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Old 14-10-2017, 12:45 PM
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Safari gold for the win.
Agreed, my first 280Z is off getting painted in 920 as we speak!
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Old 14-10-2017, 04:18 PM
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Yeah, I've the same opinion on 918, too much red in it for my tastes. This is the 2nd I've seen painted in Vw magma orange, theres one in Norway ( I think, somewhere up that way anyway) on the Datsun Europe FB group, might well be a 3rd when mine goes to paint too lol



The Z was my first full strip down, pretty simple, other than probably 5 or 6 rusted bolts, and those tw@tting spindle pins

No special tools needed really, a good socket set and the usual spanners, an impact driver, large hammer, blowtorch, massive can of penetrating fluid, and a brake pipe spanner pretty much did me.


Blimey looks like Magma it going to become the new 918 then
As I am just finishing off my rb25 car which is painted
In it and have another one in the body shop being done in
It as well .lol


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Old 14-10-2017, 10:28 PM
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Haha, mine may well be going down the Rb swap route too. Yours looks amazing


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Old 14-10-2017, 11:10 PM
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a worthwhile investment is in cheap pots for storing all the nuts and bolt to each area in.
so if you strip a passenger door put all the nuts and bolts and fittings into the one tub labelled passenger door and so on with the rest of the car. you will be amazed how quickly you run out of pots but you will have a better idea of where all of the bolts came from
something like these are ideal
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clear-Plas...QsCbn3oH-duEUQ
dont forget to label everything and photograph everything so you can refer back to it when you dont remember where it all went.
depending on the type of person you are i went out and bought blister packs of nuts,bolt and washers so i could replace pretty much all the fastenings.
i didnt strip my car down my uncle did and in so many places old bolts were reused.
im not a perfectionist in the way of using origenal fittings.
i would rather have all new generic bolts that match or even update to better grade.
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Old 14-10-2017, 11:57 PM
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Blimey looks like Magma it going to become the new 918 then
As I am just finishing off my rb25 car which is painted
In it and have another one in the body shop being done in
It as well .lol


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Love the smaller numerals on the rear plate, I'd have had the same on the front plate ... otherwise, PERFECT!
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Old 15-10-2017, 08:38 AM
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a worthwhile investment is in cheap pots for storing all the nuts and bolt to each area in.
so if you strip a passenger door put all the nuts and bolts and fittings into the one tub labelled passenger door and so on with the rest of the car. you will be amazed how quickly you run out of pots but you will have a better idea of where all of the bolts came from
something like these are ideal
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Clear-Plas...QsCbn3oH-duEUQ
dont forget to label everything and photograph everything so you can refer back to it when you dont remember where it all went.
depending on the type of person you are i went out and bought blister packs of nuts,bolt and washers so i could replace pretty much all the fastenings.
i didnt strip my car down my uncle did and in so many places old bolts were reused.
im not a perfectionist in the way of using origenal fittings.
i would rather have all new generic bolts that match or even update to better grade.
Then put them all in a single big box when you get them plated!
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Old 16-10-2017, 05:11 PM
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Oh lordy that looks amazing. Have you sent pictures to Woody for the calendar?
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