Yup, opened up a
Fiero Ferrari repair shop on my work desk a while back to fix the cars effected in the great Fezza tragedy. Here is how they got fixed......ish :]
Previous repair on F355 Berlinetta
Most cars just needed scratches repaired and parts re attached. Tried my best to save all the moving parts. All dings were either repaired here or at home (most not pictured once fully touched up).
First, the 348. This had a bent front boot and rear bonnet corner kink. The front had the upper left corner not sitting flush. I bent it back as best as I could but in the end, ended up sanding a little down and repainting it.
It was now the 308 and the 360's turn. As you’ll see below, the 308 was all messed up while the 360 just lost a wheel. I couldn’t find a way to attach the wheel with it still being able to spin. As for the 308, the rear bonnet is now permanently closed. The hinges were too damaged.
These screws were almost impossible to to reach! They were at the top of the fender lining.
Next, the 250 LM and 250 Testa Rossa. The LM needed the tail lights re-attached and some major structure bending so the rear clam would align. The other 250 needed various parts attached, most crazy as you’ll see below is the wire wheel. Sucks that the spare wasn’t an actual spare lol.
Up next was the 250 GTO and 250 Californi-way. The Cali was simple enough, just a clean, tail light and touch up. The GTO on the other hand....... I needed to got full Clarkson and had to hammer the body work! It basically landed on the top right corner of the roof/top A-pillar. Corner of the roof got pushed in about 5mm, Crazy stuff. A-pillar was hella broken as you’ll see below. Both doors wouldn’t close.
Hammered it as best I could to get it all straight. Waaaay better than what it was for sure. Very difficult to re-wrap the trim around the windscreen back to the body. Later on at home, I sanded and better smoothed out the A-pillar.
Going by threes now, we have here the F430, 458 Italia and 512 Testarossa. F430 just needed a detail, scratch repair and rear glass attached. 458 was all messed up! Both glasses, both doors, both tail lights and major scratch and paint chip duty (lol duty). 512 needed one wheel attached, and some body bending for fitment.
Had to break the door card off to unscrew/re-attach the door checks.
The 599 GTO, 550 Maranello, and F12 just needed some parts re-attached, full detail, and paint chip repair.
The FF, 612 and 456 also pretty much needed the same things as the previous 3. Only difficult thing was on the 612. I the front right spindle was too damaged to be able to attache the steering rod. I attached the spindle back but the steering is inop from now on.
Next 3 were cosmetically fine for the most part. Just needed to attache the lower ball-joint back on the Mondial, attach the upper trim on the California T and give those 2 and the 288 GTO a good detail.
Lastly, there was the F40, F50, F60 (I guess some people call it an Enzo, I say F60) and LaFerrari. Only damage was to the F50's right tail light assembly and LaFerrari’s outside mirrors. Each bit was re-attached then all completely cleaned.
Welp, that’s it. The solution to the problem of the display was to completely remove the shelves I made. Too risky.
My 2 options are to either get 4-5 of these $25 bookcases from Wal-Mart
Option 2: My father in law said that he could help me do some custom molded shelving on the wall using HD boards and drywall.
Something like this but for diecasts/bookcase purposes. All custom molded to the walls of the game room.