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

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