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Old 10-06-2017, 10:34 AM
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Red and bronze work well especially when you come to sell it.

Yes dark metallic blue really suits the car.

I thought Dean's car was supercharged - if it's the one he had many many years ago. I may be able to find a picture to show the colour.
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Old 10-06-2017, 10:37 AM
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Pleasure to meet you too Gwyn,

Do you have a picture of Deans? I can't find one on here.
Sorry no I have got rid of all my Z pic's to lose the memories ! Dean's user name on here is turbo deano I'm sure he could even give the paint code. Not sure but Dean's car maybe still in that colour, think it was about 25 years ago when I saw his Z at a show & it totally blew me away

I had a blue Z & used to have many comments about the gorgeous colour, it was a very nice shade sorry don't know what it was, but anyway Dean's was the nicest blue Z I ever saw.

Just go for a dark met blue & I don't think you will go far wrong.

That's my opinion on the matter. As for wheels do something different to the rest of the crowd
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Old 22-06-2017, 10:15 AM
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Pleasure to meet you too Gwyn,

Do you have a picture of Deans? I can't find one on here.
Here you go guys, taken by me many years ago, notice it is blowing into carbs which were pressurised.
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Old 17-07-2017, 01:09 PM
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While I'm away my old boy managed to grab a picture... looking forward to seeing it in the flesh...

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Old 17-07-2017, 01:13 PM
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As Photobucket has become semi retarded here we go..

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Old 17-07-2017, 05:16 PM
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beautiful!

There's that many about now I wish I had mine in safari gold
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beautiful!

There's that many about now I wish I had mine in safari gold
Thanks Franky! Yes that was my worry about 918 but I love it so much who cares!
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Finally got to see it in the flesh today, managed to mop up some Imperfections and will have one last flat and mop before I start fitting lights/badges. Really need to sort getting my suspension shot blasted and the lowering springs Rob kindly donated on to it!

Anyone know anywhere I can send my nuts/bolts too for zinc coating?

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Old 21-07-2017, 07:40 PM
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Looks good Dan.

What paint did you use in the end? I've spent about 5 hours today getting a mix to match the PPG it was painted in. Now got a good match but it was bloody tiresome as its a strange colour to match.
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I used a 2k lacquer over base with a cheapish pro paint base but the better quality lacquer from max mayer. All supplied by NRP here and I have around 2 litres spare for future cock ups...
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Stripped all the parts I wanted to get powdercoated will get them back Saturday and also ordered my own stuff to zinc plate my own bolts etc.



Petrol tank cleaned and prepped, hoses all in ready to refit next week.



Front Valance fitted, cleaned out the old wiper motor in hope that the park function will work and cleaned up the old Bonnet badge.


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Also cleaned up and repaired my snapped and broken interior panels and dyed them black, they've come out great so looking forward to fitting them.
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I'd be interested in how the zinc plating kit comes out. What did you use to repair the plastic panels. I've been trying to fix consul's and not been very successful.
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I have bought a fibreglass repair kit to have a go at mending mine and was going to ask the same question ... I only have one small bit broken off though, which I have ...
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Old 31-07-2017, 11:36 AM
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I'd be interested in how the zinc plating kit comes out. What did you use to repair the plastic panels. I've been trying to fix consul's and not been very successful.

I used epoxy glue to hold the breaks back in place where I could, and a thin layer of P40 fiberglass at the back to ensure it was pretty rigid.

Where pieces were missing I used fiberglass again to build up back to something that looks similar to the original panel.

I wasn't expecting to be able to use them but really didn't want to use new reproduction panels as I don't really trust anything non genuine from an interiors perspective - from my experience rebuilding American cars the aftermarket trim parts are absolute sh*t so didn't want to risk spending a fortune on poor parts.

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