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1987 328 GTS # 66865 - Redone interior - Blu Chiaro / Crema

Discussion in 'Detailing & Showroom' started by Chiaro_Slag, Dec 7, 2003.

  1. Throttleman

    Throttleman Formula Junior

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    Jerry- I can dirve a stick like a hot knife through butter. I would LOVE to get a few pictures behind the wheel just to show up our buddy Jordan! I am so jelous that he got to drive Dom's F-car! I would have skipped my trip just to see the "permagrin" on his face. Just the thought makes me grin! Hope to see the finished product in person at CC soon!

    -Jay.
     
  2. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Cool - Can't wait to see you behind the wheel! We are all about showing up Jordan, lol. ;-)

    Don't worry Jordan - You can drive it after Jay. :)
     
  3. Throttleman

    Throttleman Formula Junior

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    LOL ;-) Jerry, you are one hell of a guy!

    We went to Ferrari of Denver for a few hours on our trip and looked over a 1995 F355 (unfortunately not my color) but the salesman took us into the shop to see another F355 being serviced with the engine and drivetrain on a stand. I took a bunch of photos including the belt replacement and a shot of one bank of cylinders without the head on. A lot of photos of other F-cars too. Once the photos are developed, I'll post them.

    -Jay.
     
  4. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Nice - I love the 355's also - Would have been my choice had it not been for the house purchase - Oh well, I'll keep saving - Maybe someday.

    What color combo do you want? Not sure what I would want on that car - But I am easily pleased. :)
     
  5. Throttleman

    Throttleman Formula Junior

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    My wife and I both like the Black exterior F355B with any color interior except red.

    I picked up a Minichamps model of this car while on vacation. It serves as motivation. It has great scale detail!
     
  6. sindo308qv

    sindo308qv F1 Rookie

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    BEAUTIFUL transformation. I have one question for you. The aluminum pedals, do they completely replace the old ones or go over them? If so any drilling required? I have a 308 qv.
     
  7. Chiaro_Slag

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    I think the 308 is the same as the 328 for the pedals :

    The brake pedal rubber cover slips off & then you drill into the metal underneath.

    Same goes for the Clutch pedal.

    My accelerator pedal didn't have a covering (I think this is normal). I just drilled into the existing pedal to fasten the accelerator.

    The old rubber dead pedal was sewn into the old carpet. Just undo the stitching and put back the old carpet (this is what I did before I got the new carpet) - My old carpet wasn't fastened very well, so it was easy to remove from the car. Then you drill into the metal that exists under the dead pedal.

    There is a write up of the pedal install by Paul Hill here :

    http://www.ferrarichat.com/partsandservice/index.htm
     
  8. sindo308qv

    sindo308qv F1 Rookie

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    Thanks for your reply,I'm definitely going to do the pedals.
     
  9. zjpj

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    I mean, this seriously looks new, and I love it.
     
  10. LRPMAN

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    Jerry, Great JOB! I thank you for using our products the way the where designed and the results show.
    Thank you for the way you documented your project also. Now ENJOY YOUR CAR!
    Take Care
    George Pavlisko
     
  11. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Thanks George & Thanks for making Leatherique!
     
  12. 2COOOL

    2COOOL Karting

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    It's always interesting to see a project done by an individual. If others have done similar projects, please post details.
     
  13. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Thanks - I also love seeing others projects!
     
  14. dave11

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    wow....beautiful work
     
  15. F328 BobD

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    OUTSTANDING!!!!
     
  16. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    Thanks Bob - Love the Mini Cooper & 328 in your profile pic - Now those are 2 fun cars to drive!
     
  17. tifosi69

    tifosi69 Formula 3

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    Congrats, looks AWESOME !! I am going to buy some of these parts.
     
  18. AJS328

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    I've been in Jerry's interior. It's awesome!
     
  19. Chiaro_Slag

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    Wow, thanks!
     
  20. tifosi69

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    Just got new mats yesterday from Ebay, huge Cavallino ramparte in red, I'm so excited. I will post pics later.
     
  21. Chiaro_Slag

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    Sound nice! Yes, pics please! :)
     
  22. sepp forcher

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    first of all: wonderful car, great work,

    second of all: are you a professional mechanic? I mean you need a lot of experience to build up such a gorgeous car!

    sepp forcher
     
  23. Chiaro_Slag

    Chiaro_Slag F1 Veteran

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    thanks!

    I and those that know me are having a good laugh right now! :)

    I'm an accountant who has only had new cars in the past & I have never worked on anything before. When I got this car, I just thought the interior could use some freshining up. I wanted to re-dye the seats (before this car, I had never even heard of such a thing) and it just turned into redoing the seats, carpet, back wool, all the leather, etc.

    I guess I just had a lot of patience & a go for it attitude. I can definitely say that without F-Chat, I never would have done any of this. I love this site & the people on it!

    When real mechanical things go wrong, I take it to a mechanic, or if it is a smaller problem (headlights won't go up, have to figure out ignition wiring) I turn to local F-chatters that are great & more than willing to help (thanks Rick, Carl, and Jay!!).

    Also, biggest thanks to Rob Lay for putting in so much work to make this such a great community of owners and enthusiasts.

    Anyway, thanks for the kind words!
     
  24. sepp forcher

    sepp forcher Karting

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    another question: in which condition was the engine?

    i hope that i do not bother you with my questions, but actually i am very curious.

    thanks for answering, sepp forcher
     
  25. Chiaro_Slag

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    No problem.

    The engine is great - I'll dig up a pic of it.

    When I bought the car, it was in need of the 30K service, so I had that done a few months ago, after which, I had a small oil leak fixed. Since then, everything has been fine & it runs strong! :)
     

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