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#21 Azon

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 10:53 PM

Well just to make your decision that bit easier here is a few more.


Do you or anyone else have more pics(or higher resolution) of the yellow car?

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Posted 02 April 2006 - 11:03 PM

Sorry but unfortunately no. I have looked around but found none. I know someone who might be able to help though. I might send him an email regarding the car.

It's very nice in yellow with the Wat's and Gnose I've been considering that on my Z definately a very cool look.

Wish I had more angles on it.
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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:37 AM

I've got a picture of a nice yellow one, how do i attach a pic?

#24 Natez

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 01:52 PM

it says add an attachment above the submit button when you are posting a reply

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 03:39 PM

ive painted my 260z with ford blueprint effect usual colour on xr falcons not the dark one the lighter one. wasnt sure about it at first but when it got painted it looks good, well i love it but everyone else has their own taste. ill post a pic when i get home

but i still think the z look best in white or red. as for mazda colours ask how much for paint its expensive. most a 3 layer paints. the yellow one is close to $250 per liter and we not talking big brand paint.

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 04:20 PM

here it is

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#27 Zeddophile

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 05:32 PM

What was the factory original colour of yours Ben? If it was poo brown forget it lol.


Lol. I believe it was red originally, then got sprayed white over the top of that....

I'm liking the blue and the green G-nose ones that Nate posted, but I'm thinking at the moment that factory dark blue colour I posted (the one with the stripe) is a go - with a little metal flake added in perhaps....

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 07:19 PM

here it is


That's a great looking Z for sure. Only things I'd change is mirrors, bonnet to non fluted and remove headlight covers or replace with chromed band type. (I know expensive) but well worth it in my book. 8)

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:01 PM

Silver is growing on me. These two Mercs are part of the reason, the paint is called 'Liquid Silver'.
(Photo's were scanned from a Motor magazine article)

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#30 RBZ 260

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Posted 03 April 2006 - 10:05 PM

here are some pics. hte camera doesnt do justice to actual colour though this is one of the angles. it changes depnding on the light condition.

the second one is nite shot under fluro light
also spoiler will be painted too jsut havent gone around to it.

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 01:58 AM

oh 5 stud conversion, how much that set you back...



yer that liquid silver is really nice, don't think about mercedes silver unless u got some deep pockets for a paint job, as its expensive paint, but well worth it in the end really...

im going for either nissan pewter, or vw silver

#32 RBZ 260

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 06:31 PM

oh 5 stud conversion, how much that set you back...


LOL dont ask i dont want to go throught he reciepts.

$220 for complete with brakes and rotors z31 turbo trailing arms.
$ 200 for machining my 260z hubs to accomodate metric bearings to suit z31 5stud axle. also to use my cv driveshafts so end cap of z31 was used to mate to wierd shaft to original r30 cv joints. long story
$100 for bearings
$80 for removing the caliper braket and cleaning it tosuit the 260z hub. believe it or not the holes line up just need to be bit bigger.

Machining was done by retired holden mech engineer which he gave me good deal.

i got quited over $450 per side just for hubs to be taken down 1mm or so.

i think my rear setup with r200 lsd cost me more than whole front end with motor and box. but oh well theres are easier ways around it. if u dont want cv drive shafts.or u want to pay big $$ from modern for adaptor flange for exsiting setup.

bit of topic sorry

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 07:49 PM

that ford blue isn't too bad, it has a bit of similarity to the original colour one i put up the top..... Would be interesting to see a photo of it on an overcast day...

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Posted 04 April 2006 - 08:37 PM

here you go!

:wink: :P :P :P

#35 JBWetzels

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 07:59 AM

here is another color for you.

this is the colour i am going to use

well one day!

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 08:27 AM

that ford blue isn't too bad, it has a bit of similarity to the original colour one i put up the top..... Would be interesting to see a photo of it on an overcast day...


That colour is bit darker. this one is a pearl (not moded colour straight of the code) so it changes from blue to darker blue light purple to light blue with bit of green..

it does bring out the lines more. cause at different angles it has different colour.

the pic bellow u can see a bit of the colour change

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#37 Zeddophile

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 09:30 PM

JBWetzels: That colour I like, definitely. Its now on the shortlist :P

RBz260, does the Ford blue normally look that light in colour?

#38 RBZ 260

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Posted 05 April 2006 - 11:54 PM

RBz260, does the Ford blue normally look that light in colour?


its only light when direct sunlight hits it. otherwise its like the other pics.

so if u can imagine driving it and u got most of the car light blue and the hump on the bonnet is darker and stands out more. or vice versa.

i wasnt sure about it at all myself but it looked so damn good on the BA XRs. and zs have similar humps and curves like the ford not saying they look same just similar concept.even when i sprayed it i thought i got givem wrong colour till i put clear on it than it came out like wow not bad at all.

Other colours i considered were Daytona blue from 350z

Nissan Pulsar N15 S2 blue damn nice colour but darker than ford one plus
my gf didnt want me robbing her colour so i didnt but i think it will look sweet in that shade.

Also shockwave from Ford but no pearl just plain metalic but still nice colour.

best thing to do is get samples of the shortlisted colours. ie 250ml

if u got a spare guard or rusty bonnet just give it a rough clean up and respray it put clear and see what it looks like.

than repeat for others. its big decision and lot of work or money so take ur time and choose the colour u like.

cause it may be cool for few yrs when its still fresh but after u may hate it or looks too overdone.
probably best to stick with formula that works and have seen in real life.

some colours look good on pic but crap in real and the other way too. but its the reality that u care about.

cheers if u need any of these codes let me know i can also post a pic of my gf pulsar or just see one on the road. its wicked.its got like 3 different colours but still doesnt look too overdone.

ii think ill be thinking which colour to paint my just bought 240z. its white now original was that crapy lime green but may go for one of the whites from nissan s14 pearl white or maybe mazda red or pulsar blue. dont know i may have same dilema but i got lot of spare panels that i can practice on.

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Posted 06 April 2006 - 12:02 AM

[quote="Zeddophile"]JBWetzels: That colour I like, definitely. Its now on the shortlist :P
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thats candy apple blue. dont know what u guys got in victoria.
we got spray chief and nsw has house of colours or something like that.

if u want something like that visit them. they got some wicked colours.

but be prepared to pay both for paint and for work.

its 3 layer colour so lot of prep and very hard to repair if gets damaged cant blend in. have to respray complete panel.

i painted my rocker cover on my s14 candy apple green with marble effect and rainbow metallic

damn 4 layer colour cost me for them to paint $150 but job is very good.

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Posted 08 April 2006 - 11:02 PM

I really like this darker silver.
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