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need parts for f430 spider convertible

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  1. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

    Jun 10, 2014
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    Is there a source for parts for spider components other then the Ferrari dealership, one of my side flaps must have got hung up when I went to put the top down,...well it broke...its a fiberglass flap...looks like from the dealer the part alone is around $798.00 I would buy a used one if I could and just have it repainted... is there a used parts source? thanks in advance
     
  2. mike32

    mike32 Formula 3

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    Try eurospares, they are always breakng cars
     
  3. Skidkid

    Skidkid F1 Veteran
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    Or Exotic Italian Recyclers. There are a number of places that break cars. It is also a fiberglass part so you could repair it.
     
  4. Manda racing

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    Ferrparts in Sacramento and eBay too.
     
  5. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

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    thank you all
     
  6. Skidkid

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    To save you some effort, the last 3 are all the same place. They DBA several different names.
     
  7. Dave rocks

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    John - Ferrparts is not Exotic Auto Recycling. Ferrparts is Ferrari Part Exchange though.
     
  8. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

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    I have a feeling this is not going to be a cheap repair :( so pissed this happened..... this is the first issue I ever had with this car.
     
  9. mello

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    The flap breaking tells me that there are pre-existing problems. Do a thorough inspection of the capote mechanism before replacing the flap.
     
  10. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

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    It always worked perfectly prior.... top doesn't get put down often... I think something just got hung up... it works fine now.. as long as the capote flap (what's left of it) is in the right position
     
  11. Skidkid

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    There are threads on here about this. I can't remember if it was a microswitch or related to the elastic straps. Maybe both. As I recall, that person just repaired the flap.
     
  12. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

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    I think I just need to replace the flap... its working fine now.... I was not paying attention and then just heard the flap crack.... any idea on cost..replace flap and install?
     
  13. Alpintourer

    Alpintourer Formula Junior
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    Its called a "Capote Flap". I broke mine because the cable popped out of the drive assembly and it got out of sync. You need to fix this first so you don't bust your next/new one. I had mine safety wired so it doesn't pull out again. I bought a reproduction from Exotic Auto Recycling which was a poorly made casting; tabs broke off immediately. EAR accepted the return BTW. Looked for a used one but none available at the time. Paid the $700+ OEM price and had it painted. Ended up being a $1000 bill all in.
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  14. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

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    thanks dave…… they were able to remove old and install new without pulling car apart?
     
  15. Alpintourer

    Alpintourer Formula Junior
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    Yes, not a big deal. Safety wiring both cables in the drive mechanism was just a matter of stopping the tonneau in the right position. Getting both capote flaps in sync was the greater challenge.
     
  16. gsworld2014

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    Did you bring to Rob?
     
  17. bocaf430

    bocaf430 Formula 3

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    I told rob about it, I need to bring it to him, it happened day before heading back to LI... all good with your car?
     

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