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Better to be lucky than good.

Arrived home to spend the afternoon in the office only to find the delivery bloke backing out of the driveway having left a card in the letter box. So the rubber kit arrived. Had to have a quick look but there is paying work to be done so I had to resist the temptation to stay in the shed and go through it.

I ended up getting the complete weather strip and rubber kit from Z Car Source. https://zcarsource.com/complete-weatherstrip-rubber-kit-240z-70-73-new

its basically got everything rubber in it. Total cost delivered to my door was just under $1170.00. It took about three weeks to arive from when I ordered it but the shipping was only 5 days of that. When comparing what you get in this kit to the Rare Spares kit for $985.00 it was a simple choice. A few other suppliers in the US have comparable kits but the shipping cost from Z Car Source was very good.

Jeff

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On 3/22/2019 at 11:52 AM, Sirpent said:

Look forward to reading your rating on the fit

So far so good John. Spent friday night sorthing through the box. Lots if exciting things.

Jeff

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Car Yoga was the order of the day.

Finished off fitting off the heater and fan assembly fitted the steering column the peddle box and the dash.

Then moved onto finishing off the breaks in the engine bay and sticking some of the rubber bits down/on.

I must say I am impressed with what I have seen so far of the rubber components that arrived this week. There are just so many goodies with lots of small items I’m not even sure where they go yet.

Ill head off to work tomorrow with a new found flexibility J.

 

Jeff

  

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Nice Jeff, really enjoying watching your car come together. We appear to be doing the reassembly process on our respective cars in a completely opposite way. Just goes to show there is more than 2 ways to skin a cat.

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A few old friends were re united this weekend. Engine gear box are back in the car. Half the exhaust has been fitted. Both L and R quarter windows have new rubbers and have been shoe horned into position (that was a job and a half with the new rubbers). Plus a few more small jobs. Progressing a bit slowly as I have been distracted by a new ride in my life. Picked up a new MTB a few weeks ago and it’s so much fun to ride.

Jeff

 

  

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Looking really good Jeff. I love that engine, bloody beautiful mate!!!!

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50 minutes ago, KatoKid said:

Sweeeeet! car and bike.

Meta AM 29?

Thanks Dave

Yep the Meta 29. 170mm up front and 160mm down back. Long and low. Descends like a  DH bike but still climbs like a trail bike. Bloody ripper.

 

34 minutes ago, jeff43 said:

Looking really good Jeff. I love that engine, bloody beautiful mate!!!!

Thanks Jeff. It does look very sexy.

 

16 minutes ago, JDM-TOY said:

Hey @CBR Jeff nice bike mate, Im going to buy a Trek Marlin 7 for some bike riding. 

Cars looking great too champ.

Thanks. Nice little hard tail those Malin's enjoy. I like the plushness of long travel suspension myself :-).

Jeff

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@CBR Jeff thanks champ. I haven't been biking for a while now since my knee injury a few years back. Will be fun to get out on some nice tracks and have some fun for a change, Its easy to get comfortable these days. 

Cheers, Youhan 

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Can’t keep up with you Jeff’s lol

each if you are powering on at break neck speed but with such great detail !

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I have been a lot distracted. Several work trips a trip to Japan a new MTBike and the ski season. Short update but not much exciting to report.

Several jobs along with gluing rubber seals onto the body. I have spent quite a bit of time working on the doors, windows, rollers, slides and latches. I replaced all of the rollers on the window regulators and had to rebuild the driver’s side regulator. Managed to find a good second hand passengers side latch as one of the springs was broken on my one and it kept locking itself when you closed the door. Still working on the wiring and have converted the old park lights to blinkers and wired in the park lights to be integral with the headlights. Latest project has been getting the original grill cleaned up and painted. A few new parts have also arrived.

Jeff

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It’s been quite some time since an update. Unfortunately personally it’s been a tough 9 months. We lost me old mate Rocky and I managed to make a total hash of my shoulder in September and turned my left arm into a useless appendage. I couldn’t drive a manual car because I could not control my arm to change gears. So it was off for a full shoulder reconstruction and a long and painfully recovery. 12 weeks in a sling and lots of Physio. Luckily it’s almost back to normal now so happy days.  
During recovery I have continued to get small light jobs done as possible but I have been very slack when it comes to updating the build thread. 
mover the next few days I’ll post some photos and words about progress. 
Thanks to the members who reached out during this time to check on me and ask RUOK. Much appreciated. 

Jeff

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New Door Cards

I decided to make my own new door cards. 

I removed the original Masonite off the top metal section and replaced with new Masonite. 
then covered the entire card with black vinyl. The old armrests I had were toast so I replaced one end with a webbing pull and inserted a bolt into the other end that helps hold the card in place but can be used to secure an armrest later. I used the fluffy side of Velcro to replace the window runner section along the length of the door card top. It was a bit of stuffing around but they look the part. Not perfectly original but period. 

Jeff

 

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Some of the other projects over the last few months have been. Renewing the rear luggage straps, making a new roof lining from some 5mm foam and black vinyl. Making all new roof and pillar vinyls and gluing them in as well repairing and repainting the interior plastic components and installing them.

Jeff

 

 

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Looking great Jeff! Really beautiful work mate! Everything is just wow! From that amazing looking engine bay to your interior work! Great effort all round!

And hey sorry to hear about rocky and your shoulder mate! If you every want to catch up for a coffee or even a mtn bike as a fellow z owner...always happy to check in and have a chin wag ok! 
 

all the best buddy!

 

wags

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