Restoration of 328 from 1987

Discussion in '308/328' started by URicken, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. URicken

    URicken Karting

    Mar 24, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main
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    Uwe Ricken
    Hi all,

    after a long time abstinence from FChat I'm now back with the latest news from MY 328. Many folks from the Europe chapter know me from the FChat tour to Switzerland (hopefully).

    Restauration started in October 2012 and the complete restauration will be handled by the company Robert Fehr in Grünberg in Germany (Hessia). I'm there with my car for over 10 years because of a painful and disappointing service from the official Ferrari dependance in Frankfurt :(

    What will be done?

    - complete revision of the engine
    - new timing belt and tensioner pulley
    - new clutch
    - new cogwheels for the 5th gear (damaged)
    - revision of electric components

    - review of coaches
    - review of rust
    - new rubber seals
    - complete paintwork for all components
    - new windshield
    - powder coating of a few elements
    - refurbish of all rims

    When the restauration is finished for this year the next year is dedicated for the restoration of the leather and interior of this beautiful car.

    You can more than 230 pics about the single steps of restauration here:

    Currently the car is out for the paintwork ...

    Any comments are appreciated. Do not hesitate to ask for more details.
    I want to share my experiences with the restauration with all enthusiastic Ferraristi all around the world.

    Best to all of you - may winter go and the Ferrari season start in Europe asap :)
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  3. Ferraripilot

    Ferraripilot F1 World Champ
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    May 10, 2006
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    It's man
    That will turn out very nice! Great work.
  4. George Vosburgh

    George Vosburgh F1 Rookie

    May 26, 2011
    Pittsburgh, PA

    Das auto ist zehr gut! Congratulations!
  5. Todd308TR

    Todd308TR F1 World Champ

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    Very nice.
  6. furmano

    furmano Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Wow. I think this is the first full restoration of a 328 that I know of. Good luck. I look forward to seeing the work in progress and the final result.

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  8. DF1

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    Viel Gluck mit Ihrem Projekt!


    David - Neuhausen in der Nahe von Stuttgart
  9. furmano

    furmano Two Time F1 World Champ
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    What brand of sealant are you using between the fender and the engine lid sail panel? I am referring to that black line of soft sealant that seals the gap between the two panels.

  10. mustardfj40

    mustardfj40 Formula 3

    Jun 17, 2004
    Northen California
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    Very nice to see a 328 being restored!!!
  11. Crowndog

    Crowndog F1 Veteran
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    Looking through those pictures was great. It will be like getting a new car when all done. Congratulations. It is nice to see others putting the money into making these 3X8s young again.
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  13. URicken

    URicken Karting

    Mar 24, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main
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    Uwe Ricken
    Hi all,

    thank you for all your warm words. It's good to see that many people agree with me that a 328 is on the right way to become a classic car. Unfortunately not my family :) but that's o.k. The final goal is the original Ferrari classiche certificate when all restaurations have been finished in 2015.

    Concerning the questions about technic i have to pass it forward to Robert Fehr - he is doing the single tasks and is well known in Germany for Ferrari and Lamborghini.

    As soon as I get new pic
    - next will be the montage of the engine
    - complete painting work

    i will put it directly to this thread and the foto book on picasa.
    I'm sorry not to put all pic right to this thread but over 200 pics are to much :)
  14. ME308

    ME308 Formula 3

    Nov 5, 2003
    Munich, Germany
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    #11 ME308, Feb 11, 2013
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2013
    very nice indeed ;)

    can`wait to see it soon enough
  15. Simon

    Simon Moderator
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    Aug 29, 2003
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    Hi Uwe, glad to see you back on Fchat :)

    Good luck with the restoration, looking forward to the pictures and updates.
  16. Malfark

    Malfark F1 Veteran

    Oct 31, 2002
    Mud Island, Europe
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    Hi Uwe!! Long time no see :)

    Hey...Herr Fehr. Remember taking my 328 there with Wolfgang ten years ago? Good man - he does great work! Your pictures look excellent - I look forward to following progress.

    I still have my baby: Insurance Shoot 2011 - a set on Flickr

    Almost time for an Andermatt reunion ;-) That was a great trip.

    Cheers, MAlfaRK
  17. ace355

    ace355 Formula Junior

    May 23, 2008
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    Well done, nice effort. Not many are thinking about restoring these cars yet. If I'm honest, you're making me feel my years! There is an article in Feb 2013 issue of Forza detailing a 308 restoration. Car looks amazing and I hope yours will as well. I love my 328, especially being able to drive it hard. Keep us updated on progress.
  18. flyingboa

    flyingboa Formula 3

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    Great job, Uwe. And yes, we remember you vividly :)
  19. URicken

    URicken Karting

    Mar 24, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main
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    Uwe Ricken
    Wow Simon, Mark, Eugenio...

    I REALLY missed you and I'm astonished as you are so long term active members here in FChat

    An "Andermatt-Reunion" would be a really great approach for the next year :)
    I see that Ton is an active member, too... I hope he will read my thread, too...
    Wolfgang is driving a Lamborghini Diablo VT and so I assume he's not as active as you guys ;)

    @Mark: I still remember when I picked you up at the airport in Frankfurt and I drove you to Robert Fehr. The bottle you've spent is alway in the bar and remind me to that really great time with all of you. Unbelievable - it's 10 years ago? I can't believe...

    I will keep you informed about the progress of restauration.
    Best to all of you and a good time to you....
  20. URicken

    URicken Karting

    Mar 24, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main
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    Uwe Ricken
    Hey Mark,

    I just had a look to the pics of your beauty. When I see the interieur I see what I've made wrong :( ... Next year the restauration of the interieur will start. I want to have the original color of the interieur back...
  21. hedge

    hedge Formula 3

    Jun 11, 2003
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    That was indeed a wonderful trip...almost 10 years! Good to see you Uwe.
  22. BigTex

    BigTex Seven Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 6, 2002
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    Good work, Uwe!
  23. Wolfgang

    Wolfgang F1 World Champ
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    Mar 8, 2003
    Heidelberg, Germany
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    Hi Uwe,
    still here & still alive my friend.
    Well, I`m more active within the Lamborghini threads.
    Good Luck with your restauration - keep us updated on your project.
    BTW, you`ll find tons of pics (1.700) from "the good old days" on my homepage.
    Go to 308 or testarossa and enjoy thr time travell;)

    Best to You & Yours
    Wolfgang with the very best regards from Anja
  24. Dutchman

    Dutchman F1 Veteran
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    Dec 4, 2002
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    Hi Uwe,

    Great job on the 328. I am looking forward to seeing it after the restoration.
    Are you replacing the exhaust by something a little bit less loud? :)


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