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Old 06-27-2013, 10:14 PM   #41
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Old 06-28-2013, 01:45 AM   #42
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Nice thread, I will post some up shortly. I am a metal shaper and fabricator by trade. I work at a high end car shop. I do quite a alot of restorations, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and other projects also. These are all my daily projects.


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Nice job on the shift knobs OP, what are the shiny ones made out of and how did you get it so perfect manually?

I also made several knobs for friends out of Delrin:



Also here's some machining I did on the lathe for an LED headlight:



I really want a CNC milling machine... think of how it would expand the possibilities. Played with the idea of building my own but it won't satisfy my long term needs for rigidity so I'm still saving up for a legit cast iron machine with PC interface.
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Old 06-28-2013, 02:56 AM   #44
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Nice job on the shift knobs OP, what are the shiny ones made out of and how did you get it so perfect manually?

I also made several knobs for friends out of Delrin:

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Sanding, loads of sanding, I go from 40 grit up to 3000 progressively. I am also saving for a CNC milling machine. They certainly aren't cheap.



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Old 06-28-2013, 04:10 AM   #45
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Nice thread, I will post some up shortly. I am a metal shaper and fabricator by trade. I work at a high end car shop. I do quite a alot of restorations, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and other projects also. These are all my daily projects.

Ferrari Daytona, missing a door pull cover, made a new one


Ferrari NGT, needed new aluminum restrictor tubes.




A vehicle I am working on right now. This is how we received it.





This is the work in progress.





Gauge layout after I finished the dash, yes they are paper. haha





Customers Roadster, they wanted a new hood with a scoop. There you go.





Ferrari 250 adjustable headrest





1969 Ferrari 330GTS, fender was screwed so I cut it off. then I used what metal was still original and good to recreate a new proper fender.




Ferrari California, Hit something. These Fenders are about $9k from Ferrari. So I fixed it.





I love metal work. If I had time I would post more. Thanks for this cool thread.
Hey i hope you don't mind me asking but how did you get into the kind of work you do. Did u start your own small shop or did you join one.

I ask because my dad who is turning 50 is old school and has done bodywork for 30 year. He's getting older(works at a really high flow body shop) and I'm trying to steer him towards trying to do more high end slower paced work.

I know he can repair just about anything. I wish I could find the pictures of the Aston martin v12 vantage fender that he repaired.

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Question for the wood guys since I know nothing about woodworking: I have a solid wood door we painted with the Ferrari logo in 2001. We took it off the hinges in Sept 2001 and it has been in storage (indoors) since then. I don't think it will see use as a door again but I want to preserve our work. Could the door be "shaved" down to, say, half it's thickness? Where could i bring it to do this kind of work? I was thinking of taking it down to the minimum thickness while still retaining the paint work and hanging it in the garage.

Sorry, don't have pictures right now.


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Check this out. I am drooling over this very badly and want one in my shop. DIY CNC machine is on kickstarter. You can have one for $2,400.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-tool?ref=live
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Check this out. I am drooling over this very badly and want one in my shop. DIY CNC machine is on kickstarter. You can have one for $2,400.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/...-tool?ref=live

DAMMM

I want a shop bot so badly, that one seems more consumer friendly. There other **** starts at like $12,000.

And they are pretty local to me, jebus!

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There is a lot of great work in here, big props to everyone who has posted so far -- enjoyable to browse through.
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Nice thread, I will post some up shortly. I am a metal shaper and fabricator by trade. I work at a high end car shop. I do quite a alot of restorations, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Porsche, and other projects also. These are all my daily projects.

Ferrari Daytona, missing a door pull cover, made a new one


Ferrari NGT, needed new aluminum restrictor tubes.




A vehicle I am working on right now. This is how we received it.





This is the work in progress.





Gauge layout after I finished the dash, yes they are paper. haha





Customers Roadster, they wanted a new hood with a scoop. There you go.





Ferrari 250 adjustable headrest





1969 Ferrari 330GTS, fender was screwed so I cut it off. then I used what metal was still original and good to recreate a new proper fender.




Ferrari California, Hit something. These Fenders are about $9k from Ferrari. So I fixed it.





I love metal work. If I had time I would post more. Thanks for this cool thread.
Beautiful!! I would love to do that type of work. It would not be "WORK" any longer! It would be a passion!
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Question for the wood guys since I know nothing about woodworking: I have a solid wood door we painted with the Ferrari logo in 2001. We took it off the hinges in Sept 2001 and it has been in storage (indoors) since then. I don't think it will see use as a door again but I want to preserve our work. Could the door be "shaved" down to, say, half it's thickness? Where could i bring it to do this kind of work? I was thinking of taking it down to the minimum thickness while still retaining the paint work and hanging it in the garage.

Sorry, don't have pictures right now.


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It was fun! He has since sold it. It lives in Kansas now somewhere. Here is another picture that shows a bit more of the engine.

ummmmmmmmmm, how is this mounted?

and that has got to be loud as hell
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I'm going to be making some stuff out of reclaimed wood for furniture at our new house. Any interest in making some stuff and sending it to me for frames for some of it? I can send you specs and you can make it (so it bolts together) and ship it to me if you're interested. I'm more than willing to pay a fair price.
That would be cool. If you can, send me the specs and what you would be interested in, I would be more than willing to at least look at what you would want made.


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and that has got to be loud as hell
You can see one of the engine mounts on the bottom left. It probably uses a Porsche G60 or similar transaxle. Turbos do muffle and smooth out the sound a bit compared to open headers but I would imagine it is still loud as hell.
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I like the last pic. Nice den.
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Haha nice. Any machine you're looking at specifically? I really like the Tormach 1100 but some people say it doesn't give professional results.
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Haha nice. Any machine you're looking at specifically? I really like the Tormach 1100 but some people say it doesn't give professional results.
I would go with a used CNC knee mill over that Tormach machine. You could even buy a used Bridgeport and retrofit a CNC control. That is if you have the floor space.
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