Back in 2007, I had the privilege of working on a Ferrari 250 GT SWB (short wheel base). I had to recreate a Ferrari SWB rear bumper that was missing, and you cannot buy these bumpers anywhere.  I began by taking a pattern from an original and set to work with the aid of two valuable pieces of machinery called a Pullmax and an Eckold Shrinker/Stretcher.  The 250 GT bumper had to be metal finished to an extremely high standard for chrome plating.

Check back for upcoming posts where I will expand on the details, from start to finish, on how to create this piece of ‘car art’.

Photos of a handmade Ferrari 250 GT SWB

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – rear bumper build

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – rear bumper build

 

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta Competizione

1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB – front end shot of restoration

4 Responses

  1. Bill

    Very nice! I am searching out bits an pieces for a swb Ferrari recreation. Will need bumpers.Would you be interested in making another set? Don’t know if you made the fronts, I will need both front and rear. Any guesstimates about time and cost?
    Thanks for your time.
    Cheers, Bill

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    • Jon Bingham

      Hi Bill,

      thanks for following us ! to recreate the 3 piece SWB bumper from scratch you looking at 160 hours for the rear only $63 per hr plus materials.
      The front was already in existence,so there was no need to make.I guess if i was to make though,again around the 160 hr mark.
      So total for front and rear bumpers 320 hrs.That would be metal finished ready for chroming.

      thanks again,

      Jon Bingham

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    • Matt

      Hi bill
      I am working on a Modena fiberglass 250 cal Spyder it has a Vw karma ghia rear bumper and a mgb front, what did you end up doing for bumpers?
      Regards
      Matt

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