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This one won’t be Orange

Discussion in 'Rebuilds and restorations' started by Fairlineguy, Sep 2, 2021.

  1. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
    Z Club Member

    Having built x4 Orange Zeees over recent years it’s time for a change.
    With a new build starting I thought I’d post up photos as it goes.
    Im starting with a very solid LHD 240z (with nice straight panels )that currently has had the bulkhead
    Conversation done to RHD .
    At the moment my paint guy has a bit of a back log so I’m doing work on the mechanical stuff
    He are a few starter photos of the car as is
     

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  2. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

    I’ll be following this closely, I know this is going to be awesome Neil your cars are always amazing……also that’s a great looking shell. ​
     
  3. Pondo

    Pondo
    Z Club Member

    …..and I’m digging your boot support.
     
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  4. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
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    At the moment I’m working on rebuilding a engine for her
    I purchased a 280z earlier this year with (as Rylan says on the cinch advert ) a tasty motor
    Shortly after having the engine set up on the Dyno (242hp) it decided to throw all its oil out.
    I’ve since fitted another stock l28 in the 280z and have been rebuilding the old engine for the 240z.

    I thought I would get away with just a crank regrind and to a degree I have but ended up have the block
    Rebored using Kameari pistons and a set of maxspeeding rod.
     

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  5. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart Well-Known Forum User

    Confess, you simply ran out of orange paint
     
  6. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    Just carefully remove the blue to leave the original orange, cheaper than a respray!
     
  7. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
    Z Club Member

    Time for a change no more Magma Orange
    Tough choice on what colour to go for but think I’ve found one
     
  8. Paul_S

    Paul_S
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    Yellow please!
     
  9. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
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    Will it be a standard Datsun colour or something different?
     
  10. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
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    Something different I’m 99% sure I’m going Military grey.
    I asked my paint guy to do a couple of spray out card of different colour he then suggested dropping a panel
    Over and he’d paint it I the colour.
    What’s your thoughts might not be everyone’s taste
     

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  11. MCBladeRun

    MCBladeRun
    Z Club Member

    I'm a fan. I am going a dark grey with mine myself.
     
  12. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    Looks good. Dark coloured wheels would suit that.
     
  13. zedhed

    zedhed
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    Very nice colour that, understated
     
  14. Mark N

    Mark N
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    Very nice!
    I'm planning on going Nissan KH2 (common on R32 GTRs) on the Lambo orange 280Z I recently bought.
    It was the colour I thought would best suit the brown interior.
     
  15. toopy

    toopy
    Z Club Member

    I like the grey, but in a modern world and of course IMHO only, it's nothing special, I'm with Paul_S and would say a warm metallic yellow would really stand out in the orange crowd :D
     
  16. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
    Z Club Member

    Again for a bit of a change I’ve got a set of gunmetal Rota grids with Yamaha piano black lip
     
  17. uk66fastback

    uk66fastback
    Z Club Member

    So that’s the primer, when the top coat going on?

    I jest of course but grey is just that to me, grey … and there’s a VW colour that is exactly like a primer. It’s all opinions though … if I do another resto I’d go for some chalky white colour … not washing machine white.
    Choosing colours is very difficult. That’s why you can’t go wrong with an original paint colour imo (no matter how modified the rest of the car is) …
     
  18. Fairlineguy

    Fairlineguy
    Z Club Member

    I agree choosing a colour is always a tough shout.
    Guess that’s why I’ve stuck with Orange ( been a safe bet)
     
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  19. Bazzateer

    Bazzateer
    Z Club Member

    Hmmmm.....
    My Sunbeam Imp Sport was Polar white from the factory in 1972 but had a respray in 'appliance' white just before I got it back in 2007/8.
    It's away being stripped at the moment and I've decided on BMW Pepper White which is what you see on a lot of BMW Minis. A creamy white more in keeping with the look.
     
  20. Col-b

    Col-b
    Z Club Member

    Liking the grey Neil
     
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