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    Cars looking good, it will be nice and clean once all done.
    You coming to the weekender again this year, was a good laugh last year..

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    Quote Originally Posted by overnutter View Post
    Cars looking good, it will be nice and clean once all done.
    You coming to the weekender again this year, was a good laugh last year..
    thanks mate! it was a good laugh last year so the it's my carrot on the stick to get this all done and rebuilt, slowing getting there! I might buy the weekender ticket soon to add some pressure!

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    mini update from yesterday, and some derusting on the boot floor

    partially done


    forgot to take more photos but heres one of it all zinc primed
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    Yesterday I did the passenger side wheel arch



    took off some underseal to find some pretty bad rust




    weapons of choice


    almost cleaned up






    tin worm has taken a bite and it could be worse but I am gutted I waited so long to do this

    clean other than that, also fine under most of the seam sealer

    zinc primed

    i can't weld so I have used hydrate 80 on the worst part just at the bottom, its going to need a new piece put in though i think

    I also painted the z32 calipers with metalic brake caliper paint, brushed on wasn't the greatest finish so I used took them back and shot them with 4 coats of high temp clear lacquer
    before

    after
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    I also want to do a stealth look, never thought of the drive shafts painted black but it's now on my list lol, like the progress mate and can't help but appreciate your doing it the right way, can't wait to see it finished will look mad!


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    thanks mate! haha not everything is going to be black, I'm going to add a little bit of colour too. I'm looking forward to getting it all back together, hopefully in time for the weekender

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    I'm slowly making progress.

    New brake parts arrived groved discs, yellowstuff pads, braided lines & seal kits for the z32 rears



    dismantled the coilovers & unseized all the collars



    springs and bottom brackets ready for blasting & paint



    got some new dust boots from DW



    the old ball joints & bushes removed from the lower control arms, ready for blasting & paint too

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    Busy week, I finished off the grinding in the annoying areas including the sills.

    did all of the seam sealing, its harder to be neat than I thought it would be, made a bit of a mess





    painted the hub carriers with alloy wheel spray paint



    painted the drive shafts and hubs with epoxy mastic





    painted the whole rear underside with epoxy mastic too, one more coat to follow









    got more bolts back from zinc plating but they managed to lose 5 of my apex alighment arms bolts Need to call them tomorrow to see if they've still got them in a lost and found box or something

    Last edited by sx rider r17t; 28-08-2016 at 11:36. Reason: resizing pics

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    I've finished the prop and diff now





    Got some oil for it too



    Fuel tank shield zinc plated



    Picked up these this morning, everything's been media blasted, zinc coated, epoxy painted, then spray painted with colour



    Subframe is Brunswick Deep Green



    I went with a mixture of colours



    really happy right now

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    I recieved these today from a couple of guys on here

    Nissan wind deflectors and some Silvia car mats too



    the mats are in good condition with the drivers one being the only one with signifcant wear, I gave it a shamoo and left it to dry in the sun. Will be much nicer than the grey ones i currently have



    I also degreased and polished the exhaust, and after 4 years of buying some heat wrap set about getting it on



    gave it a good soak first



    covers up the stained pipes nicely





    my hsd's look a bit better now

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    Looking good man. mine needs this doing so bad, gonna be close getting it ready for the weekender. Will you be going even if you don't get it ready?

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    thanks mate, the car should be ready. Thats the plan at least if its not ready i'll still go to the weekender, are you still going?

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    nice build mate looking forward to seing all the powder coated bits fitted.

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    Need a set of deflectors, love that green on the subframe same as my tool box looks epic, good work matey


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    Quote Originally Posted by sx rider r17t View Post
    thanks mate, the car should be ready. Thats the plan at least if its not ready i'll still go to the weekender, are you still going?
    Yeah, car is 90% done more than likely will be working on it the night before same as last year, all the work you've done inspired me and i've done the same as you now on the the section behind the bumper, but used narrow boat paint :O so hopefully is good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nash`s View Post
    nice build mate looking forward to seing all the powder coated bits fitted.
    thanks mate Are you going to be at the weekender with your S14a, I'd really like to see it in the flesh!

    Quote Originally Posted by s13lukas View Post
    Need a set of deflectors, love that green on the subframe same as my tool box looks epic, good work matey
    thanks buddy, I've been wanting some deflectors for a while, looking forward to seeing them fitted and yeah I'm really happy with the subframe colour, wasn't sure how it would look but i like it.

    Today was really frustrating, 2 missing alighment bolts lost by the platers meant we could achieve as much as hoped

    Ben using a deburing attachement to take some of the paint out of the holes as the bolts wouldnt fit otherwise



    starting to come together



    heat shields refitted and subframe back where it belongs



    the z32 calipers were rebuilt today aswell so there's not much left to do now ignor the tow eye, its not been done yet!





    looking a bit nicer than before

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    Quote Originally Posted by overnutter View Post
    Yeah, car is 90% done more than likely will be working on it the night before same as last year, all the work you've done inspired me and i've done the same as you now on the the section behind the bumper, but used narrow boat paint :O so hopefully is good.
    haha awesome, grinding off rust is quite satisfying but not for the neighbours!! Good luck & see you there mate

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    Quote Originally Posted by sx rider r17t View Post
    thanks mate Are you going to be at the weekender with your S14a, I'd really like to see it in the flesh!
    yeah i should be going mate see you there

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    Loving the coated heat shields, how much did that cost if you dont mind me asking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nash`s View Post
    yeah i should be going mate see you there
    cool, see you there mate

    Quote Originally Posted by ratgreen View Post
    Loving the coated heat shields, how much did that cost if you dont mind me asking?
    thanks mate, I got lots of bolts plus the 2 shields done for 60

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