RESTORING A CLASSIC 1970’S FRONT ENGINED V-12 FERRARI

 

The suspension plates of the rear suspension were bead blasted & gloss powder coated & the resulting  finish is excellent. All other parts were gently bead blasted & electroless nickel plated & all suspension bushes were replaced before reassembly. The colour  of this nickel plating, a light silver grey, is an excellent alternative to cadmium plating which is now difficult to obtain. I understand that the cadmium process is highly poisonous, very expensive & not a commonly used process.

The front & rear suspension assemblies were completely stripped down to the last nut & bolt. This was a major undertaking as can be seen from the digital pics. None of the  nuts  & bolts had  been touched for the past 30 years apart  from some limited work on the brakes & the replacement of the front shock absorbers. I had the car up on a ramp & used a wire brush & some degreaser to clean off the vast quantity of road dirt, rust & old grease etc. Over a period of approximately  a week I sprayed all the nuts & bolts daily with a penetrating fluid  before I even attempted the dismantling. When I eventually attempted the strip down almost all the nuts & bolts came apart without too much trouble

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