After all the work on the front end of this rare Ferrari, we move to the rear of the body, to the trunk area, where the right hand side was lightly damaged sometime ago. This damage also caused a little structural damage on the interior trunk. After removing the internal trunk panels piece by piece and replicating them to make new panels, we welded them back in just as they looked from the factory. To finalize this area, a new trunk sill was made with a rear hole light detail added for the housing, and then metal finished to completion. Bumper was then fitted and away we go.
The last area of restoration is the oil sump pan, cracked and chipped from road contact or just careless driving. Being cast weld presented more of a challenge, but our restoration came out as good as new!
250GT Ferrari restoration: Metal Work structural trunk area
Inside of the Ferrari trunk, we see the right hand panel is totally decayed.
Freshly made panel grafted in.
Simple tooling aided the making of this panel, helping to achieve the correct depth on the depressions.
Damaged and decayed area marked for removal.
Material removed and damaged internal structure revealed.
Internal structure now removed and ready for inspection.
Close up inspection reveals damage to the structure of the panels from a rear end light shunt many years ago.
Newly made panel, patterned up from the original.
Internal structure assembled and new metal made on the exterior.
Fresh sheet metal held into position with clecos. The rear bumper also fitted to check profiles before welding.
Panels are now TIG welded in and the metal finishing process begins.
…and metal finished.
Number plate hole detail: new material also grafted in here.
Ferrari oil pan restoration
Oil pan damaged after years of road scrapes. Walls to be built up with TIG weld. This is a little more difficult since the pan is cast.
TIG welding in process after thoroughly cleaning the surface.