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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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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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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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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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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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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

 

PB

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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You ripped that roof turret off quick, shame you didn't take more photos of the process and where all the spot welds are, that rear beaver panel area looks shagged.

 

Do you have another piece or was it bent bad?

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