26805 Restoration Begins

Discussion in '365 GT4 2+2/400/412' started by wda24729, Oct 12, 2017 at 8:58 AM.

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  1. wda24729

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    With winter months ahead, I thought I'd post up some shots of a my restoration that I'm about to make a start on. Im not going mad with this like I have my others, but more a refresh of all suspension and engine to the best I can without removal, although watch this space! Sorry about the way photos have uploaded, I can't seem to get them embedded with the new forum format

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    Most of the front suspension out and ready for refurb. I'll do one side at a time to try and keep things in order
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    One thing I did notice was the shock leaking. I stripped it down to find a few rubber washers perished. It would be a shame to waste the shock so does anyone know if these rubber washers are available. The Shock is a Koni 82T 1824

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    Very cool! Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing the pictures as it progresses!
     
  3. roger21

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    Thanks for sharing!
    Will not be very helpful, but I have read here that many have refurbished their shocks (or have had them done), so I think you'll find what you need!
    Maybe have a look via the "search" fonction... Good luck
     
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    Best of luck! Havn't been to Devon since 88' almost got our butts kicked playing some heated 8 ball visiting with the local girls. We were visiting a friend who was learning how to build guitars from a local craftsman. Hope you have a productive winter. Thanks for the memories.
     
  5. wda24729

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    Ha...not much has changed since!

    I've cleaned up the suspension arms back to their original aluminium, just need to get the bushes out...deep joy!

    I' m debating whether to leave the parts alone in the aluminium finish or to powder coat.

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    Managed to find a Koni rebuilder in the UK. He can do whatever you like but Im going to stick with stock on the front :)
     
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    I could be mistaken, but if pictured components are similar to ones found on other same period Ferrari suspensions, they are not aluminum, but steel and original finishes were likely cadmium plating, some pieces in Yellow (a.k.a. Gold) and some in White (a.k.a. Silver or Clear).
     
  9. wda24729

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    Interesting. I think I might have to powder coat them to protect.
     
  10. Jasonberkeley

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    When i started cleaning all of the grease and crud off of mine, the finish had a gold tint. I started being more careful so as to not remove the finish.

    Alot of elbow grease.
     
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    With regards the calipers, I have the 42mm pistons so Im guessing this could give me a few problems?
     
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