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My Latest Project a Ferrari 328 GTB/GTS Replica by dominic355
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Pictures before being shipped to me.

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And here's one of the look I'll be shooting for.

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Looking forward to seeing your progress on it.

Appears to be an unmolested kit install.


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Nice car.

First things on the list are lowering and wide track suspension?
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Thanks Sage...

 
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Looking forward to seeing your progress on it.

Appears to be an unmolested kit install.


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Nice car.

First things on the list are lowering and wide track suspension?


Thanks Dobey.

I'm addressing some easier cosmetics first.

1) The black trim along beltline. To break up the solid slab of red.

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2) And new wheels of course.

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Not bad for a day's work.

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I recommend finding a 328 replica you like and use that as what you're aiming for. It's never going to look like a real Ferrari. Some of the lines are still going to scream "FIERO" (like the windshield). I've seen some beautifully done replicas but it's nearly impossible to match the real thing. Don't set your sights on a target that isn't achievable.

That said, it's looking good. The 328 is one of my all time favorite Ferrari models.
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I recommend finding a 328 replica you like and use that as what you're aiming for. It's never going to look like a real Ferrari. Some of the lines are still going to scream "FIERO" (like the windshield). I've seen some beautifully done replicas but it's nearly impossible to match the real thing. Don't set your sights on a target that isn't achievable.

That said, it's looking good. The 328 is one of my all time favorite Ferrari models.


Thanks, I guess I should have said inspiration not necessarily goal. I'v had over 12 308/328's over the years. If is do say so myself, some of the best looking ones are ones I've fixed up.

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Thanks, I guess I should have said inspiration not necessarily goal. I'v had over 12 308/328's over the years. If is do say so myself, some of the best looking ones are ones I've fixed up.


Gotcha. Wasn't aware of your history. So you already know what's achievable. Like I said, looks really nice.
I only mentioned it because I know how some people fixate on the idea and don't understand the reality. With your experience, you don't have that problem.
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Not bad for a day's work.

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Not bad for 5 minutes work
mirror swap, painted ground effects, vent cut, lowered approx 2.5 inches, ideas only paint roof black or install targa.

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2) And new wheels of course.

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Nice rims.......I have a few questions, if you don't mind.

Where'd you get 'em? How much did they cost? What size and offset?

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Nice rims.......I have a few questions, if you don't mind.

Where'd you get 'em? How much did they cost? What size and offset?

Thanks


ESM 009R
16x8 +30 running 205/50/16 front
16x9 +30 running 245/50/16 rear

I needed 10mm spacer for rear to clear strut tower.

ESMwheels.com free S&H in October

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Not bad for 5 minutes work
mirror swap, painted ground effects, vent cut, lowered approx 2.5 inches, ideas only paint roof black or install targa.



Thanks Australian!!!

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Beautiful car to say the least!!!
Not a lot of work to make it like you want,Perfect!!
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That is absolutely gorgeous.....

A Mera or 328 replica is my dream car. All the looks, but something I can maintain myself.

That is beautiful..

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Beautiful car to say the least!!!
Not a lot of work to make it like you want,Perfect!!


Thanks CarolinaRigman!!!
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That is absolutely gorgeous.....

A Mera or 328 replica is my dream car. All the looks, but something I can maintain myself.

That is beautiful..



Thanks trivet!!!

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ESM 009R
16x8 +30 running 205/50/16 front
16x9 +30 running 245/50/16 rear

I needed 10mm spacer for rear to clear strut tower.

ESMwheels.com free S&H in October



Many Thanks Dominic......Just a few other questions......Are your rims hub-centric, or did you need hub centric rings? Also, what size center bore?

Thanks again for all the useful info.....It looks like an excellent site for wheels so the link is greatly appreciated!

Cheers

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For rearview mirrors, get Vitalonies. These 2 are the styles used on Ferraris from aftermarket.

https://www.pegasusautoraci...tails.asp?RecId=1555

these 'flag' style was on my 308.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tur...eo-BMW-/141673104759



(some real Ferrari ones)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fer...7549d566%26pid%3D100 005%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D141673104759

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Many Thanks Dominic......Just a few other questions......Are your rims hub-centric, or did you need hub centric rings? Also, what size center bore?

Thanks again for all the useful info.....It looks like an excellent site for wheels so the link is greatly appreciated!

Cheers



I did get hubcentric rings 67.1 to 57.1. Some of their other rims have the Fiero 57.1 hub bore.

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[QUOTE]Originally posted by rogergarrison:

For rearview mirrors, get Vitalonies. These 2 are the styles used on Ferraris from aftermarket.

https://www.pegasusautoraci...tails.asp?RecId=1555

these 'flag' style was on my 308.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tur...eo-BMW-/141673104759

Correct Flag-Style is the way to go...
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I did get hubcentric rings 67.1 to 57.1. Some of their other rims have the Fiero 57.1 hub bore.


OK.....Many Thanks!
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Originally, I did use the Baby Turbo 'accordian' style. I found at high speeds, they didnt stay set, and they would drop on a hard bump. The 'flags' have an adjustment screw that keeps them set after you manually get them where you want. Those never moved on me.
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