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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by Greg M, Jan 10, 2019.

  1. Greg M

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    I can’t afford an original, so I’m going to build one. LOL. No seriously! I have been reearching for sometime. I have full scale drawings and CAD models for a body buck and working on the chassis details now. My biggest hang up is finding an original Colombo 3.0L v-12. This is going to be my retirement gift to myself, but i figuredifIm going trough all this work and investment, I may build 1-2 more at the same time if I find serious clients.
    I’ve been in the automotive business (body and coach) for 36 years and owner of the shop I frequent. (On a daily basis)
    I will be starting this year, so I will post progress photos as I go.
    I figure if Rod Temparo can build them, so can I!
     
  2. ifeelfree0

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    Outstanding. It will fascinating to watch your progress. Godspeed!
     
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  3. 19633500GT

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    Greg, I have a 250 GTE engine block. It's a short block, but could be a start if you're looking 3.0L Colombo. Anyway, your build sounds great.
     
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  4. Greg M

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    Could you message me some photos.
     
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    #5 19633500GT, Jan 10, 2019
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    Sure thing. One sec

    PM sent
     
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  6. Stevenb

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    Great project! Subscribed to the thread.
    I remember there was a replica for sale that had one of the back up bodies made for the original 250’s by Ferrari. Maybe there are a few still around
     
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    More CAD design and printing done... have some materials ordered to start building the body form... won’t be long before the journey begins
     
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    Well this should be interesting..
     
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  10. Greg M

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    It sure will be!
     
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    Good for you.

    As a metal shaper myself I'd love to do the same. I just wouldn't put any Ferrari badges on it.
     
  12. Greg M

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    When I get to that point... we'll cross that bridge.

    Time to start building the body buck (wire form)
     
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    I mean this in a very very light hearted fashion...

    Its good that you are the owner of a shop that you frequent... or that you frequent the shop that you own... lol
     
  14. technom3

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    definitely do NOT put ferrari badges on it... you will regret that heavily from critics... but more importantly ferraris lawyers
     
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    Will follow with interest and maybe customer.
     
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  16. Greg M

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    I will be starting soon. thank yo for following
     
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    I wish I had the skill to even consider such a project, good luck!
     
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    Subscribed, good luck
     
  21. Ed Niles

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    Lyle Tanner has a complete rebuilt engine for sale. Not cheap, but they are like gold. Google his name.
     
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    Lyle's eBay Store has a notice saying that they are closed due to a family emergency.
    I don't know anything beyond that.
     
  23. Greg M

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    What a cool project!
    Best wishes.
     

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