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Old 10-11-2017, 11:42 PM
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What will be the VIN Derrick - CR.1?
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:47 PM
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What will be the VIN Derrick - CR.1?
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:53 PM
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I think Rob's saying as you've virtually recreated the thing you should get your own initials on the VIN!
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Old 10-11-2017, 11:56 PM
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Oh sorry didn't get that one must be the wine very good though Rob thought Sean was going to join in about vin numbers

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Old 13-11-2017, 01:10 PM
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Hi Mike, thanks for your comments, as for what will the percentage of the lower part of the will be original i would say about 20% as you can see I'm replacing the floor panels both sides,new chassis rails,floor rails ,outer sills both sides, rear arches inside and out,rear valence,rear lower quarter panels both sides, and will be cutting out the rear floor and retting a new wheel well ,new slam panel and bodywork should be about there apart from a few small non structural repairs not too much to do

OH i forgot I've got to cut out the bulk head and replace with a rust free one that i acquired
Should keep me busy for a while

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Old 13-11-2017, 09:20 PM
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Done a bit more cutting out yesterday
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Old 14-11-2017, 08:40 AM
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Arenít you meant to be putting bits on Derrick?
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Old 14-11-2017, 10:23 AM
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It's so easy to underestimate the work when buying these cars. I did when I bought my first Z.

And we have both restored cars before!

What I would add though is that as long as you don't give yourself stress it is quite therapeutic to cut out rot and replace with good metal and save the car.

However the car will only ever be a 'patched-up' car and so will not have the monetary value of a rust-free (as it came out of Japan) car.

From my own experience when you have worked on a car like this and know it inside out (literally) it means a lot more to you because you feel an attachment to it. My very original rust-free Datsun that I sold recently never really felt like mine, the same with my 370. If cars don't require any input from you then you can't leave a 'mark' on them.

Bit deep for a Tuesday morning but I'm trying to encourage here.
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Old 15-11-2017, 12:10 AM
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It's so easy to underestimate the work when buying these cars. I did when I bought my first Z.

And we have both restored cars before!

What I would add though is that as long as you don't give yourself stress it is quite therapeutic to cut out rot and replace with good metal and save the car.

However the car will only ever be a 'patched-up' car and so will not have the monetary value of a rust-free (as it came out of Japan) car.

From my own experience when you have worked on a car like this and know it inside out (literally) it means a lot more to you because you feel an attachment to it. My very original rust-free Datsun that I sold recently never really felt like mine, the same with my 370. If cars don't require any input from you then you can't leave a 'mark' on them.

Bit deep for a Tuesday morning but I'm trying to encourage here.

I agree Rob it will be repaired and not like it was when it came from Japan hopefully not looking to patch up though as it was when i brought it,definitely won't be stressing about it ,its only a car i did know i was going to have a lot to do but i do enjoy trying to figure out whats the best ways to do these thing its about the challenge,as for the value when done doesn't really matter its the sense of satisfaction of getting it done and another car saved for another day. When this car is done it will be rust free and very solid so won't need any bodywork for many years to come .so when the day comes when i do sell it someone will still be buying a very solid car .

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