haha, I did the same thing recently...
Andrew's Yellow 240Z, Sydney Australia
Posted 11 November 2015 - 12:23 PM
Just the exchange!, I really feel it this time around, last few years it was almost a pleasure spending $$ here, now I count ..Went to see few Z places, such a different vibe in Z community here, everyone actually wants to talk to you and I was showered with free gifts!...We could take a page out of customer service in US that's for sure. (remember, this is not my 1st visit here).
Anyway, some original rear 1/4's anyone?. They are here, hanging around, Made in Japan verified!
Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:21 PM
OK, so got the car dipped today. Was there to soak up the action. Will be there for about 2-3 weeks, then off to panel shop.
Posted 17 November 2015 - 11:25 PM
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 12:22 AM
Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:27 AM
Posted 18 November 2015 - 06:51 PM
is that at Redi-strip at Blacktown? That's the only dippers in Sydney but i could be wrong.
Did you have any reservations about getting it dipped? Ive heard mixed things, what did they have to say in regards to explaining the process? And how is the metal protected afterwards?
Looking forward to pics too!
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Posted 18 November 2015 - 07:33 PM
Did you have any reservations about getting it dipped? Ive heard mixed things, what did they have to say in regards to explaining the process? And how is the metal protected afterwards?......
If I may -
Andrew (240Z-au) said in reply #23 of this topic;
"Then the big decision, deep or blast??..Help!!"
The pros and cons of this stripping process were then discussed in replies #32 to #40.
Looking forward to seeing the after "Dipping" photos and really hope that they are not to scary.
I think it will be just fine - this car was in excellent condition when Andrew bought it.
After Andrew posted 15 detailed photos of the body shell in reply #48 - Katokid described this car as "one of the best condition original cars I've seen" (reply #49).
I am looking forward to seeing some photos of the results too - and comparing them to the photos in reply #48.
Posted 18 November 2015 - 10:08 PM
Thanks GongZ !.. Well sorted
The car was very clean as you all saw, but the paint was very tired. I'm not one for "patina" and wanted the best shell I could get. The owner of the deeping place said that they never done a 240Z before. They do plenty of cars and bikes etc and its the only way I know, you can get to all rails and cavities and neutralise any rust there may be lurking (and there would be). I have a strategy for the rust proofing afterwards and will discuss this once the car is on rotisserie. I hope I don't see this when the car emerges: :-) (old VW combi which was just about to go to neutralising bath.Its essentially a large sieve now.
Posted 18 November 2015 - 10:39 PM
That is a 21 or 23 window early 1960's Kombi - and they are worth a small fortune (equivalent to the value of several S30's) these days when restored, so I don't feel too sorry for the owner.
Posted 18 November 2015 - 10:59 PM
Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:23 PM
Yep, the last multi-window combi (recently) sold at Shannons for about $180K off memory.
Anyway, Went in today, to check up on status of the body and then the engine progress with MIA.
Body had stage 1 deep, getting water blasted today and going back in tomorrow for the weekend, Initial view is daunting, but I know it will look much better in a weeks time.
Posted 19 November 2015 - 10:25 PM
Head almost done, block getting done next. All will be balanced, MIA guys seem to know their old-school craft well
Posted 20 November 2015 - 05:52 AM
Z is looking good.
Posted 20 November 2015 - 04:56 PM
Thanks Jeff. Lots of work ahead. Hope to have a nice Z after all of the pain to enjoy for a very long time.
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Posted 20 November 2015 - 05:47 PM
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Posted 20 November 2015 - 05:57 PM
Yeah, just looked at your post again. You are really doing a great job there. Hope to meet up with you one day.
Edited by 240Z_au, 20 November 2015 - 05:57 PM.
Posted 20 November 2015 - 09:01 PM
Posted 24 November 2015 - 08:41 PM
This is not for the faint hearted. Getting prepped for 2nd acid deep. Where in doubt, blow torch it! (stubborn sound deadening)
Edited by 240Z_au, 24 November 2015 - 08:42 PM.
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