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#61 HomeBuiltByJeff

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 06:27 AM

This week I have been back at it, cutting rust out of these doors. I am quite happy with how the repairs are coming along, but it is so time consuming.
 

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 08:14 AM

This week I finally finish repairing all of the rust damage on my doors. Getting there slowly.

 

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 03:48 PM

Just found your build this week Jeff and I've caught up on all the episodes.

Great work and inspiring dedication!

I'll be keeping up with the progress

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 04:23 PM

Just found your build this week Jeff and I've caught up on all the episodes.

Great work and inspiring dedication!

I'll be keeping up with the progress

Thanks mate. In some ways it is slow going, but with the pressure of weekly videos, it doesn't sit forgotten in the back of the shed.



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Posted 20 November 2017 - 10:18 PM

Hi Jeff

Just started watching your series..
Great work and inspiring.

With the time lapse it's difficult to see how much time you leave between welds..
I know the mig welds are tough but maybe try giving it a few taps with a small hammer to release the tension in the metal in between each weld..

Thanks
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Posted 21 November 2017 - 07:02 AM

What I have found now, is I don't tend to get much warping with the welding itself. There was more that came through the grinding. Now I have recently switched from hard grinding discs to coarse flap discs it seems to be much better. It still grinds back the weld quickly, but it seems to put less heat into the panel.



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Posted 24 November 2017 - 08:18 PM

This week I gave paint stripper another go, and it works much better if it there are not 20 layers of paint and bog. The whole car is almost rust free now, just a couple of small bits to go.
 


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 10:54 AM

Your porche time lapse made the road and track website US
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:46 PM

Your porche time lapse made the road and track website US

It has gone completely viral, it's crazy. On my facebook it has over 800k views, on Car Throttle's it has over 2.5M views. Then more views on Jalopnik and it currently has about 94k on YouTube. It is insane, I thought it would be a popular video, but never dreamed of that.


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Posted 29 November 2017 - 03:59 PM

Looks like your YouTube subs increased also..

Great work
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 04:57 PM

Congratulations, lot's of effort then one main site gives recognition and then it's a firestorm.
You'll almost be in a position to approach retailers for sponsorship (hare&Forbes, etc)
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Posted 29 November 2017 - 08:09 PM

Congrats Jeff, well deserved recognition. Let’s hope it keeps on truckin’.
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Posted 02 December 2017 - 09:37 AM

Back into it after having my 911 build video go viral with over 11 million views in the first 5 days. This week it is time to fit some wheel arch flares to my Z.
Jeff

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Posted 03 December 2017 - 04:29 PM

Hey Jeff,
If you have no use for the bits of wheel arch you cut out I am interested in them?
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:03 PM

Haha. Different strokes for different folks. I spent quite a few dollars and lots of time getting rid of rust and returning my rear guards/quarters to as close to original as I could. In 30 seconds on the video you just cut yours off!!
Nice work, if you like flairs.

Jeff.
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Posted 03 December 2017 - 05:06 PM

Hey Jeff,
If you have no use for the bits of wheel arch you cut out I am interested in them?

I plan on painting them and storing them for a future owner. That way, if they want to reverse it, they can.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:35 PM

I'm with you neighbour, it pains me to watch a vid of zed guards going to Makita heaven. :(
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Posted 08 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

This week I have been fighting with the front end, trying to get all of the parts to fit neatly.
 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 11:13 PM

Hey Jeff,

 

I have been having the same front-end challenges as you repairing my bonnet and trying to align the front end perfectly. Did you see there is now reproduction hoods?

http://www.viczcar.c...-now-available/

 

I got myself an aftermarket 1 but it also doesn't quite fit right.

http://www.viczcar.c...or-s30z-review/

 

I am going to check the front-end of my car for squareness next with plumb bob's rulers etc.. I have feeling your car had a front-end hit at some point and was perhaps never put quite right, hence all the wrestling to make stuff fit on your car correctly. This is not uncommon on old S30z's I'm afraid. But if you never check the squareness of it, you'll forever chase your tail trying to get everything right.

 

I'm glad to see you're frustrated with it, not because I like to see people frustrated but because i've gone through the same thing and your video's gave me the impression you had the patience of a saint. It was almost god like, which made me feel inferior lol..  >:D


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Posted 09 December 2017 - 05:44 AM

Hi Jeff. IRS great watching you working on the zed. I'm sure we can all relate to your panel alignment problems. It's like no two zeds are the same shape. There are a lot of custom tweaks to make a zed look good. Nice work.
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