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Handmade Ferrari 750 Monza body (1/3 scale?)

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I just finished building this small scale 750 Monza at school and I thought some of you on this forum might like to see it. Previous students had built the wood buck which gave me a great opportunity to learn about panel making and body construction. I really love post war, handmade Italian sports cars so this was a great way to learn about the techniques that the old carrozzeria's would have used back in the day. The result is FAR from perfect but I learned a lot, and have a much greater appreciation for the craftsmanship of the old masters. I also really enjoy how rough and unplanished a lot of those old cars were so I decided not to pain this one and to let the evidence of my welds and hammer marks show. I also added race numbers that I artificially aged to go with the rough, patina'd look.
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the body is aluminum...
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That is genuinely impressive.

Is this an automotive design program?

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That is genuinely impressive.

Is this an automotive design program?
Thank you!

it was built at McPherson College as part of their Automotive Restoration program. They're the only school in America that offers a 4-year degree in automotive restoration.

https://www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/
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Outstanding job.
And kudos to the school for offering the course.

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Thank you!

it was built at McPherson College as part of their Automotive Restoration program. They're the only school in America that offers a 4-year degree in automotive restoration.

https://www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/
That is Stunning here is the link (which I imagine you studied and for the benefit of the post)...to the history of the 750's , as you click on each photo it gives you a reasonably accurate history.. 0498M 55 was run by Luigi Chinetti NART who I was with for 40+ years.

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A great looking model. I am attaching a photo of a 750 Monza that was restored in a Redondo Beach shop.
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Wow! Just wow! IIRC they offer a summer program that I was interested in attending...

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What a great project and program.

Great result.

How long did you spend on the bodywork?

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build that car out as a go-kart !! iTS BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Awesome job, very impressive!
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Thank you!

it was built at McPherson College as part of their Automotive Restoration program. They're the only school in America that offers a 4-year degree in automotive restoration.

https://www.mcpherson.edu/autorestoration/
Fantastic. I didn't know anything like this existed at that level. Good work and good luck!

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Very nice job. Id be interested in seeing more photos of the process. Are the panels gas welded together?

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Superb. Words not needed, your photos say it all. Well done.

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