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Old 12-01-2018, 02:49 PM
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What TTT bits have you got and how have you found them on the road?

Should be rolling this weekend, quite looking forward to seeing the wheels against the new paint!
T3 Rear Adjustable Lower Control Arms, T3 GTX2 Adjustable Front Lower Control Arms, Inner/Outer Tie rods and prothane steering rack bushes.All the bits pictured on my thread in the link below.

http://zclub.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27161&page=11

It's not yet fitted so can't say, it should be going on next month with coilovers, anti roll bars and a brake upgrade hopefully. Not sure feedback will be of much use then though as I'll have changed so much at once I won't be able to tell what's what.

I bet, be sure to put more pictures up
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Old 12-01-2018, 03:33 PM
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T3 Rear Adjustable Lower Control Arms, T3 GTX2 Adjustable Front Lower Control Arms, Inner/Outer Tie rods and prothane steering rack bushes.All the bits pictured on my thread in the link below.

http://zclub.net/forum/showthread.php?t=27161&page=11

It's not yet fitted so can't say, it should be going on next month with coilovers, anti roll bars and a brake upgrade hopefully. Not sure feedback will be of much use then though as I'll have changed so much at once I won't be able to tell what's what.

I bet, be sure to put more pictures up
Looks Mega. I've had mine for years but didn't have a shell to bolt then to. Then they bought out the GTX2 stuff. Oh well - look a lot lighter than mine but its all overkill anyway!

Will be sure to post more pictures.
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Old 12-01-2018, 05:37 PM
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All looking very tasty

I like 110 but that blue the car used to be also looks very nice imo.
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Old 12-01-2018, 07:38 PM
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All looking very tasty

I like 110 but that blue the car used to be also looks very nice imo.
Yeah I liked the blue, but it had me be original for me.

It was a Renault blue if I recall correctly.
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Old 13-01-2018, 10:39 PM
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Well after a great day in the workshop last week today was a bit of a frustrating day. Only got just over 2 hrs in the workshop today due to other commitments the bodyshop had off site meaning I didn't get there until 4pm.. Managed to get the struts connected and steering arms on. Needs tightening down but on. Didn't get chance to do rear end (rear arms need spacers), handbrake etc so not quite properly rolling. Mounted the wheels anyway for a cheeky spy shot .

Not available next weekend so bit frustrating, but a week out of a total of 4 years in April isn't that bad.
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Old 14-01-2018, 12:37 AM
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Those wheels look bloody lovely. But tiny with no wings on!
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Old 14-01-2018, 10:46 AM
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Those wheels look bloody lovely. But tiny with no wings on!
Ha ha yes I suppose they do. I am really looking forward to seeing them mounted with the shell fully panelled! Hopefully they'll look spot on.
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Old 15-01-2018, 03:54 PM
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Ryan, I've just looked at your Facebook site (I don't do Facebook but perhaps I'll start).

Wow, I knew the car was poor even before you bought it (I seem to remember I PM'd you) but boy oh boy what a rust bucket. These cars get painted and polished and because of their rarity and attractive lines are viewed through 'rose-tinted' specs. I know because I bought one too in 1996. I couldn't afford to do what you've done (even though you say you have a limited budget) so I did everything myself to keep it safe and enjoy (track) it.

I think there is hardly any panel on your car that you haven't taken/cut off - even the whole front from the bulkhead! Reassembly to the correct shape/tolerances must have been a huge problem.

Anyway congratulations on 'coming through it and out the other side'.

Mirrors - sorry I think I was wrong, I bid on them when you posted them on ebay but lost out (too tight).
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Old 15-01-2018, 06:20 PM
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Car is coming on great.

I'm interested to see how the wheels look with the red as although I've bought satin black ones for my red car, I may change to the bronze I bought for my old 260z.

Here's I couple of picture that show off the difference between shiny black and flat black against the red paintwork. These pictures may also help me in choosing between shiny or flat black for the bumpers.
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Old 15-01-2018, 10:01 PM
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Matt Black with stock bumpers has the best look IMO

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Ryan, I've just looked at your Facebook site (I don't do Facebook but perhaps I'll start).

Wow, I knew the car was poor even before you bought it (I seem to remember I PM'd you) but boy oh boy what a rust bucket. These cars get painted and polished and because of their rarity and attractive lines are viewed through 'rose-tinted' specs. I know because I bought one too in 1996. I couldn't afford to do what you've done (even though you say you have a limited budget) so I did everything myself to keep it safe and enjoy (track) it.

I think there is hardly any panel on your car that you haven't taken/cut off - even the whole front from the bulkhead! Reassembly to the correct shape/tolerances must have been a huge problem.

Anyway congratulations on 'coming through it and out the other side'.

Mirrors - sorry I think I was wrong, I bid on them when you posted them on ebay but lost out (too tight).
Hi Rob,
Yes the shell was very poor indeed. The car wasnít looked after at all by its previous owner(s).
I should have abandoned it really but I was determined to get the car right again. Itís been a labour of love and hugely frustrating at times (like now, further delays for chrome plating arrgh) but I believe itís been done to a good standard and done correctly with the right panels where possible.
I would not under any circumstances do it again though.
Budget was limited but has somewhat expanded! Ahem.
Anyway just want to get driving now. I am aiming for the summer but no point in rushing and I guess it will be ready when its ready.
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Car is coming on great.

I'm interested to see how the wheels look with the red as although I've bought satin black ones for my red car, I may change to the bronze I bought for my old 260z.

Here's I couple of picture that show off the difference between shiny black and flat black against the red paintwork. These pictures may also help me in choosing between shiny or flat black for the bumpers.
Ha ha I think either would be fine!
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Yeah I liked the blue, but it had me be original for me.

It was a Renault blue if I recall correctly.
Yeah it was Renault 432 Blue, it was a bit of a joke that Ray owned a 432 Z...!!

Wonder if he's aware of how far you've come with his old car...looks amazing
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Yeah it was Renault 432 Blue, it was a bit of a joke that Ray owned a 432 Z...!!

Wonder if he's aware of how far you've come with his old car...looks amazing
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Yes thatís right; a tin of the paint came with the car when I bought it.
I havenít been in contact with Ray since I bought the car from him so I doubt he is aware of what progress has been made. Its changed a bit the past 4 and a bit years!
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3.5 Year Shell Restoration, build finally started

Still undecided as to matt or shiny, any more examples? 😉
Been looking through your build on Facebook Ryan, absolutely stunning 😎

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