Joined the other night after more attempts of fueling my inner fire to start on a well worthwhile project.
I bought the car about 5 years ago from a local wrecker. The previous owner of the car was old and gave the car up for retirement instead of trying to sell it. I hassled the owner of the wreckers for months to sell it to me, and eventually he gave in. $1000 changed hands and then it was mine.
It's an early vin HS30-00114 with original engine. Unfortunately someone at some stage thought a sunroof was a good idea....not!
I stripped it all back to the bare shell and then thought..........what am I getting myself into, the rust! the rust!
It then got pushed around my workshop floor for a few months before being hoisted up and hung from the ceiling.
Many people walk into my workshop and are fascinated to see it hanging from the roof and always ask if I'm going to restore it. My reply is yes, when I'm old and grey. But now I don't think I can or should wait that long.
George's new project inspired me because I saw the rust he had to deal with and I thought, crap, mines not that bad.
I just bought the book 'how to restore your Z car', thought it maybe worth a read. (more inspiration)
In order for me to get started the car needs to be sandblasted and I need to source rust repair panels.
Floors, front chassis rails, sills, dog legs, etc. It seems like the USA is the go to place for panels. I would rather support Aussie business but I don't know where to start looking.
I've got over 20 years experience as a motor mechanic and 0 years experience as a panel beater.......no harm in trying.