Abandoned Ferrari 512 BBi Boxer Stripped Bare Reveals Problems

Publicerades den 1 maj 2021
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After being neglected for so long sat outside left to rot away , the abandoned Ferrari 512 BBi project had little choice but to have paint work .... but how far will I need to take it to do this right ?
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    • @Mc Gill : Who was your comment directed to?

    • @northtexasrangers : I think you're right. As much originality as possible is the best option. Maybe the paint was damaged to much.

    • What was wrong with the og paint? Shoulda tried a cut and buff and super detail first. Not trying to be a downer. Keep up the good work.

    • Hilarious :-) I should say : you've got the balls to pull that of !

  • The idiot that let that car sit outside and rot should never be allowed to own anything nicer than a Yugo.

  • Paint it lime green or orange. Or get a Monster wrap.

  • Surely with it being the only white right hand drive one, it has to stay white.

  • Keep up the good work buddy - looking good

  • Scott - love the vids. If it was red then I’d say change it, but since it’s white please keep it white!!! A 512 bb is rare and especially in white. It looks awesome! (Ok if you don’t like white then go blue :)). Thus is coming from a red 83 QV owner. Anything other than red! And wow - you weren’t kidding when you said ‘bare metal’!!!

  • Original color !

  • I’d paint it green

  • The Ferrari might be cocaine white but not sure anybody wants to buy maranello dust

  • Its a classic Ferrari and came from the factory in a rarely done colour, keep the white. The tyre pressure stickers you could redo as a water slide decal, like an airfix model. Print your own and fit it in place before the clearcoat goes on. that way the clearcoat seals the label in, I did it on a custom racing wheel and joystick rebuild. It will never get rubbed off or peel away under cleaning and always look brand new. Keep going, wish I had a garage at home to do a rebuild.

  • Assuming no rust in the windscreen area and if you can replace the windshield trim, I would pull the trim, tape and protect the screen and paint t the car, then reinstall the trim. Catalyzed paint ( aka 2k or 2-pack) doesn't melt into the previous work, and once it dries, new 2k doesn't melt into it. The catalyst chemically alters it so once it sets, that's it. The point is, your edge will show and eventually peel back if you leave it exposed. Paint beyond the trim, then cover with the trim and you are good to go.

  • keep it white, please

  • Enjoying the series!

  • what do you do for a living that you can afford to do this?

  • To even see a car like this in such a sad shape and so low mileage, the previous owner has a special place in hell. As to your struggles, it's great to see this car go to someone who cares. So much to do ahead of you in bringing it back to original. I shudder at the undertaking & monumental task you have. Kind of like building the great pyramid of Khufu by yourself! Be ready for lots of late nights & weekends and hundreds ((Thousands?) of hours. What will you do with it when done? Own & drive it or sell it?

  • Invest in some overalls please.

  • I wonder if you will have any problems with the vehicle technical inspections in the future... I don´t know how it works in your conutry, here in Spain it´s a hell...you can´t change a rim without pay the ITV for that...

  • Scott, your rebuild has been so articulately managed, you could almost paint this any color you want. And it would still be one of the most significant reveals on SEnewss. Really great work. 👍🚙

  • Why sand instead of stripper?

  • Yes keep it white

  • Please don't change the color!

  • Why sand it and not use a paint remover?

  • These "keep it white" comments have some unfortunate connotations, so I feel like yelling BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL!

  • Please keep it in white since you mentioned in earlier videos its a rare car partly due to the colour

  • bolt down your damn bench grinder ! lol

  • Rosso Fiorina is great

  • what are you doing aboutthe asbestos?

  • White is not such a preferable color in Ferrari's but this is an original car and should be kept like it is. As a result of that please keep the car in the original color.

  • I found this channel by accident and loved watching the 512 videos. This sort of thing is an ambition for me - take a car that’s sat on someone’s drive and rebuild it. My input for the questions: Keep it the original colour!

  • Magnific work!!!I think that you have to leave the OEM white

  • Keep it original color, Recreate the door decal, remove the channel on the windshield but leave in place. Too risky to remove completely.

  • White is not my favourite colour but in this case I would go for originality and keep it white! I'm very impressed by your hard work, and it's very interesting to follow a full car restoration like this. Thanks and keep up the good work! :)

  • Leave it as-is.

  • White is the way to go.

  • Exotic car in white are not that comment and I believe it makes a brilliant Combo with the beautiful blue interior keep it original!

  • Hi Scott, you definitely have to make this car as standard as possible and especially keeping the original colour because it effects the value of the car.

  • Loving this restoration! Please keep the original colour.

  • Deep black pearl or candy red with dark rims!

  • No dust extraction? Yet the orbital your using has the set up? Then you blow yourself down using an airline, really dangerous, and your doing it in their shop and they are letting you! Even the bench grinder wasn’t bolted down. The content is good and you present well, H&S is piss poor though!, Come on your better than that fella.

  • There is no Question you keep it white. Its all ready special it doesn't need to be a different color.. Don't be a wanker keep it original..

  • I’d like to see how customs handles you shipping little white bags ow powder, lol. The car is coming along nicely. I think I’d try to keep it as original as possible. You could try using the WDR spider glass removal kit. We use it to remove glass from BMW i3/i8. Might be able to remove the glass without breaking it. wrdspider.com


  • Original white for me and if you don't like the white, original red. As for the windscreen go with the 2nd option.

  • Original colour. White dude. You've come this far.... Don't spoil its beauty. It caught your eye in first place. Keep the vids coming. Really enjoy seeing it coming back to life.

