330 GTC Restoration

Over the last Month I’ve been disassembling a dark blue1967 Ferrari 330 GTC to re-finish the paint, chrome and interior. Even though Pininfarina did a spectacular job building these beautiful Ferrari Coupe’s, there are some things that I can’t live with. These photos show the fit between the “B” pillar cover trim and the “C” pillar window surround trim just behind the door. The gap was enormous on both sides and was filled in with black urethane rubber from the factory. I ground off the chrome and copper and welded some new brass on the trim (which is made of brass) to tighten up the gap.

Trim on GTC Ferrari

Trim on GTC Ferrari

Ferrari Pininfarina detail

Ferrari Pininfarina detail

Brass welding and fitting

Brass welding and fitting

Another area that bothers me on the most of the Ferrari GTC’s that I have seen is the fit of the center console at the shifter opening. Like the other cars I have looked at, the shifter isn’t centered in the opening so naturally, I have to adjust this area too. This GTC used to have an odd reverse lockout tab like some of the 60′s race cars, but it didn’t fit so someone bent up the sheet metal in the opening on the left side of the opening.

GTC Interior

GTC Interior

Now it fits properly

Now it fits properly

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4 Comments »

  1. Tyler Goss said,

    January 5, 2012 @ 12:37 pm

    Trim looks great!

  2. brian knox said,

    January 5, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

    i love your attention to detail. artisan

  3. admin said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:13 am

    Thanks Tyler,

    Good to see you the other day, please stop in again, maybe I won’t be under the welding hood and can socialize more!

  4. Alan said,

    January 10, 2012 @ 9:48 am

    It is surprise to know that there can be a gap in a Ferrari car…
    boss@alanmakoev.dyndns.org

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