of those who took time to reply and offer input from this very forum.

Sounds to me like you were expecting a P4/5 length thread. Whilst I wish you every success in your adventure, I'd reconsider if I were you, just incase the UK forum can't answer the specific technical question you haven't yet asked.

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Old 02-05-2013, 12:37 PM
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:02 PM
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Really?

That's your response? Perhaps you shouldn't bother. Considering other posts you have made have given you help and answers in the 288/F40/F50/Enzo section, I'd feel insulted if I were one of those who took time to reply and offer input from this very forum.

Sounds to me like you were expecting a P4/5 length thread. Whilst I wish you every success in your adventure, I'd reconsider if I were you, just incase the UK forum can't answer the specific technical question you haven't yet asked.

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That is a fair way to look at it and had not considered it in that light. I was just hoping it might be of more invest but you make a valid point!
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:11 PM
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That is a fair way to look at it and had not considered it in that light. I was just hoping it might be of more invest but you make a valid point!
Well, I for one would like to follow the process.

Post some pictures and spark some interest.
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:23 PM
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Another factor here is that this Forum is all abuzz about the forthcoming F70, with multiple threads carrying speculation about it. It may be very hard to attract much attention to anything else right now.

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Old 02-05-2013, 02:10 PM
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Well, I for one would like to follow the process.

Post some pictures and spark some interest.
I will do once I have stopped travelling working on an ipad as I think it is not possible to post images from it?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:18 PM
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We need pics :-)

I found a for sale advert from 2002 yesterday for your car. Forgot to bring the mag home to scan it and post it up.

Will sort it in a day or so
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Brilliant. Restore it. Display progress. These threads are treasures on fchat. Hoping you share the progress. Cheers
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I will do once I have stopped travelling working on an ipad as I think it is not possible to post images from it?
The ipad issues is fixed I post pics from mine
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:07 PM
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I too would be very interested in this thread, as others have mentioned, get some pics up, it will help illustrate your story and spark interest.

I am sincere in wishing you every success in your adventure, I'm sorry, I can't offer any technical help, but will watch the thread with keen interest, and hopefully we can all learn a thing or two about LM/GTE specification F40's!

I appreciate your considered response.

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