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365 BB Restoration @ Bobileff Motorcar Company

Discussion in 'Boxers/TR/M' started by garybobileff, Feb 10, 2021.

  1. jaisharma

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    Thanks for posting this
     
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  3. Newman

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    Beautiful work, almost a shame to paint them
     
  4. CarbBoxer

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    The 365 air boxes were aluminum rather then fiberglass?
     
  5. jjeffries

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    Back in the mid 80’s I was a college kid visiting my brother in L.A., had gotten the Alfa religion, obsessing over grander Italian cars and was reading about Mike Sheehan’s shop in R&T. I called, disclosing my poverty, but asked if I could visit the shop, and Mike’s manager Steve said sure. I whipped down there and it was as cool as you would imagine. An older craftsman from England (my home, too) was making a perfect front bumper out of steel sheet for a 275: total epiphany that individuals, possessing the right skills and equipment, can make anything ... if they’re really good. This airbox project is like that for me.
    Thanks, John
     
  6. garybobileff

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    The original 365 BB air boxes were a fiberglass black painted shell, with an aluminum bottom and a removable aluminum cover on top. It was decided that making all the various molds in fiberglass would be too time consuming and costly, and it was a better route to just make everything out of aluminum. The customer's check book agreed. Once painted black on the main body shell of the air box, it would be undetectable, unless of course you had an aluminum magnet in your pocket!
    Gary Bobileff
     
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  8. turbo-joe

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    I´m looking long time for such a magnet ;)
     
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  9. vincenzo

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    Still think that aluminum was faster than fiberglass?
     
  10. garybobileff

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    Well, maybe we should start over and have a race and make fiberglass bases vs. aluminum! Let's see which medium is faster. Actually, what is done is done. This was a fun project ! I am happy with the results, and more importantly, the 365 BB owner is very happy with the outcome. That's all that matters.
    Gary Bobileff
     
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  12. turbo-joe

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    looks great ! ! ! :)
     
  13. ago car nut

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    Aluminum looks better than fiberglass.
     
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  14. MotoMeccanica

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    Yeah great work on the fabrication!!!
     

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