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1998 LWB NA - the purple project


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Totally understand they are huge and very long, but having had a jack slip before and survived, I’m getting to old for this.

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1 hour ago, Lexx said:

Both sills are done and now in primer. Drivers side was worse, and had had a very crude repair done to it in the past on the outer sill without tackling the inner sill issues.

Nice work, great to see the car's restoration coming along Alex.

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More pictures of rust and then not rust. 

Ali is making steady progress with the welding. 

Going to get both wings sprayed after this as there's a few micro blisters I've decided to get sorted now rather than wait. 

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Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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Rust was quite extensive hey - guess previous owners must have used through winter?
That’s a clean looking zed I can see in the background. Belong to anyone on the forum?


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5 minutes ago, naz27 said:

Rust was quite extensive hey - guess previous owners must have used through winter?
That’s a clean looking zed I can see in the background. Belong to anyone on the forum?


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It belongs to the guy doing the work - Ali Muhammed. At last count he has 2 x Z32 and 2 x Z33

Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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The bodges keep on coming. 

Massive wads of fibreglass and bondo used to hold a previous arch repair in place rather than repair the rusted inner arch and welding to that. 

 

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Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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Not the best quality pics, but look - no rust! 

Huge thanks to Ali for his time and effort on getting the car to this stage. 

Really need to get the bonnet sprayed the correct paint code soon. These pics really make it stand out. 

Alignment booked for Thursday. 

Then MOT on Friday. 

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Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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20 minutes ago, Gaz 300 said:

Nice work Al a lot of hard work went into that.

I can't take the credit for the metal work. Ali at AB Autoworx has been brilliant throughout.

Heaps more work for me to do when I get her back though. 

Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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Lasts bits done. 

Lower rad bracket fabbed and fitted. Seam sealer and underseal applied to newly welded areas and wheel arches in general. 

Ready for her MOT 😬

Again, my thanks to Ali and AB Autoworx for his time and patience with my car. Counting down until Tuesday when I pick her up (assuming she passes the MOT this week obviously!) 

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Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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9 hours ago, Lexx said:

......... 😀

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Now there is no excuse not to join roads trips! 😆

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17 hours ago, naz27 said:

That’s great news, very happy for you. All that work paid off in the end emoji846.png.


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LOTS more still to do. But so pleased to have a clean MOT. First time it's had one with no advisories since 2013. And precisely 365 days since I picked her up. 

Collecting it tomorrow, enjoying it for a few weeks or so, and then I'll start dismantling it again to move the project on. 

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Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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LOTS more still to do. But so pleased to have a clean MOT. First time it's had one with no advisories since 2013. And precisely 365 days since I picked her up. 
Collecting it tomorrow, enjoying it for a few weeks or so, and then I'll start dismantling it again to move the project on. 

I remember you mentioning there was plenty more to do, but what a major milestone achieved, especially with no advisories. I noticed the last couple had the rad support and other rust mentions!

What’s the next big thing on the to do list?


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Next big thing for me to do is finish off the front suspension refresh, then start cleaning off the last of the surface rust from the underside and get paint on it. 

Seats need to come out and pay a visit to Mondo for some love. 

Then later in the year off to Jimmer for some attention. 

I've got a heap of Z1 parts to put on these next few weeks - cowls, twin, OEM shifter, stainless fixings kit etc. 

 

Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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Sounds great - good time to have the car back on the road temporarily, enjoy the last of the dry weather. Looking forward to the seats retrim - I need to get my full interior done at some point. 

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Quick job this morning. OEM shifter rebuilt with OEM kit and Z1 bushings and ready for install. It's currently hammering down here so install is on hold until that stops. 

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Zed #2: 1998 Midnight Purple 2+2 NA. (owned 2020 - now) 

Zed #1: 1995 Blue Slicktop NA (2013-2015)

 

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