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240z Restoration - Back to Original (ish)

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by dotMorse, Dec 19, 2018.

  1. dotMorse

    dotMorse
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    Thanks for all the feedback. I don't think it seems overly 'cheap' but more of a good price. I have said I will supply the paint if he lets me know what and how much he needs. He seemed like a genuine enough guy and the shop is less than 5 miles from me. He said I can drop in whenever I want to help out or drop of/collect bits so that is a bonus.

    For any interested.

    http://www.banbury-coachworks.com/classic_cars
     
  2. Paul Henley

    Paul Henley
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    That looks a very good price to me, but of course its dependent on the finished quality that's delivered.
     
  3. dotMorse

    dotMorse
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    Car is off to the paint shop in a couple of weeks. I am going to do some work while it is on the rotisserie and get the rear brake lines and fuel rails out then. While it's in the shop I am going to do a good service and check over of the engine as well as a thorough clean up. Anything I should replace while it's out apart from normal belts, gaskets, and pumps?
     

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  4. dotMorse

    dotMorse
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    I saw a post somewhere (can't for the life of me now find it) from a Guy in the US who is happy to have parts shipped to him a drop it to a local post office.

    I have found a small kit of weatherstripping seals that are a good deal from a reputable supplier, but they don't ship to the UK with the deal as its only for US customers.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Tom
     
  5. franky

    franky
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  6. dotMorse

    dotMorse
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    Cheers Franky. Not great review from them recently. Appears they have been bought out. I'll do some digging on a similar company.
     
  7. franky

    franky
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    I've just used them, they were perfect to deal with, all parts put into a single box, paperwork removed etc etc.
     
  8. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    How expensive was it out of interest Franky?
     
  9. franky

    franky
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    Technically a cost saving! It possibly saved vat and duty, shipping was cheaper for a package of items than us vendors quoted for single items.

    The fee paid to them for their services was about £15
     
  10. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Hi Tom, that was me in the US.
    A shoebox size carton usually costs me about $35 - $45 to ship to the UK using USPS. You can calculate the price in the USPS web site using package dimensions and weight.
    PM me if you want to ship to me and then I can forward to you.
    I usually get $5 on top of shipping to cover my fuel to the POST store, re-package, and back to the POST store to mail to the UK.
    Mike
     
  11. dotMorse

    dotMorse
    Z Club Member

    I have been doing some repairs on the dash for the past few weeks when I get a chance. Think it has turned out well all considering its the first time I have worked with these products. Just waiting for some texture base coat to come through to add back the textured finish.
     

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  12. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Some good work Tom. I always find it pretty theraputic, this kind of resto stuff ...
     
  13. dotMorse

    dotMorse
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    So I am fully anticipated the front windscreen to crack as I have noticed a hairline crack on the bottom corner. Had a specialist who removes classic windscreens and said he can give it a go but he doesnt think it will come out well, and if it does most likely will crack going back in.

    Where can you get a 240z windscreen from and how much are they? Save the heated windscreens but I would like one similar to OEM.

    In other news, the textured spray turned up for the dash. It looks awesome if I don't say myself.
     

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  14. franky

    franky
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    Well done, that does look great.

    What products did you use?
     

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