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Ferrari 288GTO build by dobie1
Started on: 08-31-2014 11:18 PM
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Well the first of eleven parts to the rear mold is basically finished (I still have to laminate the reenforcement onto the mold). It went pretty good after attaching the flange to the rear I put 4 coats of wax on then a heavy layer of PVA this is a fairly detailed complex piece so do not want anything to stick!!
After the PVA dried I thought I would try something Sage does using two differant color gelcoats the first coat orange then after it tacked up a second coat using white . This will be like a witness coating as I sand and polish between body panels pulls letting me know when I'm into the final layer of gelcoat. Then laying the first layer of in my case 1 Oz. fiberglass mat. this is probably the most important layer to ensure it is fully attached with resin as anywhere it isn't will become a void under the gelcoat and will need to be repaired prior to making a part. I calculate if everything goes with out a hitch I should be finished the mold for the rear in a month.

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stay safe
Wayne







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I LOVE IT.
If I haven't said it before, one of my favorite Ferraris is the 288.
I wish I could build an exact clone with a modern more powerful drive train. Even better is a kit that was added to the original 288 that flares the wheel wells out 3" each side.
Chop the Fiero roof 1.5" and install a curved rear window..ohhhh yah, money well spent.
Never mind me, I am just daydreaming.....

Keep up the good work. This is some high class stuff.
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Originally posted by Rickady88GT:

I LOVE IT.
If I haven't said it before, one of my favorite Ferraris is the 288.
I wish I could build an exact clone with a modern more powerful drive train. Even better is a kit that was added to the original 288 that flares the wheel wells out 3" each side.
Chop the Fiero roof 1.5" and install a curved rear window..ohhhh yah, money well spent.
Never mind me, I am just daydreaming.....

Keep up the good work. This is some high class stuff.


Thanks for the comments Rick ,I'd love to see a fellow hobbiest build one. I've thought about doing a second build and doing a longitudinal engine install something along the lines of Bloozeberry's 355 build.

I do have a bit of a update , things are moving along fairly well .I completed the rear two piece mold and am now onto the first of the side molds after some input from Don I added an additional flange along the fender to help facilitate a easier pull with the rear side vents.

first picture of the finished rear mold



The next are with the final flanging installed and waxed and PVA on








Gelcoat was applied and this is with the first layer of fibreglass matt laid.



Stay safe everyone
Wayne

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Looks amazing, Wayne.

Take care

Bob
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