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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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1991 Nissan 300zx TT 😎
2002 Porsche 996 3.6 project 🤘

1995 Nissan 300zx TT Crashed 😭

1997 Jaguar XK8 Scraped ☹️

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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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