Jump to content

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


Recommended Posts

Looks so much more clean and mature, your going to have a top quality car at the end of this.

 

Thank you, kind words and yes that is my aim, done with all the 'fun' bits, there was or is a nice car underneath i now realize.

 

Touching back on the number plates and thanks JP for the image, my front font is plenty tall enough but it's width is 43 point something mm, so borderline but i think i'll be ok, 9 point something mm apart as well, take a real arsey cop to do me methinks, sure from a distance it wont stand out as being obviously small.

 

The rear is another matter however and i'd be pushing my luck, characters are only 36mm wide with a height of 58mm, i conclude therefore that with 7 characters i cannot fit on the one line, another 'bike style' is ordered therefore with the font size similar to the front plate.

Inked15434f78-b3e2-4a12-8834-e89c8c1de6cc_zps2ed1072c.jpg.5413f7edc187237185ab13a7bed730d8_LI.jpg.6f4d1a06031d157606fdd805988d8de2.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Replies 469
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

Although this 95 is incredibly clean and we want it to stay this way, Jim has been underneath it, scrubbing, cleaning because he bought a Rust Buster Epoxy Kit in Silver Aluminium which is not far off

More pictures 🙂.

Little engine bay glimpse and wheel alignment............. Front bumper needs spraying, that moustache debate again, I guess I'll go with whatever, I know the colour it needs to be btw, 95 cars d

Posted Images

For those that need an update, my car will not be ready for me to go and rebuild on Friday, be after the weekend now.

 

When i was last with it i grabbed the piece under the steering wheel, now covered in of course the same as my door cards in charcoal alcantara :cool:.

 

DSC05215.jpg

 

And here is an underside pic for those thinking........yeah but what is it like underneath :).

 

DSC05216.jpg

 

My wheel center caps are now ready in a highly lacquered gunmetal finish ;).

 

DSC05210.jpg

 

I always new some had tape around on the inside, thought this was just extra so they didn't fall off.....turns out all they needed were some 'o' rings, ebay great for things like this, exact ones required bought and waiting :yes:.

 

DSC05213.jpg

Inked15434f78-b3e2-4a12-8834-e89c8c1de6cc_zps2ed1072c.jpg.5413f7edc187237185ab13a7bed730d8_LI.jpg.6f4d1a06031d157606fdd805988d8de2.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

An update to post 171 where the rear one line plate was a little small, here it is on the pic below but with a brand new 'bike style' rear plate with the font size pretty much the same as the front being 45mm wide with a height of 70mm, happy with that, options i guess :cool:.

 

DSC05221.jpg

Edited by phutumsch
My car is ready for me to build back up, probably go on Tuesday !!

Inked15434f78-b3e2-4a12-8834-e89c8c1de6cc_zps2ed1072c.jpg.5413f7edc187237185ab13a7bed730d8_LI.jpg.6f4d1a06031d157606fdd805988d8de2.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Spent the afternoon putting things back at the sprayers request, he wants to go over it again with a fine cutting polish tomorrow now, i'll visit again on Thursday and this will definitely be me bringing it away.

 

Genuine 99's are back on along with the spoiler, all the reverse panel does these days is light up red - nothing else :cool3:.

 

DSC05225.jpg

 

The bumper is actually fitted but this is an earlier pic, gone back to the 89 spec headlight inserts with a simple white crisp halo :cool:

 

DSC05223.jpg

Inked15434f78-b3e2-4a12-8834-e89c8c1de6cc_zps2ed1072c.jpg.5413f7edc187237185ab13a7bed730d8_LI.jpg.6f4d1a06031d157606fdd805988d8de2.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites
Awesome work Andy. Do you have any plans after or taking a break and admiring it?

 

I'm going to sell :whistling:.

 

It's looking amazing, yet another epic build hitting the streets soon. Great to see so many high end cars about.

 

Thanks Joel, i will have quite a bit of fine tuning to do once i get it back which will include the interior but yes in a few weeks all going well it should be nice.

 

I do want to get it set up at each corner, weighing it, etc, i did have no pre load at the l/h front as the coilover locking collar must of slipped down :confused1:.

 

DSC05224.jpg

Inked15434f78-b3e2-4a12-8834-e89c8c1de6cc_zps2ed1072c.jpg.5413f7edc187237185ab13a7bed730d8_LI.jpg.6f4d1a06031d157606fdd805988d8de2.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

Think it's time for an update, sadly my paint job is poor, i am saddened by it, i put a lot of effort in as it was i that stripped it, also involved a lot of travelling, there are runs, r/h door was re done and is therefore a shade darker, attention to detail/perfection was non existent, i could go on but we'll leave it there, i've made a big embarrassing mistake but the good news is i have a guy i've used many times coming round today and we'll take it from there - it'll be sorted.

 

A couple of pics which is just to show the cleaner look i am aiming for and to make me feel a little better.......got the genuine 99's in, swage line is painted on and the side markers are illuminated and they do flash when i indicate, that's a feature i have kept from before, 300ZX in the reverse panel lights up in red and is at a brightness between subtle and brake light.

 

DSC05243.jpg

 

The below pic was taken in quite bright daytime and the halos show up well, the tinted lights go well with the moustache with matching grey mirror bases and like at the rear i have fit a new clean number plate and with new clear wing indicators - i think i am getting there.

The ride height i adjusted up at the bodyshop because i didn't want to scrape the front bumper on the journey home, so job for today is drop back down a little but not silly as before.

I have a red nose badge on order btw.

Sorry bonnet is up as i like to trickle charge when i am working all day on the car, got fitment better on that to, i dropped the bracket/catch a few mm.

 

DSC05236.jpg

Inked15434f78-b3e2-4a12-8834-e89c8c1de6cc_zps2ed1072c.jpg.5413f7edc187237185ab13a7bed730d8_LI.jpg.6f4d1a06031d157606fdd805988d8de2.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

You can see the shade difference on this pic :thumbdown:.

 

DSC05246.jpg

 

No paint at all here and the sanding incomplete, this was the only wheel/corner i didn't adjust whilst there or else i would of seen it, i didn't see the many issues until i got back home, something you don't expect to see from time served.

Just want really to put it all behind me and move on.

 

DSC05244.jpg

Edited by phutumsch

Inked15434f78-b3e2-4a12-8834-e89c8c1de6cc_zps2ed1072c.jpg.5413f7edc187237185ab13a7bed730d8_LI.jpg.6f4d1a06031d157606fdd805988d8de2.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

So disappointing, like Ian said, I hope they will sort the financials out. I can't tell from the pics but am I right in saying its not as glossy as should be either? keep your head up Andy - the transformation is certainly heading in the right direction:)

Link to post
Share on other sites

I feel your pain, Andy. My respray last year was sub-par in quite a few places too.

 

Sad to see, especially when you were so looking forward to having your Slickie gleaming at the end of it all! :(

Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest dan300zx
Unbelievable mate, i feel your pain, but the guy should have really done a better job than that, it was looking great in some of the earlier photos.

 

thats why i asked how much did it cost there seems a massive price scale on paint jobs i wonder if its been done on the cheap and the guy has rushed it due to not pricing it up for a proper job like 1500 for a fast over spray kind of thing ?

Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry to to see this Andy:( hope you get it sorted buddy,this is where I am....my zed really needs a respray to freshen it up but I just don't trust anyone to paint it,the garage I did have earmark to do it the sprayers left :(

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Gaz 300 changed the title to 1995 Silver Series IV Slicktop Version S - Taking To Another Level
Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use