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#1 zzzzed

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 12:26 PM

I am taking over where Ryan (thriller) left off in the rusty red rocket.
As you see from the pics it's a very clean example of a rust bucket.
I have heard this car calling for my help from over the ranges for a few years now and
Now I finaly get the cas to save it
Any way check out the pics and enjoy
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Posted 29 November 2014 - 12:38 PM

I like the optional lightweight floor and removable battery tray ;D did you get a roof cut with it to fix the blasted sunroof? Look forward to seeing it progress, good luck.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 01:15 PM

I got a roof section that I will have to tig in.
It's a bit more work than replacing the whole skin but they are getting hard to find. Might have to get Freddy at top stage to start making fibreglass roof skins.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 02:02 PM

Hey mate, did you get the original motor as well, of memory hat car was matching numbers. I'll put up some pics of how the car looked before Ryan bought it if your interested.

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 02:16 PM

Yeh sure fire away. A bit of history is good. Yes it has the matching number engine

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 05:22 PM

Good to see you got another car, there is a bit of work there alright but nothing that can't be resolved with a bit of work and I'm sure you're capable of doing it right.

I know Ryan didn't want to sell it so glad to see it went to a good home. Especially after you missed out on #150 (sorry about that!).

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 06:33 PM

That's ok gav. I rely wasn't financial enough at the time

Things have turned around since then

This one is more for the thrill of the build than the end result
I may or may not keep it when the build is done depending how attached I get
But the plan is if I sell it to use the money to restore my blue 260z 2 seater

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Posted 29 November 2014 - 08:58 PM

She certainly needs some lovin! Itll be great to see the progress on the old zed.

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 09:38 AM

Hi,

Catchy number 1001.

Aside from the big and really obvious rust she actually look alright.
Looking forward to seeing her come back to life.

Cheers

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Posted 30 November 2014 - 10:03 AM

Yeh because the rust holes are so big, as I fix them it will feel as though it is improving faster.
I think if I keep it it will become my favourite zed. It will be kept to a concorse build

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 09:52 PM

Well mate I admire you for giving it the love that it needs to be back on the the road. It will be a big thrill and a long chase. I will enjoy following your build. ( I can't believe you are already talking about what you are going to go after this one). Good luck mate.

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Posted 01 December 2014 - 10:58 PM

The best part about this one is that I think it is the original paint so nothing is hidden by bog
What you see is what you get.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:39 AM

How it was when i got it a few years ago.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 10:46 AM

OMG that interior shot, looks like it was actually running in that state? Can't help but think it would have made an awesome rat rod.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 11:39 AM

Wow. It actually had a passenger side floor back then

That must have rusted out fast.
Thanx for the pics. So where did you get it from.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 12:55 PM

I bought it from Stuart Wilkins motorsport in Sydney, they got the car west of Sydney out near Cattai Ridge of memory where it sat in a paddock. The car did run when I had it (not to well) but amazingly it would move around under it's own steam and it was fairly original as far as all the plastics being there and in the engine compartment, just very rusty.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 03:01 PM

Thanx for the history mate. It's always good to know.
Hopefully this will be its last stop before it's all shiny again.
I hope to have it on a rotisserie by the end of the year.

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 04:38 PM

Wow, you sure bought  your self some shed time. The journey begins now. Good luck with it.

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Posted 05 December 2014 - 04:18 PM

Wow. It actually had a passenger side floor back then


Sort of! Here's a snap from about a week after I got it & had taken out the seats.

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There was more sound deadening there than actual metal floor.


Looking forward to seeing it all come together!

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Posted 03 February 2015 - 06:59 PM

This project starts tonight.  ;D
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