It is always nice to see others appreciate your work.
Through a series of coincidences and "while were at its", the rebuild went from a reasonably modest rust removal and re spray to the full on rebuild you've witnessed, when the car came to me for reassembly I thought that the body was so good I couldn't possibly cut corners and refit crappy looking old parts so that's why I got to know the electro plater, powder coater and fastener supplier so well and the end result is effectively a brand new 1977 260Z.
Right through the rebuild process we fully expected we would end up with a head turner and hopefully a competition class leader, so far we are happy on both counts, one thing we had not considered for a moment was peoples reaction to the car which has been amazing, even non car people have commented positively, the reaction and unexpected comments from trade suppliers and fellow competitors (as mentioned in a previous post) has been both uplifting and humbling at the same time and has certainly left me with the feeling that all my time, effort and pain has been well worth it.
We are a bit lucky over here and have a rather unique situation at Barbagallo Raceway aka Wannas, there are three retired guys, Gillie, Boots and Blue who are camera buffs and historic car enthusiasts they attend many of the local events and snap away to their hearts content then collate their pics and send out a CD of them to the competitors.
As you know we've been off the track for four years, Gillie was there and made his way down the pits to a Zed car he'd never seen before, as soon as he saw us there was instant recognition but then he was stunned by two things, first was the car that used to be silver and second the realization that we've been away four years, anyway the shutter went into overdrive.
I received an email from Gillie the other day requesting confirmation of my postal address and attached it had a cover pic of a CD he's sending to us, when I replied telling him the he'd got me excited he sent me another pic so here they are.
Wannas at night.