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    Hi guys!

    I'm picking up my new restoration project tomorrow, which is a 1983 308 GTBi which is currently in many, many pieces!

    I will be updating this thread as I go, but just thought I'd get it started now before I forget!

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    Please keep us up to date. We need a good resto thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike01606 View Post
    Please keep us up to date. We need a good resto thread
    +1. Looking forward to this thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nosevi View Post
    +1. Looking forward to this thread

    me too

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    We need to see the big pile of bits before you start , and yes it will be great to see a good resto thread

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    Must be the car sold at Brightwells this week. Looks to be a very good starting point. Andy's 456 sold too: https://www.brightwells.com/classic-...28th-november/

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    Love a good restoration thread. Looking forward to it.

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    Yes, thatís the car!

    I collected it today, along with crates and crates full of parts.

    Iíve still got to pick up the engine and gearbox from elsewhere.

    Iím posting from my phone at the moment, but I have taken photos from today.

    The history file is very impressive. When I say file, itís a 35 litre container full!

    Every new part that the previous owner has bought for or fitted to the car has been highlighted on both the list and exploded diagram on a copy of the corresponding page of the original Ferrari Parts catalogue and cross-referenced to the purchase invoice. Itís the most obsessively/impressively documented history Iíve ever seen, which is fantastic.

    Also, the photographic documents show all parts being removed and packed away, so everything should be easy to find. This weekend will be spent opening crates in my garage at home and starting to refurbish the smaller components first as I wasnít planning to make a start on the body until after Christmas, but that said with 10 minutes of getting the car back I had the passengers door off and started work on getting it straight and smooth as it was annoying me looking at it!

    The shell just has thin coat of epoxy primer over it at the moment, which I think was sprayed on by the soda blasters that had the shell. As it happens, after checking the history file it is a blasting company only down the road from me and I know them quite well. Thereís plenty of work left to be done to the body, but itís fairly straight, the welding work is pretty good. Thereís just one area that Iíd like to give a little further attention to being Uber-picky and the panel gaps are excellent, which is always a good start, so Iím not starting totally from scratch.

    Iím pleased so far and it should be a good project.

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    Good luck with the project. Interested to see how it progresses.

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    Yes good luck with it. Im in the process of reassembling my 308 I got back from the body shop after 18 months. I thought I fully documented by photographs with 'parts bins' but I've spent a few hours scratching my head getting her back together. Let me know if you need any pointers.

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