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Discussion in '288GTO/F40/F50/Enzo/LaFerrari' started by TexasMike, Mar 5, 2006.

  1. mechaniker

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    Sorry Joe, but I have to correct you here:

    The F40 body is not entirely made of fiberglass. Thats correct. But it is mostly made of fiberglass (by weight).

    The side panels for example (and all other external body panels) are made of a Nomex core embedded in two carbon/aramid hybrid fabric and a quite thick/heavy layer of different fiberglass layers on top. The orange stuff is gel coat. On top of that are the factory paint layers.
    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/attachments/img_0970-jpg.1607221/

    The structual composite parts (sills, bulkhead, ..) are made entirely different. Different carbon/aramid hybrid fabric, resin, manufacturing process, core material, no fiberglass, no gel coat.
     
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  4. joe sackey

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    We are saying the same thing.
     
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  5. luigisayshello

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    It is a straight foward repair, the only challanges is knowing exactly what is the steel used in the different parts of the chassis and either have another chassis to copy from or have the drawings for individual parts.

    After the assement of what is not straight and all the small weld cracks are, it's a matter of fabricating the parts with the correct material and reweld straight all the affected parts, like a weldable lego.

    And to meet at an half point, some crashes are massive jobs, that involve basically a new chassis, this one looks far from that.

    P.S. Just to be clear tubular chassis is a type of design, it does not necessarly mean it is 100% made out of tubes.
     
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    A follow up to above vid.
    Frank Stephenson drawls over the F40 in Harry's Garage's garage.
    (both YouTube channels worth following)

     
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    I guess they had run out of wheels and tyres that day and had to throw whatever was around onto the cars to keep them moving along the line
     
  18. Veedub00

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    how did they get 5 lug wheels on it?
     
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  21. Garretto

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    Is this one of the prototypes or pre-production with 5 vents on the rear fender and window installed mirrors?

    Trivia: that prova plate was one of the choices for the Tamiya 1:24 scale model.
     
  22. Marcel Massini

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    Yes, 76354 is an early prototype.
    That memorable day it was used for a comparison against a white Porsche 959.

    Marcel Massini
     
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