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Ferrari 288GTO build by dobie1
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Report this Post07-01-2019 11:03 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobie1Click Here to Email dobie1Send a Private Message to dobie1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Thanks for visiting and for the comments guys, much appreciated.


Shem anything happening on your build?

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Report this Post07-24-2019 12:06 AM Click Here to See the Profile for dobie1Click Here to Email dobie1Send a Private Message to dobie1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

It's been a busy couple weeks , I put the dash HVAC aside to work on getting all the car wiring cleaned up and getting the new electrical wiring run at the same time.
#### I hate wiring !!!!
I've decided I needed to install a sub panel up front in the trunk area for all the additional relays and fuses associated with the additional lights on the grill . Also needed to run wiring for the switches in the centre consul, and the new pushbutton shifter and paddle shifter .
At the same time I decided I wanted to install a push button start , boy did I ever open up a can of worms, but its done and everything works great.
Pictures to come soon.

So the next step was to get the seat mounting points finalized and finish welding them hard points, that completed I cleaned it all up ]

once that was done I am covering all the interior with Butyl sound deadening , in me 88 3800SC my wife hated how loud it was and always complained so seeing this one also has the 3800SC I'm hoping this will quite it down bit. I'm also going to put a quieter exhaust in in a couple months.





I did have a chance to do a carbon fibre Aux panel and instrument panel , They came out pretty good still need to wet sand to get the finish I want. Then need to cut out the hole for all the gauges. Again I'll post pics soon.
It seems the more I get done the more I need to do.

Wayne

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Report this Post07-27-2019 10:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobie1Click Here to Email dobie1Send a Private Message to dobie1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Here are a few pics from the build on the Carbon Fibre instrument panel, its still needs another coat of expo resin and then a polish but I'm quite happy with the layout.





I also got the Paddle Shifter installed works amazing ,I can hardly wait to get the car on the road!!!



more pictures to come

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Report this Post08-05-2019 10:37 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobie1Click Here to Email dobie1Send a Private Message to dobie1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Had my son and his new wife home for a week so not too much was completed during his visit.
I did get a chance to wet sand and polish the dash today, I mounted all the gauges and advisory lights in the dash , getting the wiring bundles ready for the multi pin plugs.
The square hole in the middle is where the gear indicator gauge will mount .



I got the new electrical panel completed and mounted upfront happily it turned out great.





Wayne

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Wow, that gauge cluster looks pretty sharp!

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Had my son and his new wife home for a week so not too much was completed during his visit.
I did get a chance to wet sand and polish the dash today, I mounted all the gauges and advisory lights in the dash , getting the wiring bundles ready for the multi pin plugs.
The square hole in the middle is where the gear indicator gauge will mount .



I got the new electrical panel completed and mounted upfront happily it turned out great.





Wayne



Isn't it fun wiring in all the new VDO instrumentation! It took quite a while for me to do so when I installed the F355 interior and new instrumentation. I wish you well on this project.

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Wow, that gauge cluster looks pretty sharp!


Thanks Patrick
Yes I love the carbon fiber look , I’m hoping the center console turns out the same way . I’m planning on starting the layup soon.
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Thanks Nelson
I really wasn’t sure I was going with the VDO gauges, I actually have a full set of Ferrari 550 gauges that I was planning to use but I couldn’t find any information on the drive / sending units weather they are square wave , triangle or what ever for them . So decided to go the VDO route. They are nice and pretty straight forward. Did you connect directly to the Fiero wiring or run separate wires.

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Thanks Nelson
I really wasn’t sure I was going with the VDO gauges, I actually have a full set of Ferrari 550 gauges that I was planning to use but I couldn’t find any information on the drive / sending units weather they are square wave , triangle or what ever for them . So decided to go the VDO route. They are nice and pretty straight forward. Did you connect directly to the Fiero wiring or run separate wires.

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I used a Pisa wiring harness for the gauges and then tapped the harness into the Fiero wiring. A bit less messy this way. BTW, I have forgotten which engine you are using on this build but you should note that if it is a 3800 SC Series III, There were a few tricks necessary to get the tach functional.

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Wow that dash looks spectacular, awesome job man really wow

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Thanks Shem
The dash build is turning out to be a lot of work but I'm happy with the results.

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I made more progress on the dash today working on the HVAC build, I finally have narrowed the design down to using the stock Fiero ducting and redesigning as needed to work with the vents I used in the build. Which will make fitment to the blowers unit much easier.

I trial fit everything to come up with the changes on the centre vents then found that it needed to drop down about 3'' to allow for where the stereo will need to go.
I cut that section from the ducking and flipped it around to the bottom and then plastic welded it back together came out exactly where I needed it. Next I'll need to build a adapter with 3 tubes to connect everything.




I marked in yellow the area to be cut out.




I test fit all the pieces to make sure it will work






tomorrow I'll start working on the side vents and windscreen vents.

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So while working on the flanges for the side vents I decided I also need one for the centre vent. Dimensions going from 1 1/2" by 7" single centre Fiero vent to the 3 1/2 by 11 5/8' triple vent.
I scratched my head for a bit I grabbed some foam and came out with the flange that will make the transition work. I finished the foam with bondo and fibreglassed it.
I still need to build a triple plate for the vent hoses to attach to, that plate will mount to the flange opening, the other end will be riveted to the Fiero vent opening.






