Sunday, July 22, 2012

The first yellow paint: Building the front spindles

Today the first yellow paint went on the Dino but sadly it was not on the body. Instead it was a small amount applied by brush to the castle nuts on the front steering spindles. Ferrari later went on to use yellow paint to indicate that fasteners had been tightened but when 01464 was born this practice only applied to the spindles.

Another Ferrari mystery as to why this is the case but many restoration shops apply yellow paint to bolts and clamps on Dino's and while it looks impressive, it is not historically correct.