Author: David

Ferrari 308 original equipment cotton seat covers 1

Ready for new leather

In preparation for the return of my seats re-trimmed in new Connolly Vaumol leather, I managed to find and purchase some Ferrari 308 seat protectors.

Starting Carpet Replacement Ferrari 308 0

The six-month carpet saga

I won’t go into every detail of the entire saga but reproduced below are the salient points. First, the positive: I have learned a lot about outsourcing some of the restoration work. Also, the...

Ferrari 308 center console 0

The carpet is back out again

This week much of the carpet is back out of the car. The problem is the front part of the center console (above). It fills the gap between the gear lever/ashtray part of the main...

Ferrari 308 center console renovation 0

Centre console

The centre console is finished and back in the car after an extensive renovation. The console was recovered because the old vinyl had scratches and a rip at the handbrake gaiter. The recovered version...

Ferrari 308 replacement carpet 0

No more curves

The carpet sections for the A-pillar/wheel arches are glued in which means I’m done beating flat carpet to fit curved metal and fiberglass.

Ferrari 308 refitting recovered dashboard 0

Refitting the dashboard

The recovered dashboard is back in the car. Refitting is simpler as a two man job but here is how I did it on my own (after some trial and error):

Ferrairi 308 Brico Pram cigarette lighter 0

Incendiary device number 3

The third potential source of fire after the arcing instrument rheostat and the melting fuse panel was the cigarette lighter. Do you remember the days not so long ago when cars came with cigarette...