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Report this Post09-02-2019 11:54 PM Click Here to See the Profile for dobie1Click Here to Email dobie1Send a Private Message to dobie1Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

I have been busy finishing the dash construction , it was a lot of work but have everything finished and am now ready to start the upholstering and Carbon Fibre caps.
I used the Fiero OEM windscreen and dash defrosters, I had to make ducting to direct the air from the stock outlets to the new exit points, flanges allow for closed cell gaskets.











I have started making the two molds that I will use to produce the Carbon Fibre caps.






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Nice progress, Wayne.

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Thanks for posting the procedure and progress.

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Report this Post09-13-2019 08:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for SageClick Here to Email SageSend a Private Message to SageEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

Great progress!

This is looking so good......hey how about I send you one of my projects and call you in about 6 years to see where we're at with it?

Love the vacuum bagging...where did you get the stuff to do it?

Such a bummer that PB messed up all your earlier pics...this is such a great build!

Keep posting the updates, please.

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Thanks Bob always good to hear from you😀

Sourmash thanks for the comments, I was fortunate to have had a really good mentor “Don O.” helping me through this build when I had questions. The least I can do is to pass on what I’ve learned along the way.

Ted “Sage” it is unfortunate that PB did that now I guess unless I go through the entire thread and replace all the pics all most will see is the finishing of the build.
The vacuum equipment is something I’ve been acquiring for a couple years now , I knew If I could learn the techniques you can produce some nice finished pieces. When I do the molds of the car ,my plan is to build them so I can vacuum bag all the body panels.
And Hopefully produce a carbon fibre body for myself.
I’m really going full time at this build right now trying to get it completed in a year, I turn 68 his month and I want to be able to enjoy driving my dream.

Thanks everyone for the comments, and visiting the build.

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This is really looking amazing.

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Looking awesome man! Wow u did the hvac too- I skipped that step lol

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Hey Shem
Thanks for stopping by and for taking the time to leave your feedback!!
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The weather she is a changing, having to move indoors due to the rain we have been getting lately. It is Slowing down the curing time on the layups.
Don O stopped by today and I had him give me some feedback on doing the molds for the car as well as a second opinion on the dash finishing.
From Don’s visit today more changes coming to the build ,some changes to the centre console. Due to the fact that RiceBurner is no longer building the HVAC controller for the 355 interior it kinda left me in a bit of a quandary. So I'm now moving to a electronic LED screen to control all the HVAC and switches. More to come as I build it out.

For this update I produced the first Carbon Fibre Cap for the dash still needs lots of work but proof of concept is complete. I also did a test fit for the stereo plate and location of the future LED screen is built but needs finishing as well.




enjoy
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I took a couple shots today of the last Carbon Fibre dash cap for the drivers side. This is the vacuum bagging operation , it will stay under vacuum for 24 hours for the full cure.
I though some of you might be interested.




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still looks great!

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I like the homage to the Fiero with the original defrost vents. Nice touch.

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First let me say thanks for the comments LEEEZARD and Toddster. Always appreciated.

I have been busy working on the interior trim pieces, I did a carbon fibre wrapped on the overhead roof light console,
this for me was a proof of concept in wrapping all the A & B pillar trim pieces it is a lot of work getting to a 600 grit Finnish, I now know it works....The main problem is the temps have dropped below recommenced gel and catalyst setting temps for epoxy resin, so I'm on hold till spring with finishing those pieces. I did come up with the final centre console carbon fibre switch panel design, I produced the mold and built the part i'm happy with the clean look and how it will flow into the dash.
I'm working on the electronic transmission pad placement as well as window switches, Power mirrors, fog lamp switch and USB ports.
Don O. has been working on the HVAC LED controller, writing the language between the panel and a Arduino which will use the existing wiring to control the vent doors and fan as well as AC. with out Don graciously volunteering I would have been stuck possibly having to use the OEM Fiero controller and reworking the dash to accommodate.
So I'm setting aside finishing the interior other than finishing the dash as time permits.

I've moved on to finishing the body getting it ready to build the body molds. Im hoping to have it in paint by the end of January weather permitting
i'll post some pics later.


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I hung plastic sheeting along the one side of the shop to help to keep all the dust contained in the one area as much as possible. I know this is going to be messy!!!!
Having the car lift sure is making working on the body much easier.





The picture of the carbon fibre switch panel is to large right now i'll post one later.
Im still working on the placement of the switches etc.

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Such a bummer that PB messed up all your earlier pics...this is such a great build!


 
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Ted “Sage” it is unfortunate that PB did that now I guess unless I go through the entire thread and replace all the pics all most will see is the finishing of the build.


As far as I can determine, all the Photobucket hosted images are still in place. For anyone having a problem seeing any of those images, perhaps have a look at this thread... Photobucket Fix It works wonders!


Wayne, your work is beautiful ...but it puzzles me a little why you're not posting the maximum width images allowed so that we can fully appreciate your craftmanship. Is this being done on purpose, or are you having an issue with image compression/file size?

 
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PIP requirements/restrictions are... Maximum width - 1024 pixels. Maximum file size - 300 kb.

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