The "wind stops" (metal frame, gasket, and thin screen) in the Ferrari 360/430 Spiders reduce the wind whipping in the cockpit of the car and add a nice distinctive touch. On some Spiders, the gaskets in the wind stops have deteriorated to the point of failure. This is rather unusual to see and I suspect that it's due to either some sort of detrimental treatment product being used (such as Armor All) to clean and shine them, or a material failure in some batches.
I've made a number of sets of these gaskets as a learning experience and am offering them for sale. Some sets are better than others as I was learning how to make them. The defects are small bubbles and inclusions. If you need perfect, then please, buy the OEM frames.
The better sets are being sold first.
Price per set: $300 plus shipping. Each set includes the three gaskets and three sheets of screening material. If interested, please contact me at: email@example.com
Installing the gasket in the frame is a bit of a trick. The screening fabric is very fine and drapes very easily. To get the screen to line up and be tight and wrinkle free takes a little effort.
1. Place the frame on a clean table.
2. Drape the screen material over the frame.
3. Stretch the screen material enough so that the wrinkles and sags in the material are gone. Tape the edges as shown in the picture.
4. Fit the gasket over the screen material so that it aligns with the frame.
5. Starting in the corners, press the gasket into the frame. Press it in enough to grab but not all the way in yet.
6. Work around the edges pressing the gasket in deeper until it's nearly in all the way. It will look lumpy at this point. That's ok.
7. Remove the tape. It should look like this.