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A tale of two Zed Cars....

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Robert Campbell, Sep 17, 2018.

  1. atomman

    atomman Active Forum User

    Coming along :thumbs:

    Bag is to protect the wiper mechanism from water
     
  2. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
    Z Club Member

    Not that I can see. So far no filler or welding found. A little bit of rust inside the wings. I’ll probably get them and the engine bay blasted.
     
  3. johnymd

    johnymd
    Z Club Member

    Looks like a good un.
     
  4. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Rubber bag ? That is to keep the wiper motor inside nice and dry.
     
  5. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
    Z Club Member

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    Makes sense!

    I’ve emptied the rest on the engine bay to get the blaster to blow away the bad, leaving the good.
     
  6. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
    Z Club Member

    EF0B398A-6EFF-4B30-9A48-D50EA0B5B7F1.jpeg FC47DFF9-2D02-40A2-9651-D41D7987AEC6.jpeg The wings and the light housings have also come back from blasting and had a later of primer added.
     
  7. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Shame about you wanting new interior panels. I bought some bits off a 280 that had been written off and brought over for spares. The interior panels were in good condition but brown and quite a bit different to my cars. It had a wonderful dash too (remember John).

    This shell looks fantastic.
     
  8. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    I'd recolour what you have (if serviceable) - they are as brittle as hell though) ask me how I know) and break at the slightest force. But can be repaired easily enough.
     
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  9. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
    Z Club Member

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    i don’t think I have a single complete panel. I don’t mean just broken, I mean broken with bits missing. It would be impossible to rebuild them. So far I have a good set of door cards, but I need the rest.
     
  10. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Ah, no more discussion to be had then on that score ... I hope you have luck in getting new ones for a reasonable ££££
     
  11. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
    Z Club Member

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    Mostly been stripping off more of the car to get it to the blasters...
     
  12. Mr.F

    Mr.F
    Z Club Member
    Staff Member Moderator

    Bag is weatherproofing for the windscreen wiper motor...
     
  13. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
    Z Club Member

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  14. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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  15. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    Good pics again Robert - keep 'em coming
     
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  16. SacCyclone

    SacCyclone
    Z Club Member

    Great pics Robert, I am very happy to hear that she is a good solid body. Happy that I did not miss any big rust demons hiding on the car.
    Great work!
     
  17. Robert Campbell

    Robert Campbell
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  18. Rob Gaskin

    Rob Gaskin Treasurer Staff Member Moderator

    Yes, keep us informed please. Until we started to be 'flooded' with US imports (ha ha) bodyshells in this condition were very rare. I'm missing the pictures of rust and botched repairs.

    Anyway you have a great facility to work in and what is that 'single-seater' body off please?
     
  19. Jay.

    Jay.
    Z Club Member

    I've read it's worth going for the OEM bushings as they actually perform really well - these ones are apparently quite stiff? Anyone have experience with that?
     
  20. jonbills

    jonbills
    ZClub Administrator
    Staff Member Moderator

    I've got poly bushes throughout on my car and I don't find it at all harsh, but it was very bit by bit changing it, never had a time when I could really compare with a good oem setup.
     

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