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Old 21-12-2013, 04:08 PM
Paul Henley Paul Henley is offline
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A few detailed close up pics
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Old 21-12-2013, 04:18 PM
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Best Pic's of all

These are currently my best 2 pic's, one shows a new emblem fitted to the quarter panel, it's not actually fitted, just sitting in the hole, but I couldn't wait to see what it would look like against my colour choice :-), the second is the first new part I've refitted to the shell for it's rebuild - a new ID Plate. The plate is from Australia (bought before Peter Mac was supplying them) and it's screws from Canada, a few of the world wide resourced parts for this project. I do still have the original plate, but it doesn't look new. Thinking of framing it for posterity.
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Old 30-12-2013, 11:36 PM
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Spending a lot of time in the garage over the Xmas break :-) concentrating on getting the hydraulics and brake lines fitted while the shell is still In the rotisserie. Dug out the original brake master cylinder to find it in a seized sorry state. Fortunately I found a Tokico repair kit that I'd bought years ago, so decided to strip, clean, polish and install the new parts. I also found an alternative new Master Cylinder that I'd bought years ago. Although not the same, it did have the identical new rare bowls clips and caps. Unfortunately the caps have since corroded and will need to be replaced but the bowls and clips are excellent. I finally got the shuttles out of the cylinder after soaking with WD40, the remaining brake fluid had turned to a kind of crystalised substance over the years. The original seals on the shuttles didn't seem to bad, but as I had a full set of spares I changed them regardless. The rubbers on the shuttle valves on the other hand were a different story and had turned to mush... Again new parts were in the spares kit. I spent some time polishing the housing and it looks a lot better but will need further detailing. After I got it all put together I tried it and it seems to work like a dream :-) but the final test will be once it has some fluid through it and pipes fitted. I've attached some pics but haven't learnt yet how to add text between different pics so Im afraid they come as a job lot, but I think they show what I've said. Hopefully I'll get on to the Vac Booster before the holls finish :-)
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Old 16-03-2014, 06:36 PM
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Bulkhead Insulation

Thought I'd give an update on the progress I've made to the bulkhead insulation. Although I want to keep the car mainly stock, I may as well make use of some improvements that have been developed since 1974 without altering the cars appearance. I went with Silent Coat vibration/insulation matts, after reading some favourable reports on this forum. After refitting the wiring harness's and footwell relays, I cut and fitted the pads to suit the bulkhead than then glued on the original Jute covering over the top. I then found the original transmission tunnel and end panel insulation and vinyl coverings, which were in really good original condition since I last removed them years ago. These were also fixed in place an aerosol contact adhesive. Next I cleaned up the centre console which came up great, fitted a new choke cable bulkhead grommet and fitted that into place.
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Old 16-03-2014, 06:42 PM
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more pics

Few more pics
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Old 16-03-2014, 07:00 PM
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Top job! Very impressed.
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Old 17-03-2014, 08:28 AM
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Yes, I agree with John - a top job.

What is the colour of the shell - is it a Datsun S30 colour. What was the original colour of the car. Sorry if you have already told us that.
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Old 17-03-2014, 09:14 AM
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coming along well. Is it going to be the same colour underneath and inside as the outside?
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Old 17-03-2014, 12:13 PM
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ooh, looking like it's just about there now
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Old 17-03-2014, 09:13 PM
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Very impressive

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Old 17-03-2014, 11:00 PM
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Thanks all for the encouraging comments, much appreciated. The shell was stripped of every item, nut and bolt and sand blasted. It was originally orange and then 100% of the shell painted BMW Space Grey, the colour being one of the few deviations to standard. Thanks again Paul
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Old 18-03-2014, 08:32 AM
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looks amazing. You must be well chuffed! I have almost finished reassembley on mine, PMAC is a life saver, got loads of missing bits off him. A couple of weekends and I should be ready for MOT!
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Old 18-03-2014, 10:16 AM
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looks amazing. You must be well chuffed! I have almost finished reassembley on mine, PMAC is a life saver, got loads of missing bits off him. A couple of weekends and I should be ready for MOT!
Yeah have to agree with you re PMAC he is a legend helped me out recently!!
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Old 18-03-2014, 01:27 PM
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Very good Paul, nice high standard with some thought. I will have to see if I can pop in next time I am passing.....
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Old 18-03-2014, 05:21 PM
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Just shows what can be done!!
Really good job, well done for rescuing a zed from the scrapyard!
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