  • Definitely keep it the original colour Scott. It looks awesome in white, personally I think it would detract from its originality and value to change it. Keep up the fantastic work, I’m really looking forward to every new episode! 👊👊👊

  • Do manscape sell a large kit for men over 40, with a bungee so you can support them as they tend to be too far out of reach. 😎

  • Hahaha, your wife judging the Ratarossa Balls ... awesome... keep up :D the good work...

  • For the tyre pressure stickers, could you take a high-resolution picture and have them re-printed? Of course, measure them before you sand them off.

  • You and the craic, funny as.

  • Anything but red

  • You are a beast 💪🏼

  • epoxy that bare metal straight away or it will start to rust

  • Aircraft stripper could be good too. Less heat and potential warping of the metal

  • Keep the original white. Regarding the windshield, I've got one truck I regretted not removing it's windshield because at the age of these cars the rubber needs to be replaced - great way for water to get inside. By the way, curious why you went with the orbital sander versus a chemical stripper? Thx for doing these videos and letting us follow along!

  • White every day, your doing a great job.

  • Pussy pink with white polka dots!!

  • Keep it white man, not only does it look cool, it’s in keeping with the original spec. Much harder to change colour also...door seals, hidden areas etc.

  • Great video, keep it original.

  • Please keep it white and do not remove the windshield, just the trim.

  • WHITE!

  • I vote the original white. Keep up the great work mate!

  • Please bolt that grinder to the bench or at least clamp it down - your balls will thank you...

  • White, definitely. If you ever come to sell it.

  • Keep the original color.

  • To get the screen out, how about you carefully cut the welds at the bottom corners and enlarge the opening? Make a jig or some marks to hold the roof in position and to ensure you can weld everything back in precisely its original position.

  • If you change the colour it's gotta be Magnum PI red.

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  • Definitely keep it white, it looks killer

  • Keep it white. Jim Hall used white on the Chaparral racer cars he raced, they stood out from the rest. You said that this car was rare because very few were right hand drive with that paint combination and blue interior. White it is. That way you don't have to try and remove those stickers. Keep it white.

  • Personally I think the car should remain the original colour. The white was a rarity when it was new, probably even rarer now.

  • Banana hammock ready lol

  • Dude! The ball shaving thing ad is so much better than the mofo online casino you promoted earlier! Thanks for not feeding us with that gambling shit anymore at least this is ad is trustworthy. Regarding the colour, keep it original for sure! And keep up the good work you doing there, Scott, love your channel!

  • i restore old muscle cars in my garage.. but id love to do an exotic one day . When ur finished ill come take a spin ;)

  • Car looked pretty solid under the paint, great work keep at it, we are loving watching the transformation 👍👍👍👍 I would say you want to get the screen out, on old cars (I don’t know about the Ferrari) those areas are classic rot points. Vtuned has a really cool gun/putty knife thing that he uses to get screens out, makes it look easy

  • Gotta stay white keep it original.... purity Marty

  • Original colour please, as if you need to ask!!

  • Great content but unwatchable as too many ads

  • While I usually prefer stock and original,for this build,because of the blue interior, I would paint it blue. Specifically Blu Mirabeau from 2020. It would really show off the 512's body lines. It would be stunning! Great job on this video series!!

  • Keep to the original colour, it was so satisfying to see you strip the paint. You have a beautiful wife by the way!

  • You can probably reproduce the tire pressure stickers. Leave the windscreen in place. It's not worth it, just cover them up and mask around the trim if you want to repaint it. As for the colour, that's your choice in the end, but paint it the original white, and if you want another colour, wrap the car over the white. I think it would look great in any colour, but red or yellow would be my choice.

  • If you are going to paint it properly the screen has to be removed.

  • Rattaboxer????!!!?!!!!

  • Keep it the original colour - with so little mileage on it, this car WILL be more valuable with it's original colour of paint still on it, even if it's a respray. At least it will be a bare metal respray as it will reveal any repairs needed to the bodywork. Love the videos, keep em coming!

  • The bench grinder really ought to be attached to the bench.

    • Maybe add a flange to sit it in the vice.

  • Keep it original white! Preserve it's history!

  • Sticker: mask it off and work carefully around it. Windscreen: Mask it off really carefully. Will save you any grief if it is masked off really well.

  • ... keep it 'bianco', signore :-)

  • I liked the original paint only because it was the hallowed paint it left Ferrari with. I don't actually like white as a colour, I think Lime green would look superb with that interior. It will always be a rare, originally white car, even if it is green. A reflex purple would be a cool choice too!.

  • keep it the original white! Please!

  • Should have kept the original paint!!! The Boxer is a beautiful car, please keep it original.

  • white!! ps love your frabrication of that front bracket. It reminds me of making a snowboard from scatch back in 1984.

  • Was a Ferrari 512 windscreen even bonded? If so they must have been very early adopters, most cars of this era just had rubber sealant. 🤔

  • Has to stay white....

  • You gotta do your adverts but if your gonna do it, why not make it piss funny! I nearly spat my tea out at the ‘compact package’ bit 🤣🤣🤣 good work!

  • Don’t risk the glass, mask it.

  • I say definitely keep it the original color, especially being as rare as it is. That said if you need any fabrication work done on future projects, perhaps see if those mad lads from Shropshire want to come down and get the funk out? :D

  • Keep it white! Yellow as a runner up.

  • Keep the paint original!!

  • I wonder if the screen rubber can be pulled back and some thin steel set in to act as a barrier plus tape.

  • Keep the colour, recreate that sticker. Paint the frame white too but that's just me..