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Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by FL 355, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

    Nov 3, 2002
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    I need to pull my 355 front bumper for paint today.

    Have the parts book and looks easy enough. After researching the Tech archieves I could only find 348 bumper removal and nothing on 355. My only question is:

    To access the forward bolts on a 348 you pull the trunk liner. Same thing on a 355? I was going to put the car up on jack stands and pull the panels from under the car to reach the bolts…I’m I wrong here? Do I pull the trunk liner, just like a 348, to get at the bolts instead?

    Thanks
    Frank
     
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  3. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

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    Hey, where is everyone? Matt?
     
  4. yfc

    yfc Karting

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    Hi FL 355,

    I'm afraid I don't have the answer to your question.

    However, I'm quite interested by your thread since I'm owning a F355.

    Is the "parts book" your are refering to, an official Ferrari one that one can purchase?

    Regards,
    Chris
     
  5. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

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    Yes it is. An absolute must. I think I got mine for a sponser here, F books.com. It is called "spare parts catalogue" and has all the diagrams and part #s...same book the dealer uses.

    OK...I'm on the case and starting now. Will take pix in case someone down the road needs to do the same and they will be able to reference this thread..
     
  6. vref

    vref Karting

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    Excellent to have some pics of the project. I have no experience with bumper removal, but how hard can it be?
     
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  8. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

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    #6 FL 355, Jan 16, 2004
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    OK done. Took 2 1/2 hours to pull front and rear.

    To pull front there are 8 bolts. Unbolt 4 bolts on the side which requires removing the wheel well panels.

    Unbolt four bolts on the front. The trick is to get at them! Pulling the panel from underneath does nothing. Nor do you pull the trunk liner. All you have to do is pull the side of the trunk liner to get at the bolts. This pix shows you how to get at them. Pull the side liners and in the front corners you will be able to see the 2 bolts (2 on each side)
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    FL 355 Formula 3

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  10. FL 355

    FL 355 Formula 3

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    #8 FL 355, Jan 16, 2004
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    Rear bumper took about 15 minutes...4 bolts and unscrew the air diffuser and heat shield....no brainer on this one...

    If anyone with a 355 ever needs to pull a bumper for paint, PM me and I'll be happy to answer any questions or offer assistance.
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  11. vref

    vref Karting

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    Nice job thanks for the info and the pics!
     
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  13. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Nice job FL355. When you go to put them back on it is helpful to have an extra person. I had my kids help me put my front bumper back on my 348. Same with the rear, helps keep it from getting dinged up.
     
  14. notoboy

    notoboy F1 Rookie

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    Thanks for the info. I actually have to change one of the marker lights in the front. Haven't even attempted it yet - do I have to remove the front bumper to do this?

    David
     

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