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1995 Silver Series IV Slicktop Version S - Taking To Another Level


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Fantastic work as always Andy, Are you not going to have to strip it out again for your respray??

 

I am yes but it's been in 'bits' for several months now and i want it complete for a very short while whilst i use it briefly in the next 10 days, then i'll be ripping the guts out of it !!

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Nice and simple, my rear plate.................

 

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And lit up with crisp white led bulbs.....

 

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Andy i should be the last person to be telling you about lighting but imho the plate lights look so much better when they have a nice soft yellow/white glow and not crisp LED type lighting;)

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nice soft yellow/white glow and not crisp LED type lighting;)

 

I'll put a call out Brian and try and get hold of some 20 odd year old dirty bulb globes that block out most if not all of the light, mine are far too clean.

 

A bit of luck the seller might have some original filament bulbs that have the glass blackened out, go with the globes a treat they will :tt2:.

 

Which bulbs did you use Andy?

 

They were just some i had bought many years ago, something like this link , you need something quite short to fit inside the globes and to then direct the light straight down.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-501-T10-Error-Free-Canbus-LED-Side-Light-Bulbs-W2-10x9-5d-LED42-/161908026726?var=460869868062&hash=item25b2786d66:m:m7KBbK7XGzDJlI1bh6zJGNg

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I'll put a call out Brian and try and get hold of some 20 odd year old dirty bulb globes that block out most if not all of the light, mine are far too clean.

 

A bit of luck the seller might have some original filament bulbs that have the glass blackened out, go with the globes a treat they will :tt2:.

 

 

 

They were just some i had bought many years ago, something like this link , you need something quite short to fit inside the globes and to then direct the light straight down.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/White-501-T10-Error-Free-Canbus-LED-Side-Light-Bulbs-W2-10x9-5d-LED42-/161908026726?var=460869868062&hash=item25b2786d66:m:m7KBbK7XGzDJlI1bh6zJGNg

Must you always strive to be a bell end....ok lets start again,yes mate your rear plate light looks fantastic.

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The time has come to start preparing myself for a respray, this time properly and in the comfort of my own garage with time on my side :crying:.

 

You may notice the 89 lights, these were just temporary as i wanted to sort a few very minor issues out with my genuine 99's :wink:.

 

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Things removed this time that wasn't before.....i know....i know it's a given !!

 

Delicate strip above the lights, rear wiper motor, the tailgate 4 trims and the aerial cover which is one nut......doh !!!

 

I then cleaned with wire wool and petrol with a paint brush all the old black butyl sealant, can't have my new 99's fitted on all that old muck :thumbup1:.

 

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This is what happens when you get someone who doesn't care to spray your car, i'll mention again that when i left the car at the aherm......spray shop (i ran out of time) i told him the door handles were just two nuts (door card was already removed by me the same day), he couldn't be bothered and just sprayed over.

 

The door handle will now be completely stripped down, key barrel out, etc, then handed to my sprayer - a nice clean free from paint gasket will be found for the refit.

 

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On taking the door rubber seals off, cos i'm doing this properly now, i found some rust, haha....it's coming from a weeping screw head...officially now a breaking thread !!

 

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Wife told me the in-laws were coming for a family sit down Xmas dinner.......think i've put paid to that, hehe !!

 

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Kudos to me i'm sure for using the lounge for what it was intended for :).

 

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Oh i'm playing a dangerous game :gun_bandana:

 

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Can anyone put me up for a while ?

 

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What did i do to my zed today, well probably about ten years ago mine as had an impact on the l/h side and 'repairers' have lost parts or just couldn't be bothered because they're not seen :mad:, anyhow i have sourced and put back the black triangular plastic cover thing (top of pic), the bumper bracket bracket was also missing (middle of the pic slightly obscured) so this has now been fitted and a oem bolt found, the intercooler metal support was bolted into the brackets bolt hole so this was turned 180 and moved up one.

 

I do have fyi thanks to Lee Dent a totally straight complete l/h side headlight bucket if need be.

 

Just a bit of surface rust on the bumper bracket, i'll wire wheel this back and treat....these do rot.

 

The r/h bumper bracket bracket has never been used in my ownership although unlike the l/h side it was there, mainly down to the fact it's oem bolt was there broken and rusted in the thread on the bumper bracket, this now has been drilled out, tapped and again a nissan bolt found.

 

All makes life easier for when i rebuild, not to mention everything will be as it should be, it's nice and even enjoyable doing all these little niggles :thumbup:.

 

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More little jobs done, one altia sill needed repairing so that's been done.

 

Not very exciting i know but below and amongst the dust we see my relay for the diode flash mod, now it is a new 40amp waterproof one, these come with a male and female plug plus 6 inch of wire tails to solder to - much tidier than the older ones where the wires get crimped, then finished off with a 6mm trim fastener :wink:.

 

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And below we see my arch liners, these were all scrubbed with soapy water yesterday and today satin black applied, looking swell methinks.

 

Also in the pic please note.......because i have a slicktop the 2 x long roof/windscreen trims, i have removed all the coats of paint that were on these so my sprayer can have a blank canvass :yes:

 

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My wiper arms are sound but paint flakes off and with me keep touching them up with whatever black i have to hand, well it's just got more and more untidier, there were a few other not perfect areas as well.

 

So i have attacked them right back to metal and it'll be another part that will be done in satin black at the paint shop :thumbup1:.

 

They're steel with an aluminium base it seems, here's a mid work piccy..........

 

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Because the aluminium base is soft, the wire wheel i used to clean off the flaky paint cut grooves.

 

Got out flap wheels on my dremel and starting with 80, then 240 and finally 400, quick rub with 1000 paper i end up with this, shame to cover with paint i guess :thumbup:.

 